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" I should grieve to see Reynolds transfer to heroes and to goddesses, to empty splendour and to airy fiction, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the... "
The Gallery of Portraits:: With Memoirs .... - 23. oldal
1835
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HISTORICAL PORTARAITS

HENRY B. WHEATLEY - 1897
...Reynolds transfer to heroes and goddesses, to empty splendour and to any fiction, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness,...the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead. Every man is always present to himself, and has therefore little need of his own resemblance, nor can...

Historical Portraits: Some Notes on the Painted Portraits of Celebrated ...

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - 1897 - 276 oldal
...Reynolds transfer to heroes and goddesses, to empty splendour and to any fiction, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness,...the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead. Every man is always present to himself, and has therefore little need of his own resemblance, nor can...

Pot-pourri from a Surrey Garden

Maria Theresa Villiers Earle ("Mrs. C. W. Earle, "), Mrs. C. W. Earle - 1897 - 381 oldal
...description of portrait-painting : ' That art which is employed in diffusing friendship, in reviving tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent and continuing the presence of the dead.' Mr. Morris spoke of the fireplace as such an important thing in our climate ; it is so indeed. One...

Longman's Magazine, 32. kötet

Charles James Longman - 1898
...Johnson on miniature art, ' so valuable in diffusing friendship, in reviving tenderness, in awakening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead.' Mr. Foster quotes this beautiful sentence, from I know not which of Johnson's writings, in his delightful...

Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 479 oldal
...splendor and to airy fiction, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in re- 10 viving tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead. Yet in a nation great and opulent there is room, and ought to be patronage, for an art like that of...

Living Forms: Romantics and the Monumental Figure

Bruce Haley - 2003 - 307 oldal
...them, Dr. Johnson had insisted to Reynolds, for "diffusing friendship . . . renewing tenderness . . . quickening the affections of the absent and continuing the presence of the dead." 12 These remarks point up a central paradox about the painted likeness: it depicts a living figure,...
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Bodybuilding: Reforming Masculinities in British Art 1750-1810

Martin Myrone - 2005 - 384 oldal
...splendour and to airy fiction, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in reviving tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead. Yet in a nation great and opulent there is room, and ought to be patronage, for an art like that of...
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Imagining the Gallery: The Social Body of British Romanticism

Christopher Kent Rovee - 2006 - 251 oldal
...generate an affective intensity that is diff1cult to transcend. Samuel Johnson defends their usefulness in "quickening the affections of the absent and continuing the presence of the dead," and yet, for this very reason, portraits can prove vexing to the romantic subject by challenging the...
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Saint George, 8. kötet

John Howard Whitehouse, Richard Warwick Bond, John Bryan Booth - 1905
...transfer to heroes and to goddesses, to empty splendour and to airy fiction, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in renewing tenderness,...absent, and continuing the presence of the dead." Could any words express more fully the value of family portraits ? Johnson could only have said it...

The New Monthly Magazine, 1. kötet

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1814
...splendour and to airy tictiun, that art which is now employed in diffusing friendship, in reviving tenderness, in quickening the affections of the absent, and continuing the presence of the dead." Such are the observations of Johnson, and they are peculiarly applicable to the subject of this memoir,...




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