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" Moliere, inimitable as he has proved, brought a rude theatre to perfection. Hogarth had no model to follow and improve upon. He created his art > and used colours instead of language. His place is between the Italians, whom we may consider as epic poets... "
The Scots Magazine - Page 351
1781
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A Dictionary of Terms in Art

Frederick William Fairholt - Art - 1854 - 474 pages
...subjects, and sympathies were all essentially English — was William Hogarth. " Hogarth," says Walpole, " had no model to follow and improve upon. He created his art, and used colours instead of language. His place is between the Italians, whom we consider as epic poets...
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Relics of Genius: Visits to the Last Homes of Poets, Painters, and Players ...

T P Grinsted - Great Britain - 1859 - 304 pages
...recognised as an artist of high repute, both as a painter and as a satirist. Horace Walpole says : " He had no model to follow and improve upon. He created his art, and used colours instead of language. His place is between the Italians, whom we may consider as epic poets...
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Recollections of the British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the ...

Thomas Smith (Of Mary-le-bone) - Artists - 1860 - 231 pages
...from the rest, acts in his sphere, and cannot be confounded with any other of the dramatis personce. Hogarth had no model to follow and improve upon ; he created his art, and used colours instead of language." Many of the characters in his numerous works were portraits. " I...
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Descriptive and historical catalogue of the pictures in the National gallery ...

National gallery - 1869
...generally resided in the summer. His widow survived him twenty-five years.-f " Hogarth," says Walpole, " had no model to follow, and improve upon. He created his art, and used colours instead of language. His place is between the Italians, whom we may consider as epic poets...
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Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of the Pictures in the National Gallery ...

National Gallery (Great Britain), National Gallery (Great Britain)., Ralph Nicholson Wornum - Painters - 1869 - 191 pages
...generally resided in the summer. His widow survived him twenty-five years. -f" Hogarth," says Walpole, " had no model to follow, and improve upon. He created his art, and used colours instead of language. His place is between the Italians, whom we may consider as epic poets...
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The Antefix Papers: Papers on Art Educational Subjects, Read at the Weekly ...

Art - 1875 - 239 pages
...originality, are filled with wonderful satirical and humorous invention. " Hogarth," says Walpole, " had no model to follow and improve upon. He created his art, and used color instead of language. His place is between the Italians, whom we may consider as epic poets...
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Walks in London, Volume 2

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - London (England) - 1878
...Moliere ; in his Marriage a la Mode there is even an intrigue carried on throughout the piece. . . . Hogarth had no model to follow and improve upon. He created his art ; and used colours instead of language. He resembles Butler, but his subjects are more universal, and amidst...
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Walks in London, Volume 2

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - London (England) - 1878
...Moliere ; in his Marriage a la Mode there is even an intrigue carried on throughout the piece. . . . Hogarth had no model to follow and improve upon. He created his art ; and used colours instead of language. He resembles Butler, but his subjects are more universal, and amidst...
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Anecdotes of painting in England. [Abridged. Followed by] A catalogue of ...

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1879
...drawing gently from her finger. The thought is parallel to Moliere's, where the miser puts out one of the candles as he is talking. Moliere, inimitable...follow and improve upon. He created his art ; and used colours instead of language. His place is between the Italians, whom we may consider as epic poets...
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Familiar Allusions: A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information Including the ...

William Adolphus Wheeler - Allusions - 1881 - 584 pages
...much aa Moliere ; in his Marriage a la Mode there is even an intrigue carried on throughout the piece. Hogarth had no model to follow and improve upon. He created his art, and used colors instead of language." WalpoLe. $&- " His [Hogarth's] series of six scenes known as * Marriage...
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