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Title: A catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters; in which is included a short biographical notice of the artists, with a copious description of their principal pictures; a statement of the prices at which such pictures have been sold at public sales on the continent and in England; a reference to the galleries and private collections, in which a large portion are at present; and the names of the artists by whom they have been engraved; to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars & imitators of the great masters of the above schools:
Year: 1829 (1820s)
Authors: Smith, John, -1718
Subjects: Painters Painters Painters
Publisher: London, Smith and son
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute


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female attendant, who is behind her chair, isoffering her some refreshment in a spoon. The accessoriesconsist of a handsome brass chandelier, suspended from theceiling; a reading stand, with a book lying open on it, placedon the right and front; and on the opposite side, a marblewine-cooler; farther in the room is an arm-chair, and in theback of the apartment, a dome-bedstead. The elegance of thedresses, and the taste displayed in the furniture, denote therank and opulence of the family. This surprising production is no less excellent for its preciousfinish in all the details, than for the strong natural expressionof each figure; the patient resignation of the lady, the filialaffection of the daughter, the anxious attention of the nurse,and the ominous gesture of the doctor, are portrayed with arefinement of feeling that would do honour to the best Italianmasters. This magnificent chef-doeuvre of the artist was purchased bythe Elector Palatine for 30,000 flo., and by him presented to

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bookid:raisonneoftheworks01smit bookyear:1829 bookdecade:1820 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Smith__John___1718 booksubject:Painters bookpublisher:London__Smith_and_son bookcontributor:Getty_Research_Institute booksponsor:Getty_Research_Institute bookleafnumber:72 bookcollection:getty bookcollection:americana

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