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"quadret a modo de lamina"

English translation: quarto

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Spanish term or phrase:quadret
English translation:quarto
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14:53 Sep 6, 2000
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Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: "quadret a modo de lamina"
Written in 17th C. Spanish. This is the title of an inventory of paintings. There is no more context that might help.

To show my working method a little I can say that my first musings went like this:

"cuadrado pequeño?... cuarderno pequeño?.. bloque de notas..." "Layers, sheets, plates, illustrations...."

AND HENCE: "Illustrated Notebook" sugggested itself. But this intuitive translation may well be "off track" -
Any suggestions?

Cheers:

Berni
Berni Armstrong
Local time: 15:40
quarto?
Explanation:
I think (gut feeling) you're on the right track about the notebook. I'm just specifying the size of paper, which is quite subjective. In the Gutenberg days if you folded printing paper in half, it was a folio (about the size of "El País") and if you folded that again it was a quarto, which is about the size of a small sketchbook. Suerte. Animo! I've just finished a horrid one myself.
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Parrot
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Local time: 15:40
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"Polly" gets the peanuts for enlightening me as to the origins of folio :-)... Obvious when you know, isn't it? I think I'll try and work that into the answer.

Where did "foolscap" come from then? Don't bother to reply if its in the OED, which I'll reach for when I finish thanking you both :-)
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Parrot
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What do you think of...


Explanation:
Illustrative Tableau?

I found tableau in the Appleton's Dictionary and it gives the sense of of a cuadro ilustrativo...

Hope this helps. Good luck! :)
Elinor

Elinor Thomas
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Native speaker of: Spanish
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quarto?


Explanation:
I think (gut feeling) you're on the right track about the notebook. I'm just specifying the size of paper, which is quite subjective. In the Gutenberg days if you folded printing paper in half, it was a folio (about the size of "El País") and if you folded that again it was a quarto, which is about the size of a small sketchbook. Suerte. Animo! I've just finished a horrid one myself.

Parrot
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Local time: 15:40
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PRO pts in pair: 7645
Grading comment
"Polly" gets the peanuts for enlightening me as to the origins of folio :-)... Obvious when you know, isn't it? I think I'll try and work that into the answer.

Where did "foolscap" come from then? Don't bother to reply if its in the OED, which I'll reach for when I finish thanking you both :-)

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