A catalogue raisonnÚ 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, 1835 - Art
 

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Page 316 - 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 317 - Gardens, assembled at great prices by the late Mr. Walker. Vandevelde, the son, having painted the junction of the English and French fleets at the Nore, whither King Charles went to view them, and where he was represented going on board his own yacht, two commissioners of the admiralty agreed to beg it of the king, 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 till the king's death, when he offered...
Page 171 - ... the subject. The matress on which the provost reclines is supported by a very rich sarcophagus of black and gold marble, sustained at the lower corner on massive lions' claws ; these again, rest on a black marble plinth, which lies on a pedestal of the same material : all these are highly polished. In contemplating this splendid work of art, it is impossible not to be struck with the great elegance and propriety of the design : in our judgment nothing of this kind could be conceived more natural,...
Page 316 - 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.
Page 487 - 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 317 - that two commissioners of the Admiralty agreed to beg it of the king, 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 till the king's death, when he offered it to Bullfinch, the printseller (from whom Vertue had the story), for fourscore pounds. Bullfinch took time to consider, and returning to the purchase, found the picture sold for 130 guineas.
Page 469 - BrŘssel, and John Linthorst. The Marquis of Westminster has a fine picture, worth ú260. It is a rich assemblage of fruit, consisting of purple and white grapes, a cut melon, peaches, plums, apricots, an open pomegranate, a bunch of filberts, a cracked walnut, currants, and raspberries, some of which are disposed in a basket, and the whole skilfully grouped on a marble table, mingled with a few flowers, consisting of the cock's-comb, the hollyhock, and the convolvulus. This picture gives evidence...
Page i - Nicholas Berghem, Paul Potter, Adrian Vander Velde, Karel du Jardin, Albert C'uyp, John Vander Heyden.] — [v.
Page 482 - Fruit," consisting of melons, peaches, grapes, and plums, interspersed with flowers — white poppies, cock's-combs, and convolvuluses, grouped on a marble slab. In the background is a terra-cotta vase, adorned with Cupids.
Page 70 - It may justly be said that as a work of art nothing more perfect ever came from the master's pencil.

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