VISITS AND SKETCHES AT HOME AND ABROAD VOLUME I [NOOK Book]

VISITS AND SKETCHES AT HOME AND ABROAD VOLUME I

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Overview

I. A Scene in a Steam Boat 4
A Singular Character 20
Gallery at Ghent 25
The Prince of Orange's Pictures 27
A Female Gambler 38
Cologne--the Medusa 44
Professor Walraf 51
Schlegel and Madame de Staël 55
Story of Archbishop Gerard 64
Heidelberg--Elizabeth Stuart 68
An English Fanner's idea of the Picturesque 85


II. Frankfort 88
The Theatre, Madame Haitzinger 92
The Versorgung Haus 98
The Städel Museum 103
Dannecker, Memoir of his Life and Works 106
German Sculpture--Rauch, Tieck, Schwanthaler 147


III. Goethe and his daughter-in-law 160
The German Women 167
German Authoresses 177
German Domestic Life and Manners 187
German Coquetterie and German Romance 199
The Story of a Devoted Sister 205

SKETCHES OF ART, LITERATURE, AND CHARACTER,
PART II.

_Memoranda at Munich, Nuremberg, and Dresden._


I. MUNICH 241

The Theatre--representation of "Egmont" 245
Leo von Klenze 250
The Glyptothek--its general arrangement--Egina
Marbles--Account of the Frescos of Cornelius--Canova's
Paris and Thorwaldson's Adonis 252-273
The Opera at Munich, the Kapel Meister Stuntz 274
The Poems of the King of Bavaria 279
A public day at the New Palace 281
Thoughts on Female Singers--Their condition and destiny 284
The Munich Gallery--Thoughts on Pictures--their moral
influence 287
Rubens and the Flemish Masters 295
The Gallery of Schleissheim 304
The Boisserée Gallery--The old German School of Painting--Its
Effects on the Modern German School of Art 304
Representation of the Braut von Messina 310
The Hofgarten at Munich 313
The King's passion for Building 316




THE AUTHOR TO THE READER.


It seems a foolish thing to send into the world a book requiring
a preface of apologies; and yet more absurd, to presume that any
deprecation on the part of the author could possibly win indulgence
for what should be in itself worthless.

For this reason, and with a very deep feeling of the kindness I have
already experienced from the public, I should now abandon these little
volumes to their destiny without one word of preface or remark, but
that a certain portion of their contents seems to require a little
explanation.

It was the wish and request of my friends, many months ago, that I
should collect various literary trifles which were scattered about in
print or in manuscript, and allow them to be published together. My
departure for the continent set aside this intention for the time.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013030176
  • Publisher: SAP
  • Publication date: 8/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 158 KB

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