Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3) eBook

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EGYPTIAN ART.1
ANCIENT THEBES.1
THE TEMPLE OF CARNAC.2
TEMPLE OF LUXOR.2
THE STATUES OF MEMNON.3
HELIOPOLIS.3
MEMPHIS.4
LAKE MOERIS.4
THE COLOSSAL SPHINX.5
THE LABYRINTH OF EGYPT5
THE CATACOMBS OF EGYPT.6
THE PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT.9
PERILOUS ASCENT OF THE PYRAMID OF CEPHREN.13
EGYPTIAN OBELISKS.15
REMOVAL OF AN OBELISK BY FONTANA.16
REMOVAL OF AN OBELISK FROM THEBES TO PARIS.19
CARBURI’S BASE FOR THE EQUESTRIAN STATUE OF PETER THE GREAT.20
COMPARATIVE SKILL OF THE ANCIENTS AND MODERNS IN MECHANICS.22
THE BRITANNIA TUBULAR RAILWAY BRIDGE.22
THE TUBES.23
CONSTRUCTION OF THE TUBES.23
FLOATING OF THE TUBES.24
RAISING THE TUBES25
GLORY OF ANCIENT ROME.27
THE CAPITOL.28
MODERN ROME.29
THE FOUNDATION OF VENICE.34
THEODORIC THE GREAT, AND HIS LOVE OF THE FINE ARTS.35
ARCHIMEDES.37
THE TRIALS OF GENIUS.38
BRUNELLESCHI’S ENTHUSIASM.58
BRUNELLESCHI AND DONATELLO.58
DONATELLO.59
DONATELLO AND THE MERCHANT.60
DONATELLO AND HIS KINSMAN.60
DEATH OF DONATELLO.60
DONATELLO AND MICHAEL ANGELO COMPARED.61
SOFONISBA ANGUISCIOLA’S EARLY DISTINCTION.61
SOFONISBA’S VISIT TO SPAIN.61
SOFONISBA’S MARRIAGES.62
SOFONISBA’S RESIDENCE AT GENOA, AND HER INTERCOURSE WITH VANDYCK.62
CARRIERA ROSALBA.62
ROSALBA’S MODESTY.63
ROSALBA’S KNOWLEDGE OF TEMPERS.63
ELIZABETH SIRANI.63
DEATH OF ELIZABETH SIRANI.64
RACHEL RUYSCH.64
SIR ANTHONY VANDYCK.64
VANDYCK’S VISIT TO ITALY.65
VANDYCK’S RETURN TO ANTWERP.66
VANDYCK’S VISIT TO ENGLAND.66
WILLIAM VAN DE VELDE, THE ELDER.67
VAN DE VELDE AND CHARLES II.68
WILLIAM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER.68
THE YOUNGER VAN DE VELDE’S WORKS.69
NICHOLAS POUSSIN.70
POUSSIN’S FIRST CELEBRITY.70
POUSSIN’S FIRST VISIT TO ROME.70
POUSSIN’S DISTRESS AT ROME.71
POUSSIN’S SUCCESS AT ROME.71
POUSSIN’S INVITATION TO PARIS.72
POUSSIN’S RETURN TO ROME.73
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS’ CRITIQUE ON POUSSIN.73
POUSSIN’S VIEWS OF HIS ART.74
POUSSIN’S WORKS.75
MARINO AND POUSSIN.75
POUSSIN ROMANIZED.75
POUSSIN’S HABITS OF STUDY.76
POUSSIN’S OLD AGE.77
POUSSIN’S LAST WORK AND DEATH.77
POUSSIN’S IDEAS OF PAINTING.77
POUSSIN AND THE NOBLEMAN.78
POUSSIN AND MENGS.78
POUSSIN AND DOMENICHINO.78
POUSSIN AND SALVATOR ROSA.78
POUSSIN, ANGELO, AND RAFFAELLE COMPARED.79
REMBRANDT.80
REMBRANDT’S WORKS.82
REMBRANDT AS AN ENGRAVER.82
ANECDOTE OF SCHWARTS.83
JACQUES CALLOT.83
CALLOT’S PATRIOTISM.84
INGENUITY OF ARTISTS.84
A HINT TO JEWELERS.84
CURIOUS PAINTINGS.85
THE OLDEST OIL PAINTING EXTANT.85
CURIOUS REPRESENTATIONS OF THE HARPIES.85
ADRIAN BROWER.86
BROWER, THE DUKE D’AREMBERG, AND RUBENS.86
DEATH OF BROWER.87
BROWER’S WORKS.87
ROSA DA TIVOLI.87
ROSA DA TIVOLI’S WORKS.88
ROSA DA TIVOLI’S FACILITY OF EXECUTION.88
ROSA DA TIVOLI’S HABITS.88
LUCA CAMBIASO’S FACILITY IN PAINTING.88
CAMBIASO’S WORKS IN SPAIN.89
CAMBIASO’S ARTISTIC MERITS.90
RARITY OF FEMALE PORTRAITS IN SPAIN.90
MURILLO’S PICTURES IN SPANISH AMERICA.91
MURILLO’S “VIRGIN OF THE NAPKIN.”91
ANECDOTE OF AN ALTAR-PIECE BY MURILLO.91
MURILLO AND HIS SLAVE GOMEZ.92
AN ARTIST’S LOVE ROMANCE.92
ESTEBAN MARCH’S STRANGE METHOD OF STUDY.93
MARCH’S ADVENTURE OF THE FISH FRIED IN LINSEED OIL.94
A PAINTER’S REBUKE.94
A PAINTER’S RETORT COURTEOUS.95
ARDEMANS AND BOCANEGRA—­A TRIAL OF SKILL.95
A PAINTER’S ARTIFICE TO “KEEP UP APPEARANCES.”95
A GOOD-NATURED CRITICISM.95
ALONSO CANO AND THE INTENDANT OF THE BISHOP OF MALAGA.96
CANO’S LOVE OF SCULPTURE.96
CASTILLO’S SARCASM ON ALFARO.96
TORRES’ IMITATIONS OF CARAVAGGIO.96
PANTOJA AND THE EAGLE.97
THE PAINTER METHODIUS AND THE KING OF BULGARIA.97
JOHN C. VERMEYEN AND CHARLES V.97
BLAS DE PRADO AND THE EMPEROR OF MOROCCO.97
DON JUAN CARRENO98
CARRENO’S COPY OF TITIAN’S ST. MARGARET.98
CARRENO’S ABSTRACTION OF MIND.98
ANECDOTE OF CESPEDES’ LAST SUPPER.98
ZUCCARO’S COMPLIMENT TO CESPEDES.99
DONA BARBARA MARIA DE HUEVA.99
THE MIRACULOUS PICTURE OF THE VIRGIN.99
THE CHAIR OF ST. PETER.100
THE SAGRO CATINO, OR EMERALD DISH.101
LEGEND OF THE PAINTER-FRIAR, THE DEVIL AND THE VIRGIN.103
GERARD DOUW.105
DOUW’S STYLE.105
DOUW’S METHOD OF PAINTING.106
DOUW’S WORKS.106
ALBERT DURER.107
DURER’S WORKS AS A PAINTER.108
DURER’S WORKS AS AN ENGRAVER.109
DURER’S FAME AND DEATH.110
DURER’S HABITS AND LITERARY WORKS.110
LUDOLPH BACKHUYSEN.111
JOHN BAPTIST WEENIX, THE ELDER.111
WEENIX’S FACILITY OF HAND.111
JOHN BAPTIST WEENIX, THE YOUNGER.112
JAN STEEN.112
JAN STEEN’S WORKS.112
KUGLER’S CRITIQUE ON THE WORKS OF JAN STEEN.113
FROLICS OF MIERIS AND JAN STEEN.113
SIR ANTHONY MORE.114
SIR ANTHONY MORE AND PHILIP II.115
MORE’S SUCCESS AND WORKS.115
PERILOUS ADVENTURE OF A PAINTER.115
ANECDOTE OF JOHN DE MABUSE.116
CAPUGNANO AND LIONELLO SPADA.116
MICHAEL ANGELO DA CARAVAGGIO—­HIS QUARRELSOME DISPOSITION.117
JACOPO AMICONI.117
PAINTING THE DEAD.118
TADDEO ZUCCARO.118
ZUCCARO’S RESENTMENT.118
ROYAL CRITICISM.118
PIETRO DA CORTONA.119
BENVENUTO CELLINI.120
FRACANZANI AND SALVATOR ROSA.120
POPE URBAN VIII.  AND BERNINI.121
EMULATION AND RIVALRY IN THE FINE ARTS.121
THE NOTTE OF CORREGGIO.122
THE DRESDEN GALLERY.123
PAINTING AMONG THE EGYPTIANS.124
PAINTING AMONG THE GREEKS.125
NUMISMATICS.126
RESTORING ANCIENT EDIFICES.129
NAPOLEON’S LOVE OF ART.129
NAPOLEON’S WORKS AT PARIS.130
THE NAPOLEON MEDALS.132
THE ELEPHANT FOUNTAIN.134
INTERESTING DRAWINGS.134
SEVRES CHINA.135
DISMANTLING OF THE LOUVRE.135
REMOVAL OF THE VENETIAN HORSES FROM PARIS.139
REMOVAL OF THE STATUE OF NAPOLEON FROM THE PLACE VENDOME.141
THE MUSEE FRANCAIS AND THE MUSEE ROYAL.142
BOYDELL’S SHAKSPEARE GALLERY.143
BRIEF SKETCH OF A PLAN FOR AN AMERICAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART.144
INDEX.146
FOOTNOTES: 164
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