Masters in Art; A Series of Illustrated Monographs Volume 4

Masters in Art; A Series of Illustrated Monographs Volume 4

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...which a la'dy, assisted by her maid, is engaged in arranging her hair. She wears a jacket of scarlet silk trimmed with white fur, and a skirt of yellow satin upon which the light from the open casement window falls. The picture measures twenty-nine inches wide by thirty-three high, and is painted with the artist's customary care; all the details--the ewer standing on the table, the mirror beside it, in which the lady's face is reflected, the delicate leading of the window-panes, and the pattern of the table-cloth and of the heavy curtain draped across the picture--being rendered with that excessive refinement of finish that characterizes his work. 'THE GROCER'S SHOP1 PLATE VI WHEN Dou abandoned portraiture for the more congenial style of genrepainting, it was such a scene as the one represented in this little picture, now in the Louvre, that he delighted to portray. Here he has painted on a tiny scale, and with miniature-like delicacy, a village grocer's shop. A bunch of carrots, some onions, and an oil-jar are on a ledge in the foreground; a basket of eggs hangs above, and various other articles pertaining to the business are ranged on shelves in the background. The mistress of the shop, intent on her sale, stands behind the counter, weighing in the scales she holds the purchases just made by a young girl whose basket is ready to receive them. An old woman at the girl's side is engaged in counting her money. The panel measures fourteen inches high by ten and a half inches wide, and bears the date 1647. GIRL WITH A FOWL' PLATE VII PROSAIC and trivial though it be in subject, this picture cannot fail to interest, on account of its wonderfully delicate execution and exquisite technical finish. The variegated plumage of the cock, the shining...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571924
  • 9781236571922