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1877 Excerpt: ...in 1783, he was one of the earliest who practised
in water-colours, and produced, in the tinted manner, works of the
highest poetry and beauty. He unhappily became deranged in 1794,
and died in 1799. His works and his influence on the art are
treated of in the " Introduction." 497 The Chigi Palace, Near
Albano. Bought. Wooded foreground, with the massive palace on the
mid-distant mountain. Painted in a monochrome grey, flight stained
colour used. Size, ioi by 14 in. CRAIG, WILLIAM MARSHALL--Figure
Painter. E practised in water-colours in the last quarter of the
eighteenth century, and his first works were chiefly miniature
portraits. Later he exhibited rustic figures and landscape views;
but he is best known by his designs for book illustration. He was
living in 1827. 1750-71. The Wounded Soldier. William Smith Gist. A
group, of the soldier with his wife (who asks charity) and her
child. Painted in transparent colour; some lights taken out. Size,
23J by 165-in. CRISTALL, JOSHUA--Landscape Painter. ORN in Cornwall
in 1767, he secretly pursued an early love of art. On coming with
his family to London he was apprenticed, and began a life of great
hardship. Eventually he found some employment as a china painter,
and for a time worked in the Potteries. Returning to London, his
health suffered by his privations; but he managed to gain admission
to the schools of the Royal Academy, where he made great progress,
and cultivated a classic taste which prevailed in his matured
works. On the establishment of the Water-Colour Society he was one
of the first members, and, during a long life, a constant
exhibitor. He lived for many years at Goodrich on the Wye, but in
1840 he returned to London, where he died in 1847. 444. The Young
Fisher Boy. Bought. The boy is...
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||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
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