TO THE LIFE (expr.)
BELL, Henry, The Perfect Painter : or, a Compleat History of the Original, Progress and Improvement of Painting. Shewing, I. The Antiquity, Excellency and Usefulness of that Divine Art, to Those who are desirous of being Acquainted with the true Knowledge and Secrets therein contain'd. II. Plain Instructions to form a right Judgment of the real Value of good Pictures, and how to distinguish Originals from Copies. III. A Chronological Account of the most celebrated Painters, from their Rise, to the Present Time, London, s.n., 1730.1 quotations
THERE are many rare Paintings of his [ndr : Parrasios] mention’d by Pliny, […] Then his Piece of Archigallus, so admir’d by Tiberius afterwards, who […] preserv’d it in his own Bed-Chamber, with his boasted Portrait of Hercules, who, as Parrasius would persuade, vouchsafed himself to appear and sit to him while he drew him to the Life in his most exact Proportions and Features.