The Complete Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Vol. 1 Of 3: First President of the Royal Academy, with an Original Memoir, and Anecdotes of the Author (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Complete Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Vol. 1 of 3: First President of the Royal Academy, With an Original Memoir, and Anecdotes of the Author

Pated what really happended, that he would prove a rival, with whom there could be no chance of caping. He endeavoured, therefore, to keep down, as much as he could, the aspiring mind of his scholar, and instead of setting him to study after the living model, or the antique, be employed him in copying drawings, particularly those of Guer cino. The youth complied with his humour, and executed every task with an accuracy and spirit that served to increase the astonishment and spleen of Hudson. In this manner he may he said to have wasted above two years of the four for which he was articled; but though his master did all that lay in his power to hinder the progress of his pupil, he could not prevent the ascendency which he dreaded. The portrait of a domestic female, painted by young Reynolds, exhibited such a strength of expression and exactness of resemblance, that Hudson, while he admired the.

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