Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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G. Bell and sons, 1886 - Engravers
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Page 303 - Towards the end of the 15th, and the beginning of the 16th century, Columbus, Cortez, and Pizarro, subjugated for the Spaniards the West Indian islands, with the empires of Mexico and Peru.
Page 132 - A curious Herbal, containing five hundred cuts of the most useful plants which are now used in the practice of physic, engraved on folio copper plūtes, afler drawings taken from the life, by Elizabeth Blackwell. To which is added, a short description of the plants, and their common uses in physic, ? vols, folio.
Page 39 - Toledo at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. The frontispiece to the ' History of Our Lady of Guadaloupe,' containing the portrait of that ungainly idol, published in 1597, is one of his earliest works.
Page 324 - Amongst his best works were, the ceiling of the chapel of the Virgin in the church of St. Saviour, and the altarpiece in the same chapel, representing the Assumption. His ' Triumph of Amphitrite,' painted in 1727, was considered the best work that entered the lists for the royal prize then offered. There are several other works of this artist in the churches of Paris. He died in Paris in 1734. We have the four following plates etched by him: St.
Page 91 - Tarentum in Calabria ; neither the date of his birth nor that of his death is known, but it would appear that he was living between AD 1442 and 1458...
Page 45 - One of his pictures of Alexander exhibited the conqueror with a thunderbolt in his hand. The piece was finished with so much skill and dexterity, that it used to be said that there were two Alexanders : one invincible, the son of Philip : the other inimitable, the production of Apelles. The date of his death does not appear. 3. Alexander was...
Page 21 - ... their pieces as well as those of Shakspeare, with certain modifications to adapt them to the altered taste of the age, are still the ornaments of all stages. The French drama had its origin in the above mentioned Mysteries, and had always at first a mystic and religious tendency ; but about the close of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century, Racine...
Page 85 - Huguenot family which had fled from France at the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes and settled in Guernsey.
Page 337 - LIFE IN LONDON : or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom.
Page 45 - Apelles: he accordingly drew him holding a thunderbolt in his hand : the piece was finished with so much skill and dexterity, that it used to be said, there were two Alexanders : one invincible, the son of Philip ; the other inimitable, the production of Apelles.

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