Now, in more doubtful and more hopeful days, it is almost impossible to repicture what was, for those who understood, the gigantic finality of the first German strides.
The ruins of the baths of Titus, Caracalla, and Diocletian in Rome show that they were decorated with prodigal magnificence, and with everything that could excite the passions,--pictures, statues, ornaments, and mirrors.
The old gentleman, for he was old, made so pretty a picture, framed as he was in the arched doorway, and set off by a natural background of varying shades of green, that his general appearance is worth sketching as he stood.
Q.M.S. met my approach with a smile that re-minded me vaguely of picture- postcards I had seen.
"All your little animals are in one picture-- One I've had before me since a year ago to-night; And the picture where they live will be of you, Jane Wayland, Till you find a way to kill them or to keep them out of sight."--
But the picture---- She had turned from the easel to her desk, and was fumbling with papers there, her back turned to him.
To me she is a doctrine, and a picture:-- I cannot live on dreams.
~A Picture.~ On spinet old, Clarissa plays The melodies of by-gone days.
What beauty there is in the lines entitled "The Charmed Picture":-- "Sweet face, that o'er my childhood shone, Whence is thy power of change, Thus ever shadowing back my own, The rapid and the strange?
And if we turn from the new method by which he would advance all knowledge, and on which his fame as a philosopher chiefly rests,--that method which has led to discoveries that even Bacon never dreamed of, not thinking of the fruit he was to bestow, but only the way to secure it,--even as a great inventor thinks more of his invention than of the money he himself may reap from it, as a work of creation to benefit the world rather than his own family, and in the work of which his mind revels in a sort of intoxicated delight, like a true poet when he constructs his lines, or a great artist when he paints his picture,--a pure subjective joy, not an anticipated gain;--if we turn from this "method" to most of his other writings, what do we find?
There's picture-'alls in 'Ammersmith to suit them mates o' mine; There's beer and 'addock suppers and cigars; But I guess I'd sooner slog it where there's jest the scent o' pine And over'ead an 'eap o' little stars; The lights o' Charin' Cross and Piccadilly, I'd swop 'em for the silver of the streams, When the summer moon is lit and the bats begin to flit And the dark earth dreams.
He was not painting, now, with full brush and swift sure strokes,--as had been his way when building up his picture,--but worked with occasional deft touches here and there; drawing back from the canvas often, to study it intently, his eyes glancing swiftly from the picture to the sitter's face and back again to the portrait; then stepping forward quickly, ready brush in hand; to withdraw an instant later for another long and searching study.
Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) was for six years at work upon this picture--"Christ's Entry into Jerusalem"--which was exhibited at the Egyptian Hall in 1820.
This is probably the same person named Fernan Alvares on a former occasion.--E. It is added by De Barros, that three Abexijs, or Abyssinians, from the territory of Preste Joano, came on board the fleet, along with the Moors who brought provisions; and, seeing the image of the angel Gabriel painted on the ship of that name, and being accustomed to such representations of angels in their own country, they made their adorations to this holy picture.--Clarke.
In St. Paul's Cathedral there stands a monument representing a man with a key in his right hand and a scroll in his left, whilst on the pedestal from which he looks down are pictured relics of the prison life of the past.
Abstract political ideas, purely intellectual phenomena, have found their annalists, as well as executive enterprise; events have been analyzed, as well as described,--characters discussed, as well as pictured,--the elements of society laid bare with as much zeal and scrutiny as its development has been traced and delineated.
The gift should always be a dear reminder of the giver; a picture,--Evangeline or Beatrice; something you have both of you loved to look at, or would love to.
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Hardly more than three or four figures are to be made out; the rest were moving, and left no images in this slow, old-fashioned picture,--how unlike the miraculous "instantaneous" Broadway of Mr. Anthony we were looking at a little while ago!
But the picture.--In the midst of a stormy sea, on which night seemed fast settling down, a helmless, mastless, sailless bark lay weltering giddily, and in it sat a man in the full flower of vigorous manhood.
"I have seen that that picture,"--indicating the one I have last described,--"attracted your attention, and that you were prevented from questioning me about it only by delicacy.
Behold the picture!--Is it like?--Like whom?"--Cowper.
* * * * * That picture,--it was the first and last he painted in California.
For three years now"--he half-shut his eyes and moved his arm in front of him as though he were putting in the broad first lines of a picture--"I've seen that girl there back of my bar--shining and good and fine--not the sort of a girl a man'd be lookin' for, mind you, just not that!
He saw it,--more than saw it,--we knew, as we noted the scream swelling in his throat, yet dying away into an inarticulate breath ere it passed the blue and shaken lips,--he saw it, and those eyes of his, large enough in their wont, waxed larger still, wilder, madder with desperate affright, till every one of us, save the absorbed reader, recognized in them the nightmare horror of the picture,--knew that in Macbeth Clarian had drawn his own portrait!
After we had taken tea,--that is to say, after we had drawn around the ironing-board put on two chairs in the front entry, made the cocoa in a tin dipper, stirred it with a fork, and cut the bread with a jack-knife,--after the baby was fairly off to bed in a champagne-basket, and Tip disposed of, his mother only knew where, we coaxed a consumptive fire into the parlor grate, and sat down before it in the carpetless, pictureless, curtainless, blank, bare, soapy room.
Yes, I remember; it was a very pretty picture,--mamma put it up in the nursery.
Lovingly, he then drew me to his side, saying, "Never mind, mein Schatz (my treasure); let grandma and Georgia keep this, and when that pictureman comes back, grandpa will sit for his picture, and thou shalt stand at his knee.
Many a blessed hour shall I have over this picture,--many a hymn shall I sing as my work goes on.
I had never seen such a picture,--nor have I ever looked upon another such.
The poet indicates only that amount of concreteness which is necessary for the clearness of the picture,---only the height and firmness of the tower and the brightness of the sun in eclipse.
All right, then go and find Mother's picture--"Papa!"--Mind!
The admiration in which these pictures are held, is an incontestable indication of the state of art in the country.
"Only the rocking-chair and the couch and that little chair you're in and the oil heater and the pictures--" She ran her troubled eyes over the things enumerated, as if fearing to forget some of her few remaining possessions.
Sterling's account of this Polytechnic gala still remains,--in three Letters to his Father, which, omitting the extraneous portions, I will give in one,--as a piece worth reading among those still-life pictures:-- "To Edward Sterling, Esq.,
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Days and weeks passed away, and the good people of Thorndean, notwithstanding all their surmises and inquiries, were no wiser regarding their new visitor; all they could learn was, that she was the widow of a young officer, who was one of the first that fell when Britain interfered with the French Revolution; and the mother and her child became known in the village by the designation of "Mrs. Douglas's twa pictures!"--an appellation bestowed on them in reference to their beauty.
"I have told mamma about her, and I brought her in one afternoon to see the pictures,--she's very fond of pictures,--and mamma asked her to stay to luncheon, but she couldn't."
Others beside ourselves have had pictures;-and this child knows its own better than you."
And we and our kind--we pretend to believe--in such damned parasites,--and exalt them and what we--call their art,--and keep them in luxury, and buy their pictures;--because they prostitute--their talents to gratify our vanity.
The walls of the room in which he is just now lounging have their crimson and gold almost covered with pictures,--copies of rare Murillos and Raphaels, and an original head of a boy, by Greuze, with the lips as fresh as they were a hundred years ago.
On his right, concealed from view by the Aedes Divi Julii and the Forum Romanum, was that magnificent series of edifices extending from the Temple of Peace to the Temple of Trajan, including the Basilica Pauli, the Forum Julii, the Forum Augusti, the Forum Trajani, the Basilica Ulpia,--a space more than three thousand feet in length, and six hundred in breadth, almost entirely surrounded by porticos and colonnades, and filled with statues and pictures,--displaying on the whole probably the grandest series of public buildings clustered together ever erected, especially if we include the Forum Romanum and the various temples and basilicas which connected the whole,--a forest of marble pillars and statues.
Peter's.-- Chiesa Nuova.--Painting at the Vatican.--Beggar monks.--Festa of the Annunciation.--Soiree at Palazzo Sunbaldi.--Passion Sunday.--Horace Vernet.--Lying in state of a cardinal.--Miserere at Sistine Chapel.-- Holy Thursday at St. Peter's.--Third cardinal dies.--Meets Thorwaldsen at Signor Persianis's.--Manners of English, French, and Americans.--Landi's pictures.--Funeral of a young girl.--Trip to Tivoli, Subiaco.--Procession of the Corpus Domini.--Disagreeable experience CHAPTER XVII JUNE 17, 1830--FEBRUARY 2, 1831 Working hard.--Trip to Genzano.--Lake of Nemi.--Beggars.--Curious festival of flowers at Genzano.--Night on the Campagna.--Heat in Rome.-- Illumination of St. Peter's.--St.
Indeed, almost everything advertised is accompanied by its picture,--ships, houses, bonnets, boots, leeches, oysters, and so forth.
Carlyle is full of genius; and this is evidenced not only by the fine aroma of his language, but by the depths of his insight, his wondrous historical pictures,--living cartoons of persons, events, and epochs, which he paints often in single sentences,--and the rich mosaic of truths with which every page of his writings is inlaid.
For what are shape and colours else but pictures?"--Mason in Malone's Shak.
The face of my friend with the great Venetian name was like one of Giorgione's pictures,--of that soft and mellow colorlessness that recalls the poet's line,-- "E smarrisce 'l bel volto in quel colore Che non e pallidezza, ma candore,"-- or the Englishman's version of the same thought,-- "Her face,--oh, call it fair, not pale!"
And you have brought your pictures;--oh, I know you have so many pretty things to show me!"
In some of these my wife assisted me, and also drew pictures.--On Nov. 15th the Grace for paying me L198.