Catalogue of the Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Museum, 1898 - Painting - 215 pages
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Page 76 - And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favor in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre. Then said the king unto her : " What wilt thou, queen Esther ? and what is thy request ? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.
Page 88 - And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him ; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
Page 142 - My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone ; The flowers appear on the earth ; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land ; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Page 142 - The voice of my beloved ! behold he cometh Leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. My beloved is like a roe or a young hart : Behold, he standeth behind our wall, He looketh forth at the windows, Shewing himself through the lattice.
Page 184 - I am much gratified at your giving me such a noble price, but I do not like to feel that I have taken advantage of your liberality. Let us see how we can combine in the matter. You will not be able' to have an engraving made from so large a canvas. Suppose I paint you a small one of the same subject, of which I will make you a present.
Page 13 - Van der, born at Amsterdam (1613-1670). One of the most renowned Dutch portrait painters. Sir Joshua Reynolds said of his picture painted to celebrate the peace of Westphalia...
Page 86 - Anthony always went magnificently dressed, had a numerous and gallant equipage, and kept so good a table in his apartment, that few princes were more visited or better served.
Page 53 - In 1785 he set up a studio of his own in London, achieving marked popularity and financial success. He visited Ireland in 1788, where he was received with great favor, and painted the portraits of many distinguished persons, and returned to America in 1792. Soon after his arrival in New York the Duke of Kent offered to send a ship of war for him if he would go to Nova Scotia and paint his portrait, but he declined the offer. Among his sitters in Europe were three kings, Louis XVI, George III, and...
Page 163 - Colonna, at that time head of the most celebrated and powerful of the Roman aristocratic families. The picture represents the moment when Boniface says to his assailants, " Here is my neck ; here is my head ; strike! but I will die Pope.

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