The whole portrait
started so distinctly out of the background, that it had the effect of a person looking down from the wall at the astonished and awe-stricken spectators.
Here, was another great man," remarked Laurence, pointing to the portrait
of John Adams.
He did not like his commission, and disliked the idea of Gania sending a note to Aglaya at all; but when he was two rooms distant from the drawing-room, where they all were, he stopped a though recalling something; went to the window, nearer the light, and began to examine the portrait
in his hand.
Still the portrait
seemed to reproach me in a merciless language of its own: "Look at what you were once; think of what you are now
was I looking at the portrait
of a rival in my husband's affections--and was that rival his Wife?
This will be the sweetest portrait
I have ever done, certainly.
Something came here, and something came there; the portrait
of her who had been found at the broker's came to the broker's again; and there it hung, for no one knew her more--no one cared about the old picture.
It was the portrait
of a gentleman in the full prime of youthful manhood - handsome enough, and not badly executed; but if done by the same hand as the others, it was evidently some years before; for there was far more careful minuteness of detail, and less of that freshness of colouring and freedom of handling that delighted and surprised me in them.
Getting up and walking about the room, he glanced again at the portrait
, frowned, and smiled contemptuously.
There, the first object visible, when he adds the light of a lamp to that of the fire, is the portrait
over the chimneypicce.
If that portrait
could speak, sir - but it has the advantage over the original of not possessing the power of committing itself and disgusting others, - it would testify, that a long period has elapsed since I first habitually addressed it as the picture of a Noodle.
She darts a look at him which he cannot comprehend, and shows him another portrait