This, though the common type of Italian Renaissance grisaille, was not invariable.
Plate 14 is an example of French grisaille in its earlier stage.
With the introduction of colour into grisaille comes always the question as to how much or how little of it there shall be.
grisaille was plentifully used, and Salisbury was famous for it.
In two days Rubens finished his grisaille, and the glazing was done with certainty, with skill, with ease in half an hour!
It provides an early example of the use of grisaille to increase the illumination of the interior.
Many a grisaille pattern was not far removed from quarry glazing, as may be seen opposite.
The lower half of the clerestory windows is in grisaille and it is only in the upper half that we find coloured figures.
Some of the later specimens have views of cities, battle scenes and processions painted in grisaille.
The result of the trick is that two side-lights, properly softened by the grisaille, are thrown into the chapel.