Original Unpublished Papers Illustrative of the Life of Sir Peter Paul Rubens: As an Artist and a Diplomatist. Preserved in H. M. State Paper Office. With an Appendix of Documents Respecting the Arundelian Collection; the Earl of Somerset's Collection; the Great Mantuan Collection; the Duke of Buckingham ... Etc., Etc., Etc
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Original Unpublished Papers Illustrative of the Life of Sir Peter Paul Rubens
W. Noel Sainsbury
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Page 61 - I confess myself to be, by a natural instinct, better fitted to execute works of the largest size rather than little curiosities.
Page 281 - I brought with me from Messina the Bishop of Andre, one of the islands of the Arches, a man of good learning and great experience in these parts. Hee assured mee, That the search after old and good authors was utterly...
Page 7 - ... of topics, in the most animated and agreeable manner. An hour before dinner was always devoted to recreation, which consisted either in allowing his thoughts to dwell as they listed on subjects connected with science or politics, — which latter interested him deeply,— or in contemplating his treasures of art. From anxiety not to impair the brilliant play of his fancy, he indulged but sparingly in the pleasures of the table, and drank but little wine. After working again till...
Page 287 - Ther was never man so fitted to an imployment, that encounters all accidents with so unwearied patience; eates with Greekes on their worst dayes; lyes with fishermen on plancks, at the best ; is all things to all men, that he may obteyne his ends, which are your lordships service.
Page 135 - There was a turbulent election of burgesses at Westminster, whereof the duke, being steward, made account he should, by his authority and vicinity, have put in Sir Robert Pye.' It continued three days ; and when Sir Robert Pye's party cried " A Pye ! a Pye ! a Pye !" the adverse party would cry
Page 7 - At this time he generally received his visitors, with whom he entered willingly into conversation on a variety of topics, in the most animated and agreeable manner. An hour before dinner was always devoted to recreation, which consisted either in allowing his thoughts to dwell as they listed on subjects connected with science or politics, which latter interested him deeply, or in contemplating his treasures of art. From anxiety not to impair the brilliant play of his fancy, he indulged but sparingly...
Page 287 - Scio, where hee furnished himselfe againe ; and is gone to the place where hee left his boate to fish for the marbles, in hope to find them, and from thence to Ephesus; and this is the last newes I heard from him.
Page 282 - ... stone taken out of the old pallace of Priam in Troy, cutt in horned shape : but because I neither can tell of what it is, nor hath it any other bewty, but only the antiquity and truth of being a peece of that ruined and famous building, I will not presume to send it you; yet I have delivered it to the same messenger, that your Lordship may see it and throw it away.
Page 286 - Aurea, and wished me to go see them, though he thought the difficulty would be great to procure them. Whereupon I, having no skill, sent a janizary with Mr. Petty to view them, upon whose report of liking them I went- with him a second time; and so we resolved to take them down if possible ; and I was not only content, but desirous, your Lordship should have half ; and so I assured him, though I both must be the means to get them and to disburse the money, which I would willingly do for your Lordship.
Page 39 - YE to have the frames made, although you had not mentioned this to me in your letter. For some time I have not given a single stroke of the brush, unless it be for the service of YE, so that all the pictures, even the Hunt and the Susanna, together with that sketch which closes our account, as well as those of our first agreement, will by divine aid be finished on the precise day of the 28th inst., agreeable to my promise. I hope you will be content with these works of mine, both as regards the variety...