Afterwards Secretary of State under Lord North. A man with a table-cloth, the white cloth hinders the two table-cloths from appearing spots. At one of his halting-places he hired a room in the house of a butcher; and his window being open, he heard his landlord, on the day after his arrival, recommending him to one of his own customers as a great painter from. Among the pictures he painted in Newport Street, a whole-length of the Duchess of Hamilton formerly the beautiful Miss E. The power of the Pelharns had been consolidated by the withdrawal of the Bedford section of the ministry in 1751.
Having triumphed over his English competitors, Reynolds was now to have a short contest with a foreigner. Theophila Reynolds may lot have been living at the time at which we have irrived. Some of the draperies painted black and white, and then oil is scumbled on it, has a rich effect. Mason's Observations on Sir Joshua's Method of Colouring, unpublished Letters of Johnson, Malone, and others; with an Appendix containing a tran- script of Sir Joshua's Account-book. Robert Wood, Under-Secretary of State, Mr. Elizabeth, born 1721, not regis- tered at Plympton, married William Johnson, Esq. Lake alone might produce the carnation required.
His noble scat at Font- hill was burnt in February this year, with pictures and furniture of great value. It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. He sailed from Spithead in the Centurion, on the 25th of April ; but the ship springing both her topmasts, he was obliged to put into Plymouth for 'repairs, and to this accident Reynolds owed one of those many valuable friendships he was destined to form. The dinner hour of Reynolds was four o'clock, and imme- diately after dinner tea was brought in. Nor can I see, that if Mr. I remember very well my own dis- appointment when I first visited the Vatican ; but on confessing my feelings to a brother student, of whose ingenuousness I had a high opinion, he acknowledged that the works of Raphael had the same effect on him ; or rather, that they did not produce the effect which he expected. Pigot lived to be ninety-nine, and was the subject of a celebrated action in 1771, between Lord March plaintiff, and Mr.
But I was influenced by no such idle or foolish affecta- tion. It has been engraved by S. It will be recollected that she had, also, lent half the money that had been paid as the premium on his being bound to Hudson. You may see some of them at Molly's. Englefield, and is not surpassed for force and delicacy, par- ticularly in the admirable management of the reflected lights on the face, and the painting of the books on the table, by any picture of Reynolds's which I know. Only one thing, lest it should be forgot, which your son may be best able to determine, whether Joshua may suffer any prejudice hereafter by being bound for four years which un- doubtedly in itself is preferable , instead of seven ; if so, then I suppose alterations may be made without any additional charge, for Joshua's work will then be worth his diet. Richardson could not have looked for the accom- plishment of his prediction to a painter either of familiar life or of portraits.
Edmond Thomas 2 ; Mr. The original was in the possession of P. Wednesday, the 16th day, I took physic. He wore a black coat, and, according to the fashion of that time, had on a little sword. We are not told, however, that Johnson was offended with this.
Norton and I'yrcs to carry every gentleman they could get hold of to see him; but Barron, arriving here the beginning of the season, and having gi'eat merit in the portrait way, and a good corre- spondence with the gentlemen, got so many jwrtraits to paint as proved no small mortification to the aforesaid gentleman, as well as his helpers. In the originality of his genius Hogarth is not only before Reynolds, but it would be difficult to name the painter of any age or country who is before Hogarth. Craunch, lately in the possession of Miss Clift, at Kingsbridge, Devonshire, the former of which is now at Glynn Lord Vivian's ; of Captain Chaundy, R. Whitsunday, my Mother Theophila Eeynolds was born. The only conspicuous person added this year to the painter's circle was Lord Charlemont, now newly returned from his travels, and already one of the very few enlightened patrons who appreciated the thoroughly English art of Hogarth. Commodore Augustus, Reynolds's intimate friend and old travelling com- panion, shared with Admiral Pococke and Captain Harvey the honours of the naval services which contri- buted so much to the capture.
He was a gasconading spendthrift, and a beau of the flashiest order. But in Garrick Reynolds had to express something far subtler, more impalpable and evanescent than the bold humour of Woodward or the pathetic dignity of Barry. The door of the church pretty architecture; an Altar, by Palma Vecchio, divided into many compartments ; in the middle, Sta. The spaces between these majestic figures are filled with domestic compositions, exquisitely simple, which have an efiect something like that produced by the prose passages which Shakespear so often alternates with his verse. It may be observed, likewise, what portion is strongly relieved, and how much is united with its ground ; for it is necessary that some part though a small one is sufficient should be sharp and cutting against its ground, whether it be light on a dark, or dark on a light ground, in order to give firmness and distinctness to the work ; if, on the other hand, it is relieved on every side, it will appear as if inlaid on its ground. .
This she may have done; but the legend attached to the picture is not confirmed by the pocket-books. Anderson; Lady North- ampton; MissWyld; Mr. There are few of the men most distinguished in our conquests in Africa, North America, and the West Indies, or in the campaigns xmder Prince Ferdinand in Germany, but will be found figuring in the lists for one of these years. This Kichard Eliot, who died in 1748, was not created a Peer. The picture is of interest, not merely as the only portrait of Samuel Reynolds, but as an example of the style of Sir Joshua before 1746, when his father died. This is the only merit I assume to myself from ny ; conduct in that respect.
Premiums were promised at Christmas and Mid- summer : two silver medals for figures, and two for bas-reliefs. He arrived in the Bay of Tetuan on the 13th of Jmu. Murray to take up and complete Mr. Aubyn ; Master Smith; ' Daughter of John Duke of Argylc, fflster of the Countess of Dalkeith lately married to Charles Townshend , and wife of an ill-conditioned husband, Vi8countCoke,who died in 1759. Williams, and that of Hoole, prefixed to his ' Ariosto.