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Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art

Volume 2

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Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,038 / 230 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.2
LoC Category: N
Downloads: 12,144
Added to site: 2007.04.22 16667
Genres: Non-fiction, Art

the freedom that appears in the handling was entirely effected by a skillful combination of labor and judgment, and a few bold, artful strokes of the pencil to conceal his labor."


The works of Titian, though many of his greatest productions have been destroyed by terrible conflagrations at Venice and Madrid, are numerous, scattered throughout Europe, in all the royal collections, and the most celebrated public galleries, particularly at Venice, Rome, Bologna, Milan, Florence, Vienna, Dresden, Paris, London, and Madrid. The most numerous are portraits, Madonnas, Magdalens, Bacchanals, Venuses, and other mythological subjects, some of which are extremely voluptuous. Two of his grandest and most celebrated works are the Last Supper in the Escurial, and Christ crowned with Thorns at Milan. It is said that the works of Titian, to be appreciated, should be seen at Venice or Madrid, as many claimed to be genuine elsewhere are of very doubtful authenticity. He painted many of his best w

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