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The Cottage Grandfather, (painting)

Artist:
Russell
Medium:
Canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 41
R.A. A faithful picture of the rustic simplicity of English life. The countenance of the cottager beams with health and contentment; the little girl runs to meet his embrace with spirits light as air, and a blooming face, that would vie with the freshness of the mountain daisy. "The touch of kindred, too, and love he feels;/ The modest eye, whose beams on his alone/ Ecstatic shine; the little strong embrace/ Of prattling children, twined around his neck,/ And emulous to please him, calling forth/ The fond paternal soul." THOMSON. This picture has all the pleasing qualities of Gainsborough. Russell's works are highly esteemed. For the one before us the artist received 80 guineas for the right of publishing--and few engravings of rustic life have been so popular. (On canvass--6 ft. 9 inh. by 4 ft. 9 inh.) [P. 21.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by the Great Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, of the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools. It penetrates the inward recesses of the soul--even surpassing the power and force of eloquence.--Quintillian on the Art of Painting. Boston: Press of John H. Eastburn.
Artist professional affiliation: Royal Academician.
Topic:
Figure male--Elderly
Ethnic
Figure group--Family
Figure(s) In Interior--Domestic
Literature--Thompson--Seasons
Literature--Poetry
Control number:
AECI 01850041
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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