Memoirs of a Picture: Containing the Adventures of Many Conspicuous Characters and Interspersed with a Variety of Amusing Anecdotes of Several Very Extraordinary Personages Connected with the Arts : Including a Genuine Biographical Sketch of that Celebrated Original and Eccentric Genius, the Late Mr. George Morland ... : to which is Added a Copious Appendix, Embracing Every Interesting Subject Relative to Our Justly Admired English Painter and His Most Valuable Works, Band 3
C. Stower, 1805
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Seite 167 - But then," added the -chevalier, "yourjinst discrimination could never have overlooked the Flemish gout, •evident at the first view of the tout ensemble ; the eye of the picture is evidently suspicious. — None of the divine expression, none of that downy softness in the cast of the draperies — in short, this group of angels are too gross and fleshy for any but a Flemish master to imagine or.
Seite 166 - English student for his native land, the noble possessor of the illegitimate offspring of the divine Guido, took an opportunity of gratifying the Chinese connoisseur and his friends with a view of his masterpiece of art ; and when their admiration was at the highest, took an opportunity of declaring that this wonderful production...
Seite 167 - Avas no more than the copy of its divine original, which the unJ 166 cle of the young artist they saw was in possession of, and who resided in London. Their confusion at this 'relation could only l»e equalled by their unparalleled effrontery which succeeded it soon after their recovery.