A Handbook to the Water Colours, Drawings and Engravings in the Art Treasures Exhibition

A Handbook to the Water Colours, Drawings and Engravings in the Art Treasures Exhibition

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...architecture from central Italy, have singular force and fidelity, and are quite worthy to stand by anything of the same kind by "Werner, who now holds the highest rank for such work among the artists resident in Italy. Mr. Arthur Glennie sends some meritorious drawings of Roman remains (967-969), in contrast with which we may place the humble English bits of common and roadside nature, by "Whimper (947) and "Wichelo (941-945). Among painters of English woodland and hedge-row, the highest place is due to Bennett and Charles Davidson, both comparatively young artists. Bennett has three fine woodland drawings here--one, " Glen Tilt" (596), of peculiar force, both in the drawing of the rocks and water of the rushing river, and in that of the foliage which dips its leaves in the stream. Charles Davidson has consecrated himself to the Surrey hedge-rows, meadows, and cornfields, and never Las their rich greenery been grappled with more honestly. Mr. Davidson, without any evidence of imagination, is an intensely truthful Tenderer of the nature he has set himself to master. His range is evidently narrow, but it is in a class of subject the charms of which we can all feel, from the highest to the humblest. Honour to the artist who has given the best service of his head and his hand to the homely beauty of our hedge-row elms, the golden richness of our harvest fields, the knee-deep green of our meadows, and the yellowing swathes of their new-mown hay. Here are four masterly sketches from nature, by James Holland (825-828); one of trees overhanging a pool (826), of peculiar truth and power. Collingwood Smith and Rowbotham are both liable to the error of display which we have characterised in T. M. Bichardson, but of singular...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600908
  • 9781236600905