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1667, Jan 121715-17451745, May 28
an English artist, collector of drawings, and writer on art, working almost entirely as a portrait-painter in London. Richardson was even more influential as a writer than as a painter according to Samuel Johnson. In 1722, Richardson published with his son, also Jonathan (1694–1771), An Account of Some of the Statues, Bas-Reliefs, Drawings, and Pictures in Italy (1722). The book was compiled by Richardson the elder using material gathered by his son whilst touring Italy in 1721. This was a very popular book and was used by young men as a basis for their Grand Tour.
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In picture we never die,never decay or grow older.
Painting is that pleasant amusement being one of the means whereby we convey ideas to each other.
The pleasure that painting as a dumb art give us , is like what we have from music, its beautiful forms, colours and harmony are to the eye what sounds and the harmony are to the ear.
The theatre gives us representations of things , and there we see a sort of moving, speaking pictures but they are transient whereas painting remains and is always at hand.
Words paint to the imagination but every man forms the thing to himself in his own way.
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Jonathan Richardson1667, Jan 121715
 
17451745, May 28

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