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sculpture-gallery

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hall or large room for the exhibition of pieces of sculpture. It differs from the picture-gallery in being usually lighted from the sides, near the top, for skylights are less suitable.

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Examples

  • He came in order to propose a visit to the sculpture-gallery.

    Shallow Soil

  • These lovely statues appeal more to the sympathy of the spectator than the medley contents of even a famous sculpture-gallery.

    The South of France—East Half

  • Hawthorne felt the same disappointment after his first visit to the sculpture-gallery of the Vatican.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • George Bradford stated more than once that Emerson showed little interest in the pictorial art; and after walking through the sculpture-gallery of the Vatican, he remarked that the statues seemed to him like toys.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The quick movement of the story -- the succession of devices by which the wily Ulysses lures Achilles to throw off his disguise, while Deidamia strives to conceal his identity; the scenic beauties of the background, shifting from sculpture-gallery to pleasance, from pleasance to banquet-hall; the pomp and glitter of the royal train, the melting graces of Deidamia and her maidens; seemed, in their multiple appeal, to develop in Odo new faculties of perception.

    The Valley of Decision

  • George Bradford stated more than once that Emerson showed little interest in the pictorial art; and after walking through the sculpture-gallery of the

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Strange thus to escape for a time altogether from the region of human ugliness, to be as completely isolated from ill - favoured looks and uncomely gait as if we were in a sculpture-gallery of Florence!

    The Roof of France

  • A mask of a grinning Faun may still be seen in the sculpture-gallery of the Bargello at Florence, and the marble is traditionally assigned to Michelangelo.

    The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

  • At all events, Messer Gallo purchased a Bacchus, which now adorns the sculpture-gallery of the Bargello, and a Cupid, which may possibly be the statue at South Kensington.

    The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

  • This, also, is the key of his last romance, _The Marble Faun_, one of the most perfect works of art in literature, whose marvellous spell begins with the very opening words: "Four individuals, in whose fortunes we should be glad to interest the reader, happened to be standing in one of the saloons of the sculpture-gallery in the Capitol at Rome."

    Literary and Social Essays

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