Portrait Sentence Examples
Please step into the portrait gallery.
His portrait is well known.
I sold nearly everything and even contracted four portrait commissions.
On retiring to her own room, she sat in an armchair, her eyes fixed on a miniature portrait of her son on the lid of a snuffbox, while the tears kept coming into her eyes.
His full-length of Lady Mary Coke is remarkable for the skill and delicacy with which the white satin drapery is managed; while in the portrait of his brown-eyed wife, the eldest daughter of Sir Alexander Lindsay of Evelick, in the Scottish National Gallery, we have a sweetness and tenderness which shows the painter at his highest.Advertisement
Blue eyes in Eleanor's modern portrait come from a contemporary writer's description.
The first hope of emancipation from the Turkish yoke had been founded by the Greeks on Peter the Great, who had planned the expulsion of the Turks from Europe and had caused the inscription " Petrus I., Russo-Graecorum Monarcha " to be placed beneath his portrait engraved at Amsterdam.
It was a portrait, painted in bright colors by Gerard, of the son borne to Napoleon by the daughter of the Emperor of Austria, the boy whom for some reason everyone called "The King of Rome."
Chesterfield's " respectable Hottentot," now identified with George, Lord Lyttelton, was long supposed, though on slender grounds, to be a portrait of Johnson.
Slowly a portrait of the missing man emerged.Advertisement
Statues of Blanco, which had been erected in various places in the city of Caracas, were broken by the mob, and wherever a portrait of the dictator was found it was torn to pieces.
Prince Andrew, looking again at that genealogical tree, shook his head, laughing as a man laughs who looks at a portrait so characteristic of the original as to be amusing.
The official portrait by Muytens, engraved by Petit, gives a less convincing impression that an excellent chalk drawing of the head by Gabriel Mattei.
When she saw the count, she stretched out her arms to him, embraced his bald head, over which she again looked at the letter and the portrait, and in order to press them again to her lips, she slightly pushed away the bald head.
She looked a little above Prince Andrew's head with the confident, accustomed look with which one looks at the place where a familiar portrait hangs.Advertisement
Retz and La Rochefoucauld, the greatest of the Frondeurs in literary genius, were personal and political enemies, and each has left a portrait of the other.
The countess had long wished for such a box, but as she did not want to cry just then she glanced indifferently at the portrait and gave her attention chiefly to the box for cards.
It hangs in my room over a portrait the original of which no one here has seen.
It is interesting, as bringing out the personal element in the traditional royal seat, that an inscribed sealing belonging to the earliest period of the later palace of Cnossus bears on it the impression of two official signets with portrait heads of a man and of a boy, recalling the " associations " on the coinage of imperial Rome.
His portrait by Raeburn is the property of Glasgow University, and in the National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, there is a good medallion by Tassie, taken in his eighty-first year.Advertisement
The chief of them, written against Calvinism, are Five Checks to Antinomianism, Scripture Scales to weigh the Gold of Gospel Truth, and the Portrait of St Paul.
When Napoleon came out of the tent the shouting of the Guards before his son's portrait grew still louder.
I had to bring you here so I could paint a portrait.
Pheidias introduced his own portrait and that of Pericles on the shield of his Parthenos statue.
A portrait was taken of the head of the body found therein, now in the museum of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland.Advertisement
A statue in bronze was placed on the Thames Embankment, and there is a good portrait by Watts (a copy of which, by Watts himself, was hung in the National Gallery).
The best-known portrait, that by Vanderlyn, is in the New York City Hall.
Elisabeth didn't need Jackson to sit any longer, though she wanted to spend more time working on his portrait.
On that occasion all Europe united to do him honour, many learned societies sent delegates to express their congratulations, the king of Italy gave him his own portrait on a gold medallion, and among the numerous addresses he received was one from Kaiser Wilhelm II., who took the opportunity of presenting him with the Grand Gold Medal for Science.
Suvee executed the well-known portrait.
Another portrait is included in a set of sketches by native artists, some of which, taken probably from life, show great care and cleverness.
He was dismissed from the privy council; his portrait was removed from the hall of Trinity College; the Merchant Guild of Dublin struck his name off their rolls.
He painted the portrait of his father twice, first in 1490, next in 1497.
Certain of his poems, moreover, - for example, " To Mary," " The Receipt of my Mother's Portrait," and the ballad " On the Loss of the Royal George," - will, it may safely be affirmed, continue to be familiar to each successive generation in a way that pertains to few things in literature.
At most we can only fill up the portrait by reference to the tinge of simple old-fashioned scholarship, which on its historic side made him an eager searcher for antiquities and among old records, and on its poetic occasionally stirred him to an excursion as far as that gentlest slope of Parnassus inhabited by the descriptive muse.
The picture right, is a self portrait of Mary Beale.
They went into the reception room familiar to Pierre, with two Italian windows opening into the conservatory, with its large bust and full length portrait of Catherine the Great.
There was now no one in the reception room except Prince Vasili and the eldest princess, who were sitting under the portrait of Catherine the Great and talking eagerly.
With the natural capacity of an Italian for changing the expression of his face at will, he drew nearer to the portrait and assumed a look of pensive tenderness.
To snap a good family portrait pose, pay attention to details.
Mentally, she started on the portrait.
The effigy on it may be taken to be an authentic portrait.
A slightly idealized portrait of Pericles as strategus is preserved to us in the British Museum bust, No.
Of no hero of antiquity do we possess so life-like a portrait.
A portrait of Pamela is in the Louvre.
The building of the National Portrait Gallery, adjoining it, dates from 1896, but the nucleus of the collection was formed in 1858.
The embattled castle contains the two-handed sword of Sir Almeric Tristram, the Anglo-Norman conqueror of the hill of Howth, and a portrait of Dean Swift holding one of the Drapier letters, with Wood, the coiner against whom he directed these attacks, prostrate before him.
And the many fascinating character-sketches, which he has added to the portrait gallery of Scripture, are drawn clearly and without signs of effort.
On the occasion of the peace of Nystad, which terminated the 21 years' war between Russia and Sweden, Bestuzhev designed and struck a commemorative medal with a panegyrical Latin inscription, which so delighted Peter (then at Derbent) that he sent a letter of thanks written with his own hand and his portrait set in brilliants.
The portrait of Archbishop Warham at Lambeth, for instance, shows a rochet with fairly wide sleeves narrowing towards the wrists, where they are confined by fur cuffs.
By training and temperament he was better qualified to appreciate and describe the social life of the people than their physical surroundings, and if the results of his great journey are disappointing to the geographer, his account of the society of the oasis towns, and of the remarkable men who were then ruling in Hail and Riad, must always possess an absorbing interest as a portrait of Arab life in its freest development.
A Venetian merchant is known to have bid 22,000 gold florins for the doomed vanities, but the scandalized authorities not only rejected his offer but added his portrait to the pile.
For portrait, see Gentleman's Magazine, lxiv.
The wooden portrait of Vimalakirtti, attributed to Unkei, at Kofuku-ji, has some of the qualities of the images of the two Indian Buddhists.
The latter were no doubt deliberately exaggerated, and yet a comparison between the head of Fox in Sayer's plate "Carlo Khan's triumphal entry into Leadenhall," and in Abbot's portrait, shows that the caricaturist did not depart from the original.
A half-length portrait by the German painter, Karl Anton Hickel, is in the National Portrait Gallery, where there is also a terra-cotta bust by Nollekens.
He went to Brussels in 1848, where he met Wiertz and Gallait, and painted some pictures, including "Cimabue finding Giotto," and a portrait of himself.
If we add to pictures of this class a few Scriptural subjects, a few Oriental dreams, one or two of tender sentiment like "Wedded" (one of the most popular of his pictures, and well known by not only an engraving, but a statuette modelled by an Italian sculptor), a number of studies of very various types of female beauty, "Teresina," "Biondina," "Bianca," "Moretta," &c., and an occasional portrait, we shall nearly exhaust the two classes into which Lord Leighton's work (as a painter) can be divided.
P. Cockerell, Mrs Sutherland Orr (his sister), Amy, Lady Coleridge, Mrs Stephen Ralli and (the finest of all) Sir Richard Burton, the traveller and Eastern scholar, which was exhibited in 1876 and is now in the National Portrait Gallery.
In 1844 his portrait was painted by Richmond, and the same year he published a volume of university sermons, in which, however, was not included the one on the Gunpowder Plot.
But small portrait statues must surely have been made to be carried about or used in private worship. Meanwhile the shapeless cone remained the object of public adoration and pilgrimage.
A marble bust of him stands in the public library and his portrait hangs in the Marischal College.
He has by many been called the father of modern music, and a portrait of him in the refectory of the monastery of Avellana bears the inscription Beatus Guido, inventor musicae.
His sole object, the author says, is to leave for his friends and relations a mental portrait of himself, defects and all; he cares neither for utility nor for fame.
At Paris (31st of March 1814) Alexander, with his own hand, wrote the ukaz appointing him a field-marshal, but he refused the dignity, accepting, instead, a miniature portrait of his master.
Arakcheev died on the 21st of April 1834, with his eyes fixed to the last on the late emperor's portrait.
The portrait prefixed to the Leipzig edition of her works is a striking one, representing a handsome, intellectual-looking woman, dressed in the garb of some religious order.
Boyle bequeathed his natural history collections to the Royal Society, which also possesses a portrait of him by the German painter, Friedrich Kerseboom (1632-1690).
Rousseau is supposed to have drawn his portrait in the virtuous atheist Wolmar of the Nouvelle Heloise.
Buckingham, a bronze statue by Karl Gerhardt of Nathan Hale, a bronze tablet (also by Karl Gerhardt) in memory of John Fitch (1743-1798), the inventor; a portrait of Washington, purchased by the state in 1800 from the artist, Gilbert Stuart; and a series of oil portraits of the colonial and state governors.
A portrait, painted in middle age, now in the church of Melhus, near Trondhjem, represents him in canonicals, with deep red beard and hair, the latter waved and silky, and a head of massive proportions.
The laws and records of suits were set down in picture-writings, of which some are still to be seen; sentence of death was recorded by drawing a line with an arrow across the portrait of the condemned, and the chronicles describe the barbaric solemnity with which the king passed sentence sitting on a golden and jewelled throne in the divine tribunal, with one hand on an ornamented skull and the golden arrow in the other.
Successful with his portrait of the king, and in favour with the court, Mignard pitted himself against Le Brun, declined to enter the Academy of which he was the head, and made himself the centre of opposition to its authority.
He visited England in 1842 and again in 1845, sat to D'Orsay for his portrait, and, dying of fever in London in 1846, was buried at Kensal Green.
He made important researches in photochemistry, made portrait photography possible by his improvements (1839) on Daguerre's process, and published a Text-book on Chemistry (1846), Text-book on Natural Philosophy (1847), Textbook on Physiology (1866), and Scientific Memoirs (1878) on radiant energy.
Timur is here displayed as a stoutish, long-bodied man, below the middle-height, in age and feature not unlike the first portrait, but with thicker and more straggling hair, and distincter, though not more agreeable character in the facial expression, yet not a sign of power, genius, or any elements of grandeur or celebrity.
The uncomfortable figure in the Bodleian Library does not give much help. Sir John Malcolm has been at some pains to invest his portrait of Timur with individuality.
Lely's portrait of Sir George Ayscue is in the Painted Hall at Greenwich.
It is that immense mass of letters that prove the real greatness of the statesman, and disprove De Retz's portrait, which is carefully arranged to show off his enemy against the might of Richelieu.
There is a portrait of her in the Capitoline Museum at Rome, and a bronze medal in the British Museum representing the bringing back of her ashes to Rome by order of Caligula.
Other paintings with which the name of the gallery is generally associated are Correggio's "La Notte" and "Mary Magdalene"; Titian's "Tribute Money" and "Venus"; "The Adoration" and "The Marriage in Cana," by Paul Veronese; Andrea del Sarto's "Abraham's Sacrifice"; Rembrandt's "Portrait of Himself with his Wife sitting on his Knee"; "The Judgment of Paris" and "The Boar Hunt," by Rubens; Van Dyck's "Charles I., his Queen, and their Children."
Its site is occupied by Prideaux Place, an Elizabethan mansion, which contains among other valuable pictures Van Dyck's portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria.
Titian's famous portrait of her is in the Uffizi gallery in Florence.
Titian painted Paul's portrait, and Guglielmo della Porta cast the bronze statue which now adorns his grave in St Peter's.
He is commemorated by a bust and portrait in the rooms of the Swedenborgian Society in Bloomsbury Street, London.
It represents an ancient Roman with an almost completely bald forehead and a double chin; and is almost certainly a portrait, not of Pliny the Elder, but of Pompey the Great.
On Pliny's supposed portrait, see Bernoulli, Rom.
The Palazzo della Ragione, erected in the Piazza dei Mercanti, just west of the Piazza del Duomo, the central point of the medieval city, in1223-1238by the podesta, Oldrado da Tresseno, whose equestrian portrait in high relief adorns it, still exists in fine preservation.
Guillaume de Nogaret, his minister, draws a far more flattering picture, enlarging on his charm, his amiability, his modesty, his charity to all men, and his piety; and the traits of this over-coloured portrait are more or less repeated by Yves, a monk of St Denis.
There is a good portrait of Baxter in the Williams library, Gordon Square, London.
Thus, not only do we have a beautiful portrait of a woman of Moabite origin, but she becomes the ancestress of David himself, and in the days of these measures the charming and simple story would inevitably suggest the question whether the exclusiveness of Judaism could not be carried too far.
He even went the length of bestowing on Hobbes (but not always paying) a pension of £loo, and had his portrait hung up in the royal 4 Wallis's pieces were excluded from the collected edition of his works (1693-1697), and have become extremely rare.
Among these was the grand-duke of Tuscany (Ferdinand II.), who took away some works and a portrait to adorn the Medicean library.
Macaulay's prediction that the interest in the man would supersede that in his "Works" seemed and seems likely enough to justify itself; but his theory that the man alone mattered and that a portrait painted by the hand of an inspired idiot was a true measure of the man has not worn better than the common run of literary propositions.
The speech For Mantitheus (39 2 B.C.) is a graceful and animated portrait of a young Athenian lirirebs, making a spirited defence of his honour against the charge of disloyalty.
It is chiefly remarkable for the beautiful portrait of Marguerite, the heroine, drawn from the character of his own wife.
By the portrait, it is probably gf King Narmer or some king related to him, that is, about the beginning of the 1st Dynasty.
He had their respect, if not their love; he is the hero of a thousand ballads; and his portrait still hangs among the ikons in the cottages of the Greek mountaineers.
He got some assistance from Gustavus Hesselius, a Swedish portrait painter then living near Annapolis, and from John Singleton Copley in Boston; and in 1767-1770 he studied under Benjamin West in London.
In 1772, at Mount Vernon, Peale painted a three-quarters-length study of Washington (the earliest known portrait of him), in the uniform of a colonel of Virginia militia.
This portrait had been ordered by the Continental Congress, which, however, made no appropriation for it, and eventually it was bought for a private collection in Philadelphia.
At the age of eighty-one Peale painted a large canvas, "Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda," and at eightythree a full-length portrait of himself, now in the Academy of the Fine Arts.
Ever after these interviews a portrait of the emperor hung conspicuously in the rooms in which Frederick lived, a circumstance on which some one remarked.
Apollinare in Urbe; but of course one cannot be sure how far in such a material the portrait fairly represents the original.
Of works certainly executed by him during his years of travel there are extant, besides the Basel wood-block, only a much-injured portrait of himself, very finely dressed and in the first bloom of his admirable manly beauty, dated 1493 and originally painted on vellum but since transferred to canvas (this is the portrait of the Felix Goldschmid collection); a miniature painting on vellum at Vienna (a small figure of the Child-Christ); and some half a dozen drawings, of which the most important are the characteristic pen portrait of himself at Erlangen, with a Holy Family on the reverse much in the manner of Schongauer; another Holy Family in nearly the same style at Berlin; a study from the female nude in the Bonnat collection; a man and woman on horseback in Berlin; a man on horseback, and an executioner about to behead a young man, at the British Museum, &c. These drawings all show Diirer intent above all things on the sternly accurate delineation of ungeneralized individual forms by means of strongly accented outline and shadings curved, somewhat like the shadings of Martin Schongauer's engravings, so as to follow their modellings and roundness.
The most satisfying of Darer's paintings done in Venice are the admirable portrait of a young man at Hampton Court (the same sitter reappears in the "Feast of Rose Garlands"), and two small pieces, one the head of a brown Italian girl modelled and painted with real breadth and simplicity, formerly in the collection of Mr Reginald Cholmondeley and now at Berlin, and the small and very striking little "Christ Crucified" with the figure relieved against the night sky, which is preserved in the Dresden Gallery and has served as model and inspiration to numberless later treatments of the theme.
An interesting, rather fantastic, portrait of a blonde girl wearing a wide cap, now in the Berlin museum, is dated 1507 and may have been done in the early months of that year at Venice.
It is possible, though not certain, that to this date also belongs the famous portrait of himself at Munich bearing a false signature and date, 150o; in this it has been lately shown that the artist modified his own lineaments according to a preconceived scheme of facial proportion, so that it must be taken as an ideal rather than a literal presentment of himself to posterity as he appeared in the flower of his early middle age.
The picture, painted for the elector Frederick of Saxony, is now in the Imperial Gallery at Vienna; the overcrowded canvas (into which Darer has again introduced his own portrait as a spectator alongside of the elector) is full of striking and animated detail, but fails to make any great impression on the whole, and does not do justice to the improved sense of breadth and balance in design, of clearness and dignity in composition, which the master had undoubtedly brought back with him from his second visit to Italy.
An interval of five years separates the Vienna "Madonna" from the two fine heads of the apostles Philip and James in the Uffizi at Florence, the pair of boys' heads painted in tempera on linen in the Bibliotheque Nationale at Paris, the "Madonna with the Pink" at Augsburg, and the portrait of Wolgemut at Munich, all of 1516.
Besides his written notes, interesting traces of his travels exist in the shape of the scattered leaves of a sketch-book filled with delicate drawings in silverpoint, chiefly views of places and studies of portrait and costume.
Several of his finest portrait-drawings in chalk or charcoal, including those of his brother artists Lucas Van Leyden and Bernard Van Orley, as well as one of two fine portrait paintings of men, belong to the period of this journey.
In painting there is the famous portrait of Hieronymus Holtzschuher at Berlin, in which the personality and general aspect of the sitter assert themselves with surprising power.
The noble statuette of Cheops in ivory, found in the stone chamber of the temple, gives the only portrait of this greatest ruler.
Work in the city had not been resumed after the war up to 1921; the last finds in 1914 were two colossal portrait statues of members of the Julio-Claudian family, perhaps Gaius and Lucius Caesar.
At Pergamon the Germans cleared two Hellenistic temples, in one of which a broken statue, identified as a portrait of Attalus II., was found.
He went once to see Coleridge, who was then delivering his oracular utterances at Highgate, and the only result was the singularly vivid portrait given in a famous chapter in his life of Sterling.
The great Puritan hero was a man after his own heart, and the portrait drawn by so sympathetic a writer is not only intensely vivid, but a very effective rehabilitation of misrepresented character.
The statue by Boehm on the Chelsea Embankment, however, is characteristic; and there is a fine painting by Watts in the National Portrait Gallery.
McNeill Whistler's portrait of him is in the possession of the Glasgow corporation.
Froude intended, in the same spirit, to give the shades as well as the lights in the portrait of his hero.
The whole movement, intended as a return to the kirk of Knox and Melville and the Covenanters, was a not unneeded protest against the sleepy " moderation," and want of spiritual enthusiasm, which invaded the established kirk in the latter part of the 18th century, a period in which she possessed such distinguished writers as John Home, author of the drama of Douglas, Robertson, the historian, and Dr Carlyle, whose amusing autobiography draws a perfect portrait of an amiable and highly educated " Moderate " and man of the world.
His first portrait to attract attention, from its fine quality, was that of George Macdonald, the poet and novelist, now the property of the university of Aberdeen.
In France St Martin remained the chief goal of the pilgrim; while Notre Dame de Sous-Terre in Chartres (with a portrait of the "black Virgin"), Le Puy-en-Velay (dep. Haute Loire), and others, also enjoyed considerable celebrity.
They were built of bricks, with a foundation of stones and stone door-cases, like the palaces at Persepolis; and on these fragments of a procession of tribute-bearers and the figure of a winged demon (wrongly considered as a portrait of Cyrus) are preserved.
The emperor's portrait was to be placed in this church.
Brutus, sketching a portrait of the perfect and ideal orator, Cicero's last word on oratory.
It was restored in 1816 and contains a portrait gallery of the Frisian stadtholders.
He gave great offence also by exhibiting a portrait of Wycliffe in his room.
An early portrait of him is to be found in Jefferson Davis's Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government.
There is an interesting attempt to make a composite portrait of Washington in Science (December 1885).
These characteristics are preserved in a portrait in oil in the Wolfenbiittel library, which was probably the original of the (in that case unsuccessfully rendered) engraving prefixed to the Opera posthuma of 1677.
This portrait was photographed for Dr Martineau's Study of Spinoza.
This description, taken from a letter in 1579 by his junior contemporary Sir Peter Young, is very like Beza's fine engraving of him in the Icones - an engraving probably founded on a portrait which was to be sent by Young to Beza along with the letter.
The portrait, which was unfortunately adopted by Carlyle, has neither pedigree nor probability.
Among other works he painted his own portrait with his dog, and "The Man with a Pipe," both of which were rejected by the jury of the Salon; but the younger school of critics, the neo-romantics and realists, loudly sang the praises of Courbet, who by 1849 began to be famous, producing such pictures as "After Dinner at Ornans" and "The Valley of the Loire."
Those who have seen his portrait once will recogrize the face wherever presented.
The canvas, 36 X 28 in., admitted of less than a half-length portrait but was sufficiently long to include a hand, and this is known as the kit-cat size.
It was Esterhazy who conveyed to Marie Antoinette the portrait of Louis XVI.
Still better is Saint-Simon's portrait of Fenelon as he appeared about the time of his appointment to Cambrai - tall, thin, well-built, exceedingly pale, with a great nose, eyes from which fire and genius poured in torrents, a face curious and unlike any other, yet so striking and attractive that, once seen, it could not be forgotten.
In the Page disgracie of Tristan l'Hermite, the page makes the acquaintance of a dramatic author, and his description may be accepted as a contemporary portrait of Theophile's vigorous personality.
He was chief mason for Wykeham's works at Winchester Cathedral and for Winchester College, where his portrait may be seen in the east window of the chapel, and where his contract with the clerk of the works, an ex-scholar of the college, for the building of the outer gate, is still preserved.
Its title was Imagines, and it consisted of 700 prose biographies of Greek and Roman celebrities, with a metrical elogium for each, accompanied in each case by a portrait.
He has had his reward, for assuredly the portrait of St Louis, from the early collection of anecdotes to the last hearsay sketch of the woeful end at Tunis, with the famous enseignement which is still the best summary of the theoretical duties of a Christian king in medieval times, is such as to take away all charge of vulgarity or mere commerage from Joinville, a charge to which otherwise he might perhaps have been exposed.
Here and there there are touches of the latter, as in the portrait of Quintessence, but passion is everywhere absent - an absence for which the comic structure and plan of the book do not by any means supply a complete explanation.
A portrait of the artist is in the hall of the painters at the Uffizi, and another at the National Gallery.
Homer is our earliest literary witness; and the portrait that he presents of Zeus is too well known to need minute description.
His portrait, by Lowes Dickinson, was placed in the hall of Trinity College in 1874, and his bust, by Henry Wiles, in the library of the same college in 1888.
He visited most of the large cities, took into his service many Flemish artisans, and made the personal acquaintance of Quentin Matsys and Albrecht Diirer, the latter of whom painted his portrait.
The larger, supported by six columns resting on the backs of lions, was made in 1272 by Nicolaus of Foggia;' the bust over the entrance to it is said to be a portrait of Sigilgaita Rufolo.
The portrait as a whole is not in the least like Paul, and could not even have been intended for a caricature of him.
There are other features in the portrait which remind us strongly of Marcion.
But while thus seeking for hidden meanings, are we not in danger of missing what lies on the surface, namely, that the Simon Magus of the Clementine romance is a portrait of Simon of Gitta, after he had been confused with the Simon of Acts?
A portrait of him by Owen is in the Painted Hall in Greenwich.
There has been found one other contemporary portrait of man, where a hunter is shown stalking an aurochs.
The large bronzes are almost the only ones which have survived from classical times, the most famous of them being the seated Mercury and the dancing Faun; the marbles reckon among their vast number the Psyche, the Capuan Venus, the portraits of Homer and Julius Caesar, as well as the huge group called the Toro Farnese (Amphion and Zethus tying Dirce to its horns), the Farnese Hercules, the excellent though late statues of the Balbi on horseback and a very fine collection of ancient portrait busts.
His portrait was six times painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
No portrait of Leonardo as he appeared during this period of his life has come down to us.
Cecilia Gallerani used to be identified as a lady with ringlets and a lute, depicted in a portrait at Milan, now rightly assigned to Bartolommeo Veneto.
More lately she has by some been conjecturally recognized in a doubtful, though Leonardesque, portrait of a lady with a weasel in the Czartoryski collection at Prague.
Lucrezia Crivelli has, with no better reason, been identified with the famous "Belle Ferronniere" (a mere misnomer, caught from the true name of another portrait which used to hang near it) at the Louvre; this last is either a genuine Milanese portrait by Leonardo himself or an extraordinarily fine work of his pupil Boltraffio.
Strong claims have also been made on behalf of a fine profile portrait resembling Beatrice d'Este in the Ambrosiana; but this the best judges are agreed in regarding as a work, done in a lucky hour, of Ambrogio de Predis.
A portrait of a musician in the same gallery is in like manner contested between the master and the pupil.
He painted one portrait, it is said, at this time, that of Ginevra Benci, a kinswoman, perhaps sister, of a youth Giovanni di Amerigo Benci, who shared his passion for cosmographical studies; and probably began another, the famous "La Gioconda," which was only finished four years afterwards.
During these years, 1503-1506, Leonardo also resumed (if it is true that he had already begun it before his travels with Cesare Borgia) the portrait of Madonna Lisa, the Neapolitan wife of Zanobi del Giocondo, and finished it to the last pitch of his powers.
He worked, it is said, at her portrait during some portion of four successive years, causing music to be played during the sittings that the rapt expression might not fade from off her countenance.
Nevertheless, in its dimmed and blackened state, the portrait casts an irresistible spell alike by subtlety of expression, by refinement and precision of drawing, and by the romantic invention of its background.
A portrait of a Florentine lady, said to have been painted for Giuliano de' Medici and seen afterwards in France, may also have been done at Rome; or may what we learn of this be only a confused account of the Monna Lisa?
But he showed the cardinal three pictures, the portrait of a Florentine lady done for Giuliano de' Medici (the Gioconda ?), the Virgin in the lap of St Anne (the Louvre picture; finished at Florence or Milan 1507-1513?), and a youthful John the Baptist.
Human nature indignantly rejects her portrait in the Yahoo as a gross libel, and the protest is fully warranted.
The, National Portrait Gallery is contained in a building (1895) on the north-east side of the National Gallery.
They include the custom house (1812) in the Grecian style; Trinity House (1817), also Grecian, containing Sir Henry Raeburn's portrait of Admiral Lord Duncan, David Scott's "Vasco da Gama Rounding the Cape" and other paintings; the markets (1818); the town hall (1828), with an Ionic façade on Constitution Street and a Doric porch on Charlotte Street; the corn exchange (1862) in the Roman style; the assembly rooms; exchange buildings; the public institute (1867) and Victoria public baths (1899).
Local antiquaries even identify the knight with Don Rodrigo de Pacheco, whose portrait adorns the parish church; and the same authorities hold that part of the romance was written while Cervantes was a prisoner in their town.
An international committee was formed for the purpose of erecting a monument to his memory in Westminster Abbey; and there, in May 1895, a portrait medallion, by Albert Bruce Joy, was placed near the grave of Newton, and adjoining the memorials of Darwin and of Joule.
Herkomer's portrait is in Pembroke College; and Mogford's, painted in 1851, is in the combination room of St John's.
Woodward in Geological Magazine, 1897, p. 481 (with portrait).
In a contemporary psalter (preserved in the library of St Mark at Venice) there is a portrait of him, with a grey beard, crowned and robed in imperial costume.
A portrait of Flamsteed, painted by Thomas Gibson in 1712, hangs in the rooms of the Royal Society.
This attack he followed up with The Monikins (1835) and The American Democrat (1835); with several sets of notes on his travels and experiences in Europe, among which may be remarked his England (1837), in three volumes, a burst of vanity and illtemper; and with Homeward Bound, and Home as Found (1838), noticeable as containing a highly idealized portrait of himself.
As a satirist and observer he is simply the "Cooper who 's written six volumes to prove he's as good as a Lord" of Lowell's clever portrait; his enormous vanity and his irritability find vent in a sort of dull violence, which is exceedingly tiresome.
In the dignity and simplicity of the old backwoodsman there is something almost Hebraic. With his naïve vanity and strong reverent piety, his valiant wariness, his discriminating cruelty, his fine natural sense of right and wrong, his rough limpid honesty, his kindly humour, his picturesque dialect, and his rare skill in woodcraft, he has all the breadth and roundness of a type and all the eccentricities and peculiarities of a portrait.
Lady Rondeau's portrait of the empress shows her to the best advantage.
A fine portrait of the admiral by Reynolds is in the possession of the earl of Lichfield, and there are copies in the National Portrait Gallery and at Greenwich.
His portrait by Ouless is at the Birmingham Oratory, and his portrait by Millais is in the possession of the duke of Norfolk, a replica being at the London Oratory.
His head in the famous Trumbull portrait is boldly poised and very striking.
He was a friend of Rembrandt, who painted his portrait and engraved four etchings to illustrate his Piedra gloriosa.
Numerous other statues, portrait busts, and medallions came from the sculptor's hand, which gained him a medal of honour at the Paris Exhibition of 1878 and the grand prix at that of 1889.
A pretty much definitive portrait of a late and greatly lamented genius, this set complements perfectly the new live performance CD.
We have included with her known ancestry an armorial portrait that readers might find fairly represents this talented actress's unusual beauty.
The Portrait is a darkly atmospheric, psychologically complex, macabre and chilling novel from a master storyteller.
The photos are very avant-garde not the traditional portrait.
In Room 14 is a Greek portrait bust of Socrates.
According to Dandridge, the portrait will become the centerpiece of his company.
It was a pastel portrait propped on a sturdy wooden easel.
Click on the thumbnail to see a full-size engraving of Phillips's portrait of Sir Joseph Banks.
She is much touched at your having thought of gratifying her by the portrait of her old favorite.
A Man's Portrait of a Woman London Thomas Nelson 1910 First Edition colored frontispiece.
These are now in the care of the Scottish National portrait gallery.
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Our half guinea which is dated 1759 bears the old head portrait which was introduced in 1746.
The red basque dress has had the hemline lowered by approximately two inches & is now back on the portrait.
This is more than a portrait of the artist as a young junkie.
The stone bears a portrait carved by local mason Walter Skirving which was generally recognized as a faithful likeness of the old worthy.
Portrait of a young man seated on a pedestal playing the lute.
With Hilliard, the portrait miniature became firmly established in English culture.
In Sargent's 1889 portrait of Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, the new queen of Scotland appears physically monstrous.
Obverse - Fourth portrait All 2003 coins carried the fourth portrait obverse - Fourth portrait All 2003 coins carried the fourth portrait obverse design by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The text data will be written to portrait orientation pages.
Election to membership of the Royal Society of portrait painters is based solely on the quality of an artist's work.
I also work on portrait drawings in pencil, charcoal or chalk pastel.
A full length studio portrait of two men from Luanda posed against a stone pediment.
The majority of her portrait commissions come from America and she specializes in the mediums graphite pencil, colored pencil and oils.
Mario Testino's images taken for Vanity Fair magazine turned out to be the last official portrait photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Alex is an award winning member of the Society of Wedding & portrait photographers.
John Britton, engraved portrait & title vignette, MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CHARACTER OF HENRY HATCHER.
In 1902 Byam Shaw painted a full-length portrait in pastel of Eleanor.
Includes a black and white photographic portrait of Denton Welch in 1937.
Charles Grant, just returned from a week in Tehran, presents a vivid portrait of a political system under pressure.
Blessed is He whose portrait was drawn by the prophets The twelve children of Jacob proclaim the apostles.
In this case the last photograph shows the family standing in front of their portrait at the Royal Society of Portrait painters Annual Exhibition.
The Palmer Museum acquired the large daguerreotype portrait of a man named James Duncan in February 1997.
The scene modes you can choose from are twilight, Twilight portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape and Beach.
A local oral tradition recalls that she made strenuous efforts to look like Queen Alexandra and the frontispiece portrait confirms the tradition.
Sara Stewart opened her portrait gallery Fine Art Commissions in 1999 and seven years on has seen a huge growth in children's portraiture.
Blessed is He Whose Portrait was drawn by the prophets The twelve children of Jacob proclaim the apostles.
Followed by an evening reception at the National Portrait Gallery.
He also has dim recollections of his encounter with Ofelia, the spitting image of the woman in the portrait in the sitting room.
In 1985, the National Portrait Gallery staged a major retrospective.
A neat touch is the addition of screen rotation, so you can view pictures or run video in the wider portrait mode.
Also in the vestry there hangs a portrait of a former parish schoolmaster.
She was also a leading socialite in the 1920s and her portraits are in the National Portrait Gallery.
N 6 is the tapestry number in the series of 9, including the tapestry portrait of Queen Victoria.
The available scene modes are twilight, Twilight portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Candle.
It's a painting of communal harmony; a portrait of a seedy underworld eroding in Benetton colors.
Imogen was keen to find Richards portrait and Lisa was soon adding a little willy to his head.
What follows is an acute and emotionally wrought portrait of a man and his brood consumed with guilt and despair.
Top A suave socialite, (Dan ), stays young while his portrait ages.
Houghton, 1901) will probably for a long time to come be accepted by the ordinary reader as a substantially correct portrait of St Francis; and yet Goetz declares that the most competent and independent critics have without any exception pronounced that Sabatier has depicted St Francis a great deal too much from the standpoint of modern religiosity, and has exaggerated his attitude in face of the church (op. cit.
He introduced the simile that geography represented an artist's sketch of a whole portrait, while chorography corresponded to the caref and detailed drawing of an eye or an ear.'
What he afterwards became has been made more vividly familiar by the clever silhouette prefixed to the Miscellaneous Works (Gibbon himself, at least, we know, did not regard it as a caricature), and by Sir Joshua Reynolds's portrait so often engraved.
An inscription on a contemporary portrait of Wolsey at Arras calls him the author of the divorce, and Roman Catholic historians from Sanders downwards have generally adopted the view that Wolsey advocated this measure merely as a means to break England's alliance with Spain and confirm its alliance with France.
A comprehensive Timeline and a modern Portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine are available.
The term "iconography," once confined to the study of engravings, is now applied to the history of portrait images in Christian art, though it is also used with a qualifying adjective of Greek, Roman and other art.
The building was intended to be "a place of public meeting for all sorts and descriptions of people, without distinction, who shall behave and conduct themselves in an orderly, sober, religious and devout manner, for the worship and adoration of the eternal, unsearchable and immutable Being, who is the author and preserver of the universe, but not under and by any other name, designation or title, peculiarly used for and applied to any particular being or beings by any man or set of men whatsoever; and that no graven image, statue or sculpture, carving, painting, picture, portrait or the likeness of anything shall be admitted within the said messuage, building, land, tenements, hereditament and premises; and that no sacrifice, offering or oblation of any kind or thing shall ever be permitted therein; and that no animal or living creature shall within or on the said messuage, &c., be deprived of life either for religious purposes or food, and that no eating or drinking (except such as shall be necessary by any accident for the preservation of life), feasting or rioting be permitted therein or thereon; and that in conducting the said worship or adoration, no object, animate or inanimate, that has been or is or shall hereafter become or be recognized as an object of worship by any man or set of men, shall be reviled or slightingly or contemptuously spoken of or alluded to, either in preaching or in the hymns or other mode of worship that may be delivered or used in the said messuage or building; and that no sermon, preaching, discourse, prayer or hymns be delivered, made or used in such worship, but such as have a tendency to the contemplation of the Author and Preserver of the universe or to the promotion of charity, morality, piety, benevolence, virtue and the strengthening of the bonds of union between men of all religious persuasions and creeds."
He issued in 1719 an improved version of his work on perspective, with the title New Principles of Linear Perspective, revised by Colson in 1749, and printed again, with portrait and life of the author, in 1811, A French translation appeared in 1753 at Lyons.
Her portrait by Hogarth is at Windsor Castle.
In proof of his gratitude her portrait stands beside his in the first volume of the Oratores Graeci.
The magnificent portrait in the Louvre of a young man in black, of brooding thoughtfulness and saddened profundity of mood, would alone suffice to place Francia among the very great masters, if it could with confidence be attributed to his hand, but in all probability its real author was Franciabigio; it had erewhile passed under the name of Raphael, of Giorgione, or of Sebastian del Piombo.
To the tale of his woodcuts, besides a few illustrations to his book on measurements (that is, geometry and perspective), and on fortification, he only added one Holy Family and one portrait, that of his friend Eoban Hesse.
They made a brief stay at Mantua, where Leonardo was graciously received by the duchess Isabella Gonzaga, the most cultured of the many cultured great ladies of her time, whose portrait he promised to paint on a future day; meantime he made the fine chalk drawing of her now at the Louvre.
They include the custom house (1812) in the Grecian style; Trinity House (1817), also Grecian, containing Sir Henry Raeburn's portrait of Admiral Lord Duncan, David Scott's "Vasco da Gama Rounding the Cape" and other paintings; the markets (1818); the town hall (1828), with an Ionic faÃ§ade on Constitution Street and a Doric porch on Charlotte Street; the corn exchange (1862) in the Roman style; the assembly rooms; exchange buildings; the public institute (1867) and Victoria public baths (1899).
In the dignity and simplicity of the old backwoodsman there is something almost Hebraic. With his naÃ¯ve vanity and strong reverent piety, his valiant wariness, his discriminating cruelty, his fine natural sense of right and wrong, his rough limpid honesty, his kindly humour, his picturesque dialect, and his rare skill in woodcraft, he has all the breadth and roundness of a type and all the eccentricities and peculiarities of a portrait.
He was not a very large man, but was well formed and had a beautiful face--calm and serene as the face of a fine portrait.
His eyes grew dim, he moved forward, glanced round at a chair (which seemed to place itself under him), and sat down on it before the portrait.
It 's a painting of communal harmony; a portrait of a seedy underworld eroding in Benetton colors.
Stephen Coote 's brilliant re-evaluation of this self-made Elizabethan hero is a fascinating portrait of the man and his era.
Additional inspiration came from the National Portrait Gallery 's exhibition of self-portraits by women artists, Mirror, Mirror.
Portrait Picture 18 A sheepdog called " Laddie " is pictured sleeping in the sunshine.
A portrait of the Victorian age, indeed any age, must show the dirty linen under the shining armor.
The portrait was of a shoeshine man, but there was something about it that had the stance I needed.
The man in the moon was sometimes associated with Judas or Cain, adding to the sinister overtones of this portrait.
Then, sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face.
The Portrait shows the former Conservative councilor in traditional chairman 's regalia during his stint as district council chairman in 1984.
Michael Andrews 's previously unexhibited Portrait of Roger Daltrey shows the lead singer of The Who caught in a swirl of color.
Jeff Feuerzeig 's The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a touching portrait of the eponymous American musician and artist.
The available scene modes are Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Candle.
Combining clips from the classic series with archive footage and exclusive interviews, this is an unflinching portrait of the ultimate social climber.
A portrait of Heriot-Watt University 's Principal, Professor John Archer, was unveiled at a special event on Friday 12 May.
The unveiling of the new portrait took place on Monday 18 September, 2006 at The Holburne Museum in Bath.
Perhaps the most vivid portrait offered is of the creative mind in the act of creating.
Top A suave socialite, ( Dan), stays young while his portrait ages.
She managed to capture every nuance of his expression in the portrait.
Sears - The portrait studio at Sears is an affordable option for you newborn photos, and you can find good deals by visiting the store website before your appointment.
Target - The portrait studio at Target specializes in family photos and pictures of children and babies, including newborns.
Walmart - The Picture Me portrait studio in most Walmart stores is convenient and affordable, both important factors when you have a newborn.
If you are expecting a baby and asked what gift you would like to receive, consider asking for a portrait club membership where a professional can take pictures of your baby.
If you are a relative or friend of an expecting mother-to-be, think about giving a membership to a portrait studio as a shower gift.
Take a full-body portrait of baby and his or her parents.
The grand prize is often a $25,000 college tuition fund, a press conference, personal website, national press releases and exposure, canvas portrait, and more!
The pattern of a mosaic can be random, or the fragmented pieces can recreate the imagery of a landscape, still-life, or portrait.
Face detection may also run in portrait mode.
Pay attention to the various camera modes (like portrait and outdoor) and remember to adjust them when the scenery or subject changes.
Film cameras may also modes to choose from, such as portrait or landscape.
Beginners should also look into taking classes at a local portrait studio or education/recreation center.
Allows you to shoot in various settings such as Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close-up, Museum, and Fireworks Show, Copy or Back Light modes.
For a portrait shot it could be a certain angle.
Scene button provides 17 user-selectable shooting modes such as night, flash, low light, portrait, fireworks and snow.
In addition, they actively sought out unique landscapes and portrait subjects in an effort to tell viewers about the world and themselves.
American fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo is best known for his portrait work of Hollywood's elite.
Diane Arbus was an American photographer known for taking an intuitive approach to documentary and portrait photography.
For example, portrait photography is a specific genre that relies on people to form the compositional material in the shots.
The human subjects in portrait photography are already used to having their snapshot taken, but the subject having sensual pictures taken of herself might not be as experienced.
Famous portrait photographers have a gift for bringing out different facets of their subjects' personalities.
The world-renowned artist was one of the most sought after and influential American portrait photographers of the early 20th century.
In addition to its on-the-fly manual controls, the WB5000 offers RAW file editing, dual image stabilization, smart face recognition, and a perfect portrait system.
Knowing what colors are best for a family portrait will help create a more cohesive and appealing shot.
Before the day of your scheduled photo session be sure to ask the photographer in charge, "What colors are best for a family portrait?"
The key to capturing an attractive family portrait is to create a harmonious tone.
For example, if your family portrait features mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, and a new baby, then you might consider having the infant wear a bright colored outfit while the rest of the group wears muted tones.
Most professional photographers shooting a traditional family portrait will suggest that members wear a uniform color that the entire clan feels comfortable in.
While you generally don't want to pick identical outfits for a family portrait, everyone should coordinate.
When choosing family portrait poses, don't simply arrange the subjects in a straight line.
When selecting family portrait poses, remember that indoor photo shoots tend to be more formal in nature than outdoor family portrait sessions.
You may want to take some time to discuss what type of portrait the family prefers before you start making a list of poses to try.
If you're a young photographer hoping to gain some experience and make some money in the field, consider finding a job at a Sears Portrait Studio.
You might not think that Sears would be a place where great photography careers begin, but you would be surprised at the kinds of skills and professional tricks one could learn from working in a department store portrait studio.
The aforementioned services show the potential for compositional variety that a photographer would likely encounter while working in a Sears Portrait Studio.
Without a doubt the greatest and potentially most challenging part of a photographer's experience working at a portrait studio will be working with people.
As a portrait photographer, getting your subject to relax is the single most important task.
There is no demographic that is off limits at a Sears Portrait Studio, so your people skills will be tested as much or more than your photography skills.
If you see yourself wanting to start your own business as a freelance photographer and are interested in photographing people, you could really stand to benefit from putting in some time at a portrait studio.
Some may also order photo keepsakes, such as necklaces or canvas portrait collages.
Props are a great way to add personality to a portrait.
A typical senior portrait session includes between 15 and 40 poses, so the subject has plenty of options when placing her order.
The goal of sensual portrait photography is to capture your subject in a way that conveys love and passion, but more importantly, you want to leave the viewer wanting more.
In preparing for a sensual portrait session, be sure to openly communicate with your subject about exactly what you want to achieve during the shoot.
Ideas for sensual portrait poses are everywhere.
The right props in sensual photos can greatly enhance a portrait.
A seat will help to produce a sitting portrait, while blankets and cushions can also be used for support.
Remember to include work that is relevant to the position, such as portrait work for studios and journalism work for newspapers.
Portrait, wedding, sports, schools and event photography are all branches of studio photography where a good photographer can make money.
To create a winning family portrait, you'll need to figure out how many people will be in the shot.
It also works well if you have a "guest of honor" or member of the family who you want to center the portrait around.
Repeat this process with each successive row of subjects until the portrait is full.
These poses push the boundaries of traditional portrait photography, presenting a fun and fresh take on standard poses.
They may look candid, but posing rules still apply to create a balanced portrait.
This will also allow you to position your subjects' heads closer together, creating a tighter and more unified portrait.
Employing a few self portrait photographing tips will allow you to create a professional looking picture.
Snapping a stunning self portrait takes a combination of good equipment and great timing.
The art of taking a self portrait can require some practice to get just right.
Try to avoid distracting backgrounds, since these will minimize the impact of your self portrait.
A plain background or textured wall, such as a wooden fence, make excellent background choices for a self portrait.
These three basic composition structures make the base of a portrait.