A Forced March from My Home in Old England, to My Home in the Regiment

A Forced March from My Home in Old England, to My Home in the Regiment

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Virgin Mary was done in his youth. The other rooms contain a few works of Domenichino, Guido (a Crucifixion of St. Peter by him, but which has not half the force of that we saw at Cologne by Rubens) Titian--a St. Sebastian by him: Guercino, Baroche, all but two scriptural. Some by Correggio, Paul Potter, Pietro Perrugino (Raphael's master); and there are some small drawings by Raphael, when young, expressing Faith, Hope, and Charity, each by two children. But now we come without warning into the first of the four Stanze di Raffaello; containing his fine frescoes. Tbis one has the fire in Borgo S. Spirito near the Vatican, all the confusion and hurried scenes of a fire are expressed in a very striking manner, and it need not be said the figures in their different attitudes are drawn with surprising truth: the figure of a man sliding down a wall is a complete anatomical study; the whole might be divided into several large pictures. The room is not sufficiently lighted to my mind, but it would be difficult to alter the window without injuring another fresco over it. "The School of Athens" is a still larger and more complicated painting, containing every one of the ancient Philosophers--"every Philosopher by his posture and gestures, characterises bis doctrines and opinions" according to Mrs. Starke. Whoever took the pains to make them all out must have been Philosophers themselves, and were the only persons capable of doing sufficient justice to Raphael. In the same room is another comprehensive picture, of Poetry, in which all Poets from Homer down to Petrarch are represented, with the Muses in attendance: the face of Laura is said to have been given to Corinna in this picture. Another room has the scene of the High...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628101
  • 9781236628107