Charles Robert Leslie
Charles Robert Leslie (19 October 1794 – 5 May 1859) was an English genre painter
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Autobiographical Recollections of C. R. Leslie with Selections from his correspondence
- Turner was a very different man to Constable, yet quite like hin in one respect, namely, his entire reliance on a guide within himself, always a characteristic of genius.
- Turner dod not talk well, and never talked of his own art, or of the art of others.
- It was impossible however not to like Turner, there was something so social and cordial in his nature and I believe him to have had a excellent heart.
- Turner will be placed in that class whose genious is such that we can never praise him too much or blame him too much.
- Turner combines the highest poetical imagination with an exquisite feeling for all truth & individuality of nature.Is not the the improving of naturebut the selecting & combining objects that are most in harmony and character with each other.
- Writing letters with me is not a thing that can be done at odd scraps of time. I must sit down, compose myself & collect all of my thoughts.
- Autobiographical Recollections of C. R. Leslie with Selections from his correspondence Ed. Tom Taylor , Ticknor & Fields, Boston 1860
A Handbook for Young Painters
- From sheer indolence great mistakes are often made in re-presentation.
- The gentleness, so utterly removed from insipidity, of Raphael, is a thing of which true taste never tires.
- To me the prevailing tone of Rembrandt's mind, as shown in his art, is serenity. Where the subject allows him, his natural disposition seems always tranquil. He is the painter of repose.