A Dictionary of Artists of the English School: Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers and Ornamentists: with Notices of Their Lives and Work (Google eBook)

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G. Bell, 1878 - Artists - 497 pages
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Page 43 - 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 203 - Jerusalem,' once graced by the enthusiasm of the rank and beauty of the three kingdoms, is doubled up in a back room in Holborn ; my ' Lazarus ' is in an upholsterer's shop in Mount Street ; and my ' Crucifixion ' in a hay-loft in Lisson Grove.
Page 27 - I have still further endeavoured to give them such a connexion as might serve to illustrate one great maxim of moral truth, viz. that the obtaining of happiness, as well individual as public, depends upon cultivating the human faculties. We begin with man in a savage state, full of inconvenience, imperfection, and misery ; and we follow him through several gradations of culture and happiness, which, after our probationary state here, are finally attended with beatitude or misery.
Page 18 - WHAT I WAS AS AN ARTIST SEEMED TO ME OF SOME IMPORTANCE WHILE I LIVED ; BUT WHAT I REALLY WAS AS A BELIEVER IN CHRIST JESUS IS THE ONLY THING OF IMPORTANCE TO ME NOW.
Page 358 - 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 441 - Vanbrugh , and is a good example of his heavy though imposing style (*Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee"), with a Corinthian portico in the centre and two projecting wings.
Page 325 - The Gentleman's Exercise; or an Exquisite Practise as well for drawing all manner of beasts in their true portraiture, as also the making of colours for limning, painting, tricking, and blazoning of coats of arms, &c.
Page 202 - When Henry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch The Protestants made him head of the Church; But George's good subjects the Bloomsbury people Instead of the Church, made him head of the steeple.
Page 216 - ... grotesque. I therefore wished to compose pictures on canvas similar to representations on the stage ; and further hope that they will be tried by the same test and criticised by the same criterion.
Page 45 - I should be sorry if I had any earthly fame, for whatever natural glory a man has is so much detracted from his spiritual glory. I wish to do nothing for profit. I wish to live for art. I want nothing whatever. I am quite happy.

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