Wax Portraits and Silhouettes

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Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1915 - Portraits - 88 pages
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Page 56 - Family, and patronized by his Royal Highness the late Duke of Gloucester and the Principal Nobility of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Page 13 - Her likenesses of the King, Queen, Lords Chatham and Temple, Messrs. Barre, Wilkes and others, attracted universal admiration. The above writer says, ' Her natural abilities are surpassing, and had a liberal and extensive education been added to her innate qualities, she had been a prodigy. She has an eye of that quick and brilliant water, that it penetrates and darts through the person it looks on; and practice has made her...
Page 41 - ... had been lately erected by Bott & Glover. Very little assistance was given from Salem. 4. From all quarters we learn that the cold of Monday, 26 Jan. was excessive. From Cambridge they report as low as 13 minus, at Salem we called it 8, at Portsmouth 10. 6. Mr. King has a panorama still in Salem. f It is the siege of Tripoli. The Ships are done by [Michele Felice] Corne",} formerly living in this town & introduced by EH Derby from Naples. The *Bernard B.
Page 41 - Corne, formerly living in the town and introduced by EH Derby from Naples. The ships are good, but the whole admits some improvement. The profits from such Exhibitions in Salem are said to be "Vol.
Page 11 - White wax can be made with white lead, " nor shall I conceal that modern artists have discovered the method of working in all sorts of colors, so that in taking portraits from life, in half relief, they make the flesh tints, the hair, and all so lifelike that these figures lack nothing but speech.
Page 30 - Engrnvt-r, | and manufacturers of ever; description of miniature frames, cae>, fcc., | continue to execute their long approved Profile Likenesses | in a superior style of elegance and with that | unequalled degree of accuracy as to retain the most | animated resemblance and character even in the | minute sizes of Rings, Brooches, Lockets, ic.
Page 14 - Her natural abilities are surpassing, and had a liberal and extensive education been added to her innate qualities, she had been a prodigy. She has an eye of that quick and brilliant water, that it penetrates and darts through the person it looks on; and practice has made her capable of distinguishing the character and dispositions of her visitors, so that she is very rarely mistaken, even in the minute point of manners ; much more so in the general cast of character.
Page 11 - ... of the stone quarried for their statue. 42. The Preparation of Wax. In order to show how wax is modelled, let us first speak of the working of wax and not of clay. To render it softer a little animal fat and turpentine and black pitch are put into the wax, and of these ingredients it is the fat that makes it more supple; the turpentine adds tenacity, and the pitch gives it the black colour and a certain consistency, so that after it has been worked and left to stand it becomes hard.
Page 42 - CUTTINGS. 1828. Master Hanks, as the successor of the celebrated Master Hubard, is advertised as capable of " delineating every object in nature and art " with extraordinary correctness. This he did by means of paper and scissors, merely looking at the subject represented. It took him but a few seconds to give an exact bust of any person he saw. At Concert Hall, where his talent was fully and successfully tested, was " the papyrotamia," or a curious collection of paper cuttings. Admission twenty-five...
Page 65 - ... gas-wells wonderful. It was essentially a quiet place, where ennui dwelt securely and came nigh to being overwhelming but for a man considerably past middle life who loomed up as one of the characters of the scant settlement. He was of fair height and massive frame, but these failed to conceal the unusual magnitude of his head, which put to shame Daniel Webster's famous " size 8 " hat. One feature of his face was noticeable to even an ordinary observer, and that was the abnormally wide distance...

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