Sir Joshua Reynolds

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byMoses Foster Sweetser

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Pictures of Children.--Beattie.--Gainsborough.--Goldsmith.--The American War.--Romney.--Northcote's Memories.--The Johnsonians. Among the patrons of 1773 were the Dukes of Cumberland, Buccleuch, Grafton, and Rutland; the Duchess of Cumberland; Lords Graham, Romney, Cathcart, Sandys, Runeham, Carysfort, Bellamont, Bute, and Ferrers; the Bishop of Bristol; and the Dean of Deny. Lady Cockburn was portrayed as Cornelia, in the ripeness of her matronly beauty, playing with her three children,--a charming and richly-colored group which was hailed by the Academicians with loud applause. Another picture of this date is a half-length of the fair Swiss artist, Angelica Kauffman, with whom it has been believed that the master was in love. Miss Thackeray's novel of " Miss Angel" is founded upon this supposition, and numbers among its characters Sir Joshua, Dr. Johnson, and the valet who swindled Angelica into a soon discarded marriage-bond. 'COUNT UGOLINO: 85 In May the three beautiful Montgomery sisters were painted as wreathing a term of Hymen with flowers, at the request of the affianced husband of one of them. Other beautiful women were seen at the studio,--the new Duchess of Cumberland, and the fascinating actresses Mrs. Abington and Mrs. Hartley. The Thrales' gallery at Streatham was increased this year by Sir Joshua's new pictures of Johnson, Goldsmith, Burke, Murphy, and Robert Chambers. When the Exhibition was being prepared, Gainsborough and Dance had a quarrel with Reynolds, and refused to send pictures. He endeavored to make up for this secession by exhibiting twelve works of his own, including Mrs. Hartley and her child as 'A Nymph and Bacchus,' 'The Strawberry Girl,' and ' Count Ugolino and his Children in the Dungeon.' The latter was based o...

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Pictures of Children.--Beattie.--Gainsborough.--Goldsmith.--The American War.--Romney.--Northcote's Memories.--The ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217050581

ISBN - 13:9780217050586

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