The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds Volume . 2

The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds Volume . 2

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...is much in shadow, except the face. Le Brun is represented by his picture on a canvass which is placed on an easel; before him lie prints, drawings, port-crayons, and a large gold bust of Alexander. The portraits are equal to the best of Vandyck: but there is a heaviness in This picture is now (1797) in the collection of Mr. Hope, late of Amsterdam.--M. the effect of the picture, which Vandyck never had, and this is its only defect. At AIX-LA-CHAPELLE. (rubens, ) in the church of the Capuchins, is the Adorations of the Shepherds, by Rubens; it appears to be much damaged, but it never was a very striking picture. There is a print of it by. A Shepherdess, not a very poetical one, is making an offering of a hen's egg to the Virgin, having already given three eggs, which lie by the infant Christ, who is sucking the Virgin: neither of them take any notice of the shepherdess; if the Virgin may be said to be looking at any thing, it is at the egg in the woman's hand. A shepherd with his hand to his hat, as if going to pull it off, appears to be well painted; and the ox is admirably well done. St. Francis receiving the stimata, seems likewise to be by Rubens, but is not much to be admired. LIEGE. Lairesse.--In the great church is the Ascension of the Virgin, by Lairasse. Parts of this picture are well painted; but it has no effect upon the whole, from the want of large masses. His manner is not open, and appears too restrained for large pictures. The same defect is observable in pictures of Poussin, where the figures are as large as life, and in those of Vanderwerf. We are creatures of habit, and a painter cannot change his habits suddenly; he cannot, like the fallen angels of Milton, increase or diminish at pleasure. LOUVAIN. Aux Dames Blanches....show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662078X
  • 9781236620781