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" 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... "
An Illustrated History of Painters of All Schools - Page 338
by Louis Viardot - 1877 - 467 pages
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The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight ; Late President of the ..., Volume 1

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Edmond Malone, Thomas Gray - Art - 1801
...Ambassador is introduced shaking hands with one of the principal figures. This is perhaps the first picture, of portraits, in the world, comprehending...perfect portrait, than any other I have ever seen : they are correctly drawn, both head and figures, and well coloured ; and have great variety of action,...
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The works of sir Joshua Reynolds. To which is prefixed an account ..., Volume 2

Joshua Reynolds (sir.) - 1801
...Ambassador is introduced shaking hands with one of the principal figures. This is perhaps the first picture, of portraits, in the world, comprehending...perfect portrait, than any other I have ever seen : they are correctly drawn, both head and figures, and well coloured; and have great variety of action,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 17

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...when they are told that sir Joshua Reynolds has given it as his opinion that it is perhaps the first picture of portraits in the world, comprehending more...qualities which make a perfect portrait, than any other sir Joshua had ever seen. They are correctly drawn, both head and figures, and well coloured ; and...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1814
...when they are told that sir Joshua Reynolds has given it as his opinion that it is perhaps the first picture of portraits in the world, comprehending more...qualities which make a perfect portrait, than any other sir Joshua had ever seen. They are correctly drawn, both head and figures, and well coloured ; and...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 17

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...when they are told that sir Joshua Reynolds has given it as hisopinion that it is perhaps the first picture of portraits in the world, comprehending more...qualities which make a perfect portrait, than any other sir Joshua had ever seen. They are correctly drawn, both head and figures, and well coloured ; and...
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The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Kt. Late President of the Royal ...

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Edmond Malone, Joseph Farington, Charles-Alphonse Dufresnoy - Art, English - 1819
...Ambassador is introduced, shaking hands with one of the principal figures. This is perhaps the first picture of portraits, in the world, comprehending...perfect portrait, than any other I have ever seen: they are correctly drawn, both heads and figures, and well coloured ; and have great variety of action,...
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The literary works [&c.]. In which is included a memoir by J. Farington

Joshua Reynolds (sir.) - 1819
...Ambassador is introduced, shaking hands with one of the principal figures. This is perhaps the first picture of portraits, in the world, comprehending...perfect portrait, than any other I have ever seen: they are correctly drawn, both heads and figures, and well coloured ; and have great variety of action,...
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The Complete Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds: First President of the ..., Volume 2

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1824
...Ambassador is introduced, shaking bauds with one of the principal figures. This is perhaps the first picture of portraits, in the world, comprehending...perfect portrait, than any other I have ever seen: they are correctly drawn, both heads and figures, and well coloured; and have great variety of'action,...
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A General Dictionary of Painters: Containing Memoirs of the Lives and Works ...

Matthew Pilkington, Thomas Tegg - Painters - 1829
...of this painting, and a better j udge, Sir Joshua Reynolds, says, " that this is perhaps the finest picture of portraits in the world ; comprehending...which make a perfect portrait than any other I have seen ; they are correctly drawn, both heads and figures, and well coloured, and have great variety...
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The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds: First President of the Royal Academy

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1835
...Ambassador is introduced, shaking hands with one of the principal figures. This is, perhaps, the first picture of portraits in the world, comprehending more...a perfect portrait than any other I have ever seen : they are correctly drawn, both heads and figures, and well coloured ; and have great variety of action,...
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