Memoirs Of The Life Of William Collins, Esq., R. A. (volume 2); With Selections From His Journals…

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byWilkie Collins

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. 1837 and 1838. Gradual progress towards convalescence at Ischia--Return to Naples--Anecdotes of perseverance in studying Nature through all difficulties--Gradual recovery--Diary at Naples--Letter to Sir David Wilkie--Departure for Rome--Re-commencement of Studies there--Observations on the Painter while at Rome; communicated by Mr. G. Richmond--Letter to Sir David Wilkie, and reply-- Plans for a homeward route--Difficulties about transporting sketches to England--Departure for Florence--Occupations in that city-- Gradual progress through Bologna, Parma, Verona, and Padua, to Venice--Letter from Venice to Sir David Wilkie--Sketching from Nature on the Canals--Anecdotes of Lord Byron's cook, " Beppo" --Studies from pictures, and description of first sight of Tintoretto's "Crucifixion"--Departure from Venice--Inspruck--Saltzburg-- Ten days' stay at Munich--Return to England by the Rhine. At Ischia Mr. Collins remained nearly a month. The warm baths--of which, while there, he daily availed himself--so favourably affected his disorder as to enable him, soon after his arrival, to visit much of the wild scenery of that remarkable volcanic island; at first, by the usual invalid mode of conveyance there, a chaise-a-porteurs, and afterwards, by riding like other tourists, on donkeys provided by the guides. Compared however with his usual active habit of setting forth on foot, to explore the scenery of a new place in his own manner, the plan of seeing Ischia, which he was now obliged to adopt, was so unattractive as to disincline him, at the beginning of November, to make a longer stay there, and he repaired once more to Naples--the cholera having at length worn itself out in that city--eager to take advantage of his increasing strength, to resume, at the first...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. 1837 and 1838. Gradual progress towards convalescence at Ischia--Return to Naples--Anecdotes of perseverance in studying ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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