Wild Flowers Worth Notice. Mrs Lankester. Drawings by J.E. Sowerby. London: David Bogue, 1879.
"When you have become well acquainted with the wild plants of your own neighbourhood, there are always rare ones to look for, and great is the interest and excitement attending the discovery of a rare species in an unexpected locality; but before you can expect to become a discoverer, you must be a tolerable botanist."
The Lute Player (1838). Friedrich von Amerling (Austrian, 1803-1887). Oil on canvas. Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna.
Von Amerling was able to combine the stylishness of English portrait painters with the realist traditions of Viennese bourgeois portraiture. One of his specialties was the one-figure genre painting, in which the subjects appear in a costume alien to the milieu, as in The Lute Player.
Daily and constant practice of drawing by Bourdelle gave rise to an abundant and varied graphic production, both on the style, themes (intimate portraits, landscapes, nudes classic, figures, architecture, theater stages , preparatory drawings for sculptures) and techniques (pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor).
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