from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who paints scenes or scenery for theaters.


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  • Holmes quipped, [t] he scene-painter, as is often now the case, had shown more talents than the scene-writer

    Scott Repatriated?: La Dame blanche Crosses the Channel

  • Thrum the great composer satisfactorily arranged; and the new opera underlined in immense capitals in the bills, and put in rehearsal with immense expenditure on the part of the scene-painter and costumier.

    Mens Wives

  • Not that he entertained the slightest idea of wronging Mr Lupex — a man who was a scene-painter, and knew the world.

    The Small House at Allington

  • The scene-painter appeared to be puzzled by the vehement energy of the language addressed to him.

    The Haunted Hotel

  • He was supposed to be the clown, but he was really almost everything else, the author (so far as there was an author), the prompter, the scene-painter, the scene-shifter, and, above all, the orchestra.

    The Father Brown Omnibus

  • No second-rate imitator can write in that way; no coarse scene-painter can charm us with an allusion so delicate and perfect.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • But when the dramatist has completed his play, he does not deliver it directly to the public; he delivers it only indirectly, through the medial interpretation of many other artists, -- the actor, the stage-director, the scene-painter, and still others of whom the public seldom hears.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • The dramatist, the actors main and minor, the stage-manager, the scene-painter, the costumer, the leader of the orchestra, must all contribute their separate talents to the production of a single work of art.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • It is a collection of horrors depicted on a colossal scale by a man whose powers of painting were scarcely equal to those of a respectable scene-painter.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878.

  • Garden theatre, and the scene-painter, George Lambert.

    Inns and Taverns of Old London


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