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among which were many of high and deserved celebrity: | lieved he equalled the ancients, except that he designed this however he did at the cost of some thousands, in order || not naked bodies with so much learning as Michael Angelo; to enter again the pictorial world as an amateur, in which but his gusto of design is purer, and much better. He strange project his success fell much short of his expecta painted with not so good, so full, and so graceful a manner tions. The mortification of not being able to purchase and as Correggio; nor has he any thing of the contrast of the
traty his inimitable whole lenxth of Garrick as Richard | lights and shadows, or so strong and free a colou III. for which he offered the late Sir William Wynne one | Titian ; but he had without comparison a better disposition thousand guineas, is said to have deeply affected his mind || in his pieces than either Titian, Correggio, Michael Angelo, to the end of his life. He possessed by his union with Mrs. or all the rest of the succeeding painters to our days. His Dummer e-tates to the amount of £18.000 per annum; and choice of attitudes of heads, of ornaments, the suitableness among these was the ancient and beautiful Abbey of Net of his drapery, his manner of designing, his varieties, his ley, on the Southampton river, and which it seems derived contrasts, his expressions, were beautiful in perfection ; but nothing from Sir Nathaniel's taste on the score of preser above all, he possessed the graces in so advantageous a vation. He represented the borough of East Grinstead | manner, that he has never since been equalled by any manv years in parliament, and is supposed to have amassed | other.” nearly £20:1,000, most of which he bequeathed to his relatives, the Dummer estate being strictly entailed on that
HOLBEIN. family. Sir Nathaniel was a royal academician, and was created a baronet in 1800, and died at Winchester at the
Hans HOLBEIN was introduced to Henry VIII. by Sir age of eighty-two, but in what year I have yet to learn- || Thomas More. The latter invited the King to an entertain(Query, 1812)-while on a visit to that city. He was viewing | ment, and in the great hall of his house, hung up all the the monument of the late Dr. Littlehale, accompanied by | favourite pictures of Holbein, disposed in the m Mr. Sturges, one of the clerks, and complained that he was tageous situations they could be placed. The King was so very cold. On leaving the cathedral, he went to Mr. || delighted with the pictures, that he requested to know if Hume's, in King-street, and reclining hishead on Lady || the artist were alive, and if any money would tempt him to Holland as she attended him on a sofa, almost instantly ex- | reside in his court. This was precisely the effect Sir Thopired. Among his works are—“ the portrait of the late ||
mas More wished the pictures to produce. Holbein was Duke of Cumberland in the Robes of the Garter, in the
introduced to the King, who took him into his service, and State Apartments, Windsor Castle." " Portrait of George | recommended him to the nobility, and thus it is that we the Third at Kensington." " A beautiful Landscape.' || have so many original paintings by Holbein in this country. " A View in the New Forest,” exhibited at the Royal Academy as honorary exbibitor about twenty-one years ago, after he had resigned his diploma, and the last work exhi
SKETCHES FROM THE CAUSEWAY. bited by him. His Orpheus," a fine specimen of EngJish art, was with his - Richard the Third” and “ Lord Camden,” exhibited in Pall-Mall, in 1817. He also painted
THE BOAR'S HEAD, EASTCHEAP. “ Timon,” at the Queen's Palace; the “ Bishops Terrick, Thomas, and Cornwallis, at Lambeth Palace.” “The
“ Prince Henry. Meet me to-morrow night in Eastcbeap, Altar-piece of St. Allhallowe, Barking," “St. Paul Re- || there I'll sup." stored to Sight by Annanias,” a copy from an ancient mas
Hen. IV. First Part. ter, and presented by Sir N. Unfortunately, there have “ P. Henry. Is your master now in London? been but few engravings from the works of this artist, the Bardolph. Yes, my lord. majority of his best performances being in the collection of||| P. Henry. Where sups he ? doth the old Boar feed in the private individuals."
Hen. IV, Second Part.
ALAS! for the poor Boar's Head, which once could boast ed by Mr. J. P. Davis, a British artist, whose works have |the rendezvous of the facetious Falstaff, his royal Hal, and
me, a Jarge picture, paint. || such visitors, and which Shakspeare has immortalized, ag often been at Somerset House. The subject of the present one is, “The Family of the Talbots receiving the Bene
their ragamuffin associates. diction of the Pope," and it contains sixteen figures of dis
Was Hal' to rise from his grave, he would blush for his tinguished personages, the size of life; and amongst others,
favourite Boar's Head; the blood would perhaps be sumthose of the late Pope, Cardinal Gonsalvi, and Canova; and
moned up to Sir John's purple visage; nay, even the brassy
cheeks of Bardolph might be invested with a crimson, as is curious, as being the last portraits for which they ever sat. The picture is mentioned by our Correspondent at
deep as that with which his nose was generally illumed, on
seeing the tavern they once loved so well, in its now comRome, as having excited very great interest, and possessing extraordinary merit. Mr. Davis is also engaged to paint
paratively obscure situation. A Boar's Head, carved in another, as a companion to it, for Mr. Talbot, who is the
stone, still ornaments the front of a building in Eastcheap;
but the sculpture and the structure are both modern, and presumptive hrir to the Earldom of Shrewsbury. The picture is 15 feet high, and 12 feet wide.
to make matters still worse for antiquarian prejudices, the bricks, when I saw them, had been newly brightened with
ochre, and the grim Boar, partaking of the general imARTISTS SCRAP BOOK.
provement, bad been painted Waterloo blue, with rosy lips No. IV.
of red, and teeth that would have done honour to any den
trifice employed to scour them. RAPHAEL.
THE SHADES. Du FRESNOY, speaking of this extraordinary man, says, I had a worse, or, at least, a less gallant purpose than * He surpassed all modern painters, (considering the Orpheus, when I descended to the Shades. The attractions Greeks as the ancients), because he possessed more of the
they now hold out are of a different description truly; not excellent parts of painting than any other; and it is be
|| to regain a lost Eurydice, but to quaff a glass of good wine, after the fatigues and drudgery of a busy forenoon. To
SOCIETY OP BRITISH ARTISTS, this inducement they are now indebted more than their
Suffolk Street, Pall Mall East. classical associations, the wine may still be as exhilarating : its warmth and sparkle as delightful, though it no longer II THE GALLERIES
THE GALLERIES for the EXHIBITION and SALE of soothes the idle hours of an Addison-though its roofs no
the WORKS of BRITISH ARTISTS, are now opes. longer echo to the gay revelry of the wits who with him
W. LINTON, Secretary. loved to pass their asternoon in this social haunt of genius. Open from 8 till dusk. Admittance ls. Catalogue Is. Nay more, it is still reported of the Shades, that here the careless profligate, Charles the Second, would steal from his court, and under the license of his incognito, enjoy the unbounded freedom, and vacuity from care and trouble
CHE EXHIBITION of the SOCIETY of PAINTERS in which the Tavern, not from one but twenty reasons, better
WATER COLOURS is now Open at their Gallery, No. 5 felt than explained, is known to authorize and excite.t
Pall Mall East. “ Mais Helas! This trysting place of wits has fallen from
Admittance Is. Catalogue 6d. its high estate,' now almost alone frequented by weary
Copley FIELDING, Secretary. honest citizens for a meridian glass of wine, during the drowsy hour of the siesta."
I descended a short flight of steps, and entered a low, arched apartment of considerable size, and rather dark, so THE PROPRIETOR of the SELECT GALLERY of that the Shades of Mrs. Anne Gooding and the dreary I ANCIENT PICTURES now Exhibiting at Mr. Cauty's Rooms, abode of Proserpine, in some respects, resemble each other,
801, Pall-mall, begs must respectfully to offer to the Nobility and as both are gloomy and under-ground; and in justice to our
Public generally, his sincere acknowledgments for the liberal patronfellow-citizens, we presume the comparison to extend no
age they have hitherto honoured him with, and acquaints then that further.
in order further to gratify their taste, and to ensure a continuance of their favourg, he has possessed himself at a very considerable price, and added to his Gallery the justly celebrated, extraordinary,
and most interesting of pictures, the SPANISH INQUISITION. • Mr. Rowe observes, " that many readers lament to see Falstaff In this picture will be seen at one glance depicted with fearless so hardly used by his old friend." Jobpson seems to think he had truth and considerable judgment, the principal tormentors and bis deserts :-forshame Doctor, I could approve of Hal's reforma. agents of that most infamous and diabolical institution, at once the tion, and the kingly courses he afterwards pursued, without admit. execration of the civilized world, the curious and lovers of art will ting the propriety, or justifying the harsbness with which he rejected
find themselves further gratitied in this Exhibition in witnessing the jolly knight on his elevation to the Throne. Thousandy had his Twelve very beautiful compositions in Shell Work, the contribution vices, who had not one atom of his humour; indemnity and patro of an English lady of rank, whose only ambition in submitting them nage might have been offered to every one who could lay claim to to the notice of the Public, is to show to what perfection art in all his wit, without adding to the rewards or enlarging the adherents of its forms may be brought. Open from 9 till dusk. folly. + Such is reported of the Shades, that it was in high favour in
Admission 1s. Catalogue Is. that period of oar history, when even wise men seemed to like every place better than their own fire sides.
VIEWS ON THE RHINE, &c. This day is published, by Robert Jennings, 2, Poultry, Part I. of A SERIES of SIXTY VIEWS on the RHINE and h MAINE, in BELGIUM and HOLLAND. By Capt. BATTY, of the Grenadier Guards, F.R.S.
A Part, containing Five Plates, engraved in the most finished line PEYRESC.
manner, and Five Vignette Wood Cuts, with Descriptions in English The learned Frenchman was in England for a few months
and French, will appear every Two Months, and the whole be comin 1606. He was presented to King James, who often
pleted in Twelve Parts, The First Part will contain Views of sent for him to converse with him, and was particularly pleased with the following incident, which Peyresc related
. Engraved by E. Goodall, 1. Ehrenbreitstein
2. St. Michael's, Gbent • Engraved by Robt. Wallis, to him :
3. Gate of Ghent, at Bruges. Engraved by J. Edwards. " Peyresc was present at a dinner given by a person of 4. Bacharach - . . Engraved by E. Finden. some consequence in London, who had invited many men 5. Cathedral of Mayence - Engraved by W. Woolnoth. of learning and science to meet him. In the middle of the dinner, one of them, Dr. Torie, drank to Peyresc out of an || Imperial 8vo, price 12s.; Royal 4to, proofs, 18s. A few copies, immense cup, filled with strong wine, and pledged him to l| proofs, on India paper, Royal 4to, £1 11s. 6d.; Imperial 4to, ludia drink it alter him. Peyresc excused himsell, no less on
proofs, with the Etchings, £2 2s. account of the size of the cup, than on account of the liquor it contained; giving as reasons, the weakness of his stomach, and his not being at all used to drink wine. The excuse,
SPANISH MAGAZINE. however, was not allowed, and he consented to drink after
Just published by R. Ackermann, Strand, London, Dr. Torie, provided he might afterwards be perinitted to challenge him in any liquor that he pleased. To this the || N
INO. 111. PERIODICO TRIMESTRE, intitulado VAcompany, as well as the Doctor, consented. Peyresc then ||
RIEDADES MENSAGERO de LONDRES. Tuis quarterly immediately, taking the bowl in his band, drank it off ||
I work will in future regularly appear on the lat of April, July, Oc
tober, and January. Each Number will contain Il coloured plates, boldly, all at once, and filled it again with water, he drank || and a portrait of an eminent character. The present Numuer bas to Dr. Torie. The Doctor, little used to such potions, lla fine portrait of Sir James Mackintosh. Royal 8vo, price 10:60, beheld him with astonishment and affright; yet, as he was not allowed to recede from his agreement, he puffed and blowed, put the cup often to his mouth, and as often took it away again, pouring out at the intervale so many verses || London: Printed by SHACKELL and ARROWSMITR, John. from the Greek and Roman poets, that the day was near son's Court : and published by W. WETTON, 21, Fleet Street, expended before he could get all the water down his throat, and may be had of J. WARREN, 7, Brydges-street, Coventso little was he accustomed to so frigid a beverage."
garden: also of all Booksellers and Nercsmen.
And Literary Museum:
OR, WEEKLY MISCELLANY OF FINE ARTS, ANTIQUITIES, AND LITERARY CHIT CHÁT, No. XXXI.] By Ephraim Hardcastle.
[Sixpence. stamped Edition for Country Circulation, postage free, Price Tenpence. EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY, | The injudicious, not to say preposterous error of enSOMERSET HOUSE.
larging our principal theatres, has rendered an increase
of paint indispensable to heighten, into an extravagant The Fifty-sirth.
expression, the faces of our actors into stage effect, that
the spectators may be enabled to see; to keep pace with NOTWITHSTANDING the increasing Exhibitions of which), for one error ever begetteth another, the tenderthe Fine Arts, which compete for public favor, at this est sentiments must be raved, that the auditors may be memorable epoch of mental superiority, the Old Royal | enabled to hear: hence the beautiful and elegant ladies Academy, on Monday last opened its fifty-sixth annual || in the dress boxes, lovely as they are when seen alone, display to the world, with undiminished eclat. . | by comparison with the painted ladies of the stage,
We learn that many pictures, savoring of all man-ll appear so many pale faced ghosts. Thus all the natu. ners, modes and styles, submitted to the critical ordeal, || ral and beautiful touches of the histrionic art, all the have been rejected, and that, as usual, the condemning | pathos of acting, even by the most accomplished perfiat of the council, has been received by the disap- || formers, lose their charm, by being overcharged ! pointed with inward anger, and outward complaints ; So with painting, too much has been, and something with the usual murmurings against injustice, favoritism, I still is sacrificed to exhibition effect. Hence, that arprejudice and want of discernment in the executive tist who would depict nature as she is, with that unafdepartment of this proud government. . .
fected grace, with that elegant simplicity with which We, in our office, may be likened to foreign ambas she was wont to be pourtrayed of old, has been thought sadors, who look on in safety upon these civil broils, | | deficient in fire and spirit: but her vain admirers have and to continue the parity, may write to our own || at length discovered that the immortal goddess can courts, and make our comments freely. We fear not play the coquette, and that those who do not woo by the tyranny of the oppressors, nor are we constrained || Aattery, will not be the last to win her smiles. to make party with the oppressed. We may behold of the present collection, we can say with genuine these tumults as aliens, and with Machiavelian spirit | feelings of the highest gratification, that it is not only secretly enjoy the commotion, or with better feelings the best generally, but that it is the least exceptionable moralize on these academic doings, becoming us as l of any display that we remember to have seen upon philosophers or citizens of the world.
the walls of the Royal Academy; and that this exhi. So far however from making cause with the rejected | bition affords examples of painting and sculpture, that party, we applaud the act of rejection, and heartily would do honour to any of the ancient schools of art. wish, that judgment in this affair had been seconded with respect for the ardour which still urges a disby unlimited authority, and that ta te might have been tinguished member of our national academy to pursue cornmanded still to weed out the collection
that high species of composition, which our great arThis may appear harsh, but we look further than the || biters of taste exort contemporary genius to follow as present, in our zeal for the promotion of the general | the noblest pursuit of art, but which they do not painterests of the arts, and hope the day will arrive, and tronize, when thus meritoriously accomplished, we that we may live to hail that day, when it shall be I shall first notice the classic design of Mr. Hilton's considered, that to see a picture on those walls shall be || Love taught by the Graces. (No. 60.) sufficient test to warrant, that its author, to use the old chivalric expression, has won his spurs, or proved him
“ By whose clear voice sweet music was found, self worthy his profession : when, indeed, the liberal, yet
Before Amphion ever knew a sound." unlearned amateur, might venture to purchase any pic. Were a group, as beautifully disposed, as elegantly ture congenial to his fancy, by the stamp of currency | drawn, with all the attributes of this species of composithus impressed upon it by the Royal Academy. .
tion so ably combined, as they are displayed in this picture, There is some reformation yet wanting within the
to be found abroad, and consigned to England, for sale, we
are mistaken indeed, if we should not hear of a general body itself, ere this hoped-for consummation. We competition among our collectors for the possession of so mean in the shape of a mutual agreement, among some chaste and accomplished a work, to add to the splendor of of the most distinguished members of the Royal Aca
their mansions. The subject is finely conceived, is purely
Il classic, and wrought with a feeling compatible with the demy, to entirely abandon the long too prevalent
high sentiment which the story is intended to convey: it is a fashion, of painting up to that fallacious scale-the I picture painted without the most remote tendency to manexhibition key.
ner, orstyle; nature pourtrayed with that elevated feeling,
that elegant simplicity, with which she is drawn by the particularly if it be his first performance, for he will bear great poets of old.
down man, woman, and child, who stand between him and Portrait of her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Glou- || the object of his search. cester. Painted by Sir T. Lawrence, P. R. A.
Another stalks in, looks at a picture through his quizzing When we take a retrospective view of the collections that glass, and then at a pretty woman, takes a hasty peep were exhibited on these walls subsequent to the death of around, and gaping stalks out again. To listen to the gethe illustrious Reynolds, and trace the progress of the arts neral conversation on the pictures however, indeed, is a from that to the present period. When we bring to memo dramatic treat. We have the scene of the first opening ry, the meretricious performances coeval with the forming | completely before us. There stood a group of engravers, of the Shakespeare Gallery, in the historical department, wrapt in wonder before the portraits of the two children of and the slovenly painted portraits by the hosts of imitators B. Calmady, esq. No. 99. Painted by the President. “By of the great prototype ; when we except the few pictures by Heaven what a picture! what an engraving would it make. a remnant of the talent that had been contemporary with Talk of Vandyke! what animation."' * Look at the momenSir Joshua, we can draw a proud comparison in favor of the tary expression.-By the Lord what a magnificent gustoliving school.
did you ever see locks so preciously plastered on-80 gloriIn Sir Thomas Lawrence, we behold a memorable in- ll ously loose to?” “ Pray whose sweet babes may those be ?" stance of mighty talent, after many aberrations from good said a matronly lady: "what a blessing to their parentstaste, after many flights of fancy beyond the boundaries of such angels I never beheld.” Next a group of painters, truth, after sweeping on fantastic wings the dazzling regions 6 Well, how d'ye do-what think you of us this year ?" of fiction, returning with new ardor to that path which can || -- Think! why Sir Thomas has outdone himself again.” only lead to fame. When we behold this moral phenomenon, “ Just what I have been observing, 'pon my soul,' said we are disposed to rejoice, as on the return of some loved another. “But I say," (half whispering) " where the prodigal, who having seen his error, shines the more bright devil is this to stop ?”. The party were joined by the vely, as he proceeds to eclipse his former self. At the period | nerable *****, an amateur.“ So, gentlemen," (bowing of which we speak, this great painter had indulged in a spe very ceremoniously)" I congratulate the country on this cious, though brilliant style of painting, which had so much very meritorious display, I have always felt confident that of genius to rescue it from censure, that it was tolerated, and the genius of England is competent to rival all that has yet hailed for a time with such eclat, that it went nigh to | been done in any age. This is indeed a proud sight!” corrupt the English school. With no competitor to keep || at the same time offering his handsome gold chased pace with him in his carrcer, we feared that prosperity || snuff-box. “Sir, I remember my illustrious friend, Sir would have spoiled him; but that superior taste which || Josh-u-ah once observed to me- Sir, those who succeed enabled him early in life to do that which called forth the || me, will see another Athenian age in England.'-- That admiration of Sir Joshua Reynolds, has left its wanderings, ll great man, Sir, like my honoured friend, Mister Edmund and with all the subsequent experience of thirty years of Burke, was gisted with a sort of prescience.- By the way, active exertion, has renovated, and resolved itself into a ll with deference–Do pray oblige me by your opinion of that course of study, that is no less complimentary to his judg Il portrait of Sir Anthony Carlisle--Is it not a very sterling ment, than honourable to modern art.
picture ? Sir, as Sir Joshua would have said, that is unWe have regarded the recent improvement of the presi sophisticated, and will go down well with time-a very dent with peculiar satisfaction, having in common with manly fine picture indeed. By the way, I met Sir those who honor genius, felt that by not doing entire jus | An-tho-ny lately in the Park, he appeared in a philosotice to his own rare talent, the country would be frustrated || phical reverie, his coat open thus, his thumbs within the in the proud hope of seeing a contemporary whom poste arm-holes of his waistcoat-80 I would not disturb his sperity should regard, as we regard a Reynolds or Vandyck. culations-very like your learned professor indeed :- I shall of this we now have nought to fear.
call in Cavendish Square, and pay my respects to Mr. Shee, This portrait of the daughter of our late venerated So-|| and congratulate him on this happy effort of his art." vereign, is a work that would have graced the highest | There was so much mobbing before The Widow, No. 113, school of old. It is finely drawn, admirable in colour, by W. Mulready, R.A., that the story which is so ably conunaffected in style, and expressive of that benignity of ceived and well told, could only be picked up by instalments. countenance, and dignity of mien, that adorns the royal | Nothing can be more unjust than the common observation, prototype-a lady whose virtues are truly worthy of her that artists are remarkable for their envy of each others taroyal parentage.
lent. Now many years of experience enables us to maintain Those who really desire to profit by the opinions of ar that no profession is less deserving the aspersion. The artists, upon the works of their contemporaries, should do as tists themselves
the we do, on these occasions; that is, make a point of being | very persons who are most busy on these occasions, in present at the day of opening an exhibition. It is on the pointing out to the visitors at our public exhibitions the first sight of a picture, that the impression is made,--that merits of the respective works of their coadjutors, and with
hich conveys the force and sentiment intended Il a most exemplary zeal for the general cause, are the loudest. by the painter,-and it is at these moments that a looker and most enthusiastic in their commendations of those traits on may discover the genuine feelings of approbation, or l of art which are hit off with felicity. disapprobation, measured with a nicety of discrimination | " What a step, hey!" cxclaimed a brother artist, on that would, perhaps, astonish those unobservant of such || catching a glimpse of this picture, at the same time yielding matters, and certainly would teach them something of his place that his friend might have a chance for the same connoisseurship.
privilege. It would appear something like a coincidence, It is amusing to notice the many modes in which the were we to know only of this composition, and that by Richvisitors to these delightful morning lounges view the col- || ter at the Suffolk Street Exhibition, by the respective catalections. One staring about not at the pictures, but for || logues. The two subjects, however, although each entitled the numbers, enquires of all whom he elbows, pray do tell || The Widow, have not the least affinity to each other, exme, which is number one? To such it is a six hours' jour cepting that they are both truly original designs, and reney round the walls.
plete with character. Another rushes in, predetermined to make his way to In this of Mulready's we see an affair of courtship, and to some picture painted by himself, some fifteen stone ama- || repeat the smart saying which we have related before of the teur. "He too in essence and in spirit, is only heedful of witty widow, the shop is let although the sign is not taken number one. It is well to keep aloof from such as he || down. This widow still wears the cap of widowhood.
This admirable dramatic composition requires no explana- | What a Duchess too! How well the noble lady plays her tion-every point tells. You are introduced to the parlour || part. “Commend me to her grace." behind a shop of business, which is rendered obviouis by a Picture to yourself a Duenna; who but she,this staid piece well-conceived episode, seen through a window looking of Nature's winter work. His is the Duenna! What a thence. Butter and cheese are being weighed out to a group of spring creation, in the waiting women, and the crowd of customers. The Widow has three children, two laughing African, with ebon face, and teeth of pearl ! yes, it boys, suppose one six, the other seven, and a daughter eight is a precious piece of art. “Bravo, Master Leslie,” said our or nine. The tea table is decked, and a suitor is seated by ively friend, clapping his hands, rejoining, but master, re. my lady, who, it is obvious, from his self-sufficiency, would member you are a disciple of the British school!” rather accept the shop, without the living addendas to the At this moment, who should press forward but ... lot. She is pretty, and looks very lack-a-day-gical; he is a the veteran of the English school. What a day for Nestor smart, well-looking, unpromising help-mate, a rattle an to come forth, when St. Swithin, some months before his profligate, without a feeling but for himself. Spendthrifte tim:, seemed to open the sluices of his reservoir, to drown are always selfish. The boys, with the usual rudeness of us all. “ Well, my worthy Sirs," said the venerable grey chits of that class, with such a mother, are taking freedoms beard, “ I have lived almost from the very planting of the tree with their step-father elect, who is slyly pinching the ear of arts, but never expected to see it thus attain maturity. of the Widow's favourite dog, seated on her lap. An old || Surely, here is enough to pick and cull from to form a gal. maid servant makes a capital feature in the coinposition : | lery. His most gracious Majesty should set the example she has placed the tea equipage, and waits for the keys of the He has subjects, whose genius will mainly help to perpetu. caddie, which her mistress dangles unconsciously on the ate the glorious æra of his reign. We should have a Na. ring : appearing lost to all around but the thoughts of her tional Gallery of British Art, and every nobleman should new spouse. This old sour looking soul, stubborn in her patriotically afford His Majesty a helping hand.” integrity, is obviously the friend of the children of her de
master. A touching incident cannot be overlooked. the daughter, tenderly indulging in sorrowful remembrance | EXHIBITION OF THE SOCIETY OF PAINTERS of her father, makes a striking contrast to the thoughtless
IN WATER COLOURS, boys; she leans with her elbows on the table, and hands under her chin, in tearful sadness.
PALL-MALL EAST. Since it is almost demonstrable that the general public
(Continued from p. 48.) taste does not fecl the higher excellencies in art, as applied in the more recondite studies of the epic in painting, THERE is much original poetic landscape in this col. we cannot but congratulate the professors in this department llation
El lection, and some landscape from original poetry. for the originality with which they invent these truly interesting pictures of common life, the admirable discrimination
Among the latter our attention was arrested by what with which they point their characters, and the truth of ex could not easily be overlooked, an elegant English paspression with which they make each act their part, in their toral composition from “ Milton's L'Allegro." To poetic pictorial dramas.
description we are apt to attach so much of the beau " What a vein of sterling ore "" observed an intelligent
ideal, that to personify a poem in painting, the artist friend, pointing from one number to another, all on the same line, conveniently placed to meet the eye. We were parti
is almost expected, if he would desire to please, to outcularly struck with the aptitude of the expression,-a vein stop the modesty of nature. In this pastoral, by the of sterling ore. We might well liken the surrounding scene chaste pencil of Mr. Fielding, we have, however, no to a rich and extensive mine of talent, but this truly is a
imagery, but what may be found in an English landpure vein. First on this range is Leslie's inimitable personification of
scape, wherein all is natural, rural, simple, and pica scene from the most original romance that genius ever
turesquc. penned: then the two angelic children,by the President, next Such was the beautiful native picture of rural felithe beautifil Leonardo-da-Vinci-like bust by Howard, then city which Milton drew. Here we behold no Virgilian the Widow, by Mulready, the golden line lengthened out by
shepherds, nor Driades, nor Fauns ; nought but simWilkie's genial group, from the only true pastoral of nature, and another, an original emanation of his observant genius.
Il ple husband-men, milk-maids, cottagers, and clowns. * Faith!'exclaimed our enthusiastic friend, in looking along What a morning scene! these few feet of splendid strata, “ I feel proud that I am a " Sometime walking not unseen, Briton!”
By hedge-row elms, on hillocks greenBut bold, there is Leslie, a Transatlantic genius. “ Phoo!” While the ploughman near at hand, answered our friend,“ has he not been educated in art among Whistles o'er the furrowed land, us? and has he not sprung from an old English stock? Sir, And the milkmaid singeth blithe, we hail him of our school !”
And the mower whets his scythe, * But what a picture it is ye gods !"added another worthy,
And ev'ry shepherd tells his tale,
Under the hawthorn in the dale. de Coverley a capital hit, but Sirs, this leaves it a thousand
Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures, degrees behind.” “My opinion of that composition,” added
Whilst the landscape round it measures ; a well-known voice, which is usually listened to as an oracle
Russet lawns and fallows gray, on art, - my opinion is, that this delectable composition will
Where the nibbling tlocks do stray; beget a new epoch in taste; for after having seen this in
Mountains, on whose barren breast comparable specimen of translation of one art into another,
The labouring clouds do often rest; we may henceforth expect graphic works that shall outstrip
Meadows trim with daisies pied; even imagination! What a Sancho! Hogarth endeavoured
Shallow brooks, and rivers wide; to personify him, but he failed. Frank Hayman tried to
Towers and battlements it sees hit him off, Frank's was the better of the two, but not the
Bosom'd high in tufted trees, squire whom Cervantes drew. Leslie's is the Sancho, and
Where perhaps some lover lies, will remain the stock squire for a thousand years!”.
The cyrosure of neighbouring eyes."