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Page 505 - ... his native humility, modesty, and candour never forsook him, even on surprise or provocation; nor was the least degree of arrogance or assumption visible to the most scrutinizing eye in any part of his conduct or discourse.
Page 505 - In full affluence of foreign and domestic fame, admired by the expert in art and by the learned in science, courted...
Page 220 - I dined with the artist on the glorious 5th of December, 1782, after listening with him to the speech of the king, formally recognizing the United States of America as in the rank of nations.
Page 449 - History" has done. He was a saddler, harness-maker, clock and watch maker, silversmith, painter in oil, crayons, and miniature, modeller in clay, wax and plaster ; he sawed his own ivory for his miniatures, moulded the glasses, and made the shagreen cases...
Page 140 - Donatello, and asked him to go on to his house, where he would soon join him. When Donatello entered he saw the carving, and was so overcome with admiration that he allowed the parcels of eggs, cheese, etc., to fall on the floor. When Brunelleschi came and found him still standing before it he said : " You have spoiled everything; on what are we now to dine?" "I," answered Donatello, "have had quite dinner enough for this day.
Page 386 - He had the happy talent, among his many excellencies, of elevating the character without impairing the likeness : this was remarkable in his male heads ; and no woman ever lost any beauty by his hand ; nay, the fair often became fairer under his hand. To this he added a grace of execution all his own.
Page 505 - ... compliments. When he painted the portrait of Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse, he wrought his name on the border of her robe. The great actress conceiving it to be a piece of classic embroidery, went near to examine, and seeing the words, smiled. The artist bowed and said, " I could not lose this opportunity of sending my name to posterity on the hem of your garment.
Page 587 - Monte, and in the sprmg of life, full of enthusiasm for our art, and fancying fair prospects awaiting us in after years, it is painful to reflect how far these hopes have been from realization.