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of depth about the engraving. Gensano affords a noble subject, while the Ghigi palace at Aricia gains much of its beauty from the skilful adaptation of common materials. Naples from the sea, is a delicious scene : the agitated transparency of the water, the graceful management of the shipping, and the wildness of the breezy sky, are happily blended with the light outline of the distance, and the dark shadow athwart the castle in the centre. The view of Puzzuoli is admirably managed; the sunlit objects in the distance, the deep shadows of the middle scenery, and the skilful treatment of the broken foreground, make an exqusite picture. Another representation of the same place, with part of the Mole of Caligula introduced, is remarkable for the excellent management of the water. To Baiæ are given two rich views, one with a full foreground, the other glancing in the rays of sunset. Castel-a-mare has a beautiful groupe of trees: Persano and Vico are noble scenes of rock and water. Sarrento furnishes two grand pictures; one a deep ravine with precipitous paths, and slender bridge; the other its bay and rocky verge. A splendid view of Cetara, in the bay of Salerno, is the last, and perhaps the most striking in the volume: a lofty tower of Norman or Saracenic structure, rises amid rock and tree, while mountains, buildings, shipping, and broken water, are happily arranged in the other parts of the scene. Other subjects of various interest, but all meritorious, we must
Prout is the artist of the Continental,' and his name is a tower of strength. The Cathedral Tower of Antwerp is the first of a succession of architectural subjects, skilfully selected, and most ably treated. The Hotel de Ville at Brussels; a canal-view of Ghent, with boats, bridge, and baskets; a streetscene in Nuremburg; are all excellent. The view in Metz, of old houses with ancient galleries of carved work, looking out on a back-water, and the gables, tower, and pinnacles of the cathedral rising above them, is in his best and most striking manner.
The Black Gate of Treves, is a good subject well treated, and the view of Dresden, with its long bridge and rich ecclesiastical architecture, is an admirable specimen of the Artist's skill in choice and execution. Of Como and Padua, we must speak in terms of general approbation; but the bridge of Prague claims especial notice for its singular piquancy. The fantasies of modern edification are mingled with the towers, buttresses, and grenadier roofs of the old German Architecture; statues and living figures crowd the bridge; yet, so skilful is the management, that not the slightest confusion is discernible. be street view of Rouen Cathedral is one of Prout's happiest place; and the Church of St. Pierre, at Caen, from a landing,
n the bank of a stream, is a fine melange of whimsical
but rich architectural detail with the homelier circumstances of domestic structure.
A wide and varied scene still lies before us; but we have already dipped so deeply into our resources that we must be content with a hasty glance, though there are features in the view which might well demand an ampler description. First, then, may congratulate the Literary Souvenir on a series of plates, all well chosen for popularity, though not all equally to our own taste. The Deveria Family, by the artist of that name, has all the marks of a rich and spirited painting; and Chalon's Allegra, though the lady is an affected minx, has at least the excuse of exquisite beauty and admirable execution. We need only say of the Tower of London, that it is by Turner and Miller. 'Vespers' is neither good nor bad. Lawrence and Northcote have each a characteristic subject. The Tarantella, by Montvoisin, is lively; but the ladies are sadly deficient in Sveltezza. One of Stothard's beautiful subjects from Boccacio, does credit to the taste that placed it here. The Arrest, by Alfred Johannot, and Going to Mass,' by an artist of the same surname, with the distinctive prefix Tony, are interesting plates. Howard's Numa and Egeria,' exhibits two well designed figures in a singularly beautiful bit of cavern scenery. The view of Aberwessel on the Rhine, by Roberts and Goodall, is an exquisite piece of painting and engraving. It is, however, hardly fair to mention the naine of one engraver only, when all have done well :-Rolls, Portbury, Engleheart, Ensom, Sangster, have proved that Mr. Alaric Watts has exercised both skill and liberality in his selection of engravers.
The Amulet, too, boasts a series of interesting plates. Not fewer than four of Sir Thomas Lawrence's portraits grace the catalogue ; Lady Blessinton's, exquisitely graved by Watt, is among them. The 'Greek Girl,' admirably translated by Charles Fox, is the best of Mr. Pickersgill's orientals. Stanfield has contributed a Venetian view, with the Bucentaur. The 'Rising of the Nile,' by Roberts, does the artist the highest credit : it is in Martin's way, but without a trace of servile imitation; it is spirited without exaggeration.' Mr. Hayter has put the engraver to the extra trouble of informing purchasers, that the artist is · Member of the Academies of Rome, Florence, Bologna, Parma, and Venice:' his · Death of the Firstborn' is a splendid subject. Corrinne, by the Baron Gerard, is a portly dame, by no means particularly handsome, in an atti. tude by no means particularly graceful. Haydon’s ‘Eucles' is too well known to require criticism : it has faults, certainly, but it has also high qualities. Moonlight,' a pretty vignette by Boxall, closes the list. The Winter's Wreath displays a fair proportion of meritorious designs. The ‘Visionary' and the 'Reply of the Fountain,' both by Liverseege, are, from interesting and evidently well painted originals, and the engravers, Engleheart and Smith, have done them justice. Martin's 'Fortress of Lessing Craig' pleases us better than many of his more ambitious pictures.' The Village Suitor's Welcome,' by Stothard, is full of grace and exquisite expression. Williamson's Wreck'is a clever production; the frowning precipices, the ocean in its wrath, the wild and hurrying sky, the torn and shattered vessel, are forcibly expressed. Goodall's 'Piper of Mull' is, we take it for granted, a portrait, and it is instinct with life. A view of the Bay of Naples, by Linton, exhibits novel features in a hackneyed subject. Abbeville is a pleasing view of water, and buildings, and church architecture, by Roberts; it is spiritedly touched, but it wants the solidity of Prout, and the scientific skill of Bonnington. Of “The Vintage Dance' and the Lago de Nemi, we shall say nothing. A view by Barrett, exhibits one of his calm, deeply reposing evening scenes.
We are getting cloyed with sweets; but Friendship's Offering, with its tasteful decorations, must not pay the penalty of our satiety. The frontispiece is a beautiful work of art; Lawrence's last portrait, Lady Carrington, from the skilful graver of Charles Rolls. Richter's Fairy of the Lake' will, we have no doubt, be highly popular. The Poet's Dream'-Milton and the Italian lady, is one of Westall's best efforts. Wichelo's · Em• barkation,' bating a little stiffness of handling, is a rich and beautiful drawing: The Orphan, Expectation,' and · The
Greek Mother,' have their respective merits, but call for no special criticism. Stothard's Dismal Tale' is admirably told. Purser's Palace' is rich in structure and accompaniment. Mr. Wood's Myrrhina and Myrto, has all the appearance of having been cleverly painted, but we cannot sympathize with him in his notions of the beau ideal. "The Prediction,' a highly finished plate from Alfred Johannot, closes our list.
We have left ourselves room only barely to notice the illustrations to the Keepsake ;-Portrait of Mrs. Stanhope, beautifully engraved by Charles Heath; Dressing for the Ball, from De Verria, very clever and graceful; The Champion, from Chalon; Isola Bella, from Stanfield ; Lord Byron's Dream, a clever architectural scene of Ruins, by Harding; Interior of Zwinger Palace, Dresden, from Prout; Marly, and St. Germain, both after Turner ; The Wedding, one of the prettiest things we have seen from Miss L. Sharpe. Scandal'—quite in our old favourite Smirke's own style of humour; Good Angels, from a painting by Howard, already referred to; and the Repentance of Nineveh, from Martin, and thoroughly Martinesque.
ART. VIII. LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
Before this Number meets the public eye, our readers will have been informed of the severe loss which the Christian and Literary Public have sustained by the death of Mr. William GREENFIELD, late Superintendent of the Editorial Department of the British and Foreign Bible Society, who has fallen a victim to his unwearied application and assiduous labours, added to the mental anxiety produced by the malignant calumnies with which his character had been assailed, since (and in consequence of) his connexion with the Bible Society. An Appeal has been made on behalf of the Widow and Five Children who have been bereft of their Supporter and Guardian, soliciting the aid of the benevolent in raising a fund for their benefit; for the faithful application of which the Rev. Andrew Brandram and three lay gentlemen have kindly offered to become trustees. Lords Teignmouth and Bexley have already liberally contributed ; and subscriptions are received by Williams, Deacon, and Co. A Memoir of Mr. Greenfield is in preparation, and will be published for the benefit of his family.
Preparing for publication, A Mother's Love, with Minor Poems, by Eliza Rutherford.
The principal Memoirs in the Sixteenth Volume of The Annual Biography and Obituary, will be those of Sir Robert Cavendish Spencer; Henry Mackenzie, Esq.; Brigadier-General Walker (Bombay Army); Robert William Elliston, Esq.; Sir William Johnstone Hope ; Archdeacon Parkinson; Lord Viscount Torrington; John Jackson, Esq. R.A.; Lieut.-Governor Browell; John Abernethy, Esq.; Mrs. Siddons; Sir Edward Berry; Dr. Mackie; Rev. Robert Hall; Sir Murray Maxwell; Thomas Hope, Esq.; Earl of Dundonald; Archdeacon Churton; Mr. N. T. Carrington ; Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke; William Roscoe, Esq.; Charles Goring, Esq.; Rear-Admiral Walker; Andrew Strahan, Esq.; Earl of Northesk; William Hamper, Esq.; James Northcote, Esq. R.A.; Thomas Greatorex, Esq.; Earl of Norbury; Captain Peter Heywood, R.N.; Mr. Chessher, &c.
Preparing for publication, History of the Representation of England, drawn from Records; and of the Reform of its Abuses by the House of Commons itself, without the aid of Statute Law. By Robert Hannay, Esq.
In the press, Luther's Table-Talk: consisting of Select Passages from the Familiar Conversations of that Godly, learned man, and famous champion of divine truth, Dr. Martin Luther. One vol. 12mo.
In the press, Select Essays on various Topics, Religious and Moral. By Henry Belfrage, D.D.
In the press, a Latin Grammar, by the Rev. Thomas Flynn, A.M., Author of " A Greek Grammar.” 12mo.
In the course of December will be published, a Compendious History of the Council of Trent, with its Decrees and Canons, and Remarks thereon. By the Rev. B. W. Matthias, A.M., Chaplain of Bethesda. 8vo.
In the press, Letters from France, Savoy, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Holland, and the Netherlands, by George Downes, A.M. Two vols. post 8vo.
The First Number of the Temperance Herald will appear on the 1st of January
In the press, The Offices of the Holy Spirit: Four Sermons preached before the University of Cambridge, in the month of November, 1831. By the Rev. Charles Simeon, M.A., Senior Fellow of King's College. (In a few days.)
Shortly will be published, in two volumes 8vo, dedicated, with permission, to her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta, Observations made during a Twelve Years' Residence in a Mussulmaun's Family in India ; descriptive of the Manners, Customs, and Habits of the Mussulmaun People of Hindoostaun in domestic life, and embracing their Belief and Opinions. By Mrs. Meer Hasan Ali.
Preparing for publication, in two volumes 8vo, Sketches of the principal Events connected with the History of Modern Europe ; in which their influence on the interests, happiness, and morals of society are particularly considered. By the Rev. H. C. O'Don
Shortly will be published, neatly printed, in 12mo, price 3s. 6d. bound in cloth, The Bow in Strength, or a practical Dissertation on the History of Joseph as recorded in the Book of Genesis. By Charles Larom, Sheffield.
In the course of December will be published, Evening Exercises for the Closet, for every Day in the Year. By the Rev. William Jay. In two volumes 8vo. And early in January will be published, a fifth edition of Short Discourses to be read in Families, in three vols. 8vo.
On the 15th December will be published, Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book ; containing thirty-six highly finished Plates after Drawings, &c. by Sir Thomas Lawrence, Prout, Stanfield, Copley, Field