Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1904 - Engravers
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Page 3 - Views of the most interesting Collegiate and Parochial Churches of Great Britain, including Screens, Fonts, Monuments &c., with historical and architectural descriptions, containing ninety-eight plates, in which the talents of both artists appear to the greatest advantage.
Page 190 - I love Ramsay. You will not find a man in whose conversation there is more instruction, more information, and more elegance, than in Ramsay's.
Page 274 - I have made many grand designs ; I have formed a system of original subjects, moral and my own, and I think one of the grandest that has been thought of ó but nobody knows it. Hence it is my view to wrap myself in retirement and pursue these plans, as I begin to feel I cannot bear trouble of any kind.
Page 230 - Daylight. A recent Discovery in the ' Art of Painting, With Hints on the Philosophy of the Fine Arts, ' and on that of the Human Mind, as first dissected by Emanuel
Page 38 - The king desired her to set a price; she said she did not care to make a price with his majesty; she would leave it to him ; but promised to look over her husband's books, and let his majesty know what prices his father, the late king, had paid.
Page 228 - Observations on the Architecture of England, during the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, and King James I., royal 4to. containing 60 plates of bnildinęs,and decorations, with ornaments for Furniture, Cunings, Aje. hf. bd. £l. 16s 1837 Architectural Remains of the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I., from accurate Drawings and Measurements taken from existing Specimens, impl.
Page 139 - In the portico called the Poacile, at Athens, Polygnotus painted the Battle of Marathon.
Page xix - Reguesson, whose sister he married in 1647, and then went to Paris, where he received further instruction from Abraham Boke and Phillippe de Champagne. He acquired considerable reputation as a maker of portraits in crayons, and his talent in that branch recommended him to the protection of Louis XIV.. whose portrait he painted, and after this was appointed designer and engraver to the Royal cabinet, with a pension. In 1648 he applied himself more to engraving in the style of C.
Page 284 - ... His instructor is not mentioned, and there is much contradiction about the time of his birth ; the dates on his prints range from 1558 to 1586. He passed most of his artistic life at Rome and Venice. His design of the figure is remarkably correct, and his extremities are drawn with great precision. His plates are executed entirely with the graver ; and though not very highly finished, they are wrought in a neat, clear style. Bartsch describes 114 prints by him, and considers it a complete list....
Page 55 - PADOVANINO, FRANCESCO, was born at Padua in 1561. It is not known by whom he was instructed in the art, but he painted history with some success. One of the most esteemed of his works is a picture representing a Saint interceding for two criminals condemned to death, in the church of La Madonna del Carmine, at Venice. He also was much employed in painting portraits. He died in 1617. PADOVANINO, IL (ALESSANDRO). See VAROTARI.

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