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with a mole on his right cheek,” are meltingness which produce on the receiving “confirmation strong as eye the same delicious sensation that proof from holy writ,” are all in- ripe Roslin strawberries and cream imitable.
produce on the palate. No. 24. Puck, from Midsummer No. 46. The Strawberry Girl; the Night's Dream; the property of property of SAMUEL Rogers, Esq. Samuel Rogers, Esq.-Was there – Here are real, not figurative strawever a more whimsical little " figure berries. They form, however, a very of fun?” Who that saw it would unimportant part of the picture; the not question it in the words of the charın of which lies in the delightfairy :
fully naïve expression of the coun
tenance and attitude. “ Either I mistake your shape and No. 47. The Sleeping Girl; the making quite,
property of Samuel Rogers, Esq. Or else you are that shrewd and kua- —Really Mr. Rogers has had the vish sprite
combined good taste and good forCallid Robin Goodfellow: are you not tune to make himself the possessor That fright the maidens of the villagery; works. Let the exclusive admirers
‘of some of this great master's finest Skim milk; and sometimes labour in
of ancient art have the goodness to And bootless make the breathless house
instance any picture, with their most wife churu;
favourite name affixed to it (although And sometimes make the drink to bear perhaps by the dealer) which transDo barm;
cends this exquisite production, in Mislead night-wanderers; laughing at force of effect, and depth and luscitheir barm;
ousness of tone. Those that Hobgoblin call you, and No. 48. Count Ugolino and his sweet Puck,
Family in prison; the property of You do their work, and they shall have the Duchess of DORSET. -We know good luck:
that it is the fashion with some perAre not you he?"
sons to call Sir Joshua's Ugolino a
failure ; but why, we are at a loss No. 26. Miss Gwatkin; the pro to conceive. To us it has always perty of E. Lovel GWATKIN, Esq. appeared that nothing more appal--Simple and beautiful in composi- ling was ever produced on canvas tion; masterly and fascinating in than the total abstraction of the unexecution,
happy old man, and his utter insenNo. 32. Girl Sketching ; the pro. sibility to the caresses and cries of perty of Henry Rogers, Esq. his terrified and famishing children. Another proof of Sir Joshua's sen The chiaro-scuro is also very powersibility to female grace. Memory is ful and well managed. one of the genuine painter's chief No. 50, Lesbia lamentiny the death qualities. Sir Joshua Reynolds of her favourite Bird; the property must not only have strongly felt, of Mrs. Gwyn.—The sweetness, elebut distinctly remembered this tran gance, and delicacy of this charming sient elegance of position; or he picture are incapable of being surcould not so successfully have ren passed. Every portrait painter ought dered it permanent on his canvas. to study it with the deepest atten
No. 33. The Duke of Hamilton ; tion. Carrying grace to its utmost the property of William Beckford, extent, it stops short of that most Esq:- It is not always that nobility hateful of all qualities-affectation. of title and nobility of expression No. 53. The Infant Academy; the coincide. They do so completely in property of Viscount PALMERSTON, this youthful but elevated head. M.P.-Sir Joshua Reynolds, like all
No. 39. Laughing Girl; the pro men of amiable feelings, was very perty of the EARL of Lonsdale. fond of children; and was never Art, ancient or modern, may be more happy than when watching the challenged to shew any thing supe- youthful" character and action, rior to this head in the technical through all their rapid and amumanagement of the colouring mate- sing changes. The knowledge which rials. It has a honied richness and he thus acquired, he converted to
great professional use, of which the Joshua lived in the present day, he present picture furnishes an admira- would perhaps have substituted a ble specimen. The assumed prim- parasol; although even that little ness of the urchin who is sitting for safe-guard of a lily-complexion has a portrait, and the half-suppressed lost much of the gentility of its chamirth of the little rogue of an artist racter. are delightfully entertaining. The While we are in this room, we disposition of colour is extremely may mention that the Governors of rich and harmonious. What a pity the British Institution, having rethat parts of this invaluable picture cently purchased at Mr. Watson are so sadly cracked! Surely some Taylor's sale, the magnificent picthing might be done to hide the de ture of The Vision of St. Jerome, fect. In a side-light it is very mani- by Parmegiano, for which they fest, and very injurious.
gave the liberal price of 3,050 No. 55. The Countess of Bute; guineas, took the bold resolution of the property of the Marquess of placing it in the midst of Sir Joshua's Bure. -The total absence of any works. Their confidence that our appearance of intention in placing distinguished countryman would not the figure in this fine whole-length suffer in the comparison has proved portrait, which has all the firmness to be well-founded. His pictures and truth of nature herself, is singu- stand their ground admirably; and, larly pleasing. A friend of our's indeed, many of them much resemobjects to the umbrella, as vulgar. ble in tone this chef d'œuvre of the But he ought to recollect that, at the great Italian master. time this picture was painted, um We will reserve our remarks on brellas had been but recently intro the performances of the old schools, duced into this country; and that which fill the two other apartments the use of them was confined to the of the Gallery, for our next number, superior classes of society. Had Sir
GALLERY OF THE SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER-COLOURS.
The annual Exhibition of the So- corps d'elite from the works, which 'ciety of Painters in Water-Colours, have been annually submitted to the which we noticed in our last two public during the first seventeen numbers, having closed, the Society Exhibitions of the Society. It can determined on opening their Room scarcely be necessary to add, that for a few weeks, with a selection of they form a delightfully interesting drawings by British artists, chiefly assemblage. There is not one of in the possession of a number of dis the whole 213 on the merits of which tinguished and opulent individuals, we could not expatiate with great by whom they were lent for the pur- pleasure; but, as usual, we must pose with a prompitude, which, as satisfy ourselves with a few remarks the Preface to the Catalogue ob on the most prominent and beauserves, was highly gratifying to tiful. the artists, as evincing a warm in No. 2. Village of Clappersgate. terest in the advancement of their R. Havell. The property of J. pursuit.”
Among our eminent In making this selection, the So- landscape draughtsmen, Mr. Havell ciety have not confined themselves is distinguished by the depth and to works executed by their own solidity of his drawings. No artist members, but, with a very liberal better understands the true prinfeeling, and in order, as they them- ciples of massing. All that he does selves say, “ to afford a fair and is upon a broad and general scale ; diversified view of the art which and yet, without entering into any they cultivate," they have intro details with his pencil, bis drawings duced the performances of several when viewed at a little distance artists, who have never been con seem to possess all the minute vanected with their institution. Prin- rieties of nature. This drawing is a cipally and substantially, however, 'fine specimen of his power. the present Exhibition consists of a No. 3. Tomb of Louis Robsart,
Standard-bearer to Henry V., West No. 16. A Thunder Storm. J. minster Abbey. F. Nash. — The Varley.- The property of T. Grifproperty of the Earl of Tankerville. fith, Esq. There is much magnifiA rich and mellow drawing. The cence and variety in the composimanagement of the light is pecu- tion of this drawing, and it has a liąrly happy. These venerable mo- very classical air. numents are excellent subjects for No. 18. Coast Scene, T, GIRTIN. the painter. What a scandalous - The property of W. Leader, Esq. thing it is that, constructed as they M.P. An extensive bird's-eye view, have been at the public expense, possessing all the truth and freshand to do honour to public men, the ness by which this great artist's pen. public are nevertheless excluded cil was distinguised. The diversity from seeing them, except upon the of effect communicated to the several payment of a gross and unwarrant head-lands as they approach the eye, able exaction! Really, the press is singularly pleasing. ought to make a vigorous and simul No. 19. Windsor Castle from taneous effort to shame down this Cranbourne Lodge. J. GLover.abuse, disgraceful in every respect, The property of T. Griffith, Esq. and in none more than in the unfa. When we say that this is one of Mr. vourable impression which it makes Glover's most beautiful drawings, upon foreigners of English cupidity. We need add nothing in its praise.
No. 7. Rivaux Abbey, Yorkshire. It is at once tender and forcible, W. WESTALL, A.R.A. – The pro- glowing and chaste; 'and exhibits perty of J. Broderip, Esq. Clear all the better peculiarities of Mr. and broad. The 'perspective is re
Glover's style. markably good.
No. 22. Shepherd-Evening. J. No. 8. Evening.-G. Barret.- CRISTALL.-The property of J. ElThe property of J. Allnutt, Esq. liott, Esq. With very simple maSmall but delicious. The sky is un terials, Mr. Cristall has here procommonly beautiful.
duced a bighly interesting little No. 11. A North Country Fair. drawing: While we contemplate it L. Clennel.—The property of J. we are almost afraid that the swain, G. Lambton, Esq. M.P. Full of who is so attentively regarding the character; from the Highlander in vast ocean spread out before him, the foreground, with his arm round will be tempted in the words of one the waist of a blushing lass, for of Dibdin's old songs :whom he is about to purchase a ring
To leave his poor plough, and go offered to him by a female pedlar, through the jolly drinking groupe
ploughing the deep." at the booth, to the tumblers, quacks, No. 26. Evening: G. Barret.and merry-andrews in the distance. The property of J. Vine, Esq. A The hilarity and good-humour of rich Italian view. The distinction the scene are just sufficiently con of the three lights, that of detrasted by the pugilistic encounter clining day, that of the rising of two urchins in a corner, and the moon, and that of the illuminatfierce regard with which a couple of ed villa is well preserved. It is terriers eye each other in the fore- impossible not to envy the party in ground. Perhaps the general hue the gondola, who are so luxuriously of the colouring approximates rather enjoying the freshness of the eventoo closely to foxiness.
ing air, and the “ concord of sweet No. 15. Distant View of Good- sounds." rich Castle.. COPLEY Fielding. No. 30. An Indiaman. S. PROUT. The property of the Artist., This is - The property of J. Allnutt, Esq. a very sunny and splendid drawing, We have already in a former Numand ought not to remain '" the pro- ber of our Magazine) noticed the adperty of the Artist.” Mr. Fielding 'mirable aptitude of Mr. Prout's style always composes his trees in the for subjects of this description. "If nearer part of his picture with great Michael Angelo had painted an In. skill, opposing light and feathery diaman, he could not have imparted to deep and substantial foliage in a to it more grandeur. manner that gives to both additional No. 31. Near Lincoln. P. Devalue.
WINT.—The property of - Call,
Esq. The secession of Mr. Dewint while it exists, it can never be difrom the Society some years ago vested. Bat its highest merit is, that was a severe loss to the Society, to it is an admirable representation of the public, and, if we may be per the courage and humanity of British mitted to say so, to Mr. Dewint him- sailors. In the face of an enormous self; for, unquestionably, the oppor surge, which threatens instantly to tunity, which the Exhibitions of the overwhelm them, half a dozen galSociety afforded for the display of lant fellows are undauntedly enMr. Dewint's talents, was evidently deavoaring to make their way to the advantageous to him in his profes- aid of a vessel in the offing, that is sion. We well recollect the warm firing signals of distress. On the and deserved admiration, which this beach, watching their progress, are fine drawing excited when it was two of their brave companions, in originally exhibited. It represents whose lineaments, however rude Inerely a pond, a mill, and a distant and hardy, the expression of an field or two; but over these simplexions feeling is strikingly manifest: objects the genius of the artist has The details and the general effect of shed fascinating beauty.
this magnificent drawing are equally No.32. View of Bath from Spring deserving of commendation. Gardens. T. Hearne.-The pro No. 38. Bethgellart Bridge. J. perty of E. H. Locker, Esq. F.R.S. VARLEY.—The property of I. Alle Judíciously introduced to shew the nutt, Esq. A very pleasing draw contrast between the old and the ing; and with greater gaiety and modern school of landscape-painting variety of colour than usually proin water-colours. Hearne was an ceeds from Mr. Varley's palette. able artist; but the neat precision No. 49. The Spoiled Dinner. J. of his drawings, outlined with the HOLMES.-The property of the Mark pen and shaded with thin and mo- quis of Hertford. A well-conceived notonous washes of Indian ink, and well-executed exhibition of makes them look very meagre in what, although not a very pleasing, the presence of the full, deep, richly is, we fear, a very common occurcoloured and broadly-executed works rence in married life,--a “ family of the present day:
jar.” An under-done joint has exNo. 34. Twilight. G. F. Robson. cited the anger of the husband (a -The property of the Right Hon.
man apparently of the rank of a R. Peel, M.P. Strikingly expres- decent mechanic) 'who, pointing to sive of the solemnity of the hour the evidence of its rawness with his which it is intended to represent. knife, regards his wife with a look The unbroken gradation of the sky, of stern reproof. The latter seems from the deep blue of the summit of to be sulkily meditating an exeuse. the ethereal vault to the remains of Their child, a girl about ten years solar splendour in the horizon, is ma of age, dismayed at the countenance naged with insurpassable skill and of her male parent, has sidled away dexterity.
from him, and, regardless of the No. 35. Coast of Sussex ; pushing balance of the table, has approached off a Boat to a Vessel in Distress. closely to her mother, as if for proJ. Cristall. The property of the tection. A female servant, who has Duke of Argyle. One of the finest just entered with a foaming pot of drawings of the English school. It porter, looks askance at the meat, seems to have lost somewhat of the with an evident consciousness that vividness of its original colour (for the fault is, in some degree, attribuwe fancy that it must be about table to her. Nothing can be more fifteen years since it was produced distinctly told than the story; and and exhibited at the rooms of the all the accessories of the picture are Society, then in Old Bond-street) well painted, and greatly contribute but that is a trifle compared with to the general eflect. the higher qualities of art, of which,
(To be continued in our next.)
INTELLIGENCE RELATIVE TO THE FINE ARTS, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.
Portraits of celebrated Authors.- fect and the mayor. Public diverProfessor C. Muller, of Weimar, a sions, a supper and ball given by celebrated German engraver, is the prefect to which more than 600 finishing a very striking likeness persons were invited, fire-works, and of Jean Paul-Frederic Richter. a distribution of money to the
poor, His collection already contains the followed the ceremony of the inauportraits of the most illustrions lite guration. M. Raggi, tbe Parisian ruti of Germany. Göethe, Wieland, sculptor, who executed the statue, Schiller, Herder, Klopstock, Lessing, received 8,000 francs for it from the Winckelmann, Kotzebue, Hufeland, General Council of the department are engraved with a great fidelity of of Isere. resemblance. This collection is Mr. Martin, the celebrated painter sold for forty-eight francs in Paris. of Belshazzar's Feast, &c. has comM. Muller has also finished engrav. menced his engraving, on steel, of ings to illustrate the tragedies of that work. The outline and per. Schiller, the appearance of which spective will be executed by himself, the lovers of the Fine Arts on the and it will be finished in mezzotinto Continent are eagerly expecting. by Mr. Lupton, so as to appear
The School of Painting at Cham- next spring. Mr. Martin has combery, established on the 1st of May, menced his grand picture of Sarda1822, by the Municipal Council napalus ; or, the Fall of Nineveh, under the authority of the Minister It will be 16 feet by 11 feet 8 inches, of the Interior, was opened on the and will be finished next spring 25th of last November, in one of the twelvemonths. halls of the Hotel-de-Ville. The An engraving by Mr. J. G. management of this establishment Walker has recently been published is confided to Professor Moreau. from a painting by T. Stothard, The pupils pay a small annual sum, Esq. R.Å. representing the Annual but some are admitted gratuitously. Oration on St. Matthew's Day, in There will be an annual exhibition the Great Hall at Christ's Hospital. of the works of the pupils, and at We are never more gratified than the closing of the exhibition, prices when we see the arts employed on subwill be exhibited.
jects of national interest; and secondThe Society of Emulation at Liege ing the objects of the patriot and the have opened a subscription to defray moralist. of the Foundation, which the
expenses of a monument to be this engraving in partillustrates, it is erected to the memory of the cele- a matter of surprise that no similar brated Gretry : it will contain his memorial has heretofore appeared. heart, at present deposited in the It has been reserved for Mr. Walker Hermitage of Montmorency, near (himself, we understand, educated Paris, where Gretry passed the last in Christ's Hospital) to shew at once years of his life, and where Rous
his gratitude and his talents by this seau composed his celebrated work, testimony of recognition and regard. La Nouvelle Heloise. The smallest The skill with which his burin has contributions are received, and the followed the pencil of Mr. Stothard, names of the subscribers will be not only in the execution of the printed.
portraits, but in the reflected light The inauguration of the statue, of the interior, does him great credit; erected to the memory of Bayard, and we hope that both the local intook glace on the 9th of June at terest and the public tendency of Grenoble. All the civil and military the work will insure its success. authorities, a great number of per We understand that it is intended sons of all descriptions, and ele- by the committee of the Liverpool gantly dressed ladies, assisted at the Royal Institution to exhibit a selecceremony. Two appropriate dis tion of paintings-the works of the courses were delivered by the pre- old masters, formed from the differ