Pictures by Old Masters in the Old Eastern Gallery, Y: Loan Collections and Recent Gifts to the Museum in the Old Eastern Gallery, X, Modern Sculptures in the Hall of Modern Sculptures, I, the Cyrus W. Field Collection of Paintings Illustrating the Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable, 1858-1866, in the Gallery of American Antiquities, P.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1894 - Painting - 71 pages
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Page 53 - The desert joys Wildly, through all his melancholy bounds. Rude ruins glitter; and the briny deep, Seen from some pointed promontory's top, Far to the blue horizon's utmost verge, Restless, reflects a floating gleam.
Page 35 - 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 23 - X), which made so great a mark that it was carried in triumphal procession, like Cimabue's picture of old. His royal master, however, became impatient for his return, and he hurried back to Madrid in 1651. On his return he was given fresh honors and offices — especially that of Quarter Master, whose duty it was to superintend the personal lodgment of the King during excursions. It was the duties of this office which were the immediate cause of his death. He accompanied the King to the conference...
Page 15 - ... toilets, musical parties, conversations, etc. He excelled in painting elegant costumes, and his white satin dresses are especially remarkable. The general tone of his pictures is cool, his heads being warmly colored. He painted small portraits, but these are rare in public galleries ; his own is at the Hague.
Page 10 - 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 12 - Vcenius, whose cultivation of mind and taste were of more advantage to Rubens than his instruction in painting. In 1598 he was admitted to the Guild of Painters in Antwerp ; his father had died, and his mother had returned to that city. In 1600 he went to Venice and studied the works of Titian and Paul Veronese. For eight years Rubens was in the service of the Duke of Mantua.
Page 7 - Reynolds' supremacy was never seriously threatened. In 1768, when the Royal Academy was founded, he was elected President by acclamation, and was knighted by the king — an honor which has ever since been offered to the holder of that office.
Page 22 - Born at Dordrecht, 1632; died at Amsterdam, 1693. Pupil of Rembrandt, and distinguished from most of the Dutch genre painters by his richer coloring. In the latter years of his life he seems to have become chiefly a portrait painter. The Amsterdam and Berlin Galleries, the Van der Hoop Coll., and the Uffizi have each one of his pictures, but most of them are in private collections. Smith only mentions forty-five of his works in all.
Page 25 - Rome, and returning, stopped in Paris, and received instructions from Van der Meulen. He painted landscapes, hunts, and battle pieces. The latter are his best works. About 1708 he received commissions from Prince Eugene, and an excellent picture of that prince on horseback is in The Hague Gallery; others are in the Louvre and Amsterdam Museums. His chef d'auvre, the " Siege of Namur,
Page 42 - Born at Damvillers. Medals in 1874 and '75. Pupil of Cabanel. At the Paris Salon of 1877 he exhibited a portrait of Lady L. and " Mes parents " ; in 1875, " The Communicant " and a portrait ; in 1874, the " Song of Spring " and a portrait of " Mon grand-pere " ; in 1878, " Les foins

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