Handbook to the Public Galleries of Art in and Near London: With Catalogues of the Pictures Accompanied by Critical, Historical, and Biographical Notices, and Copious Indexes to Facilitate Reference, Том 2

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Сторінка 339 - The gentleman-carver stands on the opposite side of the table from his majesty; whilst carving a dish, he ia attacked by the queen's monkey, who, playfully springing upon him, obliges him to hold his head back in- a ridiculous position, whilst he yet continues his operation with the knife and fork. The costume of the various attendants, the fashion of the furniture, the taste and form of the silver dishes, and the style of the apartments afford a complete notion of the manner of living in the great...
Сторінка 471 - And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven : and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it...
Сторінка 361 - She was a Goddess of the infant world; By her in stature the tall Amazon Had stood a pigmy's height: she would have ta'en Achilles by the hair and bent his neck; Or with a finger stay'd Ixion's wheel.
Сторінка 391 - Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
Сторінка 484 - Peace to his soul, if God's good pleasure be. Lord cardinal, if thou think'st on heaven's bliss, Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope. — He dies, and makes no sign.
Сторінка 391 - Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things ? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein...
Сторінка 396 - Not to speak it profanely, they are a sort of a revelation of the subjects of which they treat ; there is an ease and freedom of manner about them which brings preternatural characters and situations home to us with the familiarity of every-day occurrences ; and while the figures fill, raise, and satisfy the mind, they seem to have cost the painter nothing.
Сторінка 391 - A painter is allowed sometimes to depart even from natural and historical truth. Thus, in the cartoon of the Draught of Fishes, Raphael has made a boat too little to hold the figures he has placed in it; and this is so visible that some are apt to triumph over that great man, as having nodded on that occasion...
Сторінка 387 - Raphael's success. Most painters, in studying an attitude, puzzle themselves to find out what will be picturesque, and what will be fine, and never discover it : Raphael only thought how a person would stand or fall naturally in such or such circumstances, and the picturesque and the fine followed as matters of course.
Сторінка 307 - Brought by the Lord Marquis of Hamilton out of Germany, and given to the king." It has been horribly injured and painted over. VINCENZIO MALO. 83. The Conversion of St. Paul. Composition of ten figures ; very spirited; with the name of the painter in the left-hand corner of the picture. He was a pupil of Rubens. On copper; about 2 ft. by 18 in. SCHIAVONE. 84. Tobit and the Angel; in a small Landscape.

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