The Living Age Volume 221

The Living Age Volume 221

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...said M. Vivace, apologetically, to his countrymen. "but they think all the more." At the end of a week, Van de Vrede took his place on the beach, a little apart from the others. and began to paint. As soon as he was well under way M. Vivace made his appearance. "Will you allow me?" he asked. intend to "Certainly, if you wish," replied the Dutch artist, and the critic approached. "Ah, this is highly interesting. You have your paints in skins instead of tubes, according to the custom of the olden times. How original!" "I am accustomed to it, and what one is accustomed to--" "I understand perfectly. May I inquire what your specialty is?" "The sea," was the laconic reply. "Yes, I know. What I meant was. do you paint storm or calm, the coast or the open sea. vessels in a gale or-" "Hitherto I have succeeded with one as well as the other. At present, as you probably observe, I am painting:1 portion of the coast, with the sea in gentle motion, precisely as it has appeared during the past few days." "May I ask if this is a commission?" "It is not. I have thought of exhibiting the picture at next year's salon, but as I cannot well be in Paris at the time I shall ask you to do me the favor to see to the proper announcements and placing." "I should be most happy. but---" "Your trouble shall not be in vain. I am rich, and if there is anything I can do for you--" The stranger had so superior an air that M. Vivace promptly decided that he must have both influence and the habit of using it. He therefore hastened to interpose: "My dear M. Van de Vrede, I beg of you not to speak so. I have always been...show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688518X
  • 9781236885180