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Lectures on Painting, Delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts; With a Letter on the Proposal for a Public Memorial of the Naval Glory of Great Britain (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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Lectures on Painting, Delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts; With a Letter on the Proposal for a Public Memorial of the Naval Glory of Great Britain (Paperback)

John Opie

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: artist as a mere painter, and not at all suspect that he could think, or argue, or write. Here let me declare in the most solemn and unequivocal manner, that to my certain knowledge, Mr. Opie never received from any human being the slightest assistance whatever in the composition of his lectures; I believe I read to myself some parts of them as they were given at the Royal Institution before they were delivered, and afterwards I had the honour of reading them to the bishop of Durham, who said when I had concluded: " you were known before as a great painter, Mr. Opie, you will now be known as a great writer also:"?but the four finished lectures on which he employed all the powers of his mind, and which he delivered as professor of painting at the Royal Academy, I never even saw, but he read each of them to me when finished, and two of them I believe to Mr. Landseer, the engraver, and Mr. Phillips, the academician. Assistance from any one Mr. Opie would have despised, even if he had needed , it; as none but the most contemptible of human beings can endure to strut forth in borrowed plumes, and claim a reputation which they have not conscientiously deserved. Such meanness was unworthy a man like Mr. Opie, and the lectures themselves are perhaps a fatal proof not only of his eagerness to obtain reputation, as a lecturer, but also of the laborious industry by which he endeavoured to satisfy that eagerness. chapter{Section 4To the toils of the artist during the day, (and he never was idle for a moment,) succeeded those of the writer every evening; and from the month of September 1806, to February 1807, he allowed his mind no rest, and scarcely indulged himself in the relaxation of a walk, or the society of his friends. To the completion therefore of the lectures in question his life ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: John Opie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-49927-9
Barcode: 9780217499279
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-49927-9

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