mountto the two pair of stairs; and then, unless despatched to the mansion-house in the country, 1 or crowded into the housekeeper's room, they perish among the lumber of garrets, orflutter into rags before a broker's shop at the Seven Dials. Such already has been the fate of some of those deathless beauties, who Pope promised his friend should 2
"Bloom in his colours for a thousand years."
And such, I doubt, will be the precipitate catastrophe of the works of many more who babble of Titian and Vandyck, yet only imitate Giordano, whose hasty and rapacious pencil deservedly acquired him the disgraceful title of Luca fa presto. 3
was undoubtedly one of the best English painters of a head that had appeared in this country. There is strength, roundness, and boldness in his colouring; but his men want____________________
When it had been remarked to Sir Joshua Reynolds that pictures by Jervas, although so much celebrated in his time, were very rarely seen, he answered briskly, "Because they are all up in the garret." Northeote.—D.
"A portrait of Henrietta Hobart, Countess of Suffolk," bought by the Earl of Buckinghamshire for 17 guineas;
"A three-quarter length of Catherine, eldest daughter of Sir John Shorter, of
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Publication information: Book title: Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists. Volume: 2. Contributors: Horace Walpole - Author. Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1888. Page number: 273.
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