A Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Pictures of the Late John Julius Angerstein, Esq

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W. Nicol ; published by J. Young, 1823 - Painting - 98 pages
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Page 6 - Theodosius humbly represented that, if he had contracted the guilt of homicide, David, the man after God's own heart, had been guilty not only of murder but of adultery. " You have imitated David in " his crime, imitate then his repentance," was the reply of the undaunted Ambrose.
Page 26 - They smile with so much grace and so much reality, that it is impossible to refrain from smiling and partaking of their enjoyment. My heart is ready to break with grief when I think on the unhappy fate of poor Corregio — that so wonderful a man (if he ought not rather to be called an angel) should finish his days so miserably in a country where his talents were never known...
Page 64 - is always shooting his bolt absurdly one way or another. Handel is a giant in music, Greene only a light Florimel kind of composer." " Aye, but," said the other, " Freke declared you were as good a portrait painter as Vandyke." " There he was in the right," quoth Hogarth, " and so I am, give me but my time and let me choose my subject.
Page 48 - To conclude, I will venture to repeat in favour of Rubens, what I have before said in regard to the Dutch school — that those who cannot see the extraordinary merit of this great painter, either have a narrow conception of the variety of art, or are led away by the affectation of approving nothing but what comes from the Italian school.
Page 64 - is always shooting his bolt absurdly, one way or another. Handel is a giant in music; Greene only a light Florimel kind of a composer.' 'Ay,' says our artist's informant, 'but at the same time Mr.
Page 64 - Hogarth are known to the public more from his prints than his paintings : both deserve our attention. His pictures often display beautiful colouring as well as accurate drawing; his subjects generally convey useful lessons of morality, and are calculated to improve the man as well as the artist; and he teaches with effect, because he delights while he instructs. It has been said of him, that in his pictures he composed comedies; his humour never fails to excite mirth, and it is directed against the...
Page 49 - II lui semble d'abord que l'onde, les rameaux Gémissent autour d'elle, et parlent de ses maux. Elle pleure : bientôt les sons de la musette Rassurent son oreille un moment inquiète. Surprise, elle se lève, et s'avance à pas lents. Un vieillard, entouré de ses troupeaux bêlants, Sous un ombrage frais, écoute trois bergères Dont la voix se marie aux flûtes bocagères. Pour charmer ses loisirs, il travaille : l'osier S'arrondit sous ses mains en rustique panier.

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