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Achilles in Armour, with his Lance and Shield, from Homer's Illiad, (painting)

Artist:
Rembrandt 1606-1674
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 62 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Rembrandt acquired that taste for strong oppositions of light and shade (it is said) from Jacob Pinas, which he ever after so happily cultivated. He formed his own manner entirely by studying and copying nature, which he copied in its most simple dress, without any apparent attention to elegance of choice. But though it was not his talent to select what was most beautiful or graceful in nature, yet had he an amazing power in representing every object that was before his eyes with such truth, force, and life, as nothing but nature herself can equal. He painted in a strong and bold manner, with a degree of force that astonishes, in which he has not been excelled by any artist. Painted by Rembrandt, who was born in Leyden 1606, died 1674. This picture has been engraved." [P. 8.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Achilles
Literature--Homer--Iliad
Dress--Historic--Armor
Figure male
Control number:
AECI 03260062
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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