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Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical, Volume 2
Michael Bryan,Robert Edmund Graves
No preview available - 2015
Academy according admired afterwards Albert Durer altar-piece Amsterdam Angels Annibale Caracci Antonio Antwerp beauty Berghem Bologna born at Antwerp born at Paris brother called Caracci celebrated Charles chiefly Christ church cipher colouring composition Crucifixion death died disciple distinguished Domenichino drawing Duke eminent employed England engraved several plates engraver esteemed etched excelled executed father fecit figures finished Flemish Florence flourished Francesco Francis French engraver fresco gallery Genoa Giovanni Giulio Romano graver Guercino Guido Henry Holy Family imitated infant Jesus inscribed instructed Italian Italy John King Lanzi Lodovico Caracci manner Maria marked master merit mezzotinto native neat ornaments painted history painter was born Paolo Veronese Peter Pietro Pietro da Cortona portrait painter preceding artist principal prints Raffaelle Rembrandt representing reputation resided Rome Rubens Saint scarce scholar studied style talents tion Titian tures Vandyck Venice Virgin and Infant Virgin Mary visited Zani
Page 337 - I have shown that his views were more generous and extensive. Mirth coloured his pictures, but benevolence designed them. He smiled like Socrates, that men might not be offended at his lectures, and might learn to laugh at their own follies.
Page 338 - The burlesque turn of his mind mixed itself with the most serious subjects. In his Danae the old nurse tries a coin of the golden shower with her teeth, to see if it is true gold : in the Pool of Bethesda a servant of a rich ulcerated lady beats back a poor man that sought the same celestial remedy.
Page 281 - Among the Harleian MSS. is a letter from the Duchess of Buckingham to her lord in Spain : ' I pray you, ' if you have any idle time, sit to Gerbier for your picture, that I may 'have it well done in little.'2 Bishop Tanner had a MS.
Page 338 - Not to mention the wretchedness of the colouring, it was the representation of a maudlin strumpet just turned out of keeping, and with eyes red with rage and usquebaugh, tearing off the ornaments her keeper had given her.
Page 338 - None of the sober grief, no dignity of suppressed anguish, no involuntary tear, no settled meditation on the fate she meant to meet, no amorous warmth turned holy by despair ; in short all...
Page 261 - ... attempt to raise the one, so neither did he lose any of the natural grace and elegance of the other; such a grace, and such an elegance, as are more frequently found in cottages than in courts. This excellence was his own, the result of his particular observation and taste; for this he was certainly not indebted to the Flemish School, nor indeed to any School; for his grace was not academical or antique, but selected by himself from the great school of nature...
Page 343 - are exceedingly fine, and in one respect preferable to the finished pictures, as they are drawn in a bold and free manner. And though they have little more than the outline, being drawn with chalk upon paper stained of a flesh colour, and scarce shaded at all, there is a strength and vivacity in them equal to the most perfect portraits.
Page 324 - 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: they are correctly drawn, both...
Page 337 - HOGARTH'S GENIUS HAVING despatched the herd of our painters in oil, I reserve to a class by himself that great and original genius, Hogarth ; considering him rather as a writer of comedy with a pencil, than as a painter. If catching the manners and follies of an age living as they rise...