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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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The handle on the end of the Trunk has evidently been retouched--I think, with a piece of chalk-- but one can still see the inspiration of the Old Master in the tranquil, almost too tranquil, hang of it.
When I wrote about the Old Masters before, I said the copies were better than the originals.
In conversation with an artist in Venice, I asked: "What is it that people see in the Old Masters? I have been in the Doge's palace and I saw several acres of very bad drawing, very bad perspective, and very incorrect proportions.
I was seldom whipped by my old master, and suf- fered little from any thing else than hunger and cold.
I shall never forget the ecstasy with which I received the intelligence that my old master (An- thony) had determined to let me go to Baltimore, to live with Mr.
By which generous proceeding he very probably prevented Mr Jones from becoming a victim to the wrath of Thwackum, and to the pious friendship which Blifil bore his old master; for, besides the disadvantage of such odds, Jones had not yet sufficiently recovered the former strength of his broken arm.
'Christopher,' said the gentleman, turning to him directly he entered the room, 'I have found your old master and young mistress.'
But the old woman's threats had already caused De Vac a feeling of uneasiness, which would have been reflected to an exaggerated degree in the old woman had she known the determination her words had caused in the mind of the old master of fence.
But I will drop the subject, lest I say something about the old masters that might as well be left unsaid.
He had not only a true appreciation of the old masters, but sympathy with the moderns.
He is haunted from out the crumbled palaces of vanished kings, where "in the form of blue flames one sees spirits moving through each dark recess." 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.