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" Allan ever painted. The subject is the old poetic dream of the origin of painting, or the Corinthian Maid drawing the shadow of her lover. The youth is sitting ; he keeps himself firm with his left hand, extends his right gently round the waist of his... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects - Page 27
by Allan Cunningham - 1833
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1812
...distinguished his pictures, drawings, and etchings. There are several engravings from his pictures, one li The Origin of Painting, or the Corinthian maid drawing the shadow of her lover;" and four, in aqua tinta, by Paul Sandby, from drawings made by Allan when at Rome, representing the...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1812
...distinguished his pictures, drawings, and etchings. There are several engravings from his pictures, one " The Origin of Painting, or the Corinthian maid drawing the shadow of her "lover;" and four, in aqua tinta, by Paul Sandby, from drawings made by Allan when at Rome, representing the...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 5

Allan Cunningham - 1834
...whose seat was in the same district. Something like a meetingof the influential and the tastefulof the neighbourhood seems to have been held on the occasion,...his knee, places a lamp with a clear steady flame, OB one side, touches his chin modestly with her left hand to keep it in its C 2 position, and with...
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A General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1

John Gorton - 1833
...principles of the fine arts. There are several engravings from his pictures, one of which, entitled the " Origin of Painting, or the Corinthian Maid drawing the Shadow of her Lover," is well known. Mr. Allan died in 1796, highly esteemed. — Supplement to Vfalpoles Painters. ALLAN...
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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1835
...distinguished his pictures, drawings, and etchings. There are several engravings from his pictures, as," "The Origin of Painting, or the Corinthian maid draw-ing the shadow of her lover," and four in aqua-tinta by Paul Sandby, from drawings made by Allan when at Rome, representing the sports...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...His principal painting is the Return of the Prodigal Son. The subject of his prize composition was the Origin of Painting, or the Corinthian Maid drawing the shadow of her lover. This work is well known and much admired. ALLAN, ETHAN, a distinguished military officer in the American...
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Painting

George Cleghorn - 1848
...great merit both in conception and drawing, and certainly excels any thing else in the same style that Allan ever painted. The subject is the old poetic...his chin modestly with her left hand to keep it in position, and with her right guiding the pencil along the outline of his face, which the light delineates...
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Ancient and modern art, historical and critical, by G.Cleghorn.2 vols, Volume 2

George Cleghorn (writer on art.) - 1848
...great merit both in conception and drawing, and certainly excels any thing else in the same style that Allan ever painted. The subject is the old poetic...his chin modestly with her left hand to keep it in position, and with her right guiding the pencil along the outline of his face, which the light delineates...
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 1

1885
...also been gained bv Hamilton, but by no other Scotchman. The subject of Allan's picture л\"аз ' The Origin of Painting; or the Corinthian Maid drawing the Shadow of her Lover.' This picture, which лл-as praised by Wilkie and Аш1гелл- Wilson, for a long time hung on the...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 1

1888
...he gained the gold medal of St Luke's Academy for the oeet historical composition. His subject was the 'Origin of Painting, or the Corinthian Maid drawing the Shadow of her Lover.' This picture, the highest etl'ort of Allan's powers, was engraved by Cunego, and is now in the National...
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