Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)
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Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)

By Shearjashub Spooner
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Table of Contents
  • ANECDOTES
    • OF
  • PAINTERS, ENGRAVERS
    • Sculptors and Architects,
      • AND
      • CURIOSITIES OF ART.
        • BY
      • BY
    • AND
    • CURIOSITIES OF ART.
      • BY
    • BY
    • S. SPOONER, M. D.,
      • IN THREE VOLUMES.
      • VOL. II.
    • IN THREE VOLUMES.
    • VOL. II.
    • CONTENTS.
    • TITIAN,—SKETCH OF HIS LIFE.
    • TITIAN'S MANNERS.
    • TITIAN'S WORKS.
    • TITIAN'S IMITATORS.
    • TITIAN'S VENUS AND ADONIS.
    • TITIAN AND THE EMPEROR CHARLES V.
    • TITIAN AND PHILIP II.
    • TITIAN'S LAST SUPPER AND EL MUDO.
    • TITIAN'S OLD AGE.
    • MONUMENT TO TITIAN.
    • HORACE VERNET.
    • THE COLOSSEUM.
    • NINEVEH AND ITS REMAINS.
    • DESCRIPTION OF A PALACE EXHUMED AT NIMROUD.
    • ORIGIN AND ANTIQUITY OF THE ARCH.
    • ANTIQUITIES OF HERCULANEUM, POMPEII, AND STABIÆ.
    • ANCIENT FRESCO AND MOSAIC PAINTING.
    • MOSAIC OF THE BATTLE OF PLATÆA.
    • THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING.
    • THE PORTLAND VASE.
    • ANCIENT PICTURES OF GLASS.
    • HENRY FUSELI—HIS BIRTH.
    • FUSELI'S EARLY LOVE OF ART.
    • FUSELI'S LITERARY AND POETICAL TASTE.
    • FUSELI, LAVATER, AND THE UNJUST MAGISTRATE.
    • FUSELI'S TRAVELS, AND HIS LITERARY DISTINCTION.
    • FUSELI'S ARRIVAL IN LONDON.
    • FUSELI'S CHANGE FROM LITERATURE TO PAINTING.
    • FUSELI'S SOJOURN IN ITALY.
    • FUSELI'S "NIGHTMARE."
    • FUSELI'S "ŒDIPUS AND HIS DAUGHTERS."
    • FUSELI AND THE SHAKSPEARE GALLERY.
    • FUSELI'S "HAMLET'S GHOST."
    • FUSELI'S "TITANIA."
    • FUSELI'S ELECTION AS A ROYAL ACADEMICIAN.
    • FUSELI AND HORACE WALPOLE.
    • FUSELI AND THE BANKER COUTTS.
    • FUSELI AND PROF. PORSON.
    • FUSELI'S METHOD OF GIVING VENT TO HIS PASSION.
    • FUSELI'S LOVE FOR TERRIFIC SUBJECTS.
    • FUSELI'S AND LAWRENCE'S PICTURES FROM THE "TEMPEST."
    • FUSELI'S ESTIMATE OF REYNOLDS' ABILITIES IN HISTORICAL PAINTING.
    • FUSELI AND LAWRENCE.
    • FUSELI AS KEEPER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY.
    • FUSELI'S JESTS AND ODDITIES WITH THE STUDENTS OF THE ACADEMY.
    • FUSELI'S SARCASMS ON NORTHCOTE.
    • FUSELI'S' SARCASMS ON VARIOUS RIVAL ARTISTS.
    • FUSELI'S RETORTS.
    • FUSELI'S SUGGESTION OF AN EMBLEM OF ETERNITY
    • FUSELI'S REPORT IN MR. COUTTS' BANKING HOUSE.
    • FUSELI'S GENERAL SARCASMS ON LANDSCAPE AND PORTRAIT PAINTERS.
    • FUSELI'S OPINION OF HIS OWN ATTAINMENT OF HAPPINESS.
    • FUSELI'S PRIVATE HABITS.
    • FUSELI'S WIFE'S METHOD OF CURING HIS FITS OF DESPONDENCY.
    • FUSELI'S PERSONAL APPEARANCE, HIS SARCASTIC DISPOSITION, AND QUICK TEMPER.
    • FUSELI'S NEAR SIGHT.
    • FUSELI'S POPULARITY.
    • FUSELI'S ARTISTIC MERITS.
    • FUSELI'S MILTON GALLERY, THE CHARACTER OF HIS WORKS, AND THE PERMANENCY OF HIS FAME.
    • SALVATOR ROSA.
    • SALVATOR ROSA AND CAV. LANFRANCO.
    • SALVATOR ROSA AT ROME AND FLORENCE.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S RETURN TO ROME.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S SUBJECTS.
    • FLAGELLATION OF SALVATOR ROSA.
    • SALVATOR ROSA AND THE HIGGLING PRINCE.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S OPINION OF HIS OWN WORKS.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S BANDITTI.
    • SALVATOR ROSA AND MASSANIELLO.
    • SALVATOR ROSA AND CARDINAL SFORZA.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S MANIFESTO CONCERNING HIS SATIRICAL PICTURE LA FORTUNA.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S BANISHMENT FROM ROME.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S WIT.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S RECEPTION AT FLORENCE.
    • HISTRIONIC POWERS OF SALVATOR ROSA.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S RECEPTION AT THE PALAZZO PITTI.
    • SATIRES OF SALVATOR ROSA.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S HARPSICHORD.
    • RARE PORTRAIT BY SALVATOR ROSA.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S RETURN TO ROME.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S LOVE OF MAGNIFICENCE.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S LAST WORKS.
    • SALVATOR ROSA'S DESIRE TO BE CONSIDERED AN HISTORICAL PAINTER.
    • DON MARIO GHIGI, HIS PHYSICIAN, AND SALVATOR ROSA.
    • DEATH OF SALVATOR ROSA.
    • DOMENICHINO.
    • THE DULLNESS OF DOMENICHINO IN YOUTH.
    • DOMENICHINO'S SCOURGING OF ST. ANDREW.
    • THE COMMUNION OF ST. JEROME.
    • DOMENICHINO'S ENEMIES AT ROME.
    • DECISION OF POSTERITY ON THE MERITS OF DOMENICHINO.
    • PROOF OF THE MERITS OF DOMENICHINO.
    • DOMENICHINO'S CARICATURES.
    • INTRIGUES OF THE NEAPOLITAN TRIUMVIRATE OF PAINTERS.
    • GIUSEPPE RIBERA, CALLED IL SPAGNOLETTO—HIS EARLY POVERTY AND INDUSTRY.
    • RIBERA'S MARRIAGE.
    • RIBERA'S RISE TO EMINENCE.
    • RIBERA'S DISCOVERY OF THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE.
    • RIBERA'S SUBJECTS.
    • RIBERA'S DISPOSITION.
    • SINGULAR PICTORIAL ILLUSIONS.
    • RAFFAELLE'S SKILL IN PORTRAITS.
    • JACOPO DA PONTE.
    • GIOVANNI ROSA.
    • CAV. GIOVANNI CONTARINI.
    • GUERCINO'S POWER OF RELIEF.
    • BERNAZZANO.
    • INVENTION OF OIL PAINTING.
    • FORESHORTENING.
    • METHOD OF TRANSFERRING PAINTINGS FROM WALLS AND PANELS TO CANVASS.
    • WORKS IN SCAGLIOLA.
    • THE GOLDEN AGE OF PAINTING.
    • GOLDEN AGE OF THE FINE ARTS IN ANCIENT ROME.
    • NERO'S GOLDEN PALACE.
    • NAMES OF ANCIENT ARCHITECTS DESIGNATED BY REPTILES.
    • TRIUMPHAL ARCHES.
    • STATUE OF POMPEY THE GREAT.
    • OF ANTIQUE SCULPTURES IN ROME.
    • ANCIENT MAP OF ROME.
    • JULIAN THE APOSTATE.
    • THE TOMB OF MAUSOLUS.
    • MANDROCLES' BRIDGE ACROSS THE BOSPHORUS.
    • THE COLOSSUS OF THE SUN AT RHODES.
    • STATUES AND PAINTINGS AT RHODES.
    • SOSTRATUS' LIGHT-HOUSE ON THE ISLE OF PHAROS.
    • DINOCRATES' PLAN FOR CUTTING MOUNT ATHOS INTO A STATUE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
    • POPE'S IDEA OF FORMING MOUNT ATHOS INTO A STATUE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
    • TEMPLE WITH AN IRON STATUE SUSPENDED IN THE AIR BY LOADSTONE.
    • THE TEMPLE OF JUPITER OLYMPIUS AT ATHENS.
    • THE PARTHENON AT ATHENS.
    • THE ELGIN MARBLES.
    • ODEON, OR ODEUM.
    • PERPETUAL LAMPS.
    • THE SKULL OF RAFFAELLE.
    • THE FOUR FINEST PICTURES IN ROME.
    • THE FOUR CARLOS OF THE 17TH CENTURY.
    • PIETRO GALLETTI AND THE BOLOGNESE STUDENTS.
    • ÆTION'S PICTURE OF THE NUPTIALS OF ALEXANDER AND ROXANA.
    • AGELADAS.
    • THE PORTICOS OF AGAPTOS.
    • THE GROUP OF NIOBE AND HER CHILDREN.
    • STATUE OF THE FIGHTING GLADIATOR.
    • THE GROUP OF LAOCOÖN IN THE VATICAN.
    • MICHAEL ANGELO'S OPINION OF THE LAOCOÖN.
    • DISCOVERY OF THE LAOCOÖN.
    • SIR JOHN SOANE.
    • SOANE'S LIBERALITY AND PUBLIC MUNIFICENCE.
    • THE BELZONI SARCOPHAGUS.
    • TASSO'S "GERUSALEMME LIBERATA."
    • GEORGE MORLAND.
    • MORLAND'S EARLY TALENT.
    • MORLAND'S EARLY FAME.
    • MORLAND'S MENTAL AND MORAL EDUCATION, UNDER AN UNNATURAL PARENT.
    • MORLAND'S ESCAPE FROM THE THRALDOM OF HIS FATHER.
    • MORLAND'S MARRIAGE, AND TEMPORARY REFORM.
    • MORLAND'S SOCIAL POSITION.
    • AN UNPLEASANT DILEMMA.
    • MORLAND AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT.
    • A NOVEL MODE OF FULFILLING COMMISSIONS.
    • HASSELL'S FIRST INTERVIEW WITH MORLAND.
    • MORLAND'S DRAWINGS IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT.
    • MORLAND'S FREAKS.
    • A JOKE ON MORLAND.
    • MORLAND'S APPREHENSION AS A SPY.
    • MORLAND'S "SIGN OF THE BLACK BULL."
    • MORLAND AND THE PAWNBROKER.
    • MORLAND'S IDEA OF A BARONETCY.
    • MORLAND'S ARTISTIC MERIT.
    • CHARLES JERVAS.
    • JERVAS THE INSTRUCTOR OF POPE.
    • JERVAS AND DR. ARBUTHNOT.
    • JERVAS' VANITY.
    • HOLBEIN AND THE FLY.
    • HOLBEIN'S VISIT TO ENGLAND.
    • HENRY VIII.'S OPINION OF HOLBEIN.
    • HOLBEIN'S PORTRAIT OF THE DUCHESS DOWAGER OF MILAN.
    • HOLBEIN'S FLATTERY IN PORTRAITS—A WARNING TO PAINTERS.
    • HOLBEIN'S PORTRAIT OF CRATZER.
    • HOLBEIN'S PORTRAITS OF SIR THOMAS MORE AND FAMILY.
    • SIR JOHN VANBRUGH AND HIS CRITICS.
    • ANECDOTE OF THE ENGLISH PAINTER JAMES SEYMOUR.
    • PRECOCITY OF LUCA GIORDANO.
    • GIORDANO'S ENTHUSIASM.
    • LUCA FA PRESTO.
    • GIORDANO'S SKILL IN COPYING.
    • GIORDANO'S SUCCESS AT NAPLES.
    • GIORDANO, THE VICEROY, AND THE DUKE OF DIANO.
    • GIORDANO INVITED TO FLORENCE.
    • GIORDANO AND CARLO DOLCI.
    • GIORDANO'S VISIT TO SPAIN.
    • GIORDANO'S WORKS IN SPAIN.
    • GIORDANO AT THE ESCURIAL.
    • GIORDANO'S HABITS IN SPAIN.
    • GIORDANO'S FIRST PICTURES PAINTED AT MADRID.
    • GIORDANO A FAVORITE AT COURT.
    • GIORDANO'S RETURN TO NAPLES.
    • GIORDANO'S PERSONAL APPEARANCE AND CHARACTER.
    • GIORDANO'S RICHES.
    • GIORDANO'S WONDERFUL FACILITY OF HAND.
    • GIORDANO'S POWERS OF IMITATION.
    • GIORDANO'S FAME AND REPUTATION.
    • REMARKABLE INSTANCE OF GIORDANO'S RAPIDITY OF EXECUTION.
    • REVIVAL OF PAINTING IN ITALY.
    • GIOVANNI CIMABUE.
    • CIMABUE'S PASSION FOR ART.
    • CIMABUE'S FAMOUS PICTURE OF THE VIRGIN.
    • THE WORKS OF CIMABUE.
    • DEATH OF CIMABUE.
    • GIOTTO.
    • GIOTTO'S ST. FRANCIS STIGMATA
    • GIOTTO'S INVITATION TO ROME.
    • GIOTTO'S LIVING MODEL.
    • GIOTTO AND THE KING OF NAPLES.
    • GIOTTO AND DANTE.
    • DEATH OF GIOTTO.
    • BUONAMICO BUFFALMACCO.
    • BUFFALMACCO AND HIS MASTER.
    • BUFFALMACCO AND THE NUNS OF THE CONVENT OF FAENZA.
    • BUFFALMACCO AND THE NUNS' WINE.
    • BUFFALMACCO, BISHOP GUIDO, AND HIS MONKEY.
    • BUFFALMACCO'S TRICK ON THE BISHOP OF AREZZO.
    • ORIGIN OF LABEL PAINTING.
    • UTILITY OF ANCIENT WORKS.
    • BUFFALMACCO AND THE COUNTRYMAN.
    • BUFFALMACCO AND THE PEOPLE OF PERUGIA.
    • BUFFALMACCO'S NOVEL METHOD OF ENFORCING PAYMENT.
    • STEFANO FIORENTINO.
    • GIOTTINO.
    • PAOLO UCCELLO.
    • UCCELLO'S ENTHUSIASM.
    • UCCELLO AND THE MONKS OF SAN MINIATO.
    • UCCELLO'S FIVE PORTRAITS.
    • UCCELLO'S INCREDULITY OF ST. THOMAS.
    • THE ITALIAN SCHOOLS OF PAINTING.
    • CLAUDE JOSEPH VERNET.
    • VERNET'S PRECOCITY.
    • VERNET'S ENTHUSIASM.
    • VERNET AT ROME.
    • VERNET'S "ALPHABET OF TONES."
    • VERNET AND THE CONNOISSEUR.
    • VERNET'S WORKS.
    • VERNET'S PASSION FOR MUSIC
    • VERNET'S OPINION OF HIS OWN MERITS.
    • CURIOUS LETTER OF VERNET.
    • CHARLES VERNET.
    • ANECDOTE OF CHARLES VERNET.
    • M. DE LASSON'S CARICATURE.
    • FRANK HALS AND VANDYKE.
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