Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and Their Works: A Handbook

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Hurd and Houghton, 1874 - Architects - 661 pages
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Page 327 - This is perhaps the first picture of portraits in the world, comprehending more of those qualities which make a perfect portrait", than any other I have ever seen...
Page 84 - He had already made two which did not please the Queen, when, as he sat one night over his work, he fell asleep, and was awakened suddenly by a voice, saying, " Awake, and arise, and out of that log of wood blazing on the hearth, shape the thought within thee, and thou shalt obtain the desired image.
Page 323 - Haerlem, in the Hotel de Ville; and are spirited, energetic, warm in color, and happy in individualism. In an apartment of the " Oude Man Huys," a benevolent institution, there are two other fine works of this class.
Page 358 - His subjects arc from sacred and profane history, and from the ancient poets. Napoleon gave him the cross of the Legion of Honor, and at the time of his death he was Professor-Rector of the School of Fine Arts, and honorary conservator and administrator of the Museum. Laguerre, Louis, born in Paris (1663-1721).
Page 162 - You never gave a hint of that," answered the Cardinals. " Nor was I bound to do so," replied the sculptor, " nor will I bind myself to give your lordships or any one else information of my intentions. Your office is to furnish money, and to take care that it is not stolen ; as regards the building plan, that concerns me alone.
Page 503 - ... never forsook him, even on surprise or provocation; nor was the least degree of arrogance or assumption visible to the most scrutinizing eye in any part of his conduct or discourse.
Page 151 - ... directions as to how the money was to be disposed of. The pope constantly urged forwards, and would not suffer the least interruption. In this way alone can we explain the fact that Michael Angelo was only twenty months accomplishing the entire work — ten for one, ten for the other half of the chapel. It needed the meeting of these two men — in the one, such perseverance in requiring, and in the other, such power in fulfilling — to produce this monument of human art.
Page 362 - Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.
Page 503 - ... compliments. When he painted the portrait of Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse, he wrought his name on the border of her robe. The great actress conceiving it to be a piece of classic embroidery, went near to examine, and seeing the words, smiled. The artist bowed and said, " I could not lose this opportunity of sending my name to posterity on the hem of your garment.
Page 86 - ... evidenced by his meeting, in Modena, with the sculptor Begarelli, whose works he saw and praised highly. Begarelli did not understand how to handle marble; but he made clay statues, which he baked, and to which, by coloring, he gave an almost marble-like appearance. Michael Angelo is said to have exclaimed, " Alas for the statues of the ancients, if this clay were changed into marble...

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