Nollekens and his times: a life of that celebrated sculptor and memoirs of seveal contemporary artists, from the time of Roubiliac, Hogarth and Reynolds to that of Fuseli, Flaxman and Blake, Volume 1

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Colburn, 1829 - Art
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Page 132 - Conjuror, as you called it. I don't wonder they turned it out of the Academy. And pray what business had you to bring Angelica into it? You know it was your intention to ridicule her, whatever you or your printed paper and your affidavits may say ; however, you may depend upon it she won't forget it, if Sir Joshua does.
Page 25 - I was yesterday out of town, and the very signs as I passed through the villages made me make very quaint reflections on the mortality of fame and popularity. I observed how the Duke's head had succeeded almost universally to Admiral Vcrnon's, as his had left but few traces of the Duke of Ormond's.
Page 87 - gan in haste the drawers explore, The lowest first, and without stop The rest in order to the top. For 'tis a truth well known to most, That whatsoever thing is lost, We seek it, ere it come to light, In every cranny but the right.
Page 50 - The bust is a wonderfully fine one, and very like; but certainly the sort of hair is objectionable; having been modelled from the flowing locks of a sturdy Irish beggar, originally a street...
Page 63 - Joshua agreed to give a hundred guineas for the picture; Lord Carlisle half an hour after offered Reynolds twenty to part with it, which the Knight generously refused, resigned his intended purchase to the Lord, and the emolument to his brother artist.
Page 30 - Adrian and several others, upon ornamented brackets. The principal room on the first floor, which had not been disturbed by the workmen, was lined with blue satin, superbly decorated with pheasants and other birds in gold.
Page 106 - Johnson, to see the bust of Lord Mansfield, when the sculptor vociferated, " I like your picture by Sir Joshua very much. He tells me it's for Thrale, a brewer, over the water: his wife's a sharp woman, one of the blue-stocking people.
Page 72 - Nollekens," said the indulgent monarch, " where were you yesterday ?" " Why," answered the sculptor, " as it was a saint's day, I thought you would not have me, so I went to see the beasts fed in the Tower ; and do you know they have got two such lions there ! and the biggest did roar so!
Page 278 - to the beauty of the Basso-Relievos, they are as perfect nature as it is possible to put into the compass of the marble in which they are executed, and that of the most elegant kind.
Page 231 - I have two silver tea-spoons in London, and two at Bristol. This is all the plate which I have at present ; and I shall not buy any more while so many round me want bread. I am, Sir, " Your most humble servant,

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