Benjamin Haydon


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Benjamin Robert Haydon (26 January 1786 – 22 June 1846) was an English historical painter and writer. more »

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  • ''Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.''
    Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846), British artist. "Table Talk," vol. 2, Correspondence and Table Talk, ed. Frederic Wordsworth Haydon (1876).
  • ''The only legitimate artists in England are the architects.''
    Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846), British artist. "Table Talk," vol. 2, Correspondence and Table-Talk, ed. Frederic Wordsworth Haydon (1876).
  • ''Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.''
    Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846), British artist. "Table Talk," vol. 2, Correspondence and Table Talk, ed. Frederic Wordsworth Haydon (1876).
  • ''There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.''
    Benjamin Haydon (1786-1846), British artist. "Table Talk," vol. 2, Correspondence and Table-Talk, ed. Frederic Wordsworth Haydon (1876).
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