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


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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3), by S. Spooner This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3) Author: S. Spooner Release Date: May 12, 2006 [EBook #18383] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ANECDOTES OF PAINTERS *** Produced by Barbara Tozier, Bill Tozier, Janet Blenkinship and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at ANECDOTES OF PAINTERS, ENGRAVERS Sculptors and Architects, AND CURIOSITIES OF ART. BY S. SPOONER, M. D., AUTHOR OF "A BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF THE FINE ARTS." IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. III. NEW YORK: R. WORTHINGTON, PUBLISHER, 770 Broadway. COPYRIGHT, S. SPOONER, 1853. Reëntered, G. B., 1880. CONTENTS. Egyptian Art, Ancient Thebes, The Temple of Carnac, 1 2 5 5 Temple of Luxor, 5 The Statues of Memnon, 6 Heliopolis, 7 Memphis, 8 Lake Moeris, 9 The Colossal Sphinx, 10 The Labyrinth of Egypt, 11 The Catacombs of Egypt, 12 The Pyramids of Egypt, 19 Perilous Ascent of the Pyramid of Cephren, 27 Egyptian Obelisks, 30 Removal of an Obelisk by Fontana, 33 Removal of an Obelisk from Thebes to Paris, 40 Carburi's Base for the Equestrian Statue of Peter the Great, 42 Comparative Skill of the Ancients and Moderns in Mechanics, 45 The Britannia Tubular Railway Bridge, 46 The Tubes, 47 Construction of the Tubes, 49 Floating the Tubes, 50 Raising the Tubes, 52 Glory of Ancient Rome, 57 The Capitol, 59 Modern Rome, 60 The Foundation of Venice, 72 Theodoric the Great, and his Love of the Fine Arts, 73 The Trials of Genius—Filippo Brunelleschi, 80 Brunelleschi's Enthusiasm, 122 Brunelleschi and Donatello, 123 Donatello, 125 Donatello and the Merchant, 126 Donatello and his Kinsmen, 127 Death of Donatello, 128 Donatello and Michael Angelo Compared, 128 Sofonisba Anguisciola's Early Distinction, 129 Sofonisba's Visit to Rome, 130 Sofonisba's Marriages, 131 Sofonisba's Residence at Genoa, and her Intercourse with Vandyck, 132 Carriera Rosalba, 133 Rosalba's Modesty, 133 Rosalba's Knowledge of Tempers, 133 Elizabeth Sirani, 134 Death of Elizabeth Sirani, 135 Rachel Ruysch, 135 Sir Anthony Vandyck, 136 Vandyck's Visit to Italy, 138 Vandyck's Return to Antwerp, 139 Vandyck's Visit to England, 141 William van de Velde the Elder, 143 Van de Velde and Charles II., 144 William van de Velde the Younger, 145 The Younger van de Velde's Works, 146 Nicholas Poussin, 148 Poussin's first Celebrity, 149 Poussin's first Visit to Rome, 150 Poussin's Distress at Rome, 151 Poussin's Success at Rome, 152 Poussin's Invitation to Paris, 153 Poussin's Return to Rome, 154 Sir Joshua Reynolds' Critique on Poussin, 156 Poussin's Views of his Art, 157 Poussin's Works, 158 Marino and Poussin, Poussin Romanized, Poussin's Habits of Study, Poussin's Old Age, Poussin's Last Work and Death, Poussin's Ideas of Painting, Poussin and the Nobleman, Poussin and Mengs, Poussin and Domenichino, Poussin and Salvator Rosa, Poussin, Angelo, and Raffaelle Compared, Rembrandt, Rembrandt's Works, Rembrandt as an Engraver, Anecdote of Schwarts, Jacques Callot, Callot's Patriotism, Ingenuity of Artists, A Hint to Jewelers, Curious Paintings, The Oldest Oil Painting Extant, Curious Representations of the Harpies, Adrian Brower, Brower, the Duke d'Aremberg, and Rubens, Death of Brower, Brower's Works, Rosa da Tivoli, Rosa da Tivoli's Works, Rosa da Tivoli's Facility of Execution, Rosa da Tivoli's Habits, Luca Cambiaso's Facility in Painting, Cambiaso's Works in Spain, Cambiaso's Artistic Merits, Rarity of Female Portraits in Spain, Murillo's Pictures in Spanish America, Murillo's "Virgin of the Napkin," Anecdote of an Altar-Piece by Murillo, Murillo and his slave Gomez, An Artist's Love of Romance, Estéban March's Strange Method of Study, March's Adventure of the Fish, fried in Linseed Oil, A Painter's Rebuke, A Painter's Retort Courteous, Ardemans and Bocanegra—A Trial of Skill, A Painter's Artifice to "Keep up Appearances," A Good Natured Criticism, Alonso Cano and the Intendant of the Bishop of Malaga, Cano's Love of Sculpture, Castillo's Sarcasm on Alfaro, Torres' Imitations of Caravaggio, Pantoja and the Eagle, The Painter Methodius and the King of Bulgaria, John C. Vermeyen and Charles V., Blas de Prado and the Emperor of Morocco, Don Juan Carreño, Carreño's Copy of Titian's St. Margaret, Carreño's Abstraction of Mind, Anecdote of Cespedes' Last Supper, Zuccaro's Compliment to Cespedes, Dona Barbara Maria de Hueva, The Miraculous Picture of the Virgin, The Chair of St. Peter, 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 165 166 166 168 170 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 181 182 183 184 185 185 186 186 187 187 188 190 191 192 193 194 195 195 198 199 200 201 201 202 203 203 204 204 205 205 206 206 207 208 208 209 209 210 210 211 213 The Sagro Catino, or Emerald Dish, The "Painter of Florence," Legend of the Painter-Friar, the Devil, and the Virgin, Gerard Douw, Douw's Style, Douw's Method of Painting, Douw's Works, Albert Durer, Durer's Works as a Painter, Durer's Works as an Engraver, Durer's Fame and Death, Durer's Habits and Literary Works, Ludolph Backhuysen, John Baptist Weenix the Elder, Weenix's Facility of Hand, John Baptist Weenix the Younger, Jan Steen, Jan Steen's Works, Kugler's Critique on the Works of Jan Steen, Frolics of Mieris and Jan Steen, Sir Anthony More, Sir Anthony More and Philip II., More's Success and Works, Perilous Adventure of a Painter, Anecdote of John de Mabuse, Capugnano and Lionello Spada, Michael Angelo Caravaggio—His Quarrelsome Disposition, Jacopo Amiconi, Painting the Dead, Taddeo Zuccaro, Zuccaro's Resentment, Royal Criticism, Pietro da Cortona, "Know Thyself," Benvenuto Cellini, Fracanzani and Salvator Rosa, Pope Urban VIII. and Bernini, Emulation and Rivalry in the Fine Arts, The Nótte of Correggio, The Dresden Gallery, Painting among the Egyptians, Painting among the Greeks, Numismatics, Restoring Ancient Edifices, Napoleon's Love of Art, Napoleon's Works at Paris, The Napoleon Medals, The Elephant Fountain, Interesting Drawing, Sévre China, Dismantling of the Louvre, Removal of the Venetian Horses from Paris, Removal of the Statue of Napoleon from the Place Vendôme, The Musée Français and the Musée Royal, Boydell's Shakspeare Gallery, Brief Sketch of a Plan for an American National Gallery of Art, 215 217 220 222 224 225 226 228 229 231 233 234 235 236 236 237 238 238 240 241 242 243 243 245 246 247 248 249 250 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 256 257 259 262 263 265 269 274 274 276 281 286 287 288 289 296 301 302 305 307 INDEX. ANECDOTES OF PAINTERS, ENGRAVERS, SCULPTORS, AND ARCHITECTS. EGYPTIAN ART. Champollion, the famous explorer of