James and William Tassie. A Biographical and Critical Sketch with a Catalogue of Their Portrait Medallions of Modern Personages

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W.G. Patterson, 1894 - 174 páginas
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Página 10 - TRANSACTIONS of the Society instituted at London for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, with the Premiums offered in the year 1783.
Página 32 - John • Anderson, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Glasgow and...
Página 71 - It may be proper in this place to observe, that if gentlemen or ladies choose to have models of themselves, families, or friends, made in wax, or cut in stones of proper sizes for seals, rings, lockets, or bracelets, they may have as many durable copies of those models as they please, either in cameo or intaglio, for any of the above purposes, at a moderate expense; and this nation is at present happy in the possession of several artists of distinguished merit, as engravers and modellers, who are...
Página 39 - Poets) necessary to give him success. The Writer of this Article, in conversing with him repeatedly on the subject, always found him fully persuaded of it. He mentioned many instances in which he had been directed by it ; and even some, in which, after he had laboured in vain to realize his ideas on the wax, he had been able by a sudden flash of imagination, to please himself in the likeness several days after he had last Seen the original.
Página 71 - ... delicacy and precision. If the nobility and gentry should please to encourage this design, they will not only procure to themselves everlasting portraits, but have the pleasure of giving life and vigour to the arts of modelling and engraving. The art of making durable copies, at a small expense, will thus promote the art of making originals, and future ages may view the productions of the age of George III. with the same veneration that we now behold those of Alexander and Augustus.
Página 24 - Raspe, and illustrated with copper plates ; to which is prefixed an introduction on the various uses of this collection, the origin of the art of engraving on hard stones, and the progress of pastes.
Página 65 - LAING, HENRY (Brit.}. Son of the last; was born in London in 1803. At the age of about fourteen he was apprenticed to William Tassie, under whom he acquired a knowledge of drawing and modelling, and imbibed that love for art and archaeology which became the master passion of his life. He remained some eight years with Tassie ; and then entered into partnership 'with Daniel Newton Crouch, a Seal-engraver in London, whose sister he atterwards married. About 1829 he settled in Edinburgh as a Gemengraver...
Página 71 - Britain should please to encourage this design, they will not only procure to themselves everlasting portraits, but have the pleasure of giving life and vigour to the arts of modelling and engraving. The art of making durable copies at a small expense will thus promote the art of making originals, and future ages may view the productions of the age of George III. with the same veneration that we now gaze upon those of Alexander and Augustus...
Página 18 - I have the honour to be, with great Respect, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant FRANCIS GORE Lt.
Página 52 - Descriptive catalogue of devices and mottos in various languages adapted for seals, and formed in composition paste...

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