Watts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...one might expect. The deep full blue of the dress, opened at the neck over a red vest, the gold background, the fineness of lawn wristlets, of the pearls and shimmering bangles, above all, the fluent painting of the hand and of the fair, smooth face, a little heavy-lidded, with full brown eyes, are ...
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Overview

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...one might expect. The deep full blue of the dress, opened at the neck over a red vest, the gold background, the fineness of lawn wristlets, of the pearls and shimmering bangles, above all, the fluent painting of the hand and of the fair, smooth face, a little heavy-lidded, with full brown eyes, are separately able rather than parts of a beautiful whole. "The Hon. Mrs. Percy Wyndham," as already suggested, is the issue of another ideal of beauty, less charmed by a delightful reality than bent to set forth a majestic idea of presence. This portrait, painted about 1867,l must be regarded as the most weighty expression of Mr. Watts's ideal of decorative portraiture. A splendid formality characterises the picture. The panel is sumptuously filled, nothing extravagant nor slight, nothing that hints at chance or whim, intrudes on the enduring array of this portrait. The tall, deep-chested figure, drawn to full and dominant height; the left arm leaning, but not for support, on a marble pedestal, and bent upwards from the elbow to touch the slightly-turned head, steadily contemplative; the right resting fulllength by the side, is supremely disengaged from animated life. The firmly-set head, the broad, deep shoulders are relieved against a thick growth of laurel, fencing the balustraded terrace where the lady stands with an eternity of seclusion. In the lower right-hand corner 1 The date, 1877, given to this picture in the catalogue of the New Gallery exhibition is a mistake. a great red jar holds a mass of magnolias, the warm flushed white of the blossoms bearing out the tempered white of a scarf, twisted and knotted round the bodice of the dress. The colour of the robe, a warm reddish-brown with green shades, is undated. Fashion has no influence over the c...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781143074882
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/2010
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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