The Law Magazine and Law Review, Or, Quarterly Journal of Jurisprudence Volume 8

The Law Magazine and Law Review, Or, Quarterly Journal of Jurisprudence Volume 8

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...is dingy and dirty, and in some places gone altogether. It must sooner or later be determined whether the design shall be repainted or painted out. And a future committee of Benchers, no doubt, will decide this in, a manner perfectly satisfactory to themselves. The stained windows at the east end of the church are by Mr. Willement. In proportion to any admiration which they have excited among " the general," is the injury they have done to the art. And of the multitudes who flocked to see the church, not a few were of course led to suppose that they must be all that windows ought to be, or they would not have been placed there. First, they are ugly; secondly, they are false in principle; and thirdly, they make the east end of the building gloomy and dark. The large centre window seems to be a reduced copy from one of the well-known windows of a cathedral in France. The figures in the medallions, distorted and grotesque, in miserable imitation of old work, are of such a reduced size, that they are not only out of all proportion to the ornament which surrounds them, but the groups themselves are unintelligible. In order to give the windows depth of tone, and save them from a lean and thin effect, it was found necessary after, they had been set up, to load them with coats of oil paint on the outside. The oil, as might have been expected, has been recently acted on by the atmosphere, and, cracking off, left the window spotty. This mischief, we presume, has now been met by a repainting, which operation must be repeated whenever the occasion arises. The window at the south-east corner was added a few years since. It was erected to the memory of a very estimable man and excellent lawyer, Frederic Robinson, by some of his many friends and admirers. We...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662784
  • 9781236662781