A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters ... with a Copius Description of Their Principal Pictures, Etc...

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Smith and son, 1829 - Painters
 

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Page 314 - England, together with the respective crimes or offences laid to their charge: to the end such course may be taken with them here, as shall be agreeable to our laws and their demerits. And for so doing, these our letters shall be your sufficient warrant and discharge. Given at our Court at Whitehall, the 9th day of September, 1661, in the thirteenth year of our reign.
Page 314 - Charles the Second, by the grace of God, &c. to our dear cousin Prince Rupert, and the rest of our commissioners for executing the place of Lord High Admiral of England, greeting. Whereas we have thought fit to allow the salary of one hundred pounds per annum unto William...
Page 314 - younger for putting the said draughts into colours for our " particular use, our will and pleasure is, and we do hereby " authorise and require you to issue your orders for the present " and future establishment of the said salaries...
Page 315 - ... as the most eminent painter of sea pieces. Having finished a painting for Charles II., of the junction of the English and French fleets at the Nore, when that monarch went to view them, two commissioners of the Admiralty agreed to beg the picture of the king, then to cut it in two, and each to take a part. The painter, in whose presence they concluded this wise treaty, took away the picture, and concealed it until the king's death, when he offered it to Bullfinch, the printseller, for eighty...
Page 314 - ... and require you to issue your orders for the present and future establishment of the said salaries to the aforesaid William...
Page 483 - Fruit," disposed in the most skilful manner on a marble table, amongst which may be enumerated clusters of grapes of different kinds, peaches, pomegranate;, apricots, and plums ; with these are tastefully mingled the white poppy, the scarlet lychnis, and the marigold. A bunch of red currants, a cracked walnut, and another in its shell, lie on the front of the table ; and at the extremity of the group stands a handsome vase, adorned with nymphs, in which are a hollyhock, a rose, and other flowers....
Page 70 - It may justly be said that as a work of art nothing more perfect ever came from the master's pencil.
Page 390 - English, whose fleet was under the command of the Duke of York, Prince Rupert, and the Earl of Sandwich.
Page 25 - In this excellent picture, the artist has evidently intended to convey a moral lesson of human life ; and in addition to this, there is a sublimity of sentiment and effect reigning throughout the composition which renders it worthy of the powers of Nicolo Poussin.
Page 156 - A View of a Water-Mill and adjoining cottages, situate in a well-wooded country. The composition of this admirable picture presents, on the right, a thick cluster of trees, the ample foliage of which partly conceals the cottages, and overshadows the mill; the latter is placed near the centre of the view, with its gable and wheel towards the spectator, and a plank lies over some timber-work from an adjacent bank.

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