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Excerpt from Girtin and Bonington
The link between the two artists whose lives and work are here presented in a single volume is rather sentimental than material, for Bonington's short life had scarcely begun when that of Girtin ended, and there is a long gap between their working lives. Yet in a sense the one is the complement of the other, as though Fate had sought to repair the cutting short of Girtin's career by reincarnating him in Bonington. If Bonington's is the richer imagination, Girtin's is the more delicate. The loving minuteness of Girtin's observation is tempered by the bold dignity of his design. He never becomes fantaisiste in the ex pression of his fancy, never sinks to commonplace imitation in the fidelity of his record of things seen and Bonington takes up the torch, his greater versatility and freer craft never degenerating into indiscriminate curiosity, but retaining always a certain width of View which must inevitably have come to his predecessor if the years had been granted to him.
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bound: 200 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 25, 2017)
isbn: 0259987190, 978-0259987192,
weight: 9.8 ounces (