Grandfather bade him draw the table nearer to the fireside; and they looked over the portraits together, while Clara and Charley likewise lent their attention.
The book likewise contained portraits of James Otis and Josiah Quincy.
After these observations, Grandfather drew the book of portraits towards him and showed the children several British peers and members of Parliament who had exerted themselves either for or against the rights of America.
Philip was not satisfied with his portrait, and at the end of a sitting he nearly always scraped out what he had done.
It's when I saw the Grecos that I felt one could get something more out of portraits than we knew before.
Epanchin examined the portrait of Nastasia Philipovna for some little while, holding it critically at arm's length.
Epanchin decided, after a lengthened survey of his face; and she tossed the portrait on to the table, haughtily.
cried Adelaida suddenly, as she earnestly examined the portrait over her sister's shoulder.
The effect produced on me by the sight of my portrait
was in itself due to moral and mental changes in me for the better, which had been steadily proceeding since the time when my wound had laid me helpless among strangers in a strange land.
Yes it is, Mr Nickleby,' said Miss La Creevy, with a very sprightly air, 'and between you and me and the post, sir, it will be a very nice portrait too, though I say it who am the painter.
All those beautiful shiny portraits of gentlemen in black velvet waistcoats, with their fists doubled up on round tables, or marble slabs, are serious, you know; and all the ladies who are playing with little parasols, or little dogs, or little children--it's the same rule in art, only varying the objects--are smirking.
Character portraits, oh yes--they're not real military men, you know.
For the moment, Mrs Lammle does not turn to them, but remains looking at Twemlow looking at Alfred's portrait through his eyeglass.
Mrs Lammle, on a sofa by a table, invites Mr Twemlow's attention to a book of portraits in her hand.
A snuffbox with the Emperor's portrait
is a reward but not a distinction," said the diplomatist- "a gift, rather.