The great works of sir David Wilkie, 26 photogr. from engravings of his paintings, with a descriptive account of the pictures and a memoir of the artist by mrs. Charles Heaton, 第 83 巻


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1 ページ - For, don't you mark? we're made so that we love First when we see them painted, things we have passed Perhaps a hundred times nor cared to see; And so they are better, painted — better to us, Which is the same thing. Art was given for that; God uses us to help each other so, 394 Lending our minds out.
54 ページ - I can, but •whether those who are younger, or with far higher attainments and powers, may not in future be required, in the advance and spread of our knowledge, to refer at once to the localities of Scripture events, when the great work is to be essayed of representing Scripture history. Great as the assistance, I might say the inspiration, which the art of painting has derived from the illustration of Christianity, and great as the talent and genius have been this high walk of art has called into...
6 ページ - ... in the same class. Though behind in skill, he, however, surpassed, and that from the first, all his companions in comprehending the character of whatever he was set to draw. It was not enough for him to say ' draw that antique foot, or draw this antique hand ; ' no, he required to know to what statue the foot or the hand belonged ; what was the action, and what the sentiment.
26 ページ - Notwithstanding Paris was filled with all the nations of the earth, the greatest oddity in it was unquestionably David Wilkie. His horrible French, his strange, tottering, feeble, pale look, his carrying about his prints to make bargains with printsellers, his resolute determination never to leave the restaurants till he got all his change right to a centime; his long disputes about sous and demisous with the dame du comptoir ; whilst madame tried to cheat him, and as she pressed her pretty ringed...
11 ページ - I have got acquainted with some of the students, who seem to know a good deal of the cant of criticism, and are very seldom disposed to allow anything merit that is not two hundred years old. I have seen a great many very fine pictures of the old school, which have given me a taste very different from that which I had when I left Edinburgh, and I am now convinced that no picture can possess real merit unless it is a just representation of nature.
23 ページ - I do not know that you should bring any, except the old brass pan for making jelly, and anything else you may consider of value. There is an old Dutch press in one of the closets that my mother got from Mrs. Birrell; what state is that in? If it were not an article of great weight, might not that be brought?
25 ページ - ... admission from a National Guard. At the hour down we walked. I flew up three steps at a time, springing with fury at each remembrance of a fine picture. When I got to the top there was Wilkie, with the coolest deliberation, trotting up at his usual pace. I rated him for his want of feeling. I might just as well have scolded the column. I soon left him at some Jan Steen, while I never stopped until I stood before the Transfiguration.