Miniatures

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Methuen and Company, 1905 - Всего страниц: 319
Provides a historical account of the subjective art of miniature painting rather than an exhaustive catalog or guide.
 

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Стр. 136 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth.
Стр. 208 - The great end of the art is to strike the imagination. The Painter therefore is to make no ostentation of the means by which this is done; the spectator is only to feel the result in his bosom. An inferior artist is unwilling that any part of his industry should be lost upon the spectator. He takes as much pains to discover, as the greater artist does to conceal, the marks of his subordinate assiduity.
Стр. 123 - O Sir Henry Vane, Sir Henry Vane ; the Lord deliver me from Sir Henry Vane.
Стр. 121 - Being call'd into his Majesty's closet when Mr. Cooper, the rare limner, was crayoning of the King's face and head, to make the stamps by for the new mill'd money now contriving, I had the honour to hold the candle whilst it was doing, he choosing the night and candle-light for the better finding out the shadows. During this his Majesty discours'd with me on several things relating to painting and graving.
Стр. 108 - Cromwell, Bradshaw and others, who would have the trial to go on, and drew my reasons from these two points: first, the king could be tried by no court; secondly, that no man could be tried by that court. This being alleged in vain, and Cromwell using these formal words, 'I tell you we will cut off his head, with the crown on it,' I replied, 'You may take your own course, I cannot stop you, but I will keep myself clean from having any hand in this business,' immediately went out of the room and never...
Стр. 108 - He seemed to be a Christian, but in a particular form of his own : he thought it was to be like a divine philosophy in the mind; but he was against all public worship, and every thing that looked like a church.
Стр. 123 - Don Juan Lamberto; or, A comical history of the late times. By Montelion, knight of the oracle.
Стр. 166 - ... which he was acknowledged a master. The skill with which he could bring an ill-formed face within the rules of beauty, communicate lustre to eyes naturally dull, and colour to cheeks from which the rose had fled, and yet maintain enough of likeness to the original, was not likely to go unrewarded. To rise from indigence to affluence, and step out of the company of indifferent daubers into that of lords and ladies of high degree, could not be accomplished, Cosway imagined, without putting on airs...
Стр. 180 - During this time she has never once spoken with him. At length he sends her his miniature. Within the case was a small heart cut in paper ; on one side was written, " Je ne change qu'en mourant ; " on the other, " Unalterable to my Perdita through life.

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