Image from page 642 of "St. Nicholas (serial)" (1873) (14598498610)


Image from page 642 of "St. Nicholas (serial)" (1873) (14598498610)



Identifier: stnicholasserial392dodg
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children's literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]

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1092 FAMOUS PICTURES [Oct., FRIEDLAND, 1807 By Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier of the French School(Born 1815, died 1891) One of the most important parts of each of Meis-soniers magnificent homes was his stable. Heloved horses, and they appear in many of hispictures. His drawing of them was wonderfullycorrect, and he spared no pains in studying them.He had a track built on which a tram-car ran,and, as he rode in the smoothly moving car, pen-cil in hand, he would have the horses put throughtheir paces, in a course parallel with the track, whilehe kept beside them, noting down every action. His patience in perfecting every part of a pic-ture was inexhaustible. I never hesitate aboutscraping out the work of days, he said, and be-ginning afresh, so as to try and do better. Ah!that better which one feels in ones soul, andwithout which no true artist is ever content!Others may approve and admire; but that countsfor nothing compared with ones own feeling ofwhat ought to be. He would often work





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