Famous Pictures Reproduced from Renowned Paintings by the World's Greatest Artists, Selected from the Best and Most Noted Art Galleries of France, England, Italy, the United States and Many Other Countries

Famous Pictures Reproduced from Renowned Paintings by the World's Greatest Artists, Selected from the Best and Most Noted Art Galleries of France, England, Italy, the United States and Many Other Countries

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...where he had Driilling and Picot for masters, and in 1858 the old father had no longer the necessity 't-o assist him. In that year he won the Prix de Rome, and for four years was supported by the French Government while he continued his studies. " Sleep" was his Salon picture for 1880 and was the success of the year. He commenced to win his medals in 1863, and has now taken a full series; he has been an Officer of the Legion of Honor since 1878, in which year he took a first-class medal at the Universal Exposition. A d 0 l p h e Weisz, the painter of "It is I!" is a Hungarian by birth, from Buda, but studied art in Paris under Jalabert. He carried away a medal at the Salon of 1875 and has since repeated his successes. The scene of his picture is a private box of the Paris Opera House on the night of a masked ball. His heroine has been flirt ing away the evening with a gallant of her acquaintance who has not recognized her under her mask. The hour for unmasking has arrived, and she shows her face to him in coquettish mockery at the manner in which she has tricked him. "The Cascade" gives another specimen from the brush of Emile Munier, who represents the sprite of the falling waters bathed in the spray of the stream of which she is the deity. Among the studies which Jacques Wagrez has made of the picturesque life of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, none has been more fruitful than that which he has devoted to the story of Romeo and Juliet. He is an ardent reader of Shakespeare and spent a long time in Italy gathering material for illustration of the play which, of all others, fascinated him most. His "Juliet" is only one of a number of the finished results. Writers who deal with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774825
  • 9781236774828