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480 Monthly Retrospect of the Fine Arts. [June 1,
exhibits tures of the year: Andromache is kneel. Bone, Henry
ing at the feet of Uiysses, grasping his Clarke, Theophilus
robe energeuically with her right hand, Downman, John
while her left arm encircles hier beloved Daniell, William.
Astyanax, whom a soldier is rudely Drummond, Samuel
snatching from her protection : Ulysses Dawe, George Garrard, George
sternly wraps himself in his robe with a Gandy, Joseph
denying aspect. The scene is at the Hone, Horace..
tomb of Hector; and the ruins of Troy Oliver, A. ).
are smoking in the distance: the uolles Reinagle, P.
ate well preserved, the action is well Westmacott, Richard
told, and no needless accessories for the Ward, James...
sake of what is termed grouping, disturb
the simplicity of the story. The drawing Fittler, James
is excellent, the expression of Ulysses Making 39 exhibitors, members of the and Andronache well imagined, and the academy, out of 459, the whole number ex. hibiting; and forming 149 articles, furnished finished.
whole of the picture carefully and well by the Royal Academy, out of the whole number, 905, exhibited.
51. Calypsy, after the Departure of Ulysses. This exhibition does not, from the Telemachus, Book I. S. Woodforde, R. A. paucity of historical pictures and other
This has somewhat of the affectation works of that
ass of art which requires of sunny effect, and faces in demi-tint, an exertion of the mental powers, rank that marked Mr. Woodford's pictures of so high as some of preceding years, yet last year. Calypso is gracefully iinagined; though it fails comparatively with past and ihe picture is, on the wholc, an excel years, it has positively a considerable lent one. claim to a high degree of praise. The encouragement (as far as employment 92. Cbrist tracbeth to be bumble. B. West, R.A. may be so called,) that is now afforded
This is a variation of the president's to the artists of the British school, is picture in the chapel of the Foundling flattering to their talents, and proves that Hospital, with fewer accessories. Mr. a taste for the fine arts is very generally West's well-deserved fame does not rest diffusing itself through the nation; which, on this picture, which, notwithstanding if rightly directed, will prove of high ad its rapidity of execution (report says iš vantage to British art, and stamp its cha: days) does not appear af all slight or racter high in the temple of taste : but if sketchy. It is firmly, though thinly, sutiered to run riot after effect and man- painted : Christ is dignified and inild; the ner, may probably sink it below the carnations of the child, and female by its level of ihe Dutch and Fleinish schools side, are bland and natural. Thesweetof fac-similists and face-painters.
ness of the chiaroscuro, diffused over the The historical works demand the first at- picture by local colours and shades, is tention; and the first which strikes atten.
one of its greatest merits; and renders tion, and which, from its immensity of it as delightful to the eye as it is satisfacsize, cannot be easily passed over, is
tory to the mind, 3. Herculos, to deliver Thesens, assails and 114. Titania, Puck, &c. H. Thomson, R. A. wounds Pluto. II. Fuseli, R. A.
Titania is asleep on a bank; her starry This picture is composed in the usual
crown and sceptre, tipt with a butterfly, nervous' style of Fuseli, which seems forin a rich accessorial and characteristic founded on an aggravation of the style of fore-ground. Puck is waggishly retiring. Michelangiolo. The drawing is vigorous This is a fancy piece of that merit which and extravagant: Hercules is well poised, deserves to be reckoned among the stock muscular, and boldly foreshortened; Pluto works of the British school. is terrific; Proserpine too livid in color, and graceless in form: Night is admirably 1:12. The Death of ibe Ear! of Argyle. y. imagined, and Cerberus characteristic. Northcote, R. &
The colouring may be suited to the scene; This truly historical picture deserves but the flesti cannot, by any licence of the most serious attention from every language, be called carnation, neither admirer of the grand and sublime in is it naturally fleshy,
history. Argyle (according to the anecAndromacbe imploring Ulysses 80 spare the Life dote related in Mr. Fox's history of the
of her Son. G. Dawe, A.R.A. early part of the reign of James the This is among the best historical pice Second, page 218,) is calmly enjoying a
sweet and tranquil slumber; a member new orchestra, and proscenium, and of the council who condemned him, is newly decorating the fronts of the boxes: regarding him with the strongest marks the whole is tastefully designed ; and, of borror and compunction at seeing this with the exception of the figures in the extraordinary sight only two short hours proscenium, which are too straggling and previous to his execution: the goaler is negligently grouped, it is rendered the pointing with the key of the prison to
finest saimer theatre in London. his sleeping prisoner. It is difficult to say which is best treated in this fine Proposals are just issued for publishing picture; the horror, remorse, and con- by subscription, a print from the picture science-stricken countenance of the of the Blind Fiddler, painted by D. counsellor, the calm aud truly tranquil Wilkie, A. R. A. in the collection of appearance of Argyle, or the penetrating sir George Beaumont, to whom it will be countenance of the goaler. it could not dedicated; the size of the print will be be treated better; neither are the smaller 24 inches by 19, to be engraved in the minutiæ less observed; the painting of line manner by J. Burnett. The price the costume is as fine a piece of pictorial of the prints, one guinea and a half; deception as canvas can boast.
proofs, three guineas. Printed
pro Among the portraits most deserving posals, with full particulars, may be notice, for graceful attitudes and excellent had of Messrs. Boydell and Co. 90, colouring, are—32. Portrait of lord Gren- Cheapside ; Mr. Wilkie, 84, Portlandville, by T. Phillips, R. A.; 61. Lord street; Mr. Burnett, 4, Oxendon-street, viscount Castlereagh, by T. Lawrence, Haymarket; by whom subscriptions are R. A.; 72. A Lady of Quality, sir W. received. Mr. Burnett is the engraver Beechey, R. A.; 189. Countess Cowe who engraved the print of the Jew's Harp, per, W. Owen, R. A; 197. O. Gilchrist, after the same painter, which was noesq. F. S. A., J. Lonsdale; and some ticed in the Magazine for January last. others that will be mentioned next month. Mr. Soane, professor of architecture In landscape: Turner, Calcott, Barker, in the Royal Academy, has announced Pether, Mrs. C. Long (honorary,) are his intention of publishing (and that it pre-eminent. In fancy subjects: Owen, is in the press,) an Explanation of the Thomson, and Howard. In architece Causes of the Suspension of his Lectures ture: Soane, Gandy, Porden, Gwilt, at the Royal Academy in the last season, Wilkins. And in sculpture: Flaxman, the
with observations on the new law of hon. Mrs. Damer (honorary,) Rossi,
council for prohibiting their luciurers Westmacott, Bubb.
from aniinadverting on the works of (To be continued.)
living British artists; wih dares illuso The Water-colour Exhibition, Mr. trative of some modern buildings. This Westall's ditto, and some others, are certainly does require some explanation; deferred for want of room till next and it is happy for the stude is that the month.
professor has undertaken it,' ant it is The Surrey Theatre, (late ibe Royal Circus) much to be hoped that it will lead to a
altered, &c. under the Direction of C. A. re-commencement of thein next winter. Busby, architect.
British Institution for the EncourageEvery public work of architecture de. ment of the Fine Arts.--The directors of serves either censure or praise, and this patriotic society met on Thursday, should be noticed according to its merits, the 17th ult. at their rooins in a to deter unfit men from corrupting the mall, for the purpose of awarding prenational taste, and bringing discredit on miums to the successful candidates for the nation by their ignorant whims and ab- the prizes in historical painting. The surdities. This theatre was originally erecto following is their decision:-To Mr. Have ed by Mr J. Donaldson, jun. (now decea- don, the premium of one hundred guia sed)for the purpose of equestrian feats; the neas for his historical picture of “ The place of the pit was therefore a ride, and Assussinution of Denlutus.” To Mr. li. ihe boxes kept low. Mr. Busby has ton, the premium of fitty guineas for his substituted a pit which, by running under historical picture of “The Surrender of tbe boxes, is there by rendered very Calais." Critical observations on both spacious. The small beight of the buses these pictures may be found in the Man must have been a considerable difficulty, gazine for last month. but it is well surmounted: the rest of
CUALCOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. the alterations are-making a cipola The nove men and gentleinen, with bis ceiling springing from arches, supported highness the Duke of Gloucester as at their springings hy eagles; making a president, patrons of the plan for the JlOnTrix Mac. No. 199,
| Review of New Musical Publications. (June 1, encouragement of engraving drawn up proof impressions from the plates; and by the Chalcographic Society, met ayain, a museum, a school of engraving, with alier several prior meetings, on Wednes- a fund for decayed artists, "forin also a day the 16th at the Clarendon Hotel, part of this plan), which shall be more when the plan was finally arranged, and fully detailed next month, with some reordered for publication: of which, our marks as to its real utility in forwarding linits tr.is nonth will orly permit a short the higher class of engraving. abstract, and is as follows: 170 shares The second number of the " Fine Arts ot one hundred guineas each, which will of the English School,” will be published raise a suin of seventeen thousand guineas, about the middle of the present month. to be invested in the funds by the trustees. There are nearly ready for publication, This sum, with the interest, will enable two bighly-finished engravings of the Inte• the engravers to execute, in their best rior of Henry rte Seventh's Chapel, under manner, twenty plates in all; ten of the patronage of the very reverend the which will be in the line mancer, of Deairof Westminster,combining precision the size of the Death of General Wolfe, of perspective representation with that by Woollett; six in the stippled or species of effect most characteristic of this dotted manner; and four in mezzotin. celebrated and interesting speciinen of
The suljects are to be chosen from the florid Gotlric, and on a scale suffici the works of the most eminent ancient ently large to admit of much detailed and British masters: sixteen of them are architectural information; froin original to be historical, and four landscape. The drawings by John Morton, jun. shareholders are to be remunerated by
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.
“ Stueet Charity;" a Glee for five Voices, as sung “ My Henry sball return. agair;" a New Bain
by Mrs. Billington, Mrs. Bianchi, Messrs. lod for the Piano-ferie. Tbe Music composed Brabam, Vaugcan, and Bellamy. Composed by Jobs Parry. is. by T. Atrwood, esg. 2s.
The style of this little ballad is characNIIIS glee is set a la ballata, in two
terized by a due simplicity, and the esThe melody is as pleasing pression, if not forcible, is correct.
A as natural; and the adjustment of the pleasant easy fow of thought, no way de. bass and inner paris, is at once ingeni. ficient in connection, is a just fact of its ous and scientific. In a composition ne praise, and argues much facility in this cessarily so simple in its style, Mr. Att, light species of vocal composition. wood has rajected all affeciation of poiiit and imitation, and judiciously confined “ Sball I wasting in Despair;" a Carzonet for himself to the plain harmonization of the two Voices. Composed by J. Clarke, Mrs.' upper part. The whole is well compres
1s. 6d. sed in the piano-forte accompaniment, Dr. Clarke has set these words with which will prove no unwelcome accom- his accustomed taste and truth of expresmodation to juvenile practitioners. sion. The change of the mode at the Ibè favzrite sir of “ Hope rold a fiattering words "Shall my cheeks look pale with
Tale," with Variations for the Violin, and an care," and that of the time at " If she Accompaniment for the Piano forse, (ad libi- think not well of me," are liighly judicio tum). Com:posed by Thomas Porvell. '%s. Gd.
ous, and produce effects that cannot but Mr. Powell has adapted his variations
cultivated ear. to this justly favourite air with peculiar My Poor Dog Tray;" or, tbe I. isb Harper's felicity; they are of a cast at once suited Lamentation; a fu comite Bailed. Compared to his theme and to the genius of the ins by J. Wbitaker. 1s. 6d. strument for which they are intended,
“ My Poor Dog Tray,” the words of It at the same time is but candid to say, which are from the pen of the ingenious that to the accompanying part he has author of the “ Pleasures of Hope,"is set given all that was necessary, and no inore: with judgment and feeling: The points To those families in which both the vio- on which the poet rests his effect trave Jin and piano-forte are practised, this lit- not been neglected by the composer, hvor tie production will be found very accept- are the bass and piano-forte accompani. able.
ment ill adjusted.
« Wben Simmer's Sun;" a Duet, sung by Mrs. Kollmann, Organist of bis Majesty's German
The present number of this useful work
This little ballad is set with consider" Invitation to the Bee;" a Glee for four Voices, able pathos. The melody is sweetly
as sung by Mrs. Bianchi, Messes. Goss, Harris expressive; and the general effect is son, and Bellamy. The Words by Cbarlotte that of simplicity and nature. The inSmrh. The Music composed by Thomas Atte troduction of the minor third in the se
cond verse, onght not to escape our parti.
cular police; it is fraught with mean•
of real taste and feeling.
“ 'Tis Norbing but Love;" a favourite Song, science as to his taste and judgment.
with an Accompaniment for the Piano forte. Where the poetry is faithful to pature,
Composed by John Whitaker. 1s 60 and the music is inodelled from the poe. - The simplicity of this little hallad will try, the production must be good ; and
not fail to recommend it to the norice of such we pronounce the “ Invitation to
the lovers of natural and unaffected me-the Bee."
lody. The notes move to the words and of The Cricket ;” a Ballad. Written by Mrs. H. the ideas of the author,
the sentiment, and successfully enforce West, and inscribed to Miss Pole. Tbe Music
The lovers of musical curiosities will by 7. Parry. 15. 6d.
be glad to learn, that, in a few days, Mr. The melody of this ballad is highly ap. Parry, the composer of several favourite propriate to the sense of the words, that ballads, and agreeable exercises for young is, to what sense they have; and the pian piano.forte practitioners, will publish a no-forte acconipaniment is highly analo. rondo, under the title of “The Persian gous to the subject, especially in ihe con- Dance,” in which will be introduced an cluding movement of each verse.
imitation of a smali pipe used by the
shepherds in Persia, somewhat resembling No. 2, of a Series of analyzed Fugues with Dow the English Aageolet, and described to
ble Counter points. Composed for twvo Perform. Mr. Parry by his Excellency the Persian ers en one Piano-forte, or Organ, by A. F. C. Ambassador:
PATENTS LATELY ENROLLED,
UR. JOSEPH MANTON's, (DAVIES STREET, says the patentee,“ of time-keepers
BERKELEY SQUARE,) for Improved going in vacuo are, the unequal pressure
of the atmosphere will be prevented; WHIS invention consists in a machine for when the air is heary, the vibrations
for time-keepers to act in vacuo, of the balance or pendulum are retarded, and it is so constructed that they may be when the air is light, they are accelé wound up in vacuo, without admitting rated; but by these inventions of time. the external air. We could not, without keepers going in vacuo, the vibrations of the aid of plates, give such a description the balance or pendulum will be more of this instrument as would be intelligi- uniform ; the sea-air, damps, and dust, ble; we shall, therefore, content ourselves which are so injurious in rusting, corwith an account of the good effects to be roding, and clogging the movements of derived from it. “ The advantages," the cine-keepers, are totally excluded.
(June 1, The oil in vacao will be also preserved in will act in the manner of a screw with an a more uniform Auid state, and not so increasing power. The sectors, and the liable to be glutinous as when exposed part which comes in contact with them, to atmospheric influence. Great' care must be made of iron, steel, brass, or shóuld be taken to have a good air-pump any other hard substance; steel, or iron so as to exhaust the air as much as pos- case-hardened, is best esteemed by the sible; for the more perfect the vacuum, patentee. the more correct will be the motion of the balance or penduluin.
MR. PETER WARBURTON'S (COLRIDGL, These inventions of time-keepers to STAFFORDSHIRE,) for a New Method go in vacuo, and to be wound up in va- of decorating China, &c. with Mecuo when required, without admitting ials, which method leaves the Metals, the external air, will be of great advan. ofter being Burned, in their Metallic tage in being applied to clocks or State. watches. The form, or slape, and In the application of this invention, manner of constructing or making the the patentee einploys gold, silver, and apparatus of the instruments, or ma- platina, in three inethods, First, he chinos, or the materials or the substances takes an impression from a plate of they are made of, for containing tiine. copper; the oils are rubbed with a boss keepers, clocks, or watches in vacuo, may into the figure engraved on the plate; be varied; also, the materials or the the plate is then cleaned, to take off all substances, or the form, or the shape the oil except what fills the part on which and manner of constructing or making the figure is engraved; a substance come the instrument or machine for winding posed of glue and isinglass, called a bat, time-keepers, clocks, or watches when is then applied to the plate, and the imin vacuo, may be varied, provided ibat pression is taken off by means of a boss no external air is admitted."
or roller. This impression is transferred
from the bat to the earthen-ware, china, MR. A. F. DE HEINE's, (EAST SMITH- or glass, and the preparations of gold,
FIELD) for Improvements on Printing silver, &c. such as are employed by and Stamping Presses.
painters to produce metallic appearInstead of applying a screw for the ances, are laid on the earthen-ware, power, Mr. Heine applies two sectors, china, &c. with cotton-wool, or any or a sector and cylinder, or a sector and other substance fit for the purpose: it is roller to move one against the other by afterwards cleaned off, and put into the single or compound lever. In the figures oven or kiln, in the usual way. In the aitached to this specification, we bave a second method, when the figure is representation of the head of the piston, charged, and the plate cleaned, Potter's under which is the platten or dye; in the printing-paper, previously sized, is apo centre of it is a hole, in which the spin- plied to the plate, and the impression dle moves by a lever. Another figure taken off, and transferred from the pa. shews the moveable spindle with two per to the earthen-ware, by means of opposite sections. The lever, whether flannel, and other fit substance. The single or compound, is fixed to the spin- inetallic preparations are then applied, dic, and by means of it the piston will be and the vessels put into the kilo. By depressed as in the common screw, with the third method, Mr. Warburton mixes this difference, that as the descent of such preparations of gold, silver, and the pistoin decreases in relocity, the platina, as are made use of by painters power must increase in the same pro
to produce the metallic appearances portion: in the screw the descent is called burnished gold and silver, and equal, consequently the power is equal. steel lustre, with the necessary oils, This notion inay be reversed, by putting This mixture, in a liquid state, is then the opposite sectors at the top of the laid upon the figure, engraved on a plate piston; and the cylinder or roller on the
of copper, or any substance on which an ving spindle, will produce the same
engraving can be made, and rubbed in effect. In case the power is applied to with a dabber: the plate is afterwards a ftv press, it may be adapted to it by
cleaned with a piece of leather, called by putting the part that acts instead of a printers a handcuff or a hand boss. PoiScrew, through the hole in the head of ter's printing-paper, being previously the press, and fixing the fly-lever above sized in the usual way, is then applied the head of the pre-s; then, by turning to the plate, and an impression of the she spindle ty the Hy-lever, thie sectors figure is taken off by means of a Potter's