He brought out a picture of two curly-headed Italian urchins playing marbles.
I don't think he's ever sold a picture. When you speak to men about him they only laugh.
He was late in arriving, which was good in that it delayed the inevitable question as to the fate of the picture
, but bad in every other respect.
When I was in Venice before, I think I found no picture
which stirred me much, but this time there were two which enticed me to the Doge's palace day after day, and kept me there hours at a time.
Besides, Sir Bernard will pay him his five thousand as soon as he has the picture
; and, you'll see, old Craggs will be just as loath to let it come out as Sir Bernard himself.
In looking round upon the other pieces, I remarked a pretty sketch of Linden-hope from the top of the hill; another view of the old hall basking in the sunny haze of a quiet summer afternoon; and a simple but striking little picture
of a child brooding, with looks of silent but deep and sorrowful regret, over a handful of withered flowers, with glimpses of dark low hills and autumnal fields behind it, and a dull beclouded sky above.
In a portrait he must inscribe the character and not the features, and must esteem the man who sits to him as himself only an imperfect picture
or likeness of the aspiring original within.
He did not accomplish it in a day, or in a week, or in a month, or in a year; but slowly, very slowly, he learned after he had grasped the possibilities which lay in those little bugs, so that by the time he was fifteen he knew the various combinations of letters which stood for every pictured figure in the little primer and in one or two of the picture
He was there now, and Ozma saw him plainly in the Magic Picture
"It would be almost worth while to wipe away the black surface of the canvas, since the original picture
can hardly be so formidable as those which fancy paints instead of it."
On learning from the porter's wife, who came out to them, that Mihailov saw visitors at his studio, but that at that moment he was in his lodging only a couple of steps off, they sent her to him with their cards, asking permission to see his picture
"I saw," he said, "the picture
that you have just hidden.