Catalogue of the paintings, portraits, marble and plaster statuary, engravings and water color drawings: in the collection of the Boston Museum, together with a descriptive sketch of the institution, and general summary of the natural history specimens, curiosities, etc

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Marden, 1849 - Art - 36 pages

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Page 23 - Of faithful love : I go to guard thy haunt, To keep from thy recess each vagrant foot, And each licentious eye." With wild surprise, As if to marble struck, devoid of sense, A stupid moment motionless she stood : So stands the statue that enchants the world ; So bending tries to veil the matchless boast, The mingled beauties of exulting Greece. Recovering, swift she flew to find those robes Which blissful Eden knew not ; and, array'd In careless haste, th...
Page 8 - Calm his high and noble port — Calm his mighty face severe — None had seen it change with doubt, None had seen it pale with fear — And it showed as grandly now, In that wild and perilous hour, Fraught with wisdom half divine, Fraught with more than mortal power — Steadily he stood and gazed — Not a cloud upon his brow — Calmer in the banquet hall Never had he been than now ! Yet his fate was on the cast — Life ! and fame ! and country ! all...
Page 9 - Th' adornment of her bed; the arras, figures, Why, such, and such; and the contents o' th' story. Ah, but some natural notes about her body Above ten thousand meaner moveables Would testify, t
Page 8 - J his was agreed upon. He wrote for the dimensions of the place the picture was destined to occupy ; and not receiving an answer proceeded with the work on a canvas of great dimensions ; years were expended in its completion ; applications for portraits almost ceased ; money was borrowed to carry on the work, and when it was finished he was informed that there was no place fitted to receive it, and the picture was thrown upon his hands " To paint a great picture, — and this was such both in size...
Page 29 - It is arranged in two main portions with an area between, for light and air, one communicating with the other at either end by a wide passage. The building...
Page 10 - His touch is free and spirited, and the distances in his landscapes are always true. His pictures are readily known from the similitude of character and countenance in the figures and animals ; from the...
Page 27 - Samuel Adams, from 1794 to 1797, (acting Governor from Oct. 8, 1793 to 1794,) born in Boston, Sept. 27, 1722, and died in Boston, Oct.
Page 8 - A small, finished study, four feet by three, painted previous to the large picture, was purchased by Sir James Wright, and is now in Edinburgh, and another, of the same size, was purchased by Col. I. Ash, of Georgetown, South Carolina.
Page 7 - A more perfectly natural representation of a midnight conflagration is seldom seen on canvas. The general effect, and Chiaro Scuro, are managed with a close observation of truth, and the minutiae and detail are equally remarkable.
Page 8 - Mr. Sully had produced a fine historical picture, representing, perhaps, the brilliant achievement of Washington, and, in many respects, the most perfect style of art.

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