Sketches of Hull Authors

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byReginald Walter Corlass

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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.1879 Excerpt: ... tical views had, however, by this time become somewhat modified; for, although he still maintained the rights of the people, he questioned the propriety of the immediate application of his principles to society as it then existed. He did not think society would be benefited by universal suffrage, so he laboured for the education of the adult population. Through his liberality in giving credit, business in Sheffield proved but unsuccessful, and in 1854 he commenced landscape painting. His efforts in this direction have been praised as vigorous and true to nature, though some, perhaps, would not satisfy a " conventional" art critic. His principal works are in the gallery of his friend and patron, Mr. Alderman John Guest, F.S.A., of Rotherham. These paintings in oil and water colours include a view of Rotherham Church, said, in some respects, to equal Prout, and considered his best effort; a pair of pictures representing " The Loxley," before and after the Sheffield flood; "The Bracken Gatherers, Sherwood Forest;" "Norham Castle," and several others. Through Mr. Guest's kindness, Thomson found opportunity for visiting the London exhibitions, and also some of thosfc spots in various parts of the country where may be found the scenery so attractive to the artist. On the first occasion of his visit to the lake district he actually fainted away in the bottom of the boat, overpowered by the grandeur of the scene. On another and subsequent visit, in company with Spencer Hall and Mr. Guest, he was struck, on opening his eyes in the morning, to find his room pervaded by a beautiful and unusual light. Hastening to the window, he saw a magnificent rainbow spanning the lake, and he was so enraptured with the sight that Mr. Guest says that he behaved at breakfast like som...

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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.1879 Excerpt: ... tical views had, however, by this time become somewhat modified; for, although he still maintained the rights of the people, he ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217793509

ISBN - 13:9780217793506

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