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" ... virtue, nor excite it. Genius is chiefly exerted in historical pictures ; and the art of the painter of portraits is often lost in the obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve... "
The London Quarterly Review - Page 378
1828
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The Quarterly review, Volume 38

1828
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life : what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...continuing the presence of the dead.'* Dr. Johnson says nothmg as to our alleged indifference for ' landscape ' and ' nature ;' these, indeed, were matters...
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Distinguished Men of Modern Times ...: Lord Somers to Hunter

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - Biography - 1838
...interesting to a few — that in the hands of Reynolds it was " employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead." Reynolds himself, however, without forgetting these important prerogatives, evidently took a more extended...
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Distinguished men of modern times, Volume 3

Henry Malden - 1838
...interesting to a few—that in the hands of Reynolds it was " employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead." Reynolds himself, however, without forgetting these important prerogatives, evidently took a more extended...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 16

Periodicals - 1840
...Johnson, who speaks of this department of the art as being " employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead." The exercise of of this art, he goes on to observe, every man desires "for the sake of those whom he...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 16

Periodicals - 1840
...Johnson, who speaks of this department of the art as being " employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead." The exercise of of this art, he goes on to observe, every man desires " for the sake of those whom...
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Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London ...

Art - 1844 - 413 pages
...splendour and to airy fiction, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead." Now any tolerable face-painter may fulfil the first conditions, whose pictures after two or three generations...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 17

Child rearing - 1846
...obscurity of the subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the...
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Practical essays on various branches of the fine arts

John Burnet - 1848
...obscurity of his subjects ; but it is in painting as in life: what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...absent, and continuing the presence of the dead." PORTRAIT PAINTING IN ENGLAND, WITH THE COMPARATIVE MERITS OF VANDYKE, REYNOLDS, AND LAWRENCE. PART...
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Methodist Review, Volume 30

1848
...by the biographer of Reynolds, fulfill so important an office " in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead."* For practiced artists, the author reminds us again that he does not write; and then proceeds to unfold...
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The literary works of Sir Joshua Reynolds: ... to which is prefixed, a ...

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gray, Charles-Alphonse Dufresnoy - Art - 1852
...obscurity of his subject. But it is in painting as in life ; what is greatest is not always best. I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and...which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the...
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