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Image from page 353 of "Hill's album of biography and art : containing portraits and pen-sketches of many persons who have been and are prominent as religionists, military heroes, inventors, financiers, scientists, explorers, writers, physicians, actors,
Image by Internet Archive Book Images Identifier: hillsalbumofbiog00hill Title: Hill's album of biography and art : containing portraits and pen-sketches of many persons who have been and are prominent as religionists, military heroes, inventors, financiers, scientists, explorers, writers, physicians, actors, lawyers, musicians, artists, poets, sovereigns, humorists, orators and statesmen, together with chapters relating to history, science, and important work in which prominent people have been engaged at various periods of time Year: 1887 (1880s) Authors: Hill, Thomas E. (Thomas Edie), 1832-1915 Subjects: Biography Encyclopedias and dictionaries Publisher: Chicago : Hill Standard Book Co. Contributing Library: University of California Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: ploy-ment in modeling busts for eminentindividuals. In 1837, under the pat-ronage of Nicholas Longworth, theCincinnati millionaire, he was enabledlo make a journey to Italy, and, settlingin Florence, he made that place hisresidence during the remainder of hislife. While there he invented a val-uable improvement in the formationof plaster-cdsts for models, and pro-duced those masterpieces of his sculj)- tora art tuni have isivvn him great celebrity. Among these the fol-lowing are prominent. Statues ofEve, the Greek Slave, the*Fisher-Boy, *II Penseroso,* California, America, Wash-ington, Webster, Calhoun, and the Indiau Maiden; busts of*Proserpine, Adamn, Jackson, Webster, Calhoun, Chief JusticeMarshall, Everett and Van Buren. Of his ideal works are TheLust of his Tribe, and a Head of Jesus Christ. His GreekSlave, a piece of sculpture admired for its exquisite beauty, hasserved to more fully develop appreciation in the public mind ftir thesculptors art. Powers died at Florence, in 1873. Text Appearing After Image: Hiram Powers Sculptor, Distinguished for his Statue of the Greek Slave,and Other Works. HE Italian sculptor, Antonio Canova, whose works are quitenumerous and were produced one after another in quick succes-sion, was born in 1757 at Possagno, Italy. When twelve yearsold he modeled a lion in butter with such fidelity and skill, that the loraof tlie village, Falieri, took him under his protection and had him edu-cated in art. At seventeen years of age he produced his statue ofEurydice. In 1799 he was invited to Rome, received an ovation,and was knighted and appointed inspector-general of the fine artsby Pope Pius VII. In 1802 he visited Paris by the desire of thefirst consul, was received with re-spect and chosen n foreign associateof the French institute. On hisreturn to Paris, in 1815, as the em-bassador of the Pope, to superin-tend the sending back to Italy theworks of art which the Frenchhad carried away, he was receivedwith ridicule, anger and hatred.Proceeding to England, he had a Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
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Image by Internet Archive Book Images Identifier: gardensofcelebri00macg Title: Gardens of celebrities and celebrated gardens in and around London Year: 1918 (1910s) Authors: Macgregor, Jessie Subjects: Gardens Publisher: London : Hutchinson & co. Contributing Library: University of British Columbia Library Digitizing Sponsor: University of British Columbia Library View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: s is fresh, of the very long avenue of limes,which leads from one principal gate to another : nor of the strikingaspect of the south front of the house, when, if one proceed a littlefarther, it bursts upon ones view through a double avenue of giantcedars and limes. Beneath the cedars are ranged terminal busts,antique vases, and recumbent animals, carved in stone. LordBurlington brought from abroad much fine sculpture, some of whichhas no doubt been removed to Chatsworth and elsewhere, by theDukes of Devonshire who have succeeded him : a good deal,however, still remains ; notably, there are some lovely flower-vasesof fine Greek workmanship, in the Itahan flower-garden. The serpentine lake is over 2,000 feet long by 60 feet wide. Waterfrom the Bollo Brook supplies it, the overflow finding its way intothe River Thames. The lake is spanned by the handsome stonebridge before referred to, and at its lower extremity by a woodenone. We cross the stone bridge and follow the footpath on the 168 Text Appearing After Image: V CHISWIGK HOUSE western side of the lake ; it is a lovely woodland walk, and fromthe bank we catch charming glimpses of the grounds on the oppositeshore, and of the dome, and stately north front of the house. Thewest front of the little Ionic temple by the pool, with steps descend-ing to the water, is visible from the lakeside, but the steps arepartially hidden by a picturesque overgrowth of reeds, and waterplants. Time and weather have made serious gaps in the broad cedaravenue at the south front, and one or two splendid old trees havehad to be shored up ; but on the north side, the most magnificentgroup of these stately trees which I have ever seen, remain. Theyare still in their prime, and are certainly superior to any at Kew orSion.* Farther east, between the north avenue and the Italianflower-garden, are some fine beeches, and delicious it is in the earlyautumn mornings to cross beneath them, over the carpet of fallenleaves which, red-brown, or golden, rustle and scatter beneath Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.