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, 1831 - Art
 

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Page 9 - When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son. Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother. And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
Page 130 - ... Huntingdon, that I cannot but by this parting farewell acknowledge it under my hand, as also to desire the continuance of your...
Page xxv - forty pounds paid to Sir Antony Vandyke for the picture of the Queene presented to Lord Strafford Oct. 12, 1633.
Page 37 - In further discoursing to you upon this subject, I shall explain what is meant by giving the Holy Spirit. Perhaps these words may refer to the extraordinary effusion of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles on the day of Pentecost, when they received the gift of tongues, and were endued with the power of working miracles.
Page 130 - I. In the library is a very fine Vandyke, which is the picture alluded to by Charles I. in a letter to Colonel Whateley, written at the time he secretly withdrew himself from Whitehall, in which he says : " There are three pictures which are not mine. My wife's picture in blue satin, sitting in a chair, you must send to Mrs. Kirk.
Page 238 - BECK, (1621—1656,) born at Arnheim, in 1621; he was in favour with Charles I. and taught the Prince, and the Dukes of York and Gloucester, to draw. Descamps says, that Beck's facility in composition was so great, that Charles I. said to him, " Faith! Beck, I believe you could paint riding post.
Page 398 - Smith's catalogue, p. 274, No. 926. A. ALLORI. / 1689 St. John in the Desert. /. DAVID TENIERS. 1690 The Alchymist. The interior of a Chemist's Laboratory. The operator is standing at a furnace watching the result of some experiment; three of his assistants busily engaged are at a furnace in another part of the room ; they are overlooked by a man from a little window above ; numerous alembics, retorts, crucibles, books, &c. are distributed in every part of the room ; a spaniel lies asleep in front,...
Page 242 - Condú and Turenne, he came to England in the early part of the reign of Charles II., with whom, as well as his mistresses, he became a great favorite. He married the daughter of Sir George Hamilton, fourth son of the earl of Abereom, and d.
Page xxv - ... by Charles I. to Vandyke and Rubens, will, doubtless, be considered as curious. " To Sir Anthony Vandyck, for divers pictures, viz. our own royal portraiture; another of Monsieur, the French King's brother; and particular of the Archduchess, at length, at 251.
Page xxx - ... a lightness and spirit peculiar to himself, and which are frequently the distinguishing characteristics between his works and those of Rubens. In comparison with that illustrious artist, as an historical painter, he was immeasurably inferior ; not so in portraiture : in this he rises superior, and may almost claim an equality with Titian. If he has less dignity in expression than the great Venetian, he has infinitely more elegance and grace, as well as natural animation, superadded to chaste...

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