Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792 Volume 3

Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792 Volume 3

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...Thus again, we recommend to paint soft and tender tomake a harmony and union _ of colouring; and for this end, that all the shadows shall be nearly of the same-colour. The reason of these precepts being at all enforced, proceeds from the disposition which Artists have to paint harder than ' Nature, to make the outline more cutting against the ground, and to have less har. mony and union than is found in Nature, preserving the same brightness of colour in the shadows as are seen in the lights: both these false manners of representing Nature NOTE LVII. Vnasn 772. Whence Art, by practice, to perfection soars. After this the Poet says, that he passes over in silence many things which will be more amply treated in his Commentary. " Multa supersileo quae Commentaria dicent." But as he never lived to write that Commentary, his translator has taken the liberty to pass over this line in silence also. NOTE LVIII. VERSE 776. What time the pride of Bourbon urg'd his way, &c. Du Piles, and after him Dryden, call this hero Louis XIII., but the later French Editor, whom I have before quoted, will needs have him to be the XIV. His note is as follows: " At the accession of Louis XIV. Du Fresnoy had been ten years at Rome, therefore the' epoch, marked by the Poet, falls probably upon the first years of that Prince; that is to say, upon the years 1643 or 1644. The thunders which he darts on the Alps, allude to the successes of our arms in the Milanese and in Piedmont: and the Alcides, who is born again in France for the defence of his country, is the conqueror of Rocroy, the young Duke of Anguien, afterwards called Le Grand Conde." I am apt to suspect that all this fine criticism is false, though I do not think...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843363
  • 9781236843364