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An Interior, (painting)

Schalken, Godfrey b. 1643
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 19
"SCHALKEN, (Godfrey,) born at Dort in 1643. He came to England twice, where he was much patronized. He principally delighted in night subjects, because he knew how to distribute the light of a flambeau or taper with so much skill as to diffuse a brightness over his objects by a proper opposition of shadow, which only nature could equal; and in that line he was without a competitor. His pencil was soft, mellow, and delicate; his pictures are finished with neatness; and show the chiaro-scuro in great perfection. He imitated nature with singular exactness, as well as in the truth of his colouring, as in the masses of his light and shadow; but he had no idea of elegance, either in design or [in] the forms of his figures." No. 19.--AN INTERIOR, with three men, whose faces are seen by the light of a candle. This is a very fine specimen of the kind. [P. 24.]
Catalogue of the Pictures Forming the Collection of the Works of the Old Masters now Being exhibited at the Gallery of the National Academy of Design in Broadway. 1849. New-York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.
Figure group--Male
Figure(s) In Interior
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AECI 01600044
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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