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Scandinavia Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R681
Discovery Miles 6 810
Scandinavia Volume 2 (Paperback): F. H. B. McDowell

Scandinavia Volume 2 (Paperback)

F. H. B. McDowell

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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. 1885 Excerpt: ...him to pursue medallion engraving; but for several years Freund could not make up his mind whether to choose engraving or sculpture for his profession. In 1809 he made a beautiful medal, representing on one side the genius of art reposing with a burning torch lifted above his head, and on the other side the head of the same figure enlarged. The legend he chose was from the first book of the Eneid engraved in the circumference on both sides, "Sis felix nostrumque leves, quaecumque, laborem, ' and this.medal, the first which the young man made, is in some respects a progress beyond what till then had been done in Denmark in this branch of art. Meanwhile Freund studied with admiration and zeal the antiquities of our collections, and was "seized with fear and trembling when face to face with the most beautiful then known." "Could I only leave one such figure," he exclaimed with tears, "then I would willingly die." But besides the antiques he studied life and nature closely, and did not miss any Saturday night to be present in his uncle's workshop when the men undressed for a thorough washing by the glare of the smithy; and in 1812 he began to model full-sized figures. The same year he had a basrelief, representing Sappho, at the yearly exhibtion of the Academy. In the month of July, 1813, the department of finances sent Freund to Kongsberg, Norway, to superintend the work of the new coining mills, improved after English pattern, and he performed his task to the perfect satisfaction of the department, and came back in time to enter the competition for the smaller golden medal of the Academy and won it. Thus encouraged he decided to choose sculpture for his vocation. The writer of the present sketch has seen a picture of Freund t...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: F. H. B. McDowell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 204
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-41084-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-236-41084-X
Barcode: 9781236410849

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