See also:English painter, was
See also:born on the 2nd of May 2816 in
See also:London, where his
See also:father carried on business as a
See also:gun-maker . He had some schooling at Bexley, and was not at first intended for the
See also:artistic profession; but, developing a
See also:faculty in this
See also:line, he entered in 1834 the
See also:drawing class of Mr Sass, and in 1836 the school of the Royal Academy . His first exhibited picture appeared in 1837 at the
See also:Suffolk Street gallery . In 1838 he began exhibiting in the Academy, his subject being a "
See also:Spanish Girl "; altogether he sent twenty-seven
See also:works to this institution . In 1848 he became an associate and in 186o a full member of the Academy: he had considerable means, apart from his profession . In 1857 he took a leading
See also:part in selecting and arranging the
See also:modern paintings in the
See also:Exhibition in Manchester . His constitution being naturally frail, he went in 1853, with Dickens and
See also:Collins, to Italy for a
See also:short trip, and in 1863 he visited Algeria . Here he benefited so far as his chronic
See also:lung-disease was concerned; but exposure to a
See also:wind while out
See also:riding brought on an attack of asthma, from which he died on the 26th of
See also:March 1863 at Algiers, near which city his remains were buried .
See also:Egg was a gifted and well-trained painter of genre, chiefly in the way of
See also:historical anecdote, or of compositions from the poets and novelists . Among his
See also:principal pictures may be named: 1843, the " Introduction of
See also:Sir Piercie Shaf ton and
See also:Halbert Giendinning" (from
See also:Scott's Monastery); 1846, "
See also:Buckingham Rebuffed "; 1848, "
See also:Elizabeth discovers she is no longer
See also:young "; 185o, "
See also:Peter the
See also:sees Catharine for the first
See also:time "; 1854, "
See also:Charles I. raising the Standard at Nottingham " (a study); 1855, the "
See also:Life and
See also:Death of Buckingham "; 1857 and 1858, two subjects from Thackeray's Esmond; 1858, " Past and
See also:Present, a triple picture of a faithless wife "; 1859, the "
See also:Night before
See also:Naseby "; 186o, his last exhibited
See also:work, the
See also:Dinner Scene from The Taming of the
See also:Shrew . The Tate Gallery contains one of his earlier pictures, Patricio entertaining two Ladies, from the Diable boiteux; it was painted in 2844 . Egg was rather below the
See also:middle height, with dark hair and a handsome well-formed
See also:face; the
See also:head of Peter the Great (in the picture of Peter and Catharine, which may be regarded as his best work, along with the Life and Death of Buckingham) was studied, but of course considerably modified, from his own countenance .
He was manly,kind-hearted, pleasant, and very genial and serviceable among
See also:brother-artists; social and com-panionable, but holding mainly aloof from fashionable circles . As an actor he had uncommon
See also:talent . He appeared among Dickens's
See also:company of amateurs in 2852 in
See also:comedy Not so
See also:Bad as we Seem, and afterwards in Wilkie Collins's Frozen Deep, playing the humorous part of
See also:Job Want .
EGG (O.E. aeg, cf. Ger. Ei, Swed. aegg, and prob. G...
PRINCE HANS IILRICH VON EGGENBERG (1568-1634)
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