Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical, Volume 2

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G. Bell and sons, 1889 - Engravers

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Page 74 - Walpole, his first works were the portraits of Colley Gibber and Owen MacSwinney, whose long silvery hair was extremely picturesque, and contributed to give the new painter reputation. He was favoured with the patronage of Sir Robert Walpole, by whom he was introduced to the Prince and Princess of Wales, whose portraits he painted. Van Loo soon bore away the chief business of London from every other painter. His likenesses were very striking, though not often flattering. His draperies and other accessories...
Page 68 - LOCKE, WILLIAM, was an English portrait painter, who lived in London about 1750. LOCKEY, NICHOLAS, was an English portrait painter, who practised at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries. He painted a portrait of John King, Bishop of London.
Page 346 - I love Ramsay. You will not find a man in whose conversation there is more instruction, more information, and more elegance, than in Ramsay's.
Page 214 - The date of his death is not known, but it must have been later than 1673.
Page 375 - Daylight. A recent Discovery in the ' Art of Painting, With Hints on the Philosophy of the Fine Arts, ' and on that of the Human Mind, as first dissected by Emanuel
Page 403 - I have made many grand designs ; I have formed a system of original subjects, moral and my own, and I think one of the grandest that has been thought of — but nobody knows it. Hence it is my view to wrap myself in retirement and pursue these plans, as I begin to feel I cannot bear trouble of any kind.
Page 293 - AUGUSTS, a French historical painter, born in Paris in 1813. He studied in the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and was a pupil of Lethiere and Picot. In 1838 he gained the Grand Prix de Rome for his ' St Peter healing the lame man at the gate of the Temple." For some years his attention was chiefly devoted to Scriptural subjects, and he spent much time in travel. The Russian War gave a new turn to his art, and he henceforth painted those military subjects on which his reputation rests. He went to the Crimea,...
Page 307 - Suite d'estampes gravées par madame la marquise de Pompadour, d'après les pierres gravées de Guay, graveur du Roi.
Page 152 - By the recommendation of Cardinal Mazarin, he was in 1660 invited to the court of Louis XIV., and employed in several works for the palace of the Tuileries, among which were ' Apollo crowning the Muses of Poetry, Painting, and Music'; 'Apollo and Daphne ' ; and ' Mercury presenting a Lyre to Apollo.
Page 169 - ... MONTMIRAL, Le Marquis DE, is said by Basan to have etched several plates of landscapes from his own designs, and others after Albert. They are dated from the year 1720 to 1740. MONTORFANO, GIOVANNI DONATO, was a Milanese artist living in the 15th century, who painted in 1495 the ' Crucifixion ' which faces Da Vinci's 'Last Supper' in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan.

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