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" The likeness of a portrait, as I have formerly observed, consists more in preserving the general effect of the countenance, than in the most minute finishing of the features, or •any of the particular parts. Now Gainsborough's portraits were often little... "
The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight ; Late President of the Royal ... - Page 173
by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Edmond Malone, Thomas Gray - 1801
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...than what generally attends a dead colour as to finishing or determining the form of the features ; but, " as he was always attentive to the general effect, or whole together, I have often imagined (says he) that this unfinished manner contributed even to that striking resemblance for which his portraits...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1814
...as he was always attentive to the general etfect, or whole together, I have often imagined (says he) that this unfinished manner contributed even to that...resemblance for which his portraits are so remarkable. At the same time it must be acknowledged that there is one evil attending this mode ; that if the portrait...
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The Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Kt. Late President of the Royal ...

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Edmond Malone, Joseph Farington, Charles-Alphonse Dufresnoy - Art, English - 1819
...consists more in preserving the general effect of the countenance, than in the most minute finishing of the features, or any of the particular parts. Now...attentive to the general effect, or whole together, J have often imagined that this unfinished manner contributed even to that striking resemblance for...
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The Complete Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds: First President of the ..., Volume 2

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1824
...consists more in preserving the general effect of the countenance, than in the most minute finishing of the features, or •any of the particular parts. Now...which his portraits are so remarkable. Though this opinion•may be considered as fanciful, yet I think a plausible reason maybe given, why such a mode...
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A General Dictionary of Painters: Containing Memoirs of the Lives and Works ...

Matthew Pilkington, Thomas Tegg - Painters - 1829
...than what generally attends a dead colour, as to finishing or determining the form of the features; but as he was always attentive to the general effect or whole together, this unfinished manner appeared to contribute even to the striking resemblance for which his portraits...
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The gentleman's and connoisseur's dictionary of painters

Matthew Pilkington - 1840
...more than what generally attends a dead colour, as to finishing or determining the form the features; but as he was always attentive to the general effect or whole together, this unfinished manner appeared to contribute even to the striking resemblance for which his portraits...
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Life of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.

George Williams Fulcher - Painters - 1856 - 239 pages
...consists more in preserving the general effect of the countenance, than in the most minute finishing of the features, or any of the particular parts. Now...resemblance for which his portraits are so remarkable.! * * * "Every artist has some favourite part, on which he fixes his attention, and which he pursues...
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The Life and Writings of Sir Joshua Reynolds: First President of the Royal ...

Allan Cunningham - 1860 - 369 pages
...consists more in preserving the general effect of the countenance, than in the most minute finishing of the features, or any of the particular parts. Now,...of the features, than what generally attends a dead color; but as he was always attentive to the general effect, or whole together, I have often imagined...
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Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1887 - 283 pages
...consists more, in preserving the general effect of the countenance than in the most minute finishing of the features, or any of the particular parts. Now...form of the features, than what generally attends a rlead colour ; but as he was always attentive to the general effect, or whole together, I have often...
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GAINSBOROUGH

SIR WALTER ARMSTRONG - 1904
...consists more in preserving the general effect of the countenance than in the most minute finishing of the features, or any of the particular parts. Now...that striking resemblance for which his portraits were so remarkable." And then he goes on, characteristically enough, to suggest that Gainsborough's...
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