Meissonier

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Page 55 - Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I." Sir Roderick marked, — and in his eyes Respect was mingled with surprise, And the stern joy which warriors feel In foemen worthy of their steel.
Page 75 - Engravings. RAPHAEL. From the text of JD PASSAVANT. By N. D'ANVERS, Author of
Page 75 - ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHIES OF THE GREAT ARTISTS. '"THE intention of the projectors of this Series has been to produce, -- in an easily accessible form and at a price within reach of every one, the results of the recent investigations which have been made by many well-known English writers, as well as the critics of Germany and the Netherlands. Each volume is fully illustrated; but as...
Page 30 - The Bravos, which M. Gautier describes as one of the most important compositions of the master, containing a whole drama in two figures, was in the International Exhibitions of Paris in 1855 and of London in 1862. It represents two murderers, in an attitude of strained suspense, waiting for their victim to emerge from a door in front of them. It was exhibited in the collection of Sir Richard Wallace, at the Bethnal Green Museum, in 1872. I have before me the photograph of a Ghess-Players, signed...
Page 32 - To cover M. Meissonier's pictures with gold pieces simply, would be to buy them for nothing ; and the practice has now been established of covering them with bank notes. Messieurs Chavet, Fauvelet, 1 " Voyage a travers 1'Exposition des Beaux Arts, 1855." Edmond About. Plassan and Andrieux follow 'spiritually' the manner of M. Meissonier. Their pictures do not sell badly, and in a short time no others will be saleable, for life is drawing in its limits, and apartments are growing smaller every day....

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