Annals of the Artists of Spain, Volumen 2

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Página 613 - And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning.
Página 612 - And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
Página 863 - ... human misery and exemplify her devotion to her master. The old hag, whose brown, scraggy neck and lean arms enhance by contrast the delicate beauty of the saint, alone seems to have leisure or inclination to repay her with a look of grateful admiration. The distant alcove in which the table is spread, with its arches and Doric pillars, forms a graceful background, displaying the purity of Murillo's architectural taste.
Página 829 - Thursdays two centuries ago, when the unknown youth stood there amongst gipsies, muleteers, and mendicant friars, selling for a few reals those productions of his early pencil, for which royal collectors are now ready to contend. Few painters are now to be found there, the demand for religious daubs having declined, both in the Feria of Seville, and in the streets of Santiago at Valladolid, and the Catalans at Naples,2 once flourishing marts for wares of that kind.
Página 598 - Haeredis. 8vo, Romae, 1624. With portrait of Mary. De Vega (Lope) Corona Tragica: vida y muerte de la Serenissima Reyna de Escocia Maria Estuarda.
Página 554 - ELDER, to distinguish him from his nephew of the same name, was born in AD 23, either at Verona or Comum in the north of Italy — it is uncertain which, — and filled various public offices, among others that of procurator in Spain, which he held during the last years of the reign of Nero. After the accession of Vespasian he became the intimate friend of...
Página 687 - Y el famoso español que no hablaba por dar su voz al lienzo que pintaba ; y por ti el gran Velázquez ha podido, diestro cuanto ingenioso, ansí animar lo hermoso, ansi dar a lo mórbido sentido con las manchas distantes que son verdad en él, no semejantes, si los afectos pinta ; y de la tabla leve huye bulto la tinta, desmentido de la mano el relieve.
Página 665 - Although no longer young, he was distinguished, even in that proud assemblage, by his fine person and tasteful attire. Over a dress richly laced with silver, he wore the usual Castilian ruff and a short cloak embroidered with the red cross of Santiago ; the badge of the order, sparkling with brilliants, was suspended from his neck by a gold chain ; and the scabbard and hilt of his sword were of silver, exquisitely chased, and of Italian workmanship.
Página 904 - Alcala gallery, or, at second hand, from Italian pictures. Athenian sculpture of the age of Pericles therefore had, directly at least, no more to do with the formation of his taste, than the Mexican painting of the age of Montezuma. All his ideas were of home growth ; his mode of expression was purely national and Spanish ; his model, nature as it existed in and around Seville.
Página 848 - Praised be the most Holy Sacrament and the pure Conception of Our Lady." Conversation was not allowed unless pertaining to the work in hand. There was a fine for talking upon outside subjects, and upon profanity and vulgarity in manners. This was a na'ive and rather refreshing standard for an art school ! Murillo was fortunate in having attracted the attention and respect...

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