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Excerpt from Catalogue of Valuable Pictures by Masters of the Early English, Dutch, Flemish, and French Schools: To Be Sold at Unrestricted Public Sale by Order of Mr. J. D. Ichenhauser
The collection recalls the founder Of the English school in one picture by Hogarth, The Greenroom a reminder Of the interest which the painter, himself so dramatic, maintained in the drama, and an example Of one of his Conversation Pieces, as they were called at the time, in which he introduced many figures, for the most part portraits, in characteristic groups. It also includes specimens of the work of Wilson, Romney, Reynolds and Gainsborough, and by the first-named a rare example Of his art in portraiture, Girl with Bird's Nest, a very sweet study Of a dreamy-eyed, entirely childlike child. His portraits, examples of which are in the Garrick Club and several private collections in England, were mostly executed before his visit to Italy in 1749. Gainsborough's portrait of Lord Dundonald is a good example Of his feeling for delicate tonality; while that of Lady Buller, very choicely reserved in color, has some beautiful passages of painting in the ﬂesh parts, and notably in the hand. In both portraits the nature Of the subject stands out with quiet force, tinctured in the manner Of presentment by the artist's own. Of the two portraits by Sir Joshua in this collection, the Richard Grenville, First Earl Temple, is a most important work: the picture Of a full-sized figure in the robes Of a peer, with the regalia Of the Order Of the Garter, drawn and painted in the artist's most magisterial manner, and in perfect preservation.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (May 14, 2017)
isbn: 1334560145, 978-1334560149,
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