Catalogue of the Art Treasures of the United Kingdom Collected at Manchester in 1857 (provisional).

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Bradbury and Evans, 1857 - 207 páginas

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Página 98 - I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author.
Página 74 - I painted with most pleasure, and in which I particularly wished to excel, was that of Captain Coram, for the Foundling Hospital ; and if I am so wretched an artist as my enemies assert, it is somewhat strange that this, which was one of the first I painted the size of life, should stand the test of twenty years...
Página 106 - He was in all his deportment a very great man, and that which looked like formality was a punctuality in preserving his dignity from the invasion and intrusion of bold men, which no man of that age so well preserved himself from.
Página 130 - China's the passion of her soul; A cup, a plate, a dish, a bowl, Can kindle wishes in her breast, Inflame with joy, or break her rest.
Página 108 - He was not tall ; but of the lowest stature, round faced, olivaster, (like wainscott) complexion ; little eie, round, very black, full of spirit ; his haire was black as a raven, but quite white 20 yeares before he dyed. I first sawe him at Oxford, 1642, after Edgehill fight, but was then too young to be acquainted with so great a doctor.
Página 74 - I was paid two hundred pounds, (which was more than any English artist ever received for a single portrait,) and that too by the sanction of several painters who had been previously consulted about the price, which was not given without mature consideration.
Página 100 - Molyneux's and mine, the last he drew ; and this is necessary to be done, or else the pictures of private persons are lost in two or three generations ; and so the picture loses of its value, it being not known whom it was made to represent.
Página 109 - He was a man of honour, and of courage, and would have been an excellent person, if his heart had not been set too much upon the keeping and improving his estate...
Página 99 - Almost as few charms can be discovered in his favourite Jane Shore, preserved at Eton, and probably an original, as her confessor was provost of that college, and by her intercession recovered their lands, of which they had been despoiled, as having owed their foundation to Edward's competitor. In this picture her forehead is remarkably large, her mouth and the rest of her features small ; her hair of the admired golden colour...
Página 97 - Roundheads of note in real buff and armour as are here assembled upon canvas. Windsor and Hampton Court cannot vie with the Lely and Kneller beauties of the Restoration that smile (in the Central Hall of the Manchester Exhibition) upon the heroes of the Civil War.

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