Masters in Art: A Series of Illustrated Monographs, Volume 4

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Bates and Guild Company, 1903
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Page 482 - THE blessed damozel leaned out From the gold bar of Heaven ; Her eyes were deeper than the depth Of waters stilled at even ; She had three lilies in her hand, And the stars in her hair were seven.
Page 483 - Then lifting up mine eyes, as the tears came, I saw the Angels, like a rain of manna, In a long flight flying back heavenward; Having a little cloud in front of them, After the which they went and said, 'Hosanna;' And if they had said more, you should have heard. Then Love said, 'Now shall all things be made clear: " 'Come and behold our lady where she lies.
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Page 155 - Raphael, continuing in such unity and concord, that all harsh feelings and evil dispositions became subdued and disappeared at the sight of him ; every vile and base thought departing from the mind before his influence. Such harmony prevailed at no other time than his own. And this happened because all were surpassed by him in friendly courtesy as well as in art ; all confessed the influence of his sweet and gracious nature, which was so replete with excellence, and so perfect in all the charities,...
Page 485 - By one so deep in love, then he, who ne'er From me shall separate• at once my lips All trembling kiss'd. The book and writer both Were love's purveyors. In its leaves that day We read no more.
Page 28 - At present, and the greatest part of the summer, I shall be engaged in painting pictures from the divine lady : I cannot give her any other epithet, for I think her superior to all womankind. I have two pictures to paint of her for the Prince of Wales. She says, she must see you before she leaves England, which will be in the beginning of September. She asked me if you would not write my life ; I told her you had begun it : then, she said, she hoped you...
Page 475 - I think readers will say that, whatever else Dante Rossetti may have been, he was a quick-blooded, downrightspeaking man, with plenty of will and an abundant lack of humbug. People who take an interest in him may depend upon it that the more they learn about him — of an authentic kind — the more will the masculine traits of his character appear in evidence, and the less will room be left for the notion of a pallid and anaemic " aesthete," a candidate for the sunflowers of a Du Maurier design....
Page 435 - ... that painting must be before all things decorative, a thing for the eye, a space of colour on the wall, only more dexterously blent than the marking of its precious stone or the chance interchange of sun and shade upon it — this, to begin and end with — whatever higher matter of thought, or poetry, or religious reverie might play its part therein, between.
Page 334 - Let me see how we can combine in the matter. You will not be able to have an engraving made from so large a canvas. Suppose I paint you a small one of the same subject, of which I will make you a present.
Page 481 - ... respect, Profound simplicity of intellect, And supreme patience. From her mother's knee Faithful and hopeful; wise in charity; Strong in grave peace; in pity circumspect. So held she through her girlhood; as it were An angel-watered lily, that near God Grows and is quiet. Till, one dawn at home She woke in her white bed, and had no fear At all,— yet wept till sunshine, and felt awed: Because the fulness of the time was come. II. These are the symbols. On that cloth of red I...

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