How to Visit the Great Picture Galleries

Excerpt from How to Visit the Great Picture Galleries This book is compiled for the use of the artloving tourist who wishes to see the most important pictures in the great galleries of Europe.

How to Visit the Great Picture Galleries

Excerpt from How to Visit the Great Picture Galleries This book is compiled for the use of the artloving tourist who wishes to see the most important pictures in the great galleries of Europe. The tourist is always in a hurry: he wants to reap the greatest possible pleasure and profit with the least expenditure of time. Generally speaking, he allows two days on the average for seeing a city; and of this time he cannot spend much in the Art Museums. Baedeker, for instance, allots less than one morning each to the famous galleries of Antwerp, Brussels, The Hague and Amsterdam. Therefore, in rushing through a collection of from six hundred to two thousand works of the Old Masters, the tourist wants to devote his attention to the most famous only. He knows that every great collection contains a number of mediocre works that are interesting only to students and historians of art, and that many pictures are falsely attributed to and are not worthy of the great masters whose names they bear. The visitor, therefore, wants to see, first of all, the recognised gems of the gallery, the masterpieces whose fame has reached him, and the great pictures with which he has become familiar through photographic and other reproductions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

How to Visit the Great Picture Galleries

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A handsbook for free picture galleries namely the National Gallery and the Dulwich Gallery the pictures of the Soane Museum of the Society of Arts and of the British Museum By F S

Throngs counted by hundreds of thousands belong far less to the ranks of wealth owning picture galleries than to ... classes visit the Gallery , and behave extremely well , and some of them take very great interest in the pictures ...

A handsbook for free picture galleries  namely the National Gallery and the Dulwich Gallery  the pictures of the Soane Museum  of the Society of Arts and of the British Museum  By F  S


Kerry

opportunities of seeing foreign lands, of visiting great picture galleries, and wonderful cathedrals, ... As she grew older, she would go by herself to visit the galleries and great buildings, and would study them and delight in them, ...

Kerry

After her beloved father's death, it is up to Kerry to get his manuscripts published at all costs. While her own mother is against the very idea of publishing, someone is plotting to steal the papers and take all the credits. Will Kerry be able to fulfil her father's mission? And who is the handsome young man who is helping her? Is he her true love or the traitor?

Thomas Cole s Journey

Moving quickly, he would visit the great picture galleries of England, France, and Italy to examine the important works he found there. In England he would introduce himself to the chief exponents of contemporary landscape painting, ...

Thomas Cole s Journey

Thomas Cole (1801–1848) is celebrated as the greatest American landscape artist of his generation. Though previous scholarship has emphasized the American aspects of his formation and identity, never before has the British-born artist been presented as an international figure, in direct dialogue with the major landscape painters of the age. Thomas Cole’s Journey emphasizes the artist’s travels in England and Italy from 1829 to 1832 and his crucial interactions with such painters as Turner and Constable. For the first time, it explores the artist’s most renowned paintings, The Oxbow (1836) and The Course of Empire cycle (1834–36), as the culmination of his European experiences and of his abiding passion for the American wilderness. The four essays in this lavishly illustrated catalogue examine how Cole’s first-hand knowledge of the British industrial revolution and his study of the Roman Empire positioned him to create works that offer a distinctive, even dissident, response to the economic and political rise of the United States, the ecological and economic changes then underway, and the dangers that faced the young nation. A detailed chronology of Cole’s life, focusing on his European tour, retraces the artist’s travels as documented in his journals, letters, and sketchbooks, providing new insight into his encounters and observations. With discussions of over seventy works by Cole, as well as by the artists he admired and influenced, this book allows us to view his work in relation to his European antecedents and competitors, demonstrating his major contribution to the history of Western art.

The Brass Keys of Kenwick

... her hopes and plans, her desire to perfect herself in her art, her great longing to get to Europe and study in some of the famous studios abroad, her hopes to visit the great picture galleries and study the masters at first hand.

The Brass Keys of Kenwick

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Hand book for the National Gallery

Throngs counted by hundreds of thousands belong far less to the ranks of wealth owning picture galleries than to ... classes visit the Gallery , and behave xtremely well , and some of them take very great interest in the pictures ...

Hand book for the National Gallery


Felix Summerly s hand book for the National gallery

Throngs counted by hundreds of thousands belong far less to the ranks of wealth owning picture galleries than to ... classes visit the Gallery , and behave extremely well , and some of them take very great interest in the pictures ...

Felix Summerly s hand book for the National gallery


The Index Guide to Travel and Art study in Europe

In every extensive Collection of Art , the number of works of great historic value or artistic merit is necessarily but a small proportion of the whole . The judicious visitor will , therefore , abridge his attention to the gallery in ...

The Index Guide to Travel and Art study in Europe


The Index Guide to Travel and Art study in Europe a Compendium of Geographical Historical and Artistic Information for the Use of Americans

In every extensive Collection of Art , the number of works of great historic value or artistic merit is necessarily but a small proportion of the whole . The judicious visitor will , therefore , abridge his attention to the gallery in ...

The Index Guide to Travel and Art study in Europe  a Compendium of Geographical  Historical  and Artistic Information for the Use of Americans


Official catalogue

We pass through , and enter by a door on the right hand of the corridor the Great Picture Gallery . This is a fine lofty room , with sofas , and is devoted to pictures of the British School . Round the walls will be recognised ...

Official catalogue


Official Catalogue

Picture Gallery , we may pass by a door on the left into the Mediæval Court , where church furniture , antiquities , stained glass ... We pass through , and enter by a door on the right hand of the corridor the Great Picture Gallery .

Official Catalogue


Reports from Commissioners

Not for the contemplation of them , tect , would it not involve a great additional space in Esq . but for the effect of sculpture . If a wall is well lighted , ground area for the erection of a Gallery if you a picture contains its own ...

Reports from Commissioners


A Long Vacation in Continental Picture Galleries

The gallery possesses no great masterpiece , though containing a fair number of good pictures , and in local names ... During his own visit in September , 1857 , an exhibition of modern Milanese paintings was going on in the Brera ...

A Long Vacation in Continental Picture Galleries


The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature

À VISIT TO THE KING'S COLLECTION OF PICTURES . BY AN AMATEUR . The motives by which the greater number of individuals are led to visit picture galleries are , I dare say , exceedingly different . Some go to kill time , some in order to ...

The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature


Motor Age

... compiled a 500 - page hand - book entitled Max Emmanuel's passion for picture col- " " How to Visit the Great Picture Gallections that made this old gallery one of leries . ' Out of several hundred pictures the greatest in Europe .

Motor Age


The Oriental Herald and Colonial Review

A VISIT TO THE KING'S COLLECTION OF PICTURES . BY AN AMATEUR . The motives by which the greater number of individuals are led to visit picture - galleries are , I dare say , exceedingly different . Some go to kill time , some in order ...

The Oriental Herald and Colonial Review


Letters of Travel

DEAR FATHER , — I will begin a letter here and finish it in Dresden , where I go to - day . I have been here since Friday , the longest ... Here is one of the great picture galleries , which I have explored thoroughly and know well .

Letters of Travel


Quarterly Review

The crowd of amateurs , strangers , and artists that visit these new galleries is already very great . ... about 170 yards square , which stands beyond the great picture - gallery , and that therefore the new galleries , which occupy ...

Quarterly Review