The History of the Royal Academy of Arts from Its Foundation in 1768 to the Present Time: With Biographical Notices of All the Members, Volume 2

Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1862

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Page 57 - every stile, and stump, and lane in the village : as long as I am able to hold a brush, I shall never cease to paint them."* No.
Page 237 - The advancement of the fine arts and of practical science will be readily recognized by you as worthy of the attention of a great and enlightened nation. I have directed that a comprehensive scheme shall be laid before you, having in view the promotion of these objects, towards which I invite your aid and co-operation.
Page 204 - This magnificent facade, 900 feet in length, is divided into five principal compartments, panelled with tracery, and decorated with rows of statues and shields of arms of the Kings and Queens of England, from the Conquest to the present time.
Page 228 - ... as judge, a great public, for the greater part wholly uneducated in art, and thus led by professional writers, who often strive to impress the public with a great idea of their own artistic knowledge by the merciless manner in which they treat works which cost those who produced them the highest efforts of mind or feeling.
Page 82 - to inquire into the best means of extending a knowledge of the arts, and of the principles of design, among the people (especially the manufacturing population) of the country ; also to inquire into the constitution, management, and effects of institutions connected with the arts.
Page 214 - Dutch landscape painters, are the most splendid proof that the charm of a work of art lies far more in a profound and pure feeling of nature, in the knowledge and masterly use of the means of representation which art supplies, than in the subject.
Page 178 - The Visit of the Queen of Sheba,' 'The Building of the Temple,' 'The Judgment of Daniel,' ' Daniel in the Lions' Den,' and
Page 29 - ... expenses and loss of time. My journey to Rome will be on the same. These appear to be liberal terms, and I am .sure are meant as such by the Prince. The first was of my own proposing, when the question was asked me; but I must still look to the honour I have received, and the good fortune of having been thus distinguished in my profession, as the chief good resulting from it, for many unavoidable circumstances make it of less pecuniary advantage.
Page 16 - I am now advanced in life," he said, " and the time of decay is coming : but, come when it will, I hope to have the good sense not to prolong the contest for fame with younger and, perhaps, abler men. No self-love shall prevent me from retiring, and that cheerfully, to privacy ; and I consider I shall do but an act of justice to others as well as mercy to myself.
Page 228 - The works of art, by being publicly exhibited and offered for sale, are becoming articles of trade, following, as such, the unreasoning laws of markets and fashion ; and public and even private patronage is swayed by their tyrannical influence.

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