Life And Letters Of William Bewick (artist). (volume 2)

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byWilliam Bewick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. Close Of Bewick's Career--His Reputation As An Artist--His Taste For Literature Political Views Advice To A Young Friend His Artistic Activity In The North Of England--Occupation Of His Declining Years His DEATH. We now draw towards the close of a life which was full of vicissitudes. From the period when he left Darlington, almost a fugitive, Bewick had experienced many varieties of fortune, and had at last raised himself to a respectable position as an artist. The man who had acquired the friendship of Scott, Hazlitt, Wordsworth, and others of the more remarkable men of his day, as well as that of many members of his own profession belonging to different parties or coteries, must have possessed talents of a superior order--must have been endowed with virtues which recommended him as a friend. Close Of Bewick's Career. 255 After his return to the North, Bewick, as we have seen from the preceding correspondence, still continued to practise his profession. Although in his early youth he had expressed something like aversion to portrait-painting, he found it necessary, after his return to Darlington, to give way to the wishes of his numerous friends and patrons who were anxious to have their likeness taken by his hand. Darlington and the surrounding country includes a district inhabited by numerous wealthy Quakers, country gentlemen, and retired men of business, and there was scarcely one of these who did not desire to have his portrait taken by one who, they considered, had, by his career, done honour to the North of England. The consequence was that he was kept in constant employment; and the works of this nature by his ready pencil may be counted by the hundred. It must not be supposed, however, that he confined himself entirely to portrait-pa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. Close Of Bewick's Career--His Reputation As An Artist--His Taste For Literature Political Views Advice To A Young ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217504981

ISBN - 13:9780217504980

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