The Monthly Illustrator Volume 3, No. 11

The Monthly Illustrator Volume 3, No. 11

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... the inside Of the case and upon the dial, of subjects talien from the Trojan war. The composition and drawing of the fig'-'--g ures and the draperies are equal to that Of FIG. 16. AN EARLY ENGLIsH wavrcn, H1e lJest FI'CHCh p3.lnteI's Of the pel'lod' The coloring is brilliant and harmonious, and the gradations of the flesh tints are of peculiar softness. Another piece of about the same year, signed G. Camod, of Paris, and of equal value with the former, has for its subject scenes from the loves of Anthony and Cleopatra (Fig. ii). H _. 1 Another has upon the back a picture of "Rebecca at the Well. This 1s one of the softest and richest pieces of enamel painting that I have ever se@" The coloring of the flesh is remark able for its purity an., d correctness of shading, and is of a luniinousness sel-dom found in such paintings. These enamels, which were at their best about the middle of the seventeenth century, were popular for a long period, extend-ing to the time of the First Empire, when very fine specimens were still pro-duced, though they had lost much of the broadness of handling and of conscien-tious composition of those of the earlier ' years. An English watch of Eardly ' Norton, of London, has a domestic scene--a mother and two children--which is rather stiff; and a small lady's ' watch of Betems, of Paris, also of the 3-time of Napoleon, has a mythological subject--two female figures at an altar--which is quite conventional. The altar and the urn were great favorites at that time and were to be seen everywhere. i-'ic. I7. crusi: n sILVERI DIDGENEs AND AL3xluflIl EIGHTEENTH CENTURY Besides pictures, there were enamels of asingle color or of several tones, sometimes delicately shaded, or waved or clouded, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989864
  • 9781236989864