Painters and Their Works: A Dictionary of Great Artists who are Not Now Alive, Volume 2

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Page 293 - I can, at any rate, show that the experiments made with it at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century fully confirm the high encomium bestowed by Dioscorides upon his indicum.
Page 12 - JOHN GOTTLIEB, a German painter and engraver, born at Grunebach, in Suabia, in 1739. After learning the rudiments of art in his own country, he went to Venice, where he studied painting under Giuseppe Nogari, and engraving under Joseph Wagner. On returning to Germany, he devoted himself almost entirely to engraving, and executed a great number of plates in various styles, most of them spiritedly etched, and finished in aquatinta. He resided chiefly at Nuremberg, and died...
Page 8 - Napoleon appointed him in 1805 first painter to the Empress Josephine, and afterwards drawing-master to the Empress Marie Louise; also " Directeur des Fetes et Ceremonies.
Page 340 - ... difficult to say if his conversation gave more amusement or instruction. The toil or difficulties of his profession were by him considered as matter of honourable and delightful contest ; and it might be said of him, that he did not so much paint to live, as live to paint.
Page 150 - A year later he was elected an Associate of the Society of Painters in Water-colours, and in the following year became a full member ; he afterwards acted for a short time as secretary to that institution.
Page 464 - ... enrolled among its members, but this may have been his son who bore the same name. He probably began his artistic studies under Frans Hals. His special department was portrait, in which he took rank among the first painters of Holland. Two large pictures of his with grouped portraits are to be seen in the Hall of the Company of Archers at The Hague ; and in that city and at Antwerp are several portraits of individuals. His portrait picture of his own family is at Brunswick. His faces are life-like,...
Page 376 - Lord Palmerston, to accompany him in a tour through Switzerland and Italy, to make drawings of the most remarkable views and antiquities. In 1770 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy ; and in 1774 the Dilettanti Society having determined to send an artist to Rome, for a certain number of years, upon a pension, to complete his studies as a painter, Pars was made choice of, and arrived at Rome in 1775.

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