The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds; To Which Is Prefixed, a Memoir of the Author with Remarks on His Professional Character, Illustrative of His Principles and Practice Volume . 1

The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds; To Which Is Prefixed, a Memoir of the Author with Remarks on His Professional Character, Illustrative of His Principles and Practice Volume . 1

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... he afterwards painted with greater depth and brilliancy of colour. It may also be suggested, that the first impression which is left on the mind of the spectator by many of Rubens's pictures is generally the most favourable: for when the spirit and enthusiasm of the painter are familiar to us, we are left more at liberty to criticise the works with which we may at first sight have been dazzled, and there are few of the productions of thi- great master which are free from serious imperfections. At this period Sir Joshua composed the elaborate notes with which he has illustrated Mr. Mason's translation of Du Fresnoy's Art of Painting, which, we have already remarked, the author was induced to complete by the offer which Reynolds made of contributing to the work. It was published shortly afterwards. In the exhibition of 1781, Sir Joshua's "Thais," and his splendid composition of "The Death of Dido," drew immense crowds to Somerset House, and excited universal admiration and applause. Every picture, indeed, that he exhibited, appeared to increase his reputation; and though he had already effected so much, he never "While at Antwerp," observes Northcote, "Sir Joshua took particular notice of a young man of the name of De Gree, who had exhibited considerable talent as a painter. His father was a tailor, and he himself had been intended for some clerical office, but having formed a different opinion of his religion than was intended, from the books put into his hands by an Abbe who was his patron, it was discovered that he would not do for a priest, and the Abbe" therefore articled him to Gerrards an artist of Antwerp. Sir Joshua received him on his arrival in England with much kindness, and strongly...
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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504194
  • 9781236504197