Sketches by Samuel Prout: In France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland (Google eBook)

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"The Studio " Limited, 1915 - Europe - 26 pages
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Page 3 - ... Eliot. Prout's first task was to make a sketch of the west end of this building, which is of early Norman architecture, with two towers, one of which is square, the other octagonal. Between these is a large semicircular doorway, with several receding arches, but there is very little of other detail. My young artist was, however, sadly embarrassed, not knowing where to begin, how to settle the perspective, or determine the relative proportions of the heights and widths of parts. He continued before...
Page 24 - Not thy Councils, not thy Kaisers, win for thee the world's regard; But thy painter, Albrecht Diirer, and Hans Sachs, thy cobbler-bard.
Page 15 - ... found our way into his quiet studio, where, like a delicate exotic requiring the most careful treatment to retain life within it, he could keep himself warm and snug, as he expressed it ; there he might be seen at his easel, throwing his rich and beautiful colouring over a sketch of some old palace in Venice or time-worn cathedral of Flanders ; and though suffering much from pain and weakness, ever cheerful, ever thankful that he had still strength enough to carry on his work. He rose late, and...
Page 4 - Brittou to proceed on foot westward towards the Land's End, &c., and Prout to proceed by coach to Plymouth. This parting was on perfectly good terms, though exceedingly mortifying to both parties ; for Prout's skill as an artist had been impeached, and Britton had to pay a few pounds for a speculation which completely failed. It will be found in the sequel that this connection and these adventures led to events which ultimately crowned the artist with fame and fortune.
Page 3 - Cornwall for the Beauties of England, offered to take Prout with him and to pay his expenses. They started on foot for St. Germans through a heavy fall of snow, and put up at a miserable inn. "The object of visiting the place," says Britton, " was to draw and describe the old parish church, which is within the grounds of the seat of Port Eliot, belonging to Lord Eliot. Prout's first task was to make a sketch of the west end of this building, which is of early Norman architecture, with two towers,...
Page 16 - ... no man has ever given more unquestionable evidence of a gentle and generous spirit, or more truly deserved the esteem in which he is so universally held. His always delicate health instead of souring...
Page 4 - I had calculated on having a pleasing companion upon such a dreary journey, and also to obtain some correct and satisfactory sketches. On proceeding further, we had occasion to visit certain Druidical monuments, vast rocks, monastic wells, and stone crosses, on the moors north of Liskeard. Some of these objects my young friend delineated with smartness and tolerable accuracy. We proceeded on to St. Austell, and thence to RuanLanyhorne, where we found comfortable quarters in the house of the Rev....
Page 4 - The poor fellow cried, and was really distressed, and I felt as acutely as he possibly could, for I had calculated on having a pleasing companion upon such a dreary journey, and also to obtain some correct and satisfactory sketches. On proceeding further, we had occasion to visit certain Druidical monuments, vast rocks, monastic wells, and stone crosses, on the moors north of Liskeard. Some of these objects my...
Page 16 - His always delicate health instead of souring the temper made him more thoughtful of the trials of others ; ever ready to assist the young by the counsels of experience, he is a fine example of perseverance and industry, combined with suavity of manner and those endearing attributes which invariably blend with admiration of the artist affection for the man.
Page 2 - ... forward he was subject to attacks of violent pain in the head, recurring at short intervals ; and until thirty years after marriage not a week passed without one or two days of absolute confinement to his room or to his bed.

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