accidental light

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Noun[edit]

accidental light (plural accidental lights)

  1. (painting) A secondary light; an effect of light other than ordinary daylight, such as the rays of the sun darting through a cloud, or between the leaves of trees; the effect of moonlight, candlelight, or burning bodies.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fairholt to this entry?)