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admirable agreeable ALbert Durer Analysis of Beauty animals artist beautiful Berghem best prints better Callot cartoon catching lights character chiefly collection of prints colouring composition contrast copied degree disagreeable disposition distance distribution of light drapery Dutch master effect of light elegant engraving excellent execution expression fame force foreground freedom genius give glare grace ground hand hath etched hath left heads herent Hogarth idea impression inferior introduced judicious kind landscape Lucas Van Leiden management of light mannerist master masterly manner merit mezzotinto mezzotinto-scrapers middle tint mode of etching nature neat object painter painting pencil perhaps picture pieces plate pleasing Polycrates portraits preserved principal figure racter Raphael regard Rembrandt retouched Roman school ruins Salvator Rosa scarce seldom shade shew Silenus single figures softness sometimes spirit story stroke strong style taste thing tion Titian touched trees variety Waterlo whole WILLIAM GILPIN Wolfang
Page 121 - Many opportunities his fubje&s naturally afford of introducing graceful attitudes ; and yet we have very few examples of them. With inftances of piBurefque grace his works abound.
Page 120 - ... and left corners, had been kept down a little, the light would have been beautifully diftributed on the foreground, and a fine fecondary light fpread over part of the crowd : but at the fame time there is fo obvious a deficiency in point of effect, in moft of his prints, that it is very evident he had no principles.
Page 155 - ... of pleafure. An event of this kind is recorded in the fourth print; which is now before us. Our hero going, in full drefs, to pay his compliments at court, on St.
Page 119 - In compn▀tlon we fee little in him to admire. In many of his prints the deficiency is fo great as plainly to imply a want of all principle; which makes us ready to believe, that, when we do meet with a beautiful group, it is the effeft of chance.
Page 119 - ... of chance. In one ; of his minor works, the idle ''prentice, we feldom fee a crowd more beautifully managed, than in the laft print.
Page 156 - The light had been well diftributed, if the bailiff holding the arreft, and the chairman, had been a little lighter, and the woman darker. The glare of the white apron is difagreeable.
Page 57 - ... excels. His Robbers, as his detached figures are commonly called, are supposed also to have been taken from...
Page 123 - ... of his expreffion. The manner in none of his works pleafes me fo well, as in a fmall print of a corner of a play-houfe. There is more fpirit in a work of this kind, ftruck off at once, warm from the imagination, than in all the cold corredtnefs of an elaborate engraving.