The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors and Architects. 2. Ed Volume 1

The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors and Architects. 2. Ed Volume 1

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... that the profiigate Churchill has been commended for the cowardly rancour with which he thus insulted one so far superior to himself in worth as well as in genius. Hogarth left Chiswick on the 25th of October, 1764, and returned to his residence in Leicester Square. He was very weak, yet exceedingly cheerful; for as the decline of his health was slow he experienced no violent attacks--nature was silently giving way; his understanding continued clear, he had full possession of his mental faculties, but wanted the vigour to_ exert them. With the nature of his disorder no physician seems to have made himself acquainted; nor is there any account of who attended him; yet we must not suppose that he was without the benefit of medical advice, or that he had no faith in physic. Next day, having received an agreeable letter from Dr. Franklin, he rough-wrote an answer, and finding himself exhausted, retired to bed. He had lain but a short while when he was seized with a vomiting, and, starting up, rung the bell with such violence that he broke it in pieces. Mary Lewis, a worthy and affectionate relative, came and supported him in her arms till, after two hours' suffering, he expired, from a sufibsion of blood among the arteries of the heart. Hogarth was buried without any ostentation in the churchyard of Chiswick; Where a monument, with the family arms, was erected to his memory, and inscribed with the following words: --" Here lieth the body of William Hogarth, Esq., who died October the 26th, 1764, aged 67 years." A mask, a laurel wreath, a palette, pencils and book, inscribed Analysis of Beauty, are carved on one side of the monument, with some verses by Garrick. voL. r. N The tombstone of a man so original and eminent more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123686851X
  • 9781236868510