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Maryland Line (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 61
alive with people, and all animated by the spirit of the occasion. Every train had brought its cargo, every mode of conveyance had added to the numbers, and the largest crowd ever assembled in Lexington gathered to do honor to the day. But the hospitality of these good people was fully equal to the demand, and entertainment was provided for all comers. At eight o'clock a special train brought from Baltimore the Society of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States in Maryland, the Maryland Line, and the Maury Association, who all wore beautiful badges gotten up especially for the occasion, bore two Confederate flags, and a flag of the State of Maryland, and were headed by a band of sixteen pieces. These veterans attracted great attention, and there was general commendation of their zeal and enterprise in coming in such large numbers to honor the memory of their old commander. From the depot they marched at once to the cemetery at the head of the town. During the march the
Bologna (Italy) (search for this): chapter 61
dy. His first point was Paris, where he became a pupil of Couture and learned to draw from the nude. Couture had been a student of Paul de la Roche, and was then in the height of his popularity. After remaining for some time under his instruction, he set out again for the goal of his desires. Italy, the shrine of all the arts. He lingered in intoxicated delight amid the galleries of Milan, Verona, Florence, Rome, going even as far south as Naples. He studied Michael Angelo and John of Bologna, and the splendid antique of the Vatican, and mulitudes of the old masters and the modern ones, until his whole nature was saturated, as it were, and he became restless to put to account the stores he was laying up. He returned to Florence and placed himself under the instruction of Bonauti, the friend of Canova and the pupil of Thorwaldsen. The year after this we find the young artist at Dresden, with the view of becoming the pupil of Rietschel, the famous sculptor there. But he found
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 61
better things, of which we already see the well-defined promise. From the carcass of the slain lion may be drawn the honeycomb of those beautiful arts that shall sweeten all our future. We are awakening, it is certain, to the importance of cherishing those in our midst who have won for themselves such reputations as reflect credit upon their mother-land. Among the first of Southern sculptures—nay, it is not invidious to say the very first of these—is the Virginian Valentine. Galt, of Norfolk, was cut off in the days of his early promise. Ezekiel, of Richmond, is building up his fame in Rome. But Valentine has already achieved, abroad and at home, a name which will not die. Circumstances have combined to trammel and hinder him in his onward career. The fortunes of war have affected his success. We all remember how grand old Michael Angelo's noble creations were interfered with when armies beleagured his beloved Florence; and, reasoning from the greater to the less, we can w
Port Republic (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 61
1883. Just underneath the word Stonewall is the coat-of-arms of Maryland, and below that the following legend: Fatti machii parole femine—From the survivors of his men in Maryland. Jackson's grave was beautifully decorated with flowers, as was also the iron rail around it. At the four corners of the railing were shields, attached to cross-swords and surrounded by wreaths of evergreens. Each shield bore a motto, as follows: 1. That could not yield, Was the legend of his shield. Port Republic. 2. From the field of death and fame, Borne upon his shield he came. Chancellorsville. 3. From the land for which he bled, Honor to the warrior dead. Manassas. 4. In the Valley let me lie Underneath God's open sky. Lexington. These mottoes were furnished by Mrs. Margaret J. Preston. In the centre of the section was the flag borne by the Cadet Corps at New Market, and above the cemetery gate was the battle-flag of the Rockbridge Rifles. The graves of General Pen
Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 61
in perspective from the chapel the effect of the work and its surroundings is grand and impressive in the highest degree. The subdued but well-directed light falling through the compartment glass in the ceiling of the mausoleum brings out the head of the figure with a Rambrandt distinctness, while the shadows fall away on all sides in, as it were, a chromatic scale. The floor of the chamber is tessellated in white-veined marble and encaustic tiles. The walls consist of panels of grayish Indiana marble enframed in dark Baltimore pressed brick, and surmounted by semi-circular compartments which can be used for basso-relievo medallions. In one of these compartments, immediately facing the chapel, is inscribed the name of General Lee, together with the dates of his birth and death. Immediately around the base of the sarcophagus is a border of dark tiling, which has the effect of elevating the work, the base course and flooring blending so as to break all angles and hard lines. The
Rockbridge (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 61
ng his mortal remains to the tomb. Hallowed through all time shall be the spot whence his spirit passed from earth to heaven! 2. Resolved, That we tender to Mrs. Lee and her family the expression of our profound sympathy in an affliction which we feel full well can be but little mitigated by poor words of human consolation. 3. Resolved, That the usual badges of mourning be worn for six months. 4. Resolved, That the officers and soldiers of the late Confederate States, resident in Rockbridge, unite in an association for the erection of a suitable monument at this place, and a committee be appointed to report a plan of organization to an adjourned meeting on Saturday next. Coming from the funeral services, these veterans held another meeting, at which they adopted the following: Resolved, by the officers and soldiers of the former Confederate army, now assembled, That we have followed the body of our beloved General to the tomb with inexpressible sorrow; the last sad rite
and the artist the committee cordially approved of her preference, and on June 21st, 1871, accepted Mr. Valentine's model, and commissioned him to execute his beautiful design of a Recumbent Figure after the school of Rauch's figure of Louise of Prussia in the Mausoleum in Charlottenbourg, Mrs. Lee having been particularly pleased with a photograph of that work. We are sure that our readers will thank us for giving the following sketch of our artist from the graceful pen of our Queen of Songity, Lexington, Virginia, ordered a statue of General Lee, offering for it $15,000, and leaving all details to the sculptor. A recumbent figure was chosen, suggested perhaps, by the exquisite one at Charlottenbourg over the tomb of the queen of Prussia, by Rauch, or the less celebrated one of the Duchess of Nassau at Wiesbaden, by Hoffgarten. But there is no resemblance, whatever, beyond the mere fact that it is recumbent. As well might it be said that Rauch took his idea from a sleeping kni
le and poverty have held in abeyance the art spirit heretofore; but how rapid has been the advance in its direction, now that wealth has relaxed the mere necessity for bread-winning, and offers the leisure without which no arts can be fostered! As a matter of course, or rather as a matter of history, Southern lands have been in large measure the chosen homes of beauty, luxury and leisure; and hence it follows legitimately that they should be the homes of all the higher arts. Compare Northern Europe with Southern through the Middle Ages on to the Cinque-Cento period, and how vast the difference! To be sure the Renaissance gave Germany an Albrecht Durer; but for one artist north of the Po, hundreds might be counted south of it. Where were England's old masters, when Spain, Venice, Tuscany, were reckoning theirs by scores? If, then, art existed in our own country at all, we might naturally look for it in the Southern portion, where much, in time past, conduced to foster it—wealth
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 61
was originated the movement which has so happily resulted in suitably decorating the grave of Lee. The Lee Memorial Association was formally organized October 24th, 1870, with the following officers: President—General John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky. Vice-Presidents—General J. E. Johnston, General J. A. Early, and Colonel W. H. Taylor, of Virginia; General G. T. Beauregard, Louisiana; General D. H. Hill, North Carolina; General Wade Hampton, South Carolina; General J. B. Gordon, Georgia; General W. J. Hardee, Alabama; General S. D. Lee, Mississippi; General R. S. Ewell, Tennessee; General J. B. Hood, Texas; General I. R. Trimble, Maryland; General J. S. Marmaduke, Missouri; General William Preston, Kentucky; General Tappan, Arkansas. Treasurer—C. M. Figgatt, Bank of Lexington. Secretary—Colonel C. A. Davidson, of Lexington, Virginia. The Association was incorporated by act of Assembly, January 14, 1871, and organized under its charter February 7, 1871. The Execu
Dresden, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 61
s were Hubard, whose fine reproductions in bronze of Houdon's statue of Washington are well known, and Oswald Heinrich, who had come from the centre of Saxon art, Dresden, where his father was private secretary to the picture-loving king. But the ambitious youth panted for such stimulus as could only be found beyond the seas, and lorence and placed himself under the instruction of Bonauti, the friend of Canova and the pupil of Thorwaldsen. The year after this we find the young artist at Dresden, with the view of becoming the pupil of Rietschel, the famous sculptor there. But he found that the grave had just closed over him; so he hastened on to Berlin, he German school in which his education in plastic art was obtained—the school to which Rauch is indebted for his style, and which was kept alive by Rietschel at Dresden, Drake and Albert Wolff at Berlin, and Blaeser at Cologne—whose influence was felt by Schadow and Schwanthaler, and whose disciple at Copenhagen was Bessen, and a
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