A handbook to the public galleries of art in and near London: with catalogues of the pictures, accompanied by critical, historical, and biographical notices, and copious indexes to facilitate reference

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Seite 471 - And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven : and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it...
Seite 361 - She was a Goddess of the infant world ; By her in stature the tall Amazon Had stood a pigmy's height : she would have ta'en Achilles by the hair and bent his neck ; Or with a finger stay'd Ixion's wheel.
Seite 484 - Peace to his soul, if God's good pleasure be. Lord cardinal, if thou think'st on heaven's bliss, Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope. — He dies, and makes no sign.
Seite 391 - Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
Seite 391 - Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things ? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein...
Seite 396 - Not to speak it profanely, they are a sort of a revelation of the subjects of which they treat ; there is an ease and freedom of manner about them which brings preternatural characters and situations home to us with the familiarity of every-day occurrences ; and while the figures fill, raise, and satisfy the mind, they seem to have cost the painter nothing.
Seite 391 - A painter is allowed sometimes to depart even from natural and historical truth. Thus, in the cartoon of the Draught of Fishes, Raphael has made a boat too little to hold the figures he has placed in it; and this is so visible that some are apt to triumph over that great man, as having nodded on that occasion...
Seite 406 - My only hope was in this goodly tree, Which I did plant in love, bring up in care ; But all in vaine, for now to late I see The shales be mine, the kernels others are. My musique may be plaintes, my physique teares, If this be all the fruite my love-tree beares.
Seite 387 - This is in some measure the secret of Raphael's success. Most painters, in studying an attitude, puzzle themselves to find out what will be picturesque and what will be fine, and never discover it. Raphael only thought how a person would stand or fall under such or such circumstances, and the picturesque and the fine followed as matters of course.
Seite 543 - Persons desirous of obtaining admission to the Museum can apply either to a Trustee, by letter to the Curator, or personally at the Museum, a day or two before they desire to visit it ; in the latter case, the applicant is expected to leave a card containing the name and address of the party desiring admission, and the number of persons proposed to be introduced, or the same can be entered in a book kept for the purpose in the...

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