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" The greatest peculiarity of this composition is the contrivance of the white sheet on which the body of Jesus lies : this circumstance was probably what induced Rubens to adopt the composition. He well knew what effect white linen, opposed to flesh, must... "
Belgium and the Rhine - Page 308
1852 - 358 pages
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A handbook for travellers in Holland and Belgium [by J. Murray]. 19th-21st ed

Murray, John - 1876
...the white sheet on which the body of Jesus lies : this circumstance was probably what induced Eubens to adopt the composition. He well knew what effect...mind of an Italian painter,* who probably would have * Rubens possibly obtained the idea of this picture from a celebrated one of the same subject,. in...
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Schools and Masters of Painting: With an Appendix on the Principal Galleries ...

Alida Graveraet Radcliffe - Art - 1876 - 575 pages
...The greatest peculiarity of this composition is the contrivance of the white sheet on which the body of Jesus lies. This circumstance was probably what induced Rubens to adopt the treatment. He well knew what effect white linen, opposed to flesh, must have with his powers of coloring...
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Practical hints on light and shade in painting

John Burnet - 1880
...the flesh forming the half light. Reynolds, talking of the Descent from the Cross, by Rubens, says, "he well knew what effect white linen, opposed to flesh, must have, with his powers of colouring ; and the truth is, that none but great colourists can venture to paint pure white linen near flesh;...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Holland and Belgium

John Murray (Firm) - Belgium - 1881 - 219 pages
...The greatest peculiarity of this composition is the contrivance of the white sheet on which the body of Jesus lies : this circumstance was probably what...the colouring of the flesh, and have kept it down by a low tint. And the truth is, that none but great colourists can venture to paint pure white linen...
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A Treatise on Art in Three Parts: Consisting of Essays on the Education of ...

John Burnet - Art - 1913 - 100 pages
...the flesh forming the half-light. Reynolds, talking of the "Descent From the Cross," by Rubens, says: "He well knew what effect white linen, opposed to flesh, must have, with his powers of coloring; and the truth is that none but great colorists can venture to paint pure white linen near...
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