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Meissonier, his life and his art (1897) (14777568075)


Meissonier, his life and his art (1897) (14777568075)



Identifier: meissonierhislif00meis (find matches)
Title: Meissonier, his life and his art
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, 1815-1891 Gréard, Octave, 1828-1904
Publisher: New York : A. C. Armstrong
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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es, per arundineti seniitam ccgre evasit. Not only are the personages described, but the landscape, andthe painter, having such an excellent pretext for not painting thehorses, might certainly have omitted them. Nero halts for a moment at the secret entrance of the Villa ; hedrinks from a pool, taking up the water in the hollow of his hand,another detail with which the painter should have been familiar. The Vision of S. Francis of Assisi. The haggard, eager,intelligent face of S. Francis in this picture is very remarkable. Hisyoung comrade lies sound asleep on the straw, while he has risen andgazes fixedly and passionately at the serene and charming figure ofa youthful shepherd, who enters the shed, bathed in sunshine, andplaying on a pipe. The face of the young friar, the vulgarity of which brings out therefined type of the saint, is excellent. It would be impossible to sleepmore soundly and innocently. The sheep, pressing towards the trough to drink, are well painted. 168 MEISSONIER
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THE FLUTE-PLAYER. (M. Thiérys collection.) The Sergeants Portrait. HARON* SCHKOEDERs COLLECTION.)





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