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Spanish coast, that inexhaustible El Dorado of monopoly was overthrown, about 1779;-and the Jamaica station.

the parties claiming the patent-right, then ap Will arrived safely in England, having real. plied to parliament for an act to confirm it ized about £20,000 by freight, prize-inoney, That bill was introduced by the minister of the and his previous successes in the East. But on day; but Erskine, then first coming into reshore he was a greater oddity éven than at sea. pute, appeared at the bar to oppose it,

and the He had married his mother's housekeeper on monopoly was destroyed for ever, by a solean his first return to England, so that he had a vote of the House of Commons. From tha: home to go to; but as that lady had nothing to time ihe Stationers' Company proceeded upce recommend her but her fat and good-nature- a different course. They secured their monefor she was as big round as the capstan of his poly, by buying up all rival almanacs ;-and own ship-she was not much countenanced by ihey rendered the attempts of individuals to his family. Luckily, this tender union was not oppose them perfectly hopeless, by those arts blessed with any results, and as he had no pro- of trade, which a powerful corporation knew geny, it is most probable that his money will how to exercise. For the last fifty years, they go to his benefactor's children. The Commo- have rioted, as of old, in every abomination dore's good fortune attended him to the very that could delude the vulgar to the purchase of last, and he was fortunate enough to die before their commodity. On a sudden, a new almanac he had experienced any reverses. His health | started up, under the superintendence aod auhad suffered considerably from hot climates, thority of a society distinguished for its great and his death was in my opinion an additional and successful labours to inprove the intellec. piece of good fortune, as it saved him from a tual condition of the people. For the first time painful and peevish old age ; and he had no re- in the memory of man, an alınanac at once ra. sources within himself, having never read any tional and popular was produced. From tbat book but “ Steel's List" in his life.

hour the empire of astrology was at an end I do not think it possible to find a more per- The public press, infinitely to their honour, look fect instance of unvarying good fortune than in up the cause. The blasphemy of Francis this worthy but extraordinary man.

One sees

Moore, and the obscenity of Poor Robin, were people possessed of talents, connexion, indus- denounced and ridiculed through all quarters try, and exertion, toiling through a long life to of the kingdom. In one little year the obscene eke out a miserable competency without suc- book was discontinued—the blasphemous book cess; and this man, by sheer luck alone, at- retreated into pure stupidity-and the publishtained rank, riches, and power, and all that is ers of the blasphemy and the obscenity applied most desirable, at an early age, and died before themselves, in imitation of the first powerful he had experienced a single reverse.

rival they had ever encountered, to make a ratainly, when once in the road to fortune, did tional and useful almanac. By ihe year 169, nothing to mar it; but he did nothing to de- (even we prophesy) the whole delusion will serve it; he had not even high feelings or spi- have vanished before the day.spring of know. rit to enjoy it. When we do meet with such ledge :-and the people will then wonder, that examples, it almost inclines us to believe in for so many years they endured the insults predestination, and give up every thing to Pro habitually offered to their morals and their unvidence; indeed it would be easy to adopt this derstandings. This is an abstract of this sin. Turkish feeling, if one did not occasionally see gular chapter in literary history. instances of virtue, talent, and perseverance meeting their just reward; and when we do behold the contrary, it is salutary and comfort. able for us to believe that these things are in. tended for some wise purpose which we cannot

From the London Magazine. comprehend, and that, if we are not rewarded according to our liking in this world, we may

be in the next; for man is an egregious over-
rater of his own merits.

Ou for the quiet of the woods and hills,
Broke but by storms, (which make it more in


When they have passed in dread magnifiFrom the London Magazinc..


Or by the gusty wind, that sadly shrills

Thorough their woods—or bý the rippling The history of almanacs in this country forms rills one of the most curious chapters in the records Running to some deep river, not far thence of literature. For a century and a half, the Making a murmur as its channel fills ! two Universities and the Stationers' Company Oh for the vales, where violets dispense held the monopoly of them, by letters patent of Honey to bees, storing their frequent scrips; James I. During this period, according to the Where the loud lark to listening cherubim condition of the patent, almanacs received the (Though we of earth may hear) sings his bigb imprimatur of the Archbishop of Canterbury, hymn; and the Bishop of London ; and yet it would be Where the full thrush among the hawthorndifficult to find, in so stall a compass, an equal hips quantity of ignorance, profligacy, and imposture, Prisons dumb wonder in some sylvan spot, as was condensed into these publications. By Rather than smiling haunts, where inward joy the persevering exertions of one individual the

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From the Monthly Review.

could never have been a miser. His will is a

document dictated in every line by a sound NOLLEKENS AND HIS TIMES: compre- mind, and a heart that evidently had cultivated

hending a Life of that celebrated Sculptor, the best affections. Desirous of rendering his and Memoirs of several contemporary Ar: wealth as extensively useful as possible, and tists

, from the time of Roubiliac, Hogarth, having no children of his own, he bequeathed and Reynolds, to that of Fuseli, Flazman, legacies to upwards of fifty persons, or to the and Blake. By John Thomas Smith, Keeper relatives of persons, all of whom he designates of the Prints and Drawings in the British

under some name of friendship. Some he reMuseum. In two pols. 800. London: Col.

wards for acts of kindness towards himself or burn. 1823.

his late “dear wife." To the Baroness de Bel. Mr. Hunt's Memoir of Lord Byron and his mont he gives two hundred pounds Contemporaries, would appear to have suggest- membrance he had of her late father." His ed to Mr. John Thomas Smith the idea of these workmen and domestic servants he provides two volumes. The sculptor indeed might not for most liberally, and he divides a sum of nine stand a comparison with the poet, as far as re- hundred pounds equally between three most finement of manners and genius are concern- meritorious charitable institutions—the Saint ed; but they both seem to have been equally Patrick's Orphan Charity School, in Deanunfortunate in having afforded protection to street, Soho, the Middlesex Hospital, and the persons, who carefully registered all their ec. parish Charity School of St. Mary-le-bone.centricities and faults, for the purpose of pub. To the Society for the Relief of Persons Imlishing them at a future day without any, or a prisoned for small Debts, he gives three hun. very slight, intermixture of their virtues. Mr. dred pounds—a most considerate and useful Smith informs us that he had a pupil with bequest, and nineteen guineas (a favourite sum Nollekens for three years, and intimately with Nollekens) to the society which provided known to him for nearly sixty.“When I was relief, during a season of unparalleled distress, an infant,” he adds, " he frequently danced for the destitute seamen. Of this will Mr. me upon his knee." One would think, that Smith is one of the executors; wo should circumstances such as these might have gene therefore be the more surprised at the unrated some feelings of kindness, if not of grati-friendly and unfair manner in which he treats tude, in the breast of a pupil lowards a master the memory of Nollekens, if we had not obwhose friendship he thought worth cultivating served that the bulk of the property is left beduring so lengthened a period. We regret to tween three gentlemen, of whom Mr. Smith is gay, however, that very little of tenderness, or not one; and that although he was danced upon eren of that natural partiality, which the writer the sculptor's knec, and assiduously cultivated of a memoir usually entertains towards the his patronage and friendship for nearly sixty subject of his labours, appears in the publica- years, his expectations were ultimately gratition before us. It seems to have been expressly fied only by a legacy of one hundred pounds. written for the purpose of bringing down ridi. Hinc lachrymæ? or rather Hinc cachinnus! cole and contempt on the memory of Nolle. The profits of the book may possibly compenkens.

sate for the disappointment of the author's That eminent sculptor-the most eminent hopes in another way, and at all events, it perhaps for the execution of busts, who has yet seems to have afforded him gratification to appeared amongst us-had great eccentrici. have had an opportunity of caricaturing and ties, no doubt, which sometimes degenerated exposing to the laughter of the public, the priinto vices. Mr. Smith compares him in his yate faults and follies of the man, to whose pecuniary and domestic habits to the celebrated early instructions he is perhaps chiefly indebtmiser, Elwes. His personal habits

appear cer

ed for the situation which he now enjoys. tainly to have been of the rudest and most un. Poor Mrs. Nollekens also comes in for her amiable description; but not a great deal share--and that no small share too of the riworse than those of Dr. Johnson. In pecuni- | dicule which is lavished upon her husband. If ary affairs he ought not, however, to have been it be said that they were both remarkable for get down as the companion of Elwes. Nolle. their eccentricities, does it follow that those kens was fond of money, and accumulated a eccentricities ought therefore to be laid before vast sum, considering that it was all the pro

the world? Does it follow that a person may, duct of his own exertions. But when we con. under the protection of early and intimate acsider the many acts of benevolence and of real quaintance, become thoroughly conversant charity, which he was accustomed to practise with all the habits and private history of a fafor several years before his death, lending mo- mily, and that because he is disappointed of a ney to some on searcely any security, which legacy, he is therefore entitled to publish every was subsequently remitled, and presenting do. little broil, every hasty expression, every ludi. nations to others-acts, several, though by no crous or reprehensible transaction, which he means all, of which are recorded in this me- may have witnessed within their circle? We moir, it is most unjust, and particularly un- say no. The man who can be guilty of such handsome, in Mr. Smith, to endeavour to im. conduct, is unfit to be admitted into society, press the world with an idea that Nollekens and ought to be deemed-if there were any was a monster of penury. The man who on moral feeling in such things-unfit to be enawaking of a morning would ask his attendant, gaged in the service of the public. "Do you know any person to whom a little We need scarcely say that we have no knowmoney would be useful to-day?" and who would ledge whatever of Mr. Smith, and certainly immediately act upon any considerate sugges have no desire to injure him; but we decm it tion that was given in answer to his question, our duty to reprobate in the strongest lan. Museum.- VOL. XIV.

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guage that we can use, the fashion which has for Garrick. This good fortune happened to of late become so prevalent amongst us, of ex- him in a manner highly honourable to Gar. ploring every circumstance of the private his-rick, and perfectly indicative of his character. iory of individuals, and publishing every scan- He recognised the young artist at Rome.dalous or piquant anecdote, which can be sup- - What ! let me look at you! are you the little posed saleable in a depraved market. This fellow to whom we gave the prizes at the Sofashion should be allowed to remain exclusively ciety of Arts?" "Yes, Sir," being the answer, with the low weekly press, with which it com- Mr. Garrick invited him to breakfast the next menced. The genius and celebrity of Nolle morning, and kindly sat to him for his bust, for kens, as an artist, ought to have protected him which he paid him 121. 12s. Another bust, that from the pen of his pupil and friend, if no other of Sterne, who was then at Rome, brought him motives could have operated in his favour. into great notice. Of this performance he was

As a piece of biography, the memoir before proud to the latest hour of his life. us is a very insignificant performance. It is We were much amused with the simplicity desultory and digressive beyond all endurance of the author in relating the following anecThe author appears to have collected from the dote:files of old newspapers, and other sources of " Barry, the Historical painter, who was ex: that description, as well as from all the old tremely intimate with Nollekens at Rome, took gossips who frequent the British Museum, a the liberty one night, when they were about to vast number of anecdotes concerning all sorts leave the English coffee-house, to exchange of people, who were in any way remarkable hats with him; Barry's was edged with lace

, during the last century. The mere incidental and Nolleken's was a very shabby plain one. mention of any body concerning whom he has Upon his returning the hat the next morning, a paragraph among his stores, leads forthwith

he was requested by Nollekens to let him know to the production of the precious treasure, and why he left him his gold-laced hat. «Why, to to its insertion in his work, whether it has any tell you the truth, my dear Joey,' answered or no connexion with the affair of Nollekens. Barry, 'I fully expected assassination last In this way he has contrived to make up two night, and I was to have been known by my thick volumes, whereas about two hundred Jaced hat.' This villanous transaction, which and fifty pages contain all that relates to the might have proved fatal to Nollekens, I have sculptor, and about half that number would often heard him relate."-vol. i. p. 7. very well embrace all that Mr. Smith, at least, Does not Mr. Smith know that Barry We should have stated about him.

mad on this subject? He conceived that all The grandfather and father of Nollekens the world was in a conspiracy against him on were both Dutchmen, and painters of some re- account of his great talents as a painter, and spectability; both however resided the greater hence he was in perpetual fear of assassina: part of their lives in England, and the subject tion. Nollekens might have felt quietly enough of these memoirs was born in London on the in the laced hat, and even in the whole of Bar 29th of January, 1737. He learned drawing ry's costume, if he had asked to exchange with at Shipley's school in the Strand, and in bis him. thirteenth year was placed under the instruc- While at Rome, Nollekens purchased, for a tion of Peter Scheemakers, a sculptor of consi. mere trifle, those ancient Roman terracottas. derable ominence. From his earliest youth he which are now let into the walls of the first was remarkable for his love of modelling, and room of the Gallery of Antiquities in the Briof bell-ringing! Whenever the funeral bell of tish Museum. They were purchased by the St. James's church was going, and young Nol-government from the late Mr. Townley, t. lekens was out of the way, Schcemakers in. stantly knew where his apprentice was to be admired for the gracefulness of the figures, and

whom Nollekens had sold them, and are much found. However he appears, notwithstanding the lightness and beauty of the foliated ornathis idle trick, to have paid great attention to ments. his art. His progress may be judged from the We can hardly believe that Nollekens was fact recorded in the Registrar's books, that in so dishonest, as the following anecdote repre1759, and 1760, he obtained three prizes from sents him :the Society of Arts, for models in clay. By "The patrons of Nollekens, being characters means of the money thus acquired, amounting professing taste and possessing wealth, em to about 601. he was enabled, after having ployed him as a very shrewd collector of taom Rome in 1760, where he arrived with twenty his own account; and, after he had dextrously guineas in his pocket. Another prize for a basso relievo in stone, consigned to England in

restored them with heads and limbs, he stained

them with tobacco water, and sold them, some the same year, and one in 1762, of 521. 10s. for times by way of favour, for enormous sums." a basso relievo in marble, placed him in easy vol. i. p. 11. circumstances, and he was thus at liberty to If this be true, Nollekens might just as well apply all the natural strength of his mind to his art, without any of those apprehensions wp

have taken those enormous sums" out of the which too often cloud the budding hours of ge.

bis own. Another equally discreditable story nius. We may, in this instance, as well as in is told of him by his biographer:

, “ Jenkins, a notorious dealer in antiques and which such institutions, as that of the Society old pictures, who resided at Rome for the of Arts, produce to the community.

purpose, had

been commissioned by Mr. Locke, It was an auspicious beginning for Nolle. of Norbury Park, to send him any piece of bons, that the first búst be made wap executed / sculpture which he thought might suit bim, el

& price not exceeding one hundred guineas; sense to retain. Though she never experibut Mr. Locke, immediately upon the receipt enced the luxury of being a mother, it appears, of a head of Minerva, which he did not like, nevertheless, through all the varied and not sent it back again, paying the carriage and all very gentle colours in which the author repreother expenses.

sents her, that she was a virtuous and domes. * Nollekens, who was then also a resident in tic woman, though perhaps a little too thrifty, Rome, having purchased a trupk of a Minerva and somewhat too much inclined to jealousy for fifty pounds, found, upon the return of this Her husband's profession frequently rendered head, that its proportion and character accordo it necessary for him to obtain models from a ed with his torso. This discovery induced him certain class of females; the introduction of to accept an offer made by Jenkins of the head these persons into the artist's study, was never, itself'; and iwo hundred and twenty guineas to even to the last hour of her life, borne very share the profits. After Nollekens had inade it | patiently by Mrs. Nollekens. This was not up into a figure, or, what is called by the ven: altogether unnatural; at least it was suffi. ders of botched antiques, “restored it," which ciently justifiable to protect her from the ridi. he did at the expense of about twenty guineas cule, which Mr. Smith occasionally lavishes more for stone and labour, it proved a most upon her on account of this propensity. Sho fortunate hit, for they sold it for the enormous was famous for recipes for all sorts of econosum of one thousand guineus! and it is now at mical dishes, and for her needlework. The Newby, in Yorkshire."-- vol. i. pp. 11, 12. only foreign language which she knew, was

Our author also accuses him of having been French: she had a sister who spoke seven of a great smuggler of silk stockings, gloves, and the continental dialects. lace, from Italy. His contrivance is said to Among the sculptor's distinguished sitters have been this:-"all his plaster busts being was bis late Majesty, with whom Nollekens hollow, he stuffed them full of the above arti- (though a Catholic) was a great favourite. Dr. cles, and then spread an outside coating of Johnson's bust, by Nollekens, is well kuown as plaster at the back, across the shoulders of an admirable likeness. The Doctor complained each, so that the busts appeared liko solid of the hair, with some justice, for it was mocasts.". It is hardly fair, and certainly is not delled from the flowing locks of a sturdy Irish very friendly, to ground a general charge of beggar. The fellow, after sitting an hour, resinuggling against Nollekens, upon the single fused to take a shilling for his pains, reprofact that he brought over from Rome, enclosed senting that he could have made more by his in a bust of Sterne, the lace ruffles in which trade! he usually went to court. This is the only "Most of his sitters were exceedingly amused evidence which his biographer brings against with the oddity of his manner, particularly fine him; the imputation pretty clearly shows the women, who were often gratified by being con. spirit in which the whole work is written. sidered handsome by the Sculptor, though his

Upon his return io England, which as well admiration was expressed in the plainest lanas we can collect, appears to have been about guage. I remember his once requesting a lady the year 1770, Nollekens became at once the who squinted dreadfully; to look a little the inost fashionable sculptor of the day. In the other way, for then,' said he, I shall get rid two following years he was chosen, first an as- of the shyness in the cast of your eye:' and to sociate, and then a member of the Royal Aca- another lady of the highest rank, who had fordemy. His next business was to marry. He gotten her position, and was looking down fell desperately in love with Mary, 'second upon him, he cried, “Don't look so scorney; daughter of Saunders Welch, Esq., the succes. you'll spoil my busto; and you're a very fine sor in the magistracy of Henry Fielding, and woman; I think it will be one of my best obtained her hand. This lady, according to bustos.' I heard him ask the daughter of Lord the author, was the very "pink of precision." Yarborough, in the presence of her husband, to

"Mary's figure was rather too tall, but yet prove to her that he had not forgotten all his graceful; her eyes were good, and she knew Italian, if she did not recollect his dancing her how to play with them; her blooming coin- upon his knee when she was a Bambina. He plexion stood in no need of milk of roses; ber was very fond of speaking Italian, though I nose, I must own, and it was the opinion of have been told it was exceedingly bad ; and he Nollekens too, was rather of the shortest; her would often attempt it even in the presence of teeth were small, bespeaking a selfish dispusi. the Royal Family, who good-temperedly smiled tion: indeed the whole of her features were at his whimsicalities. Even the gravest of what her husband would sometimes call scorn- men, the Lord Chancellor Bathurst, when siley, particularly in their latter days during their ting to him for his bust for the Chancery little fracus: for be it known, she had no small Court, in his large wig, condescendingly ensprinkling of pride in consequence of a compli- dured the following collection of nonsense, in ment paid her by Dr. Johnson. Her light hair which at last his Lordship was obliged to join. shone in natural and beautiful ringlets down NollekensAh! there goes the bell tolling; her back to the lower part of her tightly-laced no,-it's only my clock on the stairs: when i waist; such a shaped waist as her father's was a boy, you would have liked to have seen friend, Fielding, has given Sophia Western, in me toll the bell; it's no very easy thing, I can his Tom Jones'"-vol. i. pp. 16, 17.

tell you ;-look a little that way,-you must The author describes Mrs. Nollekens' wed- toll, that is to say, I did, one hour for a man, ding dress with all the particularity of a mil- three times three: and three times two for a liner. It was quite in the old court dress style, woman :-now, your Lordship must mind, scept that she wore no powder in her hair, there's a Moving bell and a Passing-bell; these the auburn beauty of which she had the good the Romans always attended to.'°• You mean

can readily

the Roman Catholics, Mr. Nollekens,' observed | and, indeed, whenever any one led to the sota his Lordship. Yes, my Lord, they call that jeci, he would deliver his opinion, even to perthe Moving-bell, which goes when they move. sons of the first fashion and rank, with as much a body out of one parish to the next, or so on. freedom as if he were chiding his mason's boy, The Passing-bell, is when you are dying, and Kit Finny, for buying scanty paunches for his going from this world to another place. Ay, yard-doy Cerberus. No, no, my Lord," he Mr. Nollekens,' observed bis Lordship, there would vociferate, with an increased nasal and is a curious little book, published in 1971, I monotonous tone of voice, 'a grand thing dont think by Richard Duckworth, upon the art of depend upon the size, I can assure you of that. Ringing, entitled Tintannologia.'”—vol. i. pp. A large model certainly produces a stare, and 53, 54.

is often admired by ignorant people : but the The following anecdote is amusing :- excellence of a work of art has nothing to do

“A lady in weeds for her dear husband, with the size, that you may depend upon from drooping low like the willow, visited the Sculp me.' In this, he unquestionably was correct; ior, and assured him that she did not care what as the graceful elegance of a Cellini cup or a money was expended on a monument to the bell for the Pope's table, does not consist io iinmemory of her beloved ; Do what you please, mensity. I have a cast from an antique bronze but do it directly, were her orders. Industry figure only three inches in height, which, from was a principle rivetted in Nollekens's consti. its justness of proportion and dignity of attitution; he rose with the lark, and in a short tude, strikes the beholder, when it is elevated time finished the model, strongly suspecting only nine inches above his eye, with an idea of she might, like some others he had been ein- its being a figure full thirty feet in height."ployed by, change her mind. The lady, in vol. i. pp. 201, 202. about three months, made her second appear- Those who recollect the figure of Dr. Wolance, in which more courage is generally as- cot in his robust upright state, and the diminusuined, and was accosted by him, before she tive appearance of Mr. Nollekens, alighted, with Poor soul! I thought you'd picture to themselves their extreme contrast, coine;' but her tripping down with a light when the former accosted the latter one evenfantastic toe,' and the snorting of her horses, ing at his gate in Titchfield-street, nearly in which had been hard-driven, evinced a total the following manner. "Why, Nollekens, you change in her inclination, and he was now sa- never speak to me now: pray what is the reaJuted with, “How do you do, Nollekens: well, son?' Nollekens— Why, you have published you have not commenced the model ?'— Yes, such lies of the King, and had the impudence but I have though,' was the reply. The Lady to send them to me; but Mrs. Nollekens burnt -Have you, indeed? These, my good friend, them, and I desire you'll send no more: the I own,' throwing herself into a chair, 'are early Royal family are very good to me, and are days; but since I saw you, an old Roman ac. great friends to all the artists, and I dont like quaintance of yours has made me an offer, and to hear any body say any thing against them.' I dont know how he would like to see in our Upon which the Doctor put his cane upon the church a monument of such expense to my late Sculptor's shoulder, and exclaimed, Well husband; indeed, perhaps, after all, upon se- said! little Nolly: I like the inan who sticks to cond thoughts, it would be considered quite his friend; you shall make a bust of me for enough if I got our mason to put up a mural that.' 'I'll see you d-d first!' answered Nolinscription, and that, you know, he can cul lekens,'

and I can tell you this besides, no wan very neatly.'—My charge,' interrupted the artíst, for my model will be one hundred painted your picture, and you richly deserved

in the Royal Academy but Opie would have guineas;' which she declared to be enormous.' the broken head you got from Gifford in However, she would pay it and have done Wright's shop: Mr. Cook, of Bedford-square, with him.''

showed me his handkerchief dipped in your From a great number of anecdotes without blood: and so now you know my mind. Come point, and sometimes, indeed, without mean- in, my Cerberus, cone in.' His dog then foling, we shall select a few, which will perhaps lowed him in, and he left the Doctor at the entertain the reader. They will require no ob- gate, which he barred up for the night." servation from us, as they offer nothing that The author thus contrasts Nollekens with demands or admits of criticism :

Flaxman :“ Mrs. Thrale one morning entered Nolle- “It was highly amusing lo notice the glaring kens's studio, accompanied by Dr. Johnson, to contrast of the two Sculptors, Nollekens and see the bust of Lord Mansfield, when the Flaxman, whenever they came in contact in a Sculptor vociferated, 'I like your picture by fashionable party, which I own was rarely the Sir Joshua very much. He tells me it's for The foriner, upon these occasions, who Thrale, a brewer, over the water: his wife's a was never known to expatiale upon Art, genesharp woman, one of the blue-stocking people.' rally took out his pocket book, and, in order to -Nolly, Nolly,' abserved the Doctor, I wish make himself agreeable, presented his recipes, your maid would stop your foolish mouth with perhaps for an inveterate sore throat or a vista a blue bag.' At which Mrs. Thrale smiled, / lent scorbutic humour, to some elegant op and whispered to the Doctor, My dear Sir, man, with as much alacrity as Dr. Bossy, of you'll get nothing by blunting your arrows fame, formerly did to the wife upon a block.'”-vol. i. p. 114.

of a Fulham or a Mortlake markel-gardener

The latter, however, like a true descendant of Nollekens at all times strongly reprobated Phidias, was modestly discoursing with il sculpture, more especially when com- lect circle upon the exquisito productions of

by the too-daring student in the art; Greece; at the same time, assuring his and


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