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entitled The Arts under the Dominion M. Artaria purposes to publish a of Love, are now exhibited at Paris collection of the most celebrated livby The Society of the Friends of the ing composers and professors of Arts. Vandyke and the Flemish music and Italian singers. The porGirl," representing Painting is al traits will be executed by the most ready engraved : the “ Propertia of distinguished Artists in the AcaRossi,” representing Sculpture, is in demy of Fine Arts at Brera. The progress; "Maria Stuart.” represent collection will be divided into twelve ing Music, will be finished in about numbers, each of which will contain two months, by M. Pauquet : and four portraits. The first number “ Tasso reading to the Princess has appeared and deserves the apLeonora" representing Poetry, which plause of amateurs. completes the series, will be also engraved without delay.
GREAT BRITAIN. The Society of Painters in Water- The Arts are about to receive a Colours have at length procured a considerable addition in this country permanent establishinent for their by the arrival of two of the most future Exhibitions at their New celebrated pictures of Corregio in Gallery in Pall Mall East, next Europe, the Ecce Homo and l'Educadoor to the University Club-house. tion de l'Amour. These pictures were
This situation promises, from its in the Dnc d'Albe's collection at central locality, to be one of the most Madrid, but taken from thence by eligible in London for the display the Queen of Spain, and brought to of works of art; and the Society may Rome, whence Murat became poseşteem themselves fortunate in se- sessor of theul, and they have been curing so desirable a position. The lately at Madame Murat's residence gallery is spacious and well lighted; near Vienna. We understand they
the entrance is distinct and unincum- were valued by M. Braun at Vienna, bered with other exhibitions; and when the Emperor of Austria was the visitors will no longer have their about to purchase them, at 10,0001. attention diverted from the contem- sterling ; and Sir Thomas Lawrence, plation of the pictures by Panhar. it is reported, remained four hours monicans, or disturbed by auctions fixed in admiration before the Ecce going on in the adjoining rooms. Homo, when he paid Madame Murat The two first Exhibitions of this a visit at Foursdorff. These chef Society were in Brook-street, the d'auvres are on their road to Anthird in Pall Mall, the fourth in twerp from Vienna. Lord London. Bond-street, the twelve following derry has purchased these pictures, were at Spring-Gardens, and the and also several of the finest of two last at the Egyptian Hall, Pic- Canova's statues; amongst others, cadilly; and the next, which will be the Theseus and Minotaur and the the nineteenth, will be opened at Danzatrice. the New Room in Pall Mall East. Wilkie's Picture of The Reading The members have been making a of the Will, from Waverly, exhibited great exertion to present an exhibi- the season before last at Somersettion, that may impress the visitors House, is well known to have been with a favourable opinion of the painted for the King of Bavaria. In New Gallery. Several new associate pursuance of this stipulation, an .exhibitors were added to their for- eminent artist is about to proceed mer numbers at the last election; immediately to Munich, to execute and two artists, who formerly be- a plate of the work, who will reside Jonged to the Society, have also been in that city till it is completed, joined to the present list of mem- which will probably be a period of bers. Mr. Cristall:(the President)has two or three years. just completed a highly finished and The monument lately erected by -Successful drawing of Scotch pea
Mr. Westmacott to the memory of santry collected round a conduit; and the late Mr. Perceval, in Westminster Mr. John Varley is about a large Abbey,consists of a full-length statue classical composition, from Collins' of that gentleman, lying on bis back, Ode on the death of Thompson. in his full robes as Chancellor of the
Exchequer, with a scroll in his right filling up the vacancy in that body
tending care of her Royal Highness. Túrner's large and beautiful pic. The column is placed in the broad ture The Temple of Jupiter Pannel- way opposite Lord Portmore's estate, lenius (in the island of Ægina) re- not far from the entrance to Oatstored, has been purchased for a very lands Park, on the Weybridge side. considerable sum, and is now en- Mr. Allan Cunningham, the augraving by one of our first artists. thor, has offered the Burns' Club at It will probably be two years before Dumfries a Bust of Sir Walter Scott, the plate is finished.
cut by Chantrey, as si ornament for Mr. Samuel Beasley, who display their club-room. ed such taste in reconstructing the The celebrated whole-length por. interior of Drury-lane Theatre, has trait of his Majesty,recently painted left town for Edinburgh, for the by Sir Thomas Lawrence, having purpose of altering, improving, and been sent to the engraver's, a halldecorating anew the Theatre of that length copy, which retains there city.
semblance very successfully, "has Åt a General Assembly of the been substituted in Sir Thomas's Academicians of the Royal Academy exhibition-rooms for the gratifica. of Arts, held at their apartments in tion of his numerous visitors. Somerset House for the purpose of
THE ARTISTS' JOINT STOCK FOND.
It does equal
January the 22nd, 1823, on pre
senting bim with the Cup subscribed from one of the best men in, or for by the Members of the Artists' out of, the society, (I allude to Sir Fund.
John Edward Swinburne.) Wishing “Mr. Mulready—we have assem- to keep you in active service, we bled this evening to gratify one of the appointed you one of our represen. best feelings of our nature. It is to tatives in the Benevolent Fund pay a beartfelt tribute of esteem to Committee, (a choice which has you, for important services rendered been justified by your usefulness) to our useful Institution-The Ar- and our annual votes have retained tists' Joint Stock and Benevolent you in tlrat station to the present Fund. It devolves on me to convey time. Sensible of your value, you the sentiments of this Meeting on the were placed by the Society in the occasion; nany might have been highest situation which was their's to -chosen who could have done it with bestow :—they appointed you chairmore ability, but no one who could man of the Institution—your conmore justly estimate the value of duct in that office induced them to those services; for no one has had a call you to it a second time, as soon better opportunity of observing how as their regulations permitted. bighly your conduct has merited the Your unremitted attention to the - mark of attention we are about to duties of the chair and the urbavity bestow on it. I have been your of your manners have deserved, companion in nearly all the sitna- and received our undivided approtions in which you have been placed, bation. It is by exertions, such as from the origin of the Society to the I have noticed, that the Society has - present time, and therefore best know at length attained its present prosibe great exertions you have made perity and stability ; and, though for its advantage.
ordinary means may now be adeYou may justly claim the honour quate to support it, the members of being one of the Founders of this sensible how much its tourishing
Society, for you were one of the state has been promoted by you, nine Artist's chosen by the general and to shew that your services are meeting of the profession at the not forgotten, have "resolved on Gray's-ina Coffee house, to form a presenting you with a lasting meconstitution for it; also one of the mento of their sense of your inerit. four selected with the late Messrs. “Mr. Mulready-accept this cap Devis, Randal, and myself, to per- from the Members whose names are fect and arrange the laws for publi- inscribed upon it; not as a reward cation. Time and experience have for your exertions — that, you will proved their value.
feel'in the success that has crowned • The Society, when formed, sen- them: but as a testimony of our sible of your zeal in the cause, approbation and regard for the imelected you on their first committee, portant 'services rendered by you when much remained to be done to to our Institution from its comconsolidate our infant Institution, mencement to the present time. much more than the members at this And I am sure I express the senperiod can conceive. When it was timents of all present, when I wish our anxious wish to call the better you long life and the greatest blespart of our plan into action, I mean sings that Providence can bestowthat branch for the relief of our health, and a cheerful frame of widows and children, by appealing mind to enjoy it. I may be allowed to the public to make it effective, to add, we hope, when many of us you were amongst the foremost to 'cease to feel any interest in what promote that object, by becoming a passes on earth, and you are parsteward at our first dinner. Sixticipating with your friends in those times have you filled that office of moments of conviviality of which trouble and expense with unabated this cup is a symbol, you will reardour, to the great advantage of collect with pleasurable feelings it the Fund, derived alike from your was the spontaneous gift of seventyown purse and the influence you three brother artists, who, while possess with your friends.
they admired your high professional “To you, sir, the Fund isindebted attainments, knew how to apprefor the powerful support it receivesciate your inoral worth as a man."
foreign and Domestic.
QUID SIT PULCHRUM, QUID TURPK, QUID UTILR, QUID NON.
Voyage en Suisse, &c.
recommend the examination of this Travels in Switzerland, made in opinion to our political economists, the Years 1817, 1818, and 1819, by We shall only state that it is sup
for it is worthy of their attention. L. Simond, 2 vol. 8vo. 1822.
ported by two of the ablest econo
mists of France and England, Adain We must not class, this work Smith and M. Say. among the multitude of descriptions M. Simond's work contains some of Switzerland given by superficial good observations upon the manobservers. The author has already ners and history of Switzerland. published his travels in England, He gives fewer descriptions of the which obtained a merited success, glaciers and other picturesque views and this new work cannot but en. of Helvetia than most travellers, crease his repatation, notwithstand- but he enlarges more on the present ing a few singular opinions and state of society in that country ; and slight inaccuracies.
Geneva particularly attracted his atM. Simond entered Switzerland tention. This industrious city was by Pontarlier and Val-Traver; he well worthy of engaging the notice travelled afterwards in different di- of such a traveller. reetions which it would be difficult M. Simond, who lived there for to explain to the reader,
some months, judges of the iphabj. It appears to us that he has not tants impartially. The following observed much order in his travels, characteristic trait will be sufficient which, perhaps, is the best way of to shew the taste of the Genevese studying a country; for, if a travel for the arts and sciences. The cele. Jer never deviates from the high brated Professor of botany, M. de roads, it is impossible for him to be Candolles, made use, in his lessons, acquainted with the physical and of a considerable collection of drawmoral state of the country, ings, representing the plants of
But Switzerland is not the only Spanish America, wbich had been object of M. Simond's remarks; he lent him by a learned Spanish gives us soine interesting observa. botanist, M. Mosino. As he was tions upon that part of France obliged to return them almost dithroagh which he travelled in his rectly, he expressed bis regret to way from Paris to the frontiers. Ar- his audience. Some ladies who were riving at Sens during the miserable present offered to copy them, or to famine of 1817, he was witness of have them copied by their friends in some popular excesses, caused by eight days. The work was finished the high prices of corn.,
in the given time, and contains Here M. Simond makes some ju- thirteen folio volumes. Everybody dicious remarks on monopoly. He was eager to peform the task"; and truly thinks that, far from being un- thas eight hundred and sixty drawfavourable to the general interest, ings were executed by a hundred and this system, on the contrary, is bigh- fourteen ladies in eight days; they ly advantageous to it; and the vul- considered it a pleasure to contribute gar prejudice existing against those in this manner to their own instrucwho are engaged in the corn trade tion, and to shew their
gratitude to ought to be done away with. We their learned professor. Perhaps thete
does not exist another city in the where two young thieves were under world, containing only 23,000 souls, accusation. After reading the act where this could have been' per- of reference and the first interroformed.
gatory of the accused, the witnesses The political constitution of Ge- were examined by the President, neva also claims the attention of all the Attorney General, and the acwho desire to study the social insti- cused, or their defenders. This tutions of a people, though ever so examination lasted three hours ; small. M. Simond dwells
it, after which, observations were heard and gives us his remarks. The new on the part of the prosecution, and constitution of Geneva offers the advocates, named by the Court, presingular spectacle of a democracy, sented the defence. It appears that tempered by a strong aristocracy, the deliberation of the judges, which without a superior power to serve as lasted two hours, appeared long to an equilibrium between the two he- M. Simond. The two accused were terogeneous elements, and to protect condemned, one to six, and the the weaker against the stronger other to five years? imprisonment. party.
Their sentence, says our author, One would think, in such a poli- was accompanied by an admonition tical system, there would be, as in to this effect: “ My children, you the Roman republic, a continual and are two little rogues ; and, in order active struggle between the patri. to correct you, we intend to confine cians and plebeians.
you for five or six years in a place This state of things is, however, where you will have no other society preferable to the ancient constitu- than people as wicked us yourselves, tion; one of the principal resources and nothing to do from morning to of which, was a general Council, night but listen to their conversation. whose authority was often tyran- We flatter ourselves, my children, nical.
that, profitting by the lesson thus At this time, the publicity of cri- given, you will come from prisor minal prosecutions, the protection wiser and more industrious ! of individual liberty by a sort of We may gather from this simple Habeas Corpus, the publication of narrative of the sitting of a crimithe annual budget, and the liberty nal tribunal, that the trial by jury of the press, procure for the Genevese is not now existing in this "Re. the principal advantages of a good public. It was introduced there constitutional system
: but many during the prevalence of the French of thein still very properly demand a power; but, on account of the better representation, and the pub- hatred they bear to the French, the licity of the debates of the Council. Genevese abolished it; at least this
M. Simond perceives a radical is what some of them confessed to defect in the judiciary power, as it M. Simond. Every thing has been is established at Geneva.
said in favour of this noble instituThe judges are taken from the tion; and the author of the work councils, and return to it after before us says, with great truth, exercising their functions for a that nothing can exceed the value of stated time, being subject to a sort trials by jury. of elimination, called grabeau, which In spite of the want of juries, the deprives them of the advantages of proceedings in criminal matters at being irremovable. They do not Geneva are much preferable to those enjoy that perfect independance so at Zurich. Nothing can be more necessary to the administration of cruel, nor at the same time more justice. The tribunals are, there. absurd than the Criminal Courts in fore, properly speaking, only com- this canton. mittees of Government, or tempo
M. Simond relates what was told rary commissions ; an inefficient him on this subject. “ Criminal guarantee to public confidence and processes are still conducted in a to the rights of the accused. very arbitrary manner in this can
As to criminal procedures, the ton: there is no security for the author has given us a description accused against the ill-will or ignowhich bears the impress of truth. rance of his judge, who may keep He was present at a judgment him in prison as long as he pleases