Handbook to the Prince Consort National Memorial

Handbook to the Prince Consort National Memorial

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...regular features, tall and well proportioned. His forehead, broad and strongly marked: his nose, Roman: his mouth and eye denoted humour and refinement, and the general expression of his face was thoughtful, yet not altogether pleasant. HOGARTH. 44. William Hogarth. English painter: born inLondon, 10 December, 1697, of 0or parents: was apprenticed to Gamble, a silversmith, an coinmenced life as an engraver for silversmiths and booksellers. He married the daughter of Sir James Thornhill in 1730, and then commenced to paint portraits. He soon afterwards adopteda s ecial style, and produced these celebrated series of pictures, " take's Progress," "Marriage a la Mode," " Harlot's Pro ress," &c., which gained him the ' title of " pictorial satirist." e had great technical excellence as a painter; he also engraved many of his own pictures. In 1757 he was appointed principal painter to the King. He died 26 October, 17 64, in Leicester S uare, and was buried at Chiswiek. The terra-cotta bust by Houbiliac, now in the National Portrait Gallery, is the foundation of the present portrait. His well-known dog is shown at his side. REMBRANDT. 45. Rembrandt van Rhyn. Duteh painter: born 15 June, 1606: the son of a miller: studied under Swaneburg, Lastman, Pines, and other masters: settled in Amsterdam in 1630, and passed the greater part of his life there. He painted landscapes, rtraits, and genre subjects: he was a great colourist, an specially remarkable for his profound knowledge of chiaroseuro. The National Gallery contains many pictures by him. His etehings, numbering upwards of 400, are masterpieces of facility and boldness of style. He died at Amsterdam in October, 1669, and was buried...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861256
  • 9781236861252