A Catalogue Raisonne of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters; In Which Is Included a Short Biographical Notice of the a

A Catalogue Raisonne of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters; In Which Is Included a Short Biographical Notice of the a

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...a picture then in the collection of the Count de Bruhl. 307. Lieven Van Coppenol. This eminent writingmaster is here represented as being about fifty years of age, with the face seen in nearly a front view, looking with an inquiring eye at the spectator; he is also seated, holding a sheet of paper with both hands extended, and between the fingers of the right is a pen. A plain black coif covers his head, and a large cloak conceals the greater part of his black silk vest, which is relieved by a plain white pendent collar. This admirable portrait was painted in Eembrandt's best period, and is one of the very few pictures etched by the artist. It was formerly in the collection of Lucien Buonaparte, and is engraved in his gallery, and also by Surugue. 1 ft. 2 in. by 10 in.--P. (about.) Now in the collection of the Right Hon. Ixird Ashburton. 308. A Gentleman about thirty-five years of age, of a thin and intelligent countenance, seen in a three-quarter view. He has on a small brown cap, from under which descends light curling hair, which falls on his shoulders, and he wears a brown dress. Painted in a free and masterly style. Ift. 11 in. by 1 ft. 9 in.--C. Now in the Palace of the Hermitage, at St. Petersburgh. Worth 150Z. 309 A Warrior, styled "Alexander." This portrait represents a young man of colossal stature, in a profile view, having on a splendid Greek helmet composed of steel, embossed with gold, and decked with a plume of feathers; his armour is also similarly enriched, and a red scarf is suspended over the left shoulder. A large shield conceals the left arm, and the right hand grasps the handle of a spear. Painted with a rich empasto of colour, of uncommon brilliancy. 3 ft. 6 in. bj2ft. 11 in.--C. Now in the Palace of...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
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  • English
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  • 123664171X
  • 9781236641717