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The Stone Breaker, (painting)

Artist:
Wallis, H.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 223 (Sale info: $1500.00).
"Venerable to me is the hard hand; crooked, coarse, wherein, notwithstanding, lies a cunning virtue, indefeasibly royal, as of the sceptre of this planet. Venerable, too, is the rugged face, all weather tanned, besoiled with its rude intelligence--for it is the face of man living manlike. Oh! but the more venerable for thy rudeness, and even because we must pity as well as love thee! Hardly-entreated brother! For us was thy back so bent, for us were thy straight limbs and fingers so deformed; thou wert our conscript on whom the lot fell; and fighting out battles, wert so marred. For in thee, too, lay a God created form, but it was not to be unfolded; encrusted must it stand with the thick adhesions and defacements of labor; and thy body, like thy soul, was not to know freedom."--Sartor Resartus. [Pp. 15-16; price noted by a contemporary hand.]
1859. Second Exhibition in New York of Paintings, the contribution of Artists of the French & English Schools, open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and from 7 till 10 p.m. at the National Academy of Design, Tenth Street, between Broadway and Fourth Av. Admittance, 25 cents. Catalogues, 15 cents. Season Tickets, 75 cents. New York: John W. Oliver, Steam Printer, No. 43 Ann Street. 1859.
Topic:
Occupation--Labor--Stone Breaker
Occupation--Other--Peasant
Landscape
Figure
Literature--Carlyle--Sartor Resartus
Control number:
AECI 01370229
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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