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old master

1. Art one of the great European painters of the period 1500 to 1800
2. a painting by one of these
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Ever since my poor old master prevented her from marrying that tipsy blackguard--"
Wansborough got it for me--the son of my old master that I was tell you of.
We visited the Louvre, at a time when we had no silk purchases in view, and looked at its miles of paintings by the old masters.
He had not only a true appreciation of the old masters, but sympathy with the moderns.
He is haunted by the traditional voices of the old masters of his craft, and lastly, more than all, by the dead women and men of his race, the ancestors that count in the making of his composite soul and have their silent say in every action, thought, and impulse of his life.
Doubtless this seems to you a very commonplace 'ghost story'--one constructed on the regular lines laid down by the old masters of the art.
He takes, indeed, the old themes, and manages them better than their old masters, with more delicate cadences, more delicate transitions of thought, through long dwelling on earlier practice.
He was well acquainted with the way dilettanti have (the cleverer they were the worse he found them) of looking at the works of contemporary artists with the sole object of being in a position to say that art is a thing of the past, and that the more one sees of the new men the more one sees how inimitable the works of the great old masters have remained.
It is a painting of the Italian school--by the celebrated Guydo, the greatest painter in the world, the chief of the Old Masters, as they are called-- I take it, because they were up to a thing or two beyond most of us-- in possession of secrets now lost to the bulk of mankind.
She said that this composer had made a complete revolution in music and was burying the old masters one by one.
The distant relative possessed two pictures -- Gems by the Old Masters -- which he was willing to dispose of, and which he had intrusted for that purpose to Mr.
Now, you're all of you to drink the health of your best friend Mr Timothy Linkinwater, and wish him health and long life and many happy returns of this day, both for his own sake and that of your old masters, who consider him an inestimable treasure.