Catalogue of the Art Treasures of the United Kingdom Collected at Manchester in 1857


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Seite 138 - 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.
Seite 138 - Portraits that cost twenty, thirty, sixty guineas, and that proudly take possession of the drawing-room, give way in the next generation to those of the new-married couple, descending into the parlour, where they are slightly mentioned as my father s and mothers pictures. When they become my grandfather and grandmother...
Seite 139 - 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...
Seite 147 - 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.
Seite 147 - Cavendish * was borne at .... the younger brother to William, duke of Newcastle. He was a little, weake, crooked man, and nature having not adapted him for the court nor campe, he betooke himselfe to the study of the mathematiques, wherin he became a great master.
Seite 103 - 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...
Seite 141 - ... employed in the service of the Cardinal of Lorrain. Thence he went into Flanders, and made cartoons for tapestry; and in the year 1574 arrived in England. The queen sat to him for her picture ; so did the Queen of Scots, 2 for that well known portrait at Chiswick, which has been engraved by Vertue. Another picture of Elizabeth, in a fantastic habit, something like a Persian, is in the gallery of royal personages at Kensington. 3 Melville 4 1 Verrio quarrelling with Mrs.
Seite 102 - For the portrait of Mr. Garrick in Richard III. 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.
Seite 146 - This is the picture of the Infanta of Spain that was brought over by the Duke of Bucks. ° She was to have married King Charles the First.
Seite 176 - China's the passion of his soul, A cup, a plate, a dish, a bowl Can kindle wishes in his breast, Inflame with joy or break his rest...

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