International Studio Volume 20, Nos. 77-80

International Studio Volume 20, Nos. 77-80

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... treatment which we have observed before in the rendering of the temples and of the eyes, deeply sunk in their large orbits. Leaving the artistic merit of the drawings apart, and it is great, there is much to interest in this glance back into a vanished past which held so much that was brilliant and accomplished. Passing up the stairs to Lady Ilchester's sittingroom, we find a small head in oils of Mary Augusta, Lady Holland, and also a portrait of H.R.H. the Due d'Aumale, which suffered in the fire of 1871 and has been partially repainted by the artist. It represents a fair-haired man with moustache and imperial and keen blue eyes. There is also a full-length of Lady Holland in the room in which Addison died, but by far the finest portrait was the one in the Nice straw-hat painted in Florence in 1843, which she left to the King. On the ground floor is the little "Watts Room," where some of the finest works are collected. Here we have the portrait of Antonio Panizzi, political refugee and principal librarian of the British Museum, a replica of the canvas in the National Portrait Gallery. It is difficult to compare two pictures at a distance, especially when in very different conditions and environment. The original at the National Portrait Gallery hangs under a strong top-light, between the portrait of Rossetti, which has the mask of the face in light, pinkish flesh tints, full red lips and red hair; and that of Matthew Arnold, painted more coarsely and in a sombre key. The replica at Holland House is isolated, and is not in a good light. It appears to be on a larger canvas and to be more close in texture and darker and mellower in tone; but this, of course, may be the effect of the difference in lighting. Panizzi is represented...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860632
  • 9781236860637