old master


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old master

n.
1. A distinguished European artist of the period from about 1500 to the early 1700s, especially one of the great painters of this period.
2. A work created by one of these artists.

old master

n
1. (Art Terms) one of the great European painters of the period 1500 to 1800
2. (Art Terms) a painting by one of these

old′ mas′ter


n.
1. an eminent artist of an earlier period, esp. the 15th to 18th centuries.
2. a work by such an artist.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.old master - a great European painter prior to 19th century
maestro, master - an artist of consummate skill; "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"
painter - an artist who paints
Translations

old master

n (artist) grande pittore europeo del periodo compreso tra il 16° e il 19° secolo; (painting) → dipinto (di un grande pittore europeo dal 16° al 19° secolo)
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My dear fellow, whenever my pockets are empty, and I want a ten-pound note to put into them, I make an Old Master.
Thwackum then offered to advance, and Jones laid hold of his arms; which Mr Blifil endeavoured to rescue, declaring, "he would not see his old master insulted.
The old fellow wondered a little that the morose old master of fence should, at his time in life, indulge in frivolous escapades more befitting the younger sprigs of gentility, but, then, what concern was it of his?
How odd that he should be so fond of his old master," said Herbert.
And in truth, when it turned clear before him, there lay a yellow, powerful animal at his feet, resting its head on his knee,--unwilling to leave him out of love, and doing like a dog which again findeth its old master.
She was an angel straight out of Heaven," breathed the man, fervently; "but the old master and missus knew her as their oldest daughter.
Yes, my friend," returned the count; "and I will endeavor to give you no cause to regret your old master.
Old Master Cheever had lived so long, and seen so many generations of school-boys grow up to be men, that now he can almost prophesy what sort of a man each boy will be.
Up came running the remainder of the band, who had been Royal Foresters, and when they saw their old master they embraced his knees and kissed his hands, and fairly cried for joy that he had come again to them.
He wanted to be in two places at the same time, with the old master and the new, and steadily the distance between them was increasing.
It's an iron map-case in which he brought over the plans of his land in Brisbane; he wants to know who would suspect it of containing an Old Master, too?
Notwithstanding that the Emancipation Proclamation freed him from any obligation to his master, this black man walked the greater portion of the distance back to where his old master lived in Virginia, and placed the last dollar, with interest, in his hands.