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- He knows that a hundred years will hardly suffice to repair the mischief done by this detestable French painting, this mechanical drawing and modelling, built up systematically, and into which nothing of the artist's sensibility may enter. - "Modern Painting", George Moore.
- I engaged him to give Ida lessons in modelling, and, in this way, they were constantly together. - "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.
- The agents of the one, or the officers of the other, will study the existing type of family face, and will select ancestors and ancestresses whose modelling, coloring, and expression agree with it, and will keep in view the race and nationality of the family whose ancestral portraits are to be supplied, so that there shall be no chance of the grossly improbable effect which ancestral portraits now have in many cases. - "The Standard Household-Effect Company From "Literature and Life"", William Dean Howells.