A Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures at Knowsley Hall

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Bradbury, Agnew, & Company, 1875 - Art - 456 pages

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Page 189 - And they sung a new song, saying, "Thou art worthy to take the book and to open the seals thereof; for thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on the earth.
Page 290 - Sir Joshua Reynolds was, on very many accounts, one of the most memorable men of his time. He was the first Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country.
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Page 288 - Polidoro he studied the ancients so much that he acquired a habit of thinking in their way, and seemed to know perfectly the actions and gestures they would use on every occasion.
Page 290 - In 1630 he was made a member of the Academy of St. Luke, at Rome, and in 1648 Pope Innocent X.
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Page 272 - Essex was surprised returning from the island voyage, says a hand or eye By Hilliard drawn, is worth a history By a worse painter made...
Page 166 - Dissolution the value vas returned at 4411. 12s. 2J. ob. 9. per ann. Subsequent to this period the abbey site became the property of the Earls of Derby. After passing through a younger branch of that family, it came to a nephew, Sir Edward Stanley, KB one of whose coheirs was Venetia, the wife of SirKenelmDigby, concerning whose beauty and accomplishments so much has been heard.

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