The Brooklyn Museum Quarterly, Volumes 7-8

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The Museum, 1920 - Art

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Page 37 - They say the Lion and the Lizard keep The Courts where Jamshyd gloried and drank deep: And Bahrain, that great Hunter — the Wild Ass Stamps o'er his Head, but cannot break his Sleep.
Page 140 - On the whole, it seems to me that there is but one presiding principle, which regulates, and gives stability to every art. The works, whether of poets, painters, moralists, or historians, which are built upon general nature, live for ever; while those which depend for their existence on particular customs and habits, a partial view of nature, or the fluctuation of fashion, can only be coeval with that which first raised them from obscurity.
Page 276 - To the rare Few who early in life have rid themselves of the Friendship of the Many, these pathetic papers are inscribed.
Page 1 - ... of the Constitution the Academy at the last annual meeting (February 21, 1917) elected to Honorary membership three of the most distinguished scientific men in America, namely: Dr. John A. Brashear of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Robert S. Woodward, President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and Dr. Frederic A. Lucas, Director of the American Museum of Natural History. Section 4 of Article II of the Constitution provides for a class of members to be known as Fellows. Any person trained in the...
Page 255 - November, 1918, by Dr. Frank M. Chapman of the American Museum of Natural History.
Page 250 - Francisco Ballen, was to make each of the numerous guano islands a bird sanctuary, closed at all seasons of the year to unauthorized visitors. Competent guardians with duties scarcely less exacting than those of lighthouse keepers, were posted as permanent residents upon every group. Clandestine guano extraction, the stealing of birds ' eggs for food or for the use of the albumin in clearing wine, and other disturbances which had formerly caused havoc in the colonies, ceased at once. The old method...
Page 120 - Shu-p'ing, and his son Ma I. Both are said to have imitated those rare originals in such a manner, that even connoisseurs would not easily discover the fraud. It seems, however, that in this case the forger must be a greater artist than the original painter himself. Tsiang Ki-si ( ^ ^ Щ ), T'ing-si's sister, had studied Yn Shurp'ing's manner apparently under the tutorship of Ma Yau-y.
Page 100 - Of murmurous cavern-lips, nor other breach Of ancient silence. None was with me, save Thoughts that were neither glad nor sweet nor brave, But restless comrades, each the foe of each. And I beheld the waters in their might Writhe as a dragon by some great spell curbed And foiled ; and one lone...
Page 255 - Jenyns), which are followed by numbers of bonitos and other fishes and by sea lions, while at the same time they are preyed upon by the flocks of cormorants, pelicans, gannets and other abundant sea birds. It is these birds, however, that offer the most impressive sight. The long files of pelicans, the low-moving black clouds of cormorants, or the rain-storms of plunging gannets probably can not be equaled in any other part of the world.
Page 117 - Snooping Boys". With all the carelessness in the treatment of this black and white sketch, which may have just been good enough to pay the painter's wine-bill of a gay night, the subject reminds one of Murillo's famous picture in the Munich galleries and, being an original, betrays Min Chn's sense of humor.

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