American paintings: A catalogue of the collection of the by ALBERT TEN EYCK; FELD, STUART P. GARDNER

By ALBERT TEN EYCK; FELD, STUART P. GARDNER

This is often the 1st particular catalogue that has been released of the Museums American work. as a result of measurement of the gathering, simply oil work by way of artists born through 1875—about part the collection—are integrated. runs 3 volumes the current quantity includes the paintings of painters born through 1815.

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A comparison of our painting with a copy of the engraving shows how closely and correctly Copley followed the print, and where he used his own ideas to modify the picture. The sea horses' heads, for instance, look blocky and strange in the painting, but this is the result of his having copied the forms exactly as the engraver showed them. On the other hand, Copley supplied a horizon line and left out one or two touches that were unclear irl John Singleton Copley the engraving. His main contribution, however, was in the color (presumably not indicated on the engraving), which is, even at this early stage, typical of much of his later work.

Bayley, The Life and Works of John Singleton Copley (I9I5), p. 63 I I B. Burroughs, Met. Mus. , xi (1916), p. 21 I/ Met. Mus. , XI (I9I6), p. 76, says it was based on an engraving by McArdell after Reynolds's portrait of Lady Caroline Russell I I W. Salisbury, The Antiquarian, xn (1929), pp. , admires it for its "natural posing of the head and hands" I I Connoisseur, LXXXV ( I93o), p. 397, says it was painted just before Copley left America in 1774 IIT. Bolton and H. L. Binsse, The Antiquarian, xv ( I93o), p.

Seguin, New York (1888-r923). " As the royal painter, West was requested to draw up a list of subjects from the Bible. Religious paintings for churches were frowned on at the time in England, but after receiving clerical approval, West immediately turned to the project; he worked on it sporadically until r8or, when he was discharged by James Wyatt, royal architect and recently appointed president of the Royal Academy. This painting, done in 1794, is a sketch for a stained-glass window intended for the west end of the chapel.

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