Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists, Volume 1

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Chatto and Windus, 1876 - Artists
 

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Page 85 - Imitations of Original Drawings, by Hans Holbein, in the Collection of His Majesty, for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII., with Biographical Tracts [by Edmund Lodge], published by John Chamberlaine Printed by W.
Page 151 - Age, as we were told, very Majestic; her Face oblong, fair, but wrinkled; her Eyes small, yet black and pleasant; her Nose a little hooked; her Lips narrow; and her Teeth black (a Defect the English seem subject to, from their too great Use of Sugar); she had in her Ears two Pearls, with very rich Drops; she wore false Hair, and that red...
Page 217 - Buckingham, who resided at Burleigh on the Hill. Soon after the marriage of Charles I. the King and Queen being entertained at Burleigh, little Jeffery was served up to table in a cold pye, and presented by the Duchess to the Queen, who kept him as her dwarf. From seven years of age 'till thirty he never grew taller ; but after thirty he shot up to three feet nine inches, and there fixed.
Page 151 - ... next came the Queen, in the sixty-fifth year of her age, as we were told, very majestic ; her face oblong, fair but wrinkled ; • her eyes small, yet black and pleasant, her nose a little hooked ; her lips narrow, and her teeth black...
Page 217 - Jeffreidos,' on a battle between him and a turkey cock ; and in 1638 was published a very small book, called
Page 283 - Trinity upon them, shall be forthwith burnt. Ordered, that all such pictures there as have the representation of the Virgin Mary upon them, shall be forthwith burnt.
Page 118 - It is difficult for the noblest Grecian temple to convey half so many impressions to the mind as a cathedral does of the best Gothic taste — a proof of skill in the architects and of address in the priests who erected them. The latter exhausted their knowledge of the passions in composing edifices whose pomp, mechanism, vaults, tombs, painted windows, gloom and perspectives infused such sensations of romantic devotion ; and they were happy in finding artists capable of executing such machinery.
Page 47 - ... yellow, her face round and full, her eye gray, delicate harmony being betwixt each part's proportion, and each proportion's colour ; her body fat, white, and smooth ; her countenance cheerful, and like to her condition.
Page 47 - Her stature was meane, her haire of a dark yellow, her face round and full, her eye gray, delicate harmony being betwixt each part's proportion, and each proportion's colour, her body fat, white, and smooth, her countenance cheerfull and like to her condition.
Page 264 - A Catalogue and Description of King Charles the First's Capital Collection of Pictures, Limnings, Statues, Bronzes, Medals and other curiosities; now first published from an original Manuscript in the Ashmolean Musaeum at Oxford.

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