An Illustrated History of Painters of All Schools

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Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1877 - Artists - 467 pages
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Page 338 - 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 82 - In times of peace I think I can as well as any other make designs of buildings for public or for private purposes ; I can also convey water from one place to another. " I will also undertake any work in sculpture, in marble, in bronze, or in terra-cotta : likewise in painting I can do what can be done, as well as any man, be he who he may.
Page 306 - Several of the original pictures still remain in the hall at Welbeck. Diepenbeck drew views of the Duke's seats in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and portraits of the duke, duchess, and his children, and gave designs for several plates prefixed to the works of both their Graces.
Page 232 - He drew so favourable a likeness, 4 that Henry was content to wed her; but when he found her so inferior to the miniature, the storm which really should have been directed at the painter, burst on the minister; and Cromwell lost his head, because Anne was a Flanders mare, not a Venus, as Holbein had represented her.
Page 199 - Vandyck had just died ; it was impossible to go to Italy without money or a protector. Murillo, at last, made up his mind in despair ; he bought, perhaps on credit, a roll of canvas, cut it in pieces, which he prepared himself, then, taking neither rest nor sleep, he covered all these squares with Virgins, Infant Christs, and bouquets of flowers. His goods disposed of, and some reals in his pocket, without asking advice or taking leave of any one, he set out on foot for Madrid. On his arrival at...
Page 398 - October of the same year, and returned to his residence in Leicester Square. On the very next day he was seized with a sudden illness, and, after two hours of suffering, expired. Hogarth was buried without any ostentation in the churchyard of Chiswick : where a monument was erected to his memory. Richard Wilson, the third son of a clergyman, was born at Pinegas in Montgomeryshire, in 1713.
Page 401 - The Royal Academy was planned and proposed in 1768 by Chambers, West, Cotes, and Moser ; the caution or timidity of Reynolds kept him for some time from assisting. A list of thirty members was made out ; and West, a prudent and amiable man, called on Reynolds, and, in a conference of two hours' continuance, succeeded in persuading him to join them.
Page 389 - Dequersonniere, a former grand-prize man, now architect of the Civil Branch of Public Works, an officer of the Legion of Honour and a member of the Institute, whose chief architectural performance, the church of St.
Page 398 - Actresses," one of the most imaginative and amusing of all the works of Hogarth. In a huge barn, fitted up like a theatre, the invention of the artist has assembled such a company of performers as never before or since met to dress, rehearse, and prepare themselves for the amusement of mankind. The Devil to Pay in Heaven is the play they are preparing to exhibit— a rustic drama...
Page 238 - Diirer's whole history may be read in seventeen pictures, which contain examples of his earliest attempts, his successive changes, and his latest style. The earliest of his works here must be the Portrait of his Father, dated 1497. The following inscription may be read on it : " Das malt ich nach meines Vatters gestalt, da er war sibenzich Jar alt" — This I painted from my Father when he was seventy years old.

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