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have been so lucky as to see it, to however, can exceed the elegance be one of the most laughable per- and beauty of the first of the porformances of the present day. traits which we have quoted. The
No. 965. John Gilpin.' W. F. resemblance of Mr. Robinson is also WITHERINGTON.-Placed much too very striking. In both pictures, high for such a subject. It abounds and, indeed, in all Sir T. Lawrence's with whimsicality, although, of heads, the features are drawn and conrse, the principal figure is the marked with a feeling in which this worthy citizen, clinging to his admirable artist is unrivalled. horse's mane, and, much against No. 78. Portrait of H. R. H. the his inclination, distancing the post- Duke of York : painted by desire of boy, whom the anxiety of his spouse the Common Council of the Town of had dispatched in pursuit of him. Liverpool, for their Town-hall. 1.
No. 272. Shakspeare's Jubilee, PHILLIPS, R. A.-In the composiwith Portraits of the Performers of tion and in the general arrangement the Theatre - Royal Covent-Garden. of this noble picture Mr. Phillips M. W. Sharp. The crowd which has shown a profound knowledge of surrounded it prevented us from the principles of his profession. The catching more than an occasional unaffected dignity of the attitude, glimpse of this elaborate and enter- the masterly disposition of the laining work. We saw enough, how- drapery, and the delightful harever, to convince us, that Mr. Sharp monious tone of colour which
perhad been as felicitous as usual, es- vades the canvas, are all deserving pecially in Charles Kemble, Young, of the highest admiration. We conTerry, Liston, Farren, Abbot, &c. gratulate the town of Liverpool on
No. 178. Domestic Quarrels. T. the acquisition of so fine a specimen Foster. Notwithstanding the of modern art. quaintness of the title, this is a very No. 207. Portrait of the Right clever and finely-toned picture. It Hon. Lawrence Lord Dundas, as represents a servant, a man of co- Lord Mayor of York. Painted at lour, roaring out with the pain in. the request of the Corporation. J. flicted on him by a parrot, who has JackSON, R. A.–This is one of fastened upon his thumb. The con- Mr. Jackson's most successful protest between amusement and appre. ductions. Its solidity and force bension in the countenance of a render it extremely well adapted for child, standing by, is remarkably a public hall. well expressed.
No. 142. Portrait of a Gentleman. No. 289. Portraits of Hunters. E. Sir H. RAEBURN, R. A.-A most LANDSEER.-One of the most beau- pleasing portrait; and in the strength tiful little pictures in the Exhibition. of its character bearing intrinsicevi. The animals and figures are delight dence of fidelity. But why will this fully drawn and painted; and the otherwise highly-accomplished arback-ground is executed with a tist adhere so tenaciously to the truth and spirit which few artists, crude tones, which he delights to even of those who have made land- introduce into his back-grounds ? scape their exclusive study, could We fear that he does not avail himrival.
self of one of the principal advantages of the Exhibition, that of en
abling painters to compare themNo. 84. Portrait of Lord Francis selves with one another. Conyngham. No. 124. Portrait of No. 131. Portrait of H. R. H. the the Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Duke of York. D. Wilkie, R.A.Exchequer. Sir T. LAWRENCE, With the single exception of the P. R. A.-The gallant leader of the remark, that truth compelled us to academical bands has by no means
make on Mr. Wilkie's “ Parish brought so powerful a force into Beadle ;" namely, that the general the field on the present as on some
hue of the half-tints and shadows is former occasions. He has furnished too cold, our praise of this beautiful his regular contingent in point of little work must be wholly unalnumber, but we do not think that, loyed. The resemblance is perfect. generally speaking, his troops are This is really a delightful way of of their usual quality. Nothing, painting portraits, but it must be
attended with much difficulty and at not finding a larger work by Mr. labour. There can be no doubt Callcott in the Exhibition, it would that Mr. Wilkie might have as many be extremely ungrateful were we sitters as he chose to receive, but not to express the gratification we we own that we should regret to see received from this comparatively him put his “unhoused free con- small picture ; which is one of the dition” into “circumscription and brightest stars of the constellation. confine;" we should regret to see There is no artist who appears more him exchange the liberty and inde- aware than Mr. Callcott of the value pendence of his usual line of art, for of the introduction of a small quanthe constraint and exposure to every tity of positive colour, surrounded description of folly, affectation, and by a mass of hazy neutral tint. caprice, which the practice of por- Perhaps this principle is pushed to trait-painting would inevitably in- excess in the work under our consi. flict upon him.
deration. The fore-ground and the No. 1. Portrait of Judge Best. extreme distance charmed us; and No. 261. L'Improvisatrice. H. W it is with great diffidence we ask PICKERSGILL, A.-Mr. Pickersgill whether portions of the middle dishas been for some years steadily ad- tance might not advantageously revancing to a high rank in his pro- ceive an increase of strength. fession. His head of Judge Best No. 438. Walmer Castle, a Seat of is firin and characteristic; that of the Earl of Liverpool. W. Collins, L’Improvisatrice possesses the mich R.A.–Of three beautiful landscapes rarer qualities of feminine grace and by Mr. Collins, in the present ExhiJelicacy.
bition, “Walmer Castle" is our faNo. 370. Portrait of Sir James vourite. The sunniness of the lights, Mackintosh, Lord Rector of the and the flatness and transparency of University of Glasgow. C. Smith. the shadows rival nature hersell. ---As the University of Glasgow did No. 59. Salisbury Cathedral, from itself great honour by the election the Bishop's Grounds. J. Constaof this eminent individual to its BLE, A.–One of the best specimens highest office, so has Mr. Smith that we have seen of the peculiarities done himself great honoar by this of Mr. Constable's style. The freshmasculine portrait, which yields, in ness and truth of the tones are inresemblance, and in many other imitable. valuable properties, to no work in No. 373. W‘indsor Castle. S. W. the Exhibition.
REYNOLDS, Senior.- Grandly comNo. 311. Portrait of a Cadet in posed, and painted with great vithe Hon. East India Company's ser- gour. vice. R. R. ReinagLE, Ř.A. Elect. No. 208. Hampstead Heath. Har
- There is great nature in this finely row in the distance. W. LINTON.drawn face. It is surprising how Why do the academicians permit any so powerful a relief can have been picture, much more a clever picture, effected by nice discriminations of as this evidently is, to be so placed ? tone, with scarcely any shadow. It is merely exposing the artist to
No. 284. Portrait of a Gentleman. severe and undeserved mortification, Mrs. W. CARPENTER. — It is not No. 245. The great Cavern of the gallantry, “ though peradventure Peak of Derbyshire, and the ancient we stand accountants for as great a Castle of the Peverils. T.C. Hopsin," but truth which compels us to LAND.-A beautiful little picture; say
that this lady's portraits ought and interesting in every respect. to put many male artists to the blush. Our limits compel us to conclude Among other excellent qualities, for the present. We regret that we they are distinguished by the mel- are unable to mention many other lowness of the tints, and a constant works of considerable merit; espeattention to the harmony of the ge- cially by Shee, Beechey, Stothard, neral effect. The resemblance of the Cooper, Daniel, Green, Arnold, Linpresent portrait is extremely happy. nell, Eastlake, Dagley, Joseph, Clo
ver, Hobday, Jones, &c. &c. In LANDSCAPE.
our next we intend to make a few No. 158. Dutch Market-boats. observations on the room of sculpRotterdam. A.W. Callcort, R.A. ture, as well as on the drawings, -Although we were disappointed miniatures and enamels.
THE NINETEENTH EXHIBITION OF THE SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN
We congratulate the Society on through the whole number,) which taking possession of their new room does not manifest more or less merit; in Pall Mall, East; and wish they although certainly the most striking may enjoy many years of prosperity are the productions of Messrs. Barin it. It is a noble and well-propor- rett, Fielding, Robson, Cristall, tioned apartment, and the light (the Richter, Prout, Cox, Hills, Turner, excess of which is moderated by an Stephanoff, Varley, Harding, &c.ingeniously constructed blind,) is We must content ourselves with noequally diffused over the walls. The ticing a few of the most prominent; effect on entrance is remarkably as they occur in order in the catapleasing: Whoever may have been logue. entrusted with the hanging of the No. 9. Cotton Spinning, Luss, drawings, they have executed their Loch Lomond, North Britain. J. task with great skill and judgment. CRISTALL.—The beautiful counte. We never witnessed a better arrange- nance and the unaffected grace of ment.
this young female peasant are beHowever foreign countries may witching. We are aware of the frecompete with us in all the other quency of “ Sandy Locks” in Scotbranches of the Fine Arts, to any land; but are not the tones of the thing like an approach to our water- hair and those of the blue dress a colour drawings, they have not the little too harshly opposed ? slightest pretension whatever. The No. 13. Sheep. R. Hills. There present state of that art is entirely is probably no man living who has the creation of British taste and made so many and such careful stugenius. Our water-colour drawings dies of animals as Mr. Hills. The now possess a power, a vigour, a consequence is, that, even in the spirit, and a richness of effect, which most difficult positions, he is enabled make them in most respects rival, to delineate them with the utmost and in some excel the productions accuracy, and to impart to every of the easel. With as much depth sub-division of a species its distinand solidity as pictures in oil, they guishing character. But this is an have a great deal more brightness admirable drawing in all respects. and clearness; and in the aerial fat. The back-ground, with regard both ness and delicacy of distances, (a to the landscape and to the figures, matter of the highest importance in is very happily managed. landscape,) they are infinitely supe- No. 14. Tecilight. G. Barrett. rior. How far they may yield'in --Full of truth and beauty, to which durability we do not know; but we qualities the long, unbroken conbelieve that great improvements, tinuity of the lorizon adds granthe result of the advance of chemin deur. cal knowledge, have recently taken No. 16. Peter Boat on the Thames, place in the preparation of water- above Westminster Bridge. D. Cox. colours; so as to insure to them at -A rich sparkling little drawing. least a nearer approximation to per- No. 18. Evening. G. BARRETT. manence than they have hitherto -Nothing can exceed the sweetness, possessed; and it must not be for- harmony and chastened warmth of gotten that the viscid materials, used the distance and middle distance. to bind them, are much more pure The fore-ground appears to us to be and much less liable to change than rather too fluttering: the ingredients, which enter into the No. 23. Stag and Hind. R. Hills. composition of the megelp of the —The dauntless air of the hero of oil-painter.
the mountains, broken in upon as The present Exhibition consists he is in his romantic retirement, of 303 drawings; the contribution well contrasts with the timid expresof twenty Members of the Society sion of his fair one. The surroundand twelve Associate Exhibitors. ing scenery is highly appropriate. Of all these works there really is No. 28. Maline, Flanders. S. not one (for we have gone carefully Prout. Mr. Prout's style is well
suited to these subjects; on which excepted, who can convey so com-
powerful in effect, vivid in colour, No. 40. View of the South Downs and abounding in all the rich haziand Bramber Castle, Sussex. Cop- ness of Mr. Robson's peculiar style. LEY Fielding. – To a thorough So weil does the sentiment corresknowledge of nature, Mr. Fielding pond with the title, that we believe adds an unrivalled dexterity of exe- if ten persons were asked what Mr. cution. Let any one who may look Robson intended to represent, nine at this beautiful drawing, minutely of them would immediately reply, examine its details; and if he have “ Solitude.” Can there be higher any acquaintance with the practice praise ? of water-colour drawing, they will No. 101. Harlech Castle. Sunset. amuse and gratify, and peradventure COPLEY Fielding.-We cannot betpuzzle him. In every respect it is ter describe this pleasing drawing one of the finest things in the Exhi- than by using the words of the quobition.
tation in the catalogue :No. 53. The Trout Stream. J.D. HARDING.–The tones of this able
“ The shifting clouds and powerful drawing are singularly Assembled gay, a richly gorgeous train, deep and mellow.
In all their pomp attend his setting
throne.” No. 81. Receiving Ships. Portsmouth. S. PROUT. - There is no
(To be continued.) artist of the present day, one alone
MR, Glorer's EXHIBITION OF OIL AND WATER-COLOUR PAINTINGS.
We believe that this is the fourth unreasonable to expert to find in year that the veteran Glover, with Mr. Glover's rooms the diversity of his single unaided strength (for the an Exhibition, to the formation of presence in the Exhibition of two which a number of artists of differor three works by his son, and by ent styles have contributed; they one of his pupils, can hardly be who liáve not seen the century of said to contradict the assertion) has drawings and pictures of which his maintained a contest like that of present collection is composed (above Dr. Johnson, in his dictionary, with à fourth of which appear to be new the forty academicians of France; introductions) can scarcely antici. and, besides the gratification with pate the agreeable variety which, which he has furnished the lovers of by a selection of opposite subjects, the arts, has afforded a fine moral treated in manners as dissimilar as lesson in the exemplification of what the habits of a long-disciplined penmay be atchieved by courage and cil would permit, Mr. Glover has perseverance.
contrived to produce. The general Although it would be extremely characteristic of Mr. Glover's style,
however, is simple truth. He sel- The pictures in the present collecdom aims at extraordinary effects, tion with which we were the most either of composition, chiaro-scuro, struck, and every one of which is or colour; content with the beauties an admirable specimen of Mr. of nature in her every-day appear Glover's peculiar powers, are, ances. In his distances and middle- No. 40. Loch Katrine, and Benn distances, and especially in the re. Vennue, Scotland ; No. 66. Workspresentation of a sunbeam, partially worth, near Matlock, Derbyshire ; illuminating a small portion of the No. 76. Sneaton Castie, near İlhitby, remote landscape, Mr. Glover is Yorkshire; No. 78. View between pre-eminently successful; and, in- Bangor and Capel Cerrig, North deed, at times his works are, in the Wales ; No. 86. View in Dovedale, latter respect, absolutely deceptive. Derbyshire.
THE PANORAMA, LEICESTER SQUARE.*
Of the various Exhibitions con- The period exhibited is the return nected with the Fine Arts, which from Westeninster Abbey to the are at the present season of the year Hall, after the religious part of the opened to the public, the Panorama ceremony was completed, when his has always appeared to us to be one Majesty appeared in the full costume of the most interesting. It is really of royalty, wearing the magnificent a delighful thing to be suddenly crown of state, expressly made for transported to a foreign capital, or the occasion. The scene at that placed in the midst of a novel and tiine was particularly grand, as the magnificent spectacle; and all “at galleries were more numerously atthe trifling charge of one shilling." tended than at the early part of the
To those who had not an oppor- day; and, as the King approached, tunity of seeing the Coronation in the company in them rose, demonJuly, 1821, the Panorama will strating their loyalty by loud and prove a very gratifying sight; and repeated acclamations, the gentleeven they, who witnessed that gor- men uncovered, and the ladies wavgeous ceremony, will not be dis- ing their white handkerchiefs ; the pleased to feel the impression which whole forming the most imposing it must have made upon them at the spectacle that can be imagined. time very forcibly recalled. The The execution of the painting is spectators are supposed to be in the very masterly, especially in the neighCentral Pavilion, as it was termed; bourhood of the Royal Canopy, on an extensive range of galleries, the figures before and about which, erected in the garden of Parliament as well as on the venerable Abbey Square. This point was the most in the back-ground, the artist has favourable that could be selected, as evidently exhausted all his efforts. it embraced nearly the whole of the We beg leave to advise those of our platform on which the procession readers who mean to visit this inmoved ; and a great portion of it teresting Exhibition, to choose a fine turning round the Central Pavilion, morning for that purpose, as the an opportunity was afforded of giv- effect of the splendid costumes, as ing a near view of the most interest. well as of the various gay decoraing part of the splendid pageant, tions of the scene, is considerably combined with the surrounding heightened by the brightness of sunbuildings and galleries, faithfully co- light. pied in all their ornamental variety.
lo our number for March, (page 247) we inadvertently followed a French account, and conferred the honour of the invention of the Panorama on M. Pre
We are now better informed, and willingly correct the mistake. The merit of that invention is due to the late Mr. Robert Barker, an Englishman, for which he took out a patent; and it was not till some years after his representations had been exhibited in London that any such establishment was formed on the continent. Indeed, the first Panorama ever seen there was one of London, painted by Mr. Barker, and sold to a person who took it over to France on speculation.