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British Painters And Their Works, Wallace Collections
Let us come first to Sir Joshua Reynolds, and as you are looking at his portrait of Mrs. Robinson as Perdita. I will tell you a little of his story. I want you to think of the manóbrush in hand in his big studio, to which came all the great men and women of the time.
French Painters Of The Eighteenth Century, Wallace Collections
I must leave you to look for yourselves at Downman's delicate portraits in crayons, at Sully's portrait of Queen Victoria, at Stanfield's landscapes and river scenes. I have not space to do more than mention their names.
French Painters Of The Nineteenth Century, Wallace Collections
We have spent so much time over the gaieties and frivolities of France before the Revolution, that we shall not be able to look long at the work of thirty comparatively modern French artists, many of whom were born at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Spanish Painters, Wallace Collections
I am now going to point out to you some of the pictures of the Spanish school, of whom Velazquez was not only the chief, but one of the greatest painters of all time.
Italian Painters, Wallace Collections
Titian, by whom there is one picture in Hertford House, ' Perseus and Andromeda' (II) is one of the supreme names in art. He was born in 1477 at Cadore in the mountains near Venice, but he was quite a child when he came to that city which was to be for ever after associated with his name.
Dutch Painters, Wallace Collections
We will now walk round and see some of the pictures by the Dutch painters. We have passed from the Virgin and Child, from St. John, and St. Catharine, from the mighty princes that ruled over the destinies of Spain to quite other subjects.
Flemish Painters, Wallace Collections
e come now to the Flemish painters, of whom the greatest is Rubens. He was born in 1577. By the time he was twenty-two he was a master painter of the Antwerp Guild ; a couple of years later he went to Italy, and was for some years in the service of the Duke of Mantua.
Illuminations, Miniatures, And Enamels, Wallace Collection
Before we look at the miniatures we must stop for a few moments at the case of illuminations on vellum (Gallery X, Case A) for this was the earliest form of miniature art. In the long ago, as far back as the sixth century, and earlier, the monks would be occupied decorating the holy books with minute and curious designs.
Arms And Armour, Wallace Collection
We have at Hertford House the finest collection of arms and armour of its kind in England ; to really appreciate its beauty and interest it would be necessary to spend years in study. As we go through the rooms and see in what guise men fought in the earlier days, what weapons they used, I shall tell you a little not only of the exhibits, but also of their use.
Porcelain And Majolica, Wallace Collections
As you have been passing through the rooms looking at the pictures your eye will have glanced at cases of porcelain, maj olica, earthenware, and faience. I hope to be able to tell you enough about these things to encourage you to make a study of them for yourselves, with the help of the catalogue, which gives all the details as to dates and subjects.
Treasures Of Historic Interest, Wallace Collections
As we have been round Hertford House together I have mentioned some of the belongings of kings and queens, to these I shall not refer again. In this chapter I want to gather together many of the exhibits in different rooms, which have this special claim to our notice.
Wallace Collections
I have not yet had time to draw your attention to some of the clocks which are here, and which would make quite a separate study of themselves. The timepiece is sometimes the least important part of the ornament, for such it is.
The Tate Gallery
The Tate Gallery, which is in Westminster, near Vauxhall Bridge, has an interesting history, new as it looks. It, also, like Hertford House, at least the land on which it is built, has been redeemed to finer uses.
Early Victorian Painters, Tate Gallery
Let us now study the work of some of the painters who date from the time of George III to the middle of Queen Victoria's reign. In landscape painting at this time the name of John Constable, R.A., is supreme.
Turner Pictures, Tate Gallery
I should like you to know something of Turner's life before we look at his pictures which are in a room to themselves. He was born in 1775 in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, the son of a barber. If his father had any plan about his future at all it was only to make the boy a hairdresser like himself.
Watts Pictures, Tate Gallery
George Frederick Watts, to whose gift we owe twenty-two out of the twenty-five pictures of his, we have here, died in 1904 at the age of eighty-seven. His was a long life, a life well spent; in his service to art he served man.
Modern British Painters, Tate Gallery - Pt. 1
We will wander by the sea-shore and watch with Mr. James Clarke Hook, R.A. (1819-1907) the boats coming ` Home with the Tide' (1512). On the beach we see the wives of the fishermen waiting. They are hoping for a good haul and plenty to sell at the market.
Modern British Painters, Tate Gallery - Pt. 2
Mr. Briton Riviere, R.A., is an animal painter. He has real sympathy with animals, yet he does not make them too human. Let us look at his ` Gadarene Swine' (1515). You remember the story of the two men who were possessed with devils.
Modern British Painters, Tate Gallery - Pt. 3
Of modern living artists, Mr. John Singer Sargent, R.A., is the one whose name is perhaps oftenest on people's lips. He paints duchesses with a realism which does not hesitate to leave out their souls, if they do not happen to possess them.
Sculpture, Tate Gallery
I have told you that in the grounds of the Tate Gallery you will see the stalwart figure of Sir John Everett Millais, palette in hand. He was a man whose art was typically English, so it is fitting that we should turn our thoughts to him before passing into the National Gallery of British Art.
The Character And Purpose Of Medical Missions
MEDICAL MISSIONS may be defined as that section of the missionary enterprise of the Christian Church which seeks to spread the knowledge of The glorious Gospel of the Blessed God through the healing of the sick.
The Origin And Authority Of Medical Missions
Now to no branch of Christian effort does all this more apply than to the work of Foreign Missions, in which considerations of method and selection of plans of working are essential for the successful achievement of the enterprise.
The Justification of Medical Missions
THE day has happily passed when it was necessary to present an apologetic for Medical Missions. Innumerable results in almost every field of missions have attested the value and importance of this special branch of Christian work.
The Need For Medical Missions
IT has been well said that Destitution is the greatest plea for help, and certainly if that dictum be applied to the physical necessities of non-Christian peoples, then their call for succour in time of sickness becomes clamant in our ears.
Need For Medical Missions In China
We are reminded of a Chinese proverb which aptly shows the opinion held by the Chinese with reference to their Medical professionó Medicine, fortune-telling astrology, physiognomy, are taken up as a trade or profession (for diversion) by scholars ; the last-named only is respectable.
Need For Medical Missions In India
Turning from China, we take up another of the great Mission Fields of the world, and prosecute an inquiry into the need of for Medical Missions. Here we touch British territory, and are reminded at the outset of the large and beneficient efforts put forth by the Indian Government in seeking to confer medical benefits upon the people of that great Dependency.
Need For Medical Missions In Africa
This vast land, fitly named by reason of its superstition and degradation the dark Continent, presents no exception to the rule when the needs of its sick are considered. A belief in the perpetual presence and machinations of evil spirits dominates whole regions in Africa, and leads the African to attribute to such causes most of the sickness with which he is afflicted.
Need For Medical Missions In The Land Of Islam
It does not require much examination of the conditions prevalent in countries such as Persia, Arabia, Palestine, and North Africa, during the presence of sickness, to bring home the fact that here also we are faced with tremendous need.
The Value Of Medical Missions
So I do from my heart believe that in these difficult places in some of the bigger cities in China and especially among the Mohammedans in Persia, Palestine, and Africa, the Medical Missionary, whether man or woman, is able to do a work which no other can do.
The Christian Social Value Of Medical Missions
Up till now we have been concerned with a consideration of the supreme evangelistic value of Medical Missions, and have seen that therein was to be found their crowning glory. It is equally true, however, that in the background there are numerous indirect and secondary influences, arising out of this work, which give to the subject an expansiveness of scope, a fulness of significance, and a largeness of purpose not otherwise grasped.
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