See also:English writer on
See also:ancient gems, was
See also:born at
See also:Newport (Mon.) on the 5th of
See also:September 1818 . He entered Trinity
See also:College, Cambridge, in 1836; graduated in 184o, and obtained a fellowship in 1842; he was
See also:fellow at the
See also:time of his
See also:death in
See also:London on the 25th of
See also:March 1888 . He took
See also:holy orders, but never held any cure . He spent much time in Italy, where he laid the foundation of his collection of gems, which, increased by subsequent purchases in London, was sold by him in consequence of his failing eyesight and was presented in 1881 to the Metropolitan Museum of
See also:Art, New
See also:York .
See also:King was recognized universally as one of the greatest authorities in this department of art . His chief
See also:works on the subject are:
See also:Antique Gems, their Origin, Uses and Value (186o), a
See also:complete and exhaustive
See also:treatise; The Gnostics and their Remains (2nd ed. by J . Jacobs, 1887, which led to an animated
See also:correspondence in the
See also:Athenaeum); The Natural
See also:History of Precious Stones and Gems and of the Precious Metals (1865); The Handbook of Engraved Gems (2nd ed., 1885); Early Christian
See also:Numismatics (1873) . King was thoroughly
See also:familiar with the works of Greek and Latin authors, especially
See also:Pausanias and the elder Pliny, which
See also:bore upon the subject in which he was most interested; but he had little taste for the minutiae of verbal
See also:criticism . In 1869 he brought out an edition of Horace, illustrated from antique gems; he also translated Plutarch's Moralist (1882) and the theosophical works of the Emperor Julian (1888) for
See also:Bohn's Classical Library .
1ST BARON PETER KING KING [OF OCKHAM] (1669-1734)
CLARENCE KING (1842–1901)
I don't have a comment I have a question. Are there any records showing Charles William King known as a painter/artist. I found a "beautiful" painting signed by C W King. The painting has the Book of Wisdom, reading glasses, Free Mason triangle and a candlestick....all of the item are on a table. The frame dates back to 1850's. If you can direct me to the proper sources I would truly appreciate it. Thanks, Linda
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