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80. A Lady and her Altendant, W. DEMY OF LONDON, 1810.
Owen, R.A. 159. A Groupe of parlor
the Baring Family, T. Lawrence, R.A. (Continued from page 481.)
197. Octavius Gilchrist, esq. F.S.A.J. 148. Cleopatra dissolving the Pearl; the origi• Lonsdale. 263. A While Length of a
tal Design for a Painting executed on the Lady, A. W. Devis; which, for elegance Great Staircase at Burleigb. 1. Storbard, of attitude, and clearness of tint and coR. A.
loring, has not often been surpassert. THIS is a sketch, but it is of that vi. 292. Sir C. Burrell, M. P. R. IL
a . or those of Rubens, who mostly sketched in shire, J. Lovsdale; this portrait racis oil. The coloring, chiaroscuro, and local among the best of the present exhibitim, tints, are of that brilliant harinonizing na- and is at once simple and dignified in cure, that evinces the hand of a master, character, and vigorous in executins, and the design exhibits the result of deep 401. Mrs. Owen. 402. Children of Lade thiuking.
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, and clearly coloured, but the head of the Robertson, Haines, Mrs. Singleton, Nere old man is rather too obtrusive and equi- ton, Davis, Watts, Pope, and Englehart, vocal; at first sight it is doubtful what it are principally conspicuous; the fornet is meant for.
(Robertson) by his large portraits of Of 167 and 190, two pictures in the Messrs. P. Coxe, Wilkie, A.R.A. and class of historical or fancy works, by Gwilt, which certainly are winong the Drummond, nothing can be said in their fiuest miniatures ever produced. favor; bad grouping, ill coloring, and an The landscapes of this year are not affected manner of handling, overpower very numerous, but of a high class of the real merits they possess.
More sim- art. No. 29. Southampton, by Meat pliciev, and a little regard for nature, light, Pether; is a correct representation would improve the style of this artist. of the place, and a faithful transcript of a The next objects that our slight sketch moonlight effect. 44. Elgin Cathedral
, admits of, are the portraits : among W. Wilson, is well managed. 52. LANA which, most distinguished for grace or scape cm i Lake, Evening, P. J. De dignity of treatmeni, or excellent color. Loutherbourg, partakes of the usual es ng, are; 32. Lord Grenville, by T. Phil. cellencies of this eminent master's sorts; lips, R. A. 42. The Persian Ambassador, as does No. 20. Lundscape, Morning, by Sir W., Beechy, R.A. 01. Lord Crestle- the same. 55. A Fisherman's College, reagh, and 67. Mr. Canning, both by T. by Miss H. Gouldsmith, is a faithful trase Lawrence, R.A. 79. Walter Scott, esq. script of nature. 85. Lowlker Castle, author of Marmnion, &c. H. Raeburn. Westmorlund, the seat of the Earls
Lonsdale; North moest View from Ulles- some admirable monumental designs water-lane, Evening, J. M. W. Turner, and basso-rilievos. Westmacott exbibits R.A, is one of those enclianting scenes some classical productions. Nullekens, that England alone can buast, executed as usual, shines in the department of in a most transcendant style of effect : bustus; Bubt has a very good one in the same character awaits Mr. Turner's marble of Lord Nelson; and Bicon, an other pieces. No. 115. The North l'iew elegant figure of the late Mr. Pilt, and of the sume House; and 158. Petworth, some god busts. The Ilonourable Wr's, Susser, the Srut of the Euri of Egremont; Damer has an admirable head of a Muc Dewy Morning; wlich even surpasses in bronze. the others: the mist rising on the lawn in On the whole, judging from the present front of the buse, is an ing the happiest Exhibition, the progress of the British effects of Turmer's pevcil; in fact, the school may be thus estimated :-To be uncommon brilliancy of this charning retrograde in grand historical and pvetipicture produces the same effect on the cal composition; to be increasing in corneighbouring pieces, as baying thein rect drawing and chaste coloring; emiagainst the pier of a window through nent in portrait; and beyond competinon which the sun is shining. 102. The En- in landscape. In sculpture, rather pretty trance to Conway Custle, Sur G. Beau: than grand; and in architecture, absins mont, II. is worthy of the pencil ofalutely fallen from the “ high estate" the professor. 127. A Lundscape, in which other of the sister arts wouid warrant. is introduced the Story of Diana and The friends of brilliant talunis and Actæon, A. W Callcott, R.A. is may. amiable manners and disposition, willenificcut in composition, forcible in exe
ment to hear of the premature death of curion, but partakes too much of an af. that alle and eininent artist, Lewis Schi. fectation of being like some of the old avonetu: a pleurisy put an end to the days masters rather than nature, which Mr.Cails of this important inan (to the arts) in the coit must know, from his own former zenich ut his fame. His works are well successes, to be the best guide. Under known, and will immortalize his name. chis bead, although not in their proper His echings for Blair's Grave; bis head class, must not be omitted the excelent of Blake, afer Philips's picture; are Sea-pieces of Mr. R. B. Hoppner; and wonders in the style he adopted: huis one by Pocock, of a Wreck, No. 118. Death of Tippoo Saib, and other larse
The architectural departinent of this plates, with an almost innumerable cabin year is below mediocrity. Mr. Soane lection of the most tastelul book-prints has some designs for a theatre, which are ever executed, are among the works of jot much better than some he has been this lamented artist. Ile was employed in the habit of despising; although they till just before this death, on an engraving possess much positive merit, they are
from Stothard's well-known picture of the not sulliciently gay and playful for thea. Pilgrim's Procession, from Chaucer, which trat edifices. Mr. Suanc has also some he has left unfinished. Some authentic drawings of various parts of the Bank of particulars of his life, and a list of his England as executed, which are appro. principal works, shall be given in our priate and classical as designs, but not so
next Number. well drawn as bas been usual from his
The London Architectural Society office,
have just published another volune, a Mr. Gandy's designs for the New As- Selection from the Essays read be:vre sembly Rowin, Liverpool, are gay and them; containing, one on Taste, by Jas. splendid in selection, and of uncommon
Woods, jun:; on Bridge-Buikling, by beauty in drawing All the rest, with the James Savage; and on Foundations, lý excepcion of a Restoration of the i em- James Elies: also an Essay on the Dopie of Jupiter Olyinpius at Agrigentoni, ric Order, with plates, by Eimuni Aikin. by R. Smirke, jun. A. are of that con. They ball be noticed next month. in-on-piace description that rangt be ex
No, I. of “ The line Arts of the Eny. pected to arise from the neglect which lish School," is just published, anich stolt this brauch of the fine arts is receiving, also receive duc attention at the same and has fwa long while received, froin time. ihe Academy. If the Royal Academy
Proposals have been issued by Veesis. will thus sutier the genius of their arch's Bovideli and Mr. Wilkie, and M:. Baie tectural students to run riot, they must
nei, for publishing, liy subscription, an not complait of the degradation of the Engraving from the ce.ebrated printing naroual taste whicis has ensued.
ot' the Bina Fidler, by Wikie; to be The sculptures this year are not nu
excchied in the line naniner by Burner. merous, but excelleni. Flaxinan has Two bighly-finished engravings of t!
Monthly Retrospect of the Fine Arts. [July 1, Interior of Henry the Seventh's Chapel, seems to have neglected the superior walks combining precision of perspective repre- of this art, leaving the engraver, bowever sentation with that species of effect most cularged his views or his talents, to practise characteristic of that celebrated and in- in a narrow field, where his powers are cirteresting specimen of the florid Goinic, cumscribed, and he can reap but little profit and on a scale sufficiently large to admit and no reputation. If he occasionally proof much detailed architectural informa
duces a large work, which may be supeosed tion, from drawings by llr. John Mor
to have given proper scope to his mind, it is ton, jun. are nearly ready for publica generally some sliglat engraving done in baste
at a small expence. Perplexed with absurdi. tion.
ties, and seeing nothing before him but surty The British Institution bas awarded the premiun of 100 guineas to Dr. B. prospects, the engraver is not only disappoir
ed in his views of that independence to which R. Haydon, son of Mr. 11. bookseller, of every tibesal art has an attachment and 24.7 Plymouth, for the best historical picture claim, but his proper feeling of ambition this ycar. The subject is, the Death of which alone can make him serviceable to bi Deniatus.
country's reputation, is mortified, disgusting
and at last exhausted. Thus the higirer wak (Continued from page 482.) of engraving gradually becomes deserted, and According to the prornise in the last without the immediate interference or the Number, a few additional particulars are
public-spirited amateurs of England, this 13given of the Society for the Encourage- has acquired through the productions ar
tion is in danger of losing the reputation it ment of the Art of Engraviny. The professed objects of this patriotic society,
Stange, Woolieti, and Burtolozzi. Such a rte
tection too, is, more particularly nörufying, are to restore the art of engraving to the and it is hoped will more immediately excite rank which it ought to hold among the the spirit of the country, when it is reil fine arts; to the protection of living known, that it is not only the fashion among artists; and to the production of fu- all ranks in France to form extensive collec ture excellence in the same line. The tions of prints, but that the French governo committee of managers are, His Royal ment has directed one of the best parts of its Highness the Duke of Gloucester, the ambition to the cultivation of the fire arts, Marquis of Stafford, the Marquis of and has employed engravers in all parts of Douglas and Clydesdale, the Earl of Europe to enrich iis galleries and museums." Dartmouth, Sir John Fleming Leicester, The forwarding the views of the Chal. bart. (who is also treasurer), Sir Mark cographic Society appears to be an act Sykes, bart. Sir Abraham Huine, bart. of natioral consequence, and of first-rate Sir Thomas Bernardi, bart. Wm. Smith, importance to the encouragement of the esq. M.P. Samuel Whitbread, esq. M.P. aris of design, and will doubtless recente J. P. Anderdun, esq. Thomas Hope, esq. that encouragement its liberal plans de In addition to our former intelligence, it serve; and every lover of his country's is intended that each plate, after having fame and arts, will lend assistance roits produced the limited number of one infant endeavours to obtain the following ilmusand impressions, shall be absolutely sound national objects:-1st. A rescue of destroyed, by which means the true tone the nobler province of the art ist entrarand vigor of the engravmg will be pre- ing in this conntry from total degradation served. Also, an establishment is to be and decay; ?dly. A inost desirable nrary formed, to which every engraver may of the French, who are growing as amti send his works for exhibition and sale, tious in arts as they are in arms, and thus facilitating his own interests, and the would fain get the start of as an ERUT views of such subscribers as may wish to race for renown; Sdly. Thc perniarent select an artist for employment. Pro- advancernent of the art, by means of is spectuses and shares may be liud, at national museum and school, which wil Messrs. Down and Co. 'Bartholomewo give it at once improvernent, stabilir, lane; Drummond, Charing Cross; Ham- and dignity; and, 4thly. The contenit meislers, Pall Mall, bankers; of any of and support of helpless old age, aus de the bulure-nientioned com tittee; and jec's not only dear to the hearts and s. of Mr. Cromck, secretary to the society, Lits of Englishnen, but expresie of itze 64, Newman-street, Oxford strect. The true effects of polite ari, which never following extracts toom their inchiorial to proves its iniluence s. incly as in the the noblemen and gentlehnen dio pa- persection of the sciai feelings. He tronize the institution, will serve to shew cannot close this article without entrei. its objects 204 tendency:
in our readers to give the society's p 3 " For sume ye.rs post, national patronage anil address a careful reading,
VARIETIES, LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL.
Including Notices of Works in Hand, Domestic and Foreign. Authentic Communicutions for this Article will always be thankfully received. THE sixth portion of the History of nine handsome volumes duodecimo. A dred of Guthlaxton, almost all the copies tolic Commission, is also just published. of which were destroyed by the fire at The Rev. H. H. B ber, of the British Messrs. Nicurolls's, is nearly reprinted, , Museum, has just published a new edi. and may be expected to appear in July. ”tion of Wiclif's Version of the New TesThe hundred of Sparkenhoe, which will tament. Prefixed to this most ancient complete the work; is also in great for- English Version of the New Testament, wardness.
are Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Wiclif; PROFESSOR DUGAID STEWART, of and au Flistórical Account of the Saxon Edinburgh, will shortly publish a quarto and English Versions of the Scriptures volume of Moral Essays.
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The second volume of The Artist is mons, on the most prevalent vices, is in completed, consisting, like the former, of the press, and will appear early in iúEssays on Subjects of Science and the gust. Arts, chiefly written by men of eminence Mr. Fowler, of Wintertun, has com. in their respective professional studies. pleted fac-simile engravings of the prin
The History of the National Debt, in cipal Mosaic Pavements which bave one volume octavo, a posthumous work of been discovered in the course of the last the late Mr.J.J.GRELLIER, so well known and present centuries, in various parts of to the generality of our readers by his Great Britam: and also, engravings of various writings on different branches of several subjects in Stained Glass in the political economy, will be published next windows of the cathedrals of York, Line anonih.
coln, &c. the whole executed on twentyMr. Grant, author of Institutes of seven plates; and each impression acLatin Gramniar, has made considerable curately coloured after the original subprogress in preparing for the press, a com- ject of ihe respectire piates. preliensive work on the English Lan- The author of Nubilia, is about to guage, which will be found to combine
commence a periodical work, entitled the several new and important practical ad- Contemplaust; a Number of which will Aantages.
be published every Saturday. Mr. W. MOORE, of the Royal Military The Rev. THE PIL. ABUZIT, has in the Academy, Woolwich, has in a state of press, an edition of the Book of Common forwardness, a Treatise on the Doctrine Prayer of the Church of England, in the of Fluxions, with its application to all the French language; the yospels, epistles, most useful parts of the true theory of and psalms, are taken from the edition of ghanery, and other very curious and in- Geneva, in 1303. portant miatiers relating to military and A romance in three volumes, under siaval science. The fluxions will be the title of the Spectre of the Mountain preceded by such parts of the science of of Grenada, will be published early in mechanics as are necessary for reading the ensuing month. the work without any reference to other The Rev. SAMUEL EL DALE,curate of authors.
Surflect, near Spalding in Lincolnshire, The first volume of the Theological has neariy reedy for publication, a small works of Mr. ARCHIBALD M.LEAN, one volume, under the tirle of D. athi, Judgof the pastors of the Baptist church, Edine ment, lleaven, and liell, a poem, with burgh, which, from the unexpected de- other pieces, with additions and emendmand, the proprietors were under the ations. necessity of reprinting, is now finished, The Rev. I. SPENCE, late curate of and ready for delivery. Volumes 5th Spalding in Lincolnshire, has upon the and 6th, containing the Paraplıra-c and eve of publication lis Farewell Serinon, Commentary on the Epistle to the lie- on taking leave of that parish. brews, will be immediately put to press, A new edition of DCODALE's Warwickand the subsequent volumes will be pube shire, with the additions of Dr. Tuolas, lished as specdily as possible. The whole, and a Continuation to the present inég wlien tinished, will consist of eight or is now preparing for the press loy sulle