The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Volume 1

The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: colorists among English painters. This small painting, although but a study for a larger composition, shows Etty's characteristic brilliance of handling and fine feeling for the quality of paint better than many more ambitious and deliberate works. Etty may almost be considered, indeed, as the last painter who inherited the scientific methods of the great tradition of oil painting. He was succeeded by artists who experimented in various directions, but since his day there has been no central and continuous tradition of painter's craftsmanship. An interesting life of the painter was written by Gilchrist, the biographer of William Blake, a book, Carlyle tells us,1 which he read "with unusual satisfaction, a book done in a vigorous, sympathetic, vivacious spirit, and promising me delineation, actual and intelligible, of a man extremely well worth knowing." The picture was bought outof the income of the Rogers fund. I A Roman Triumph, By A. C. H. Vernet (1758-1836).--Against a background of classic buildings passes a pageant of ancient Rome. Victorious Caesar in his gold chariot drawn by prancing white steeds, heralded by centurions, men-atarms and standard-bearers, has just emerged from beneath the triumphal arch to the right of the picture. The painting is the gift of Mr. D. O. Mills. CLASS Armor--Japanese Armor--Chinese Bronzes--Chinese Bronzes--Chinese Bronzes--Japanese Etchings--American Frescoes--Pompeian Furniture, Wood-carvings, Etc Glass--. I Ron--Chinese OBJECT One complete suit, five specimens of accessories, two masks, two saddles... One saddle Eight incense burners, four vases, one kettle, one wine vessel Two ancient temple wine vessels One statuette, one bas-relief, one large jar, one wine vessel, one cup Seventeen...
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534336
  • 9781236534330