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" There is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species. "
The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ... - Page 158
by Edward Cave, John Nichols - 1831
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The European Magazine: And London Review, Volume 2

1782
...was a (latuary in this reign, and had great merit. Gibbons gave to wood the Toofe and airy lightncfs of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements, with a free diforder natural te each fpecies. The career of Sir Chriftopher Wren was opened under Charles II. A...
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Anecdotes of Painting in England;: With Some Account of the Principal ...

Horace Walpole, George Vertue - Gardening - 1782
...Lapland. There is no inftance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loofe and airy lightnefs of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free diforder natural to each fpecies : Vertue had received two different accounts of his birth ; from Murray...
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Anecdotes of Painting in England;: With Some Account of the Principal ...

Horace Walpole - Artists, British - 1786
...There is no inftaw.ee of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loofe and airy lightnefs of flowery, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free diŁ<?rder fagtt&ral to, e^eh fpecies : Vertue had received two different accounts of his birth; from...
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The Topographer, Volume 1

Sir Egerton Brydges - Great Britain - 1789
...a no inftance (fays Walpole) of a man before Gibbons, who gave to wood the loofe and airy lighmefs of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements, with a free diforder na. Y t'ural to each fpecies." On the left of the hall are two ftnall drawing-rooms. In one...
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The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical ..., Volume 3

Architecture - 1802
...the beautiful carved ornaments by Gibbons; of whom Walpole observed, that he was the first artist, " who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers,...elements, with a free disorder natural to each species." The HALL, 60 feet by 27, is somewhat dark, but has an air of considerable grandeur : the ceiling, end,...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1802
...heads. In sculpture, Grinlin Gibbons was an original genius: there is no instance of a man before him who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers,...elements with a free disorder natural to each species- Evelyn recommended him to Charles, who, though too indolent to search for talents, and too indiscriminate...
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The Beauties of England and Wales, or, Delineations, topographical ..., Volume 3

John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris - Architecture - 1802
...the beautiful carved ornaments by Gibbons; of whom Walpole observed, that he was the first artist, " who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers,...elements, with a free disorder natural to each species." The HALL, 60 feet by 27, is somewhat dark, but has an air of considerable grandeur: the ceiling, end,...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1802
...heads. In sculpture, Grinlin Gibbons was an original genius: there is no instance of a man before him who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers,...together the various productions of the elements with afree disorder natural to ench species. Evelyn recommended him to Charles, who, though too indolent...
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General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most eminent ...

John Aikin, William Enfield - 1803
...in it he arrived at the eminence of an original genius. " There is," says Mr. Walpole, " no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose...elements with a free disorder natural to each species." After he became known by royal patronage, he was employed in a great variety of works. He carved die...
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The Wonders of Nature and Art: Or, A Concise Account of Whatever ..., Volume 1

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1803
...ornaments by Gibbons ; of whom it has been said, that " lie was the first artist who gave to wood the airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the...elements with a free disorder natural to each species." The paik belonging to this noble edifice ex tends through a circumference of nine miles, and is finely...
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