Observations on Leonardo Da Vinci's Celebrated Picture of the Last Supper

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W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, 1821 - 45 pages
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Page 10 - of the right hand towards his forehead. Philip, the third of this group, completes it in a most pleasing manner : he is risen, and bending forward, towards the Master, lays the hands upon his breast, as if distinctly pronouncing: Lord, I am not he—Thou knowest it—Thou seest my pure
Page 10 - spreads his arms, gazes, his head bent down, like one who imagines that he already sees with his eyes those dreadful things, which he hears with his ears. Thomas appears from behind his shoulder, and, advancing towards the Saviour, lifts up the
Page xi - of Sir Piercie Shafton himself, whose stature was lower, and his limbs, though there was no particular point to object to, were on the whole less exactly proportioned.
Page 11 - he has placed the left hand open on the table, and raised the right in such a manner, as if he were going to strike, with the back of it, into the left, a movement, which may sometimes be observed in common life, when at some unexpected occurrence a man would say, Did I not tell you so !—Did I not always suspect it! Simon sits,
Page 10 - and detestation of the treachery manifest themselves on the left. James the elder draws back, from terrour, spreads his arms, gazes, his head bent down, like one who imagines that
Page 12 - vengeance. And, as Peter did behind Judas, so James the younger stretches out his hands behind Andrew, who, being one of the most prominent figures, expresses, by
Page 44 - Trattato della Pittura di Lionardo da Vinci; tratto da un Codice della Biblioteca Vaticana. Roma 1817,
Page 8 - Transfer yourself into this place, and picture to your mind the decorous and undisturbed calm, which reigns in such a monkish refectory; then you will admire the artist who knew how to inspire into his work a powerful emotion and active life, and, while approximating
Page 7 - of the painter to take the tables of the monks as models ; and there is no doubt, that the table-cloth, with its pleated folds, its stripes and figures, and even the knots, at the corners, was borrowed from the laundry of the convent. Dishes, plates,
Page 11 - I not always suspect it! Simon sits, with great dignity, at the bottom of the table; his whole form, therefore, is to be seen. He, the oldest of all, is dressed in a full garment. His countenance and motion indicate that he is troubled, and in thought, though not agitated and

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