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THE BRITISH INSTITUTION.
Above eighteen years have elaps fied to make an advantageous use of ed since the establishment of the it. In the early periods of the InBritish Institution, for promoting stitution, three prizes – one of a the Fine Arts in the United King- hundred, another of sixty, and the dom, and it may now be worth while third of forty guineas, were annually briefly to consider how far it has offered for the best three pictures been successful in accomplishing the painted as companions to the works purpose for which it was founded. of the old masters thus left for study.
Well do we recollect the contradic- That practice, however, has been tory opinions that existed, and that long abandoned ; and, in lieu of it, were promulgated with respect to the Directors, when any original picthis Institution, at its origin. By tnre of very superior “merit is sent the liberal and enthusiastic it was to the first exhibition of the year, hailed as the certain precursor of present the artist with a sum corresvigorous and successful effort on the pondent to their estimate of bis deone hand, and of generous and en serts, and sometimes purchase his lightened patronage on the other ; work in addition. while the cold and suspicious ridi The annual exhibitions, which have culed the attempt, and confidently taken place in the gallery of the predicted its specdy and utter fai British Institution, of the works of lure. The steady perseverance of living artists, have generally been the Directors of the Institution has of a very pleasing nature. The ex; disappointed the malicious expec. clusion of portraits has rendered tations of this latter class of persons; them much more miscellaneous than although it must be confessed that the exhibitions of the Royal Academy all the advantages have not been 'At the same time the free admission derived from the Institution which of pictures, that have already been were anticipated by its too sanguine seen at Somerset House, tends very advocates.
much to diminish the charm resultThe Institution has been conduct- ing from novelty. It is an introed on the following plan: Early duction, however, that we by no in every year the gallery has been means wish to censure, as it enables opened with a collection of the works the artist to show bis pictures again of living artists, for exhibition and to the public, after he has made sale. In the course of two or three those alterations and corrections, months, when public curiosity has which are naturally suggested to appeared to be satiated, this exhibi him by comparing them with the tion has closed, and another has productions of his contemporaries. been speedily prepared, consisting One of the best features of these of the works of the old masters, exhibitions is, that they offer to contributed principally by the Go the modern artist that, of which, vernors of the Institution. Towards before their occurrence, he was very the end of the summer, when the much in want, namely, a respectadeparture of the noble and opulent ble and gratuitous market. Since from the metropolis has rendered the commencement of the Instituthis latter exhibition no longer pro- tion, pictures have been disposed of ductive, the pictures have been re to a very large amount. It is true stored to their proprietors, with the that in some instances, works of an exception of a select few; which, with inferior class, and which merely the permission of their owners, have please the eye, are purchased, while been retained during the remainder others of a more elevated character, of the year, for the study of such and which address themselves to the artists of both sexes, as might apply mind, are left unregarded on the for that privilege, and prove both walls'; but the complaints on this by the recommendation of a Royal subject are greatly exaggerated ; Academician, and by a specimen of some allowance also must be made their talents, that they were quali for mortified vanity; and, after all,
.the fault, such as it is, rests not with fected by the British Institution; and the Institution, but with the imper- the only question is whether the good fectly cultivated judgment of the or the evil predominates. For ourpublic.
selves, after a frequent consideraTo the better cultivation of that tion of the subject, we are convinced judgment the successive exhibitions, that the present inconvenience and in the gallery of the British Institu- injury to artists (which we allow to tion, of the works of the old masters be far from unimportant,) will be must, of necessity, greatly contri much more than compensated by the .bute. It is gratifying to see the ultimate benefit to the arts resulting dignified and aMuent ranks of the from the practice. community, every year permitting To the school for painting which the principal aparments of their the British Institution affords, we houses to be dismantled, for the pur- have never heard a single objection pose of furnishing their contribu- urged. It is admirably calculated tions towards those highly interest to improve the young artist, and to ir.g exhibitions. Many of the finest imbue him with sound principles. pictures in England, and, indeed, When Mr. Barry was the Professor we may say, without fear of contra- of Painting at Somerset House, he diction, in the world, have thus been loudly and frequently complained brought into a focus; and both the that the Royal Academy was excluprofessional artist and the mere lover sively a school for design, and warmof the arts have been enabled to con- ly recommended the acquisition of template them at ease and leisure. a fon fine old pictures as models for It is in vain for cavillers and cynics the students in composition, chiaro to ascribe this part of the plan of the oscuro, and colouring. This sugInstitution to the ostentation of the gestion, which was certainly very Governors. Nothing -can be more intemperately urged, was not at that unjust or ungrateful towards those time attended to. Since the formadistinguished individuals, who, it is tion of the British Institution, howmanifest, are actuated, with regard ever, the Members of the Royal to this subject, only by the inost Academy have become so sensible of pure and patriotic motives. Nor is the advantages of the system there the objection more valid, that a pic- adopted, that, in imitation of it, they ture of doubtful authenticity or in- have added to the long-established ferior merit occasionally creeps in Antique and Model Academies a among the chef d'auvres of ancient School for Painting ; and give two art.
medals annually for the best studies
made in it. where's that palace whereinto foul things sometimes intrude not?"
Upon the whole, therefore, it seems
undeniable that the British InstituWe speak not of the few excep
tion has done considerable good ; tions, but, generally, the quality of and that the public are much indebtthe pictures composing these exhi ed to it for its exertions. If we are bitions is such, as must render them asked whether it has yet created any extensively and beneficially opera GREAT artist, we are bound, howtive on the public taste. At the ever reluctantly, to admit, that hisame time there is certainly some therto it does not appear to have danger, that this regularly recurring done so ; but we beg leave to accomdisplay of the powers of ancient may pany that admission with the rehave the effect of discouraging mo mark, that at any period, in any dern art. It is unquestionably hard country, and under any circumupon living English artists, that the stances, a GREAT artist is not a select pictures of masters of all coun common creation; and that he is tries,and who have flourished through very seldom, indeed, the creation of a succession of ages, should thus be an Institution or Academy. After brought into a kind of competition making every due allowance for the with the general and unculled pro effect of mental culture, it must be duce of the artists of one country, acknowledged by all who are not collected at one period. All good obstinately blind to facts, that a suis accompanied with some evil. This periority of original organization is the evil attendant on the good ef is indispensible to excellence. A