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The Discovery, (painting)

Artist:
Velasquez 1594-1660
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 88 (Sale info: For Sale).
"The pictures of this master are seldom to be met with out of Spain. His composition is remarkable for strong expression, for a freedom of pencil, for a spirited touch, and such a tone of colour, as almost equals nature itself. He was particularly charmed with the colouring of Caravaggio, and made him his model; and his success in that style answered his most sanguine expectations. King Philip the Fourth of Spain was his patron. - painted by Don Diego Velasquez, who was born at Seville 1594, died 1660." [P. 12.]
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:
State of Being--Emotion--Surprise
Figure male
Control number:
AECI 03260088
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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