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who has yet scarcely entered the lists. clos, a celebrated actress of the 17th cenWe think no one can look upon the two tury. Largilliere. A picture of uncomyounger children in this group, without mon merit, well drawn and finely painted, feeling himself better in some shape or though somewhat hard. The graceful other. The picture is in a bad light and disposition of the hands and arms, the tants varnish.
one upholding the rich and highly finishNo. 29. Landscape, cattle, and figures. ed drapery, and retiring into shadow, the Williams. We do not know this painter, other elegantly displayed in the light of but his picture is far beyond mediocrity. the picture, shows a knowledge of com
Nos. 30 and 31. Are two beautiful co- position worthy of study and imitation. pies of the Incredulity of Thomas and an This picture, so unlike any other school, 'Ecce Homo.
is an honour to the French. Nos. 35 and 48, are pictures by Bap No. 201. The Bay of New-York-off tiste Monoyer, and the art can scarcely the West battery. Alexander Robertson. produce any thing so fine in the way of This is a work of uncommon truth and Flower painting.
just views of nature. The author of this No.41. Astronomy. Courtin. A pic picture can exemplify the art he teaches. ture of fine finish, with excellent colour No. 175. The Virgin with the Infant ing and beautiful drapery.
Saviour, St. Catharine and Angel. ParNo. 108. Hercules and Omphale. megianino. “The first scholar,” as the Francis le Moine. This is a picture which Catalogue informs us, of Corregio.” would do honour to a painter better " The titles of pictures, and the names of known. The drawing is fine and the co the painters are given,” says the Catalouring exquisite.
logue, “ as sent in.” This we know is a No. 101. Dogs pursuing Hares. Sny- practice adopted by other Institutions, ders. This picture would rank among the but we think a more independent mede first in any collection. It is the work of of conduct would be desirable in the dithe greatest master in this species of com rectors. We likewise think they ought position. Francis Snyders, or Sneyders, to be independent enough to reject pieces was born in Antwerp, in 1579, and died without merit and indifferent copies. in 1657. His genius prompted him to the No. 175 is recommended by merit far painting of animals, and of his excellence beyond a name. It is a good, though inthis picture is a sufficient proof. He not jured picture. only excelled in imitating nature, but his No. 2. Perspective view of a Palace, judgment and taste in choiea correspond with beautiful architecture; a number of with his correctness in design. His co- figures ; a bay, and a vessel just arrived Youring is that of nature, and the actions in port. De Lieven. An eccentric comof his animals are full of life, spirit, and position, evincing skill without judgment. truth of expression. Rubens, Jordaens, No. 19. Figures, animals, and landand Snyders, were friends, and painted scape. Theodore of Naples. A compomany pictures in conjunction. Jealousy sition with masterly design and pencilling, is only the product of little minds. as is No. 26, by the same hand. Nos. 58 and 60. Landscapes with many
No. 200. The three Mary's at the figures. Velvet Bruzhel. These are lit- Tomb. Albano. This painting, though tle pictures of great merit. The figures not uninjured, is such as would honour are particularly fine. This artist, whose any collection. The composition comChristian name was John, Velvet being bines grace with the severity of the hisan appellation derived from his dress, torical great style. The head of the wolived in the 16th and 17th centuries, from man most in light is beautiful. Albano, or 1560 to 1625. “Jis works are admirable Albani, was a native of Bologna ; he in every respect," says Pilkington, “the studied under Guido Rheni. "Women only fault found with them is his distances were the favourite objects of bis studies, being ton blue.” He painted ilowers with and he succeeded in an eminent degree in great skill and fauty, and in some of his his representation of beauty. He fourlarger compositions was assisted by Ru- ished in the 17th century. bens.
No. 195. The birth of Christ. GioThe depariment of miniature has only vanoi Bolanger. A picture deserving a in hoast of an Isabi and two portr:its of better situation in the Gallery. This Italadies, by C. Ingham and N. Rogers. lian historical painter, was a coteniporary
The drawings, but for the productions of the last mentioned, and likewise a puof M. Milbert, and a few others, would pil of Guido. lle was principal painter Do wretched iverd.
to the Duke of Modena. No. 91. Porirait of Mademoiselle Du No. 159, An old woman hy candle,
light. Guelardo delle Notte. A picture traits by artists living among us, which we worthy of attention from the painter's ad- purposely avoided noticing, though many herence to nature.
of them are entitled to high praise. We The west end of the Gallery, where shall conclude our present remarks on the heretofore the unrivalled excellence of subject of the Fine Arts, with the sincere our exhibition has reigned, possesses now, wish, that the Academy, which has by the with the exception of Mr. Milbert's draw- exertions of the Directors arisen in less ings before mentioned, Mr. Busby's draw- than one year to its present honourable ings, and three or four paintings, nothing station, may be enabled to go on to the to recommend it. It would appear that accomplishment of its laudable objects, the Managers of this exhibition had er the establishment of schools as well eleroneously
conceived themselves bound to mentary as for the higher branches of the hang up all the pictures belonging to a arts, the support of professors, and the certain large collection, because loaned to general diffusion among our citizens of the Academy by the proprietor, and un- that taste which leads to urbanity, and fortunately the largest of these pictures cherishes the better passions of our frail are generally the worst. If some of the nature. paintings we have noticed with applause had possessed size in addition to their An engraving, on a quarto sheet, remerit; if instead of 10 by 20 inches, we presenting Martin Luther before the could have seen 10 by 20 feet, of equal Diet of Worms, has been published, and excellence, we should have been willing is for sale in this city. The design is by to remain deprived of our Wests and Ramberg, an eminent German painter, Trumbulls for a few weeks.
and the plate has been engraved by MavThere are in the present exhibition erick, of Newark, N. Jersey. The tourt many pictures of merit, which we have ensemble is excellent. not had time to notice, and many por
ART. 11. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
S. (Pa.) became auxiliary 5th July, 1817, IN N July 1813 an act of Parliament passed Rex. Timothy Alden, Cor. Secretary.
repealing the penal laws, then in force These make the number of auxiliaries in England and Scotland, against persons to the American B. S. to be one hundred who blasphemed the Holy Trinity. A and two. (Christian Herald.) doubt has existed whether the act extend
The Rev. Isaac Hurd has been installed ed to Ireland; a bill is now in progress, at £xeter, N. H. expressly placing Ireland on the same The Rev. Solomon Benett has been footing of religious liberty. After this ordained to the pastoral office, in Winwe shall consider the proscription of Ca- chester, N. H. tholics an irreligious, rather than a reli The Rev. Sareno E. Dwight has been gious persecution.
ordained as pastor of the Park-Strett
church, in Boston. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
The Rev. James Coleman, and Rev. Edward W. Wheelock, have been or
dained in Boston, as Baptist Missionaries The Bedford County B. S. of Virginia, to India. James Turner, Cor. Sec.;-ihe Oxford The Rev. Messrs. Swift, Parsons, B. S. in Chenango County, (N. Y.) re- Graves, Butler, and Nichols, have been cently instituted, Mr. B. Lacy, Cor. Sec.; ordained, in Boston, as missionaries. -the Samford and Cortright young In the late visitations of the congregamen's B. C.; Delaware County, (N. J.) tions of the Proiestant Episcopal Church formed the 7th July, 1817, Adam Belgic, in the state of Connecticut, from August junr. Cor. Sec.;-the Female B. S. of 6, to September 4, in 33 towns, by the Madrid, St. Lawrence County, (N. Y.) Ri. Rev. Bishop Hobart, the number of formed in May 1817;--the Headville B. persons contirmed was 1275
NEW AUXILIARIES TO THE AMERICAN
Art. 12. THESPIAN REGISTER.
resting and naive in Hester. We cannot THE THE theatrical season commenced on but think, however, that she will please
the 1st of September, with the Come- more in parts which she has studied less. dy of' Laugh when you Can' The part Mrs. Baldwin was dressed with great proof Gossamer was indifferently played by priety as Sarah Mortland, and did justice a Mr. Williams, from the Boston Theatre. to that truly respectable character. On Mr. Barnes's Bonus was very creditable, the 10th a novice made his appearance and Mrs. Baldwin did great justice to in Hamlet. He entirely failed in his atMiss Gloomly. The afterpiece was the tempt. Mrs. Darley was interesting, but worn-out melo-drama of the “Broken not so impressive as we have sometimes Sword.' We had heard Capt. Zavior's seen her in Ophelia. On the uth a new long story almost as often as poor Pablo, melo-drama, called the 'Bold Buccaniers, -though we had not before seen Mr. or the Discovery of Robinson Crusoe' Jones in that part. We cannot approve was brought out. It is founded on Deof the change; nor do we consider the foe's familiar novel. The piece has little managers authorized to vary the cast of merit. Mr. Hilson and Mr. Barnes in a piece in this manner. But they have a Bluff and Nipcheese give it its principal very tractable audience to deal with. The support. The new scenery is very finely Belles' Stratagem and the Wags of painted,--though the back curtain is so Windsor,' were played on the 3d, and af- scant as not to cover the horizon. This forded a rich treat. Mr. Şimpson's Dori- is a conmon fault in the scenery of this court is very fine; Barnes's Hardy deci- theatre. It is in our opinion very awkdedly good ; Robertson plays Sir George ward to have the horizon, as it is techniTouchwood better than most of his cha- cally 'termed, divided into two sliding racters, though he has not improved in screens. In the first place they never fit it; and Hilson's Flutter is excellent. Miss so as to appear united, and in the next Johnson made her first appearance this place to accommodate these slides the scason in Letitia Hardy. Mr. Hilson's stage is disfigured and encumbered with Caleb Quotem in the afterpiece was in his planks containing grooves for them to happiest manner, and Mr. Pritchard's it on. The curtain is much more conLooney Mactuolier was a very comical venient and elegant. Irishinan. The Poor Gentleman' was On the 19th the 'Soldier's Daughter poorly played on the 5th. On the oth was performed, ----the part of the Widow the tragedy of' Isabella' was performed, Cheerly by Mrs. Young of the Charleston and admirably sustained throughout. Theatre. This actress was received by Mrs. Barnes's Isabella was in the very the house with the most flattering platifirst style of acting. We have never seen diis. Her face and person are preposile part so well played,--and we have sessing; her voice is unaffected and disseen Mrs. Whiilock in it. We are happy tinct, and her gesture and movement are to notice this lady's improvement in the graceful and dignitied. She was very modulation of her voice. The curtain much wanting, however, in vivacity in 'rose so late, that we were unfortunately the personation of this character. Mr. loo sleepy to stay to Mr. Hilson's Somno, Simpson exhibited his usual spirit and though we doubt not it would have enli ease in Frank Heartall ; Mr. Barnes's vened our dreams.
Governor Heurtall was in perfection; and On the sth the comic opera of the Mr. Hilson's Timothy Quaint was one of “Maid of the Mill' was revived for the the most exquisite things of its kind. The purpose of bringing Miss Johnson for- 'School for Scandal' was played on the ward in Patiy, in which she appeared to isth. We were present but a few moadvantage, though we did not admire her ments. Hilson delighted us as usual, in costume. A Mr. Holland, from the Dub- Sir Peter Teazle. We are astonished at in theatre, made his debut in Giles. His the versatility of his powers. In the performance was on a par with the part. course of a few evenings we have seen Miss Dellinger gained great and deserved and admired him in Flutter, Hurry Bluf; credit in Fonny. We were absolutely Culeb Quotem, T'imothy Quains, and Sir astonished at hier ease and animation. Peler Teuzle. On the oth the comedy of To Marry or The Tragedy of 'Isabella' was repeatNot to Marry' was represented. Mr. ed to a full house, on the 13th. On the Simpson's Ilillourar was very spiritedly 10th Mr. Young made his appearance in execilcu. Miss Johnsun was quite inte- the part of Charles Austencourt in the
Comedy of Man and Wife.' Mrs. Young tle, where love and gratitude break the
having endeavoured to seduce a convert, “ The scene is laid at Grenada, in meaning Hemeya, back to the MahomeSpain, during the reign of Philip II. The tan faith; but is informed that he may piece opens with the entrance of Hemeya, save his life by becoming a Christian. the heir of the Moorish Kings, with two The unhappy prince now perceives the of his friends, who endeavour to rouse artifice of his rival, who, under the mask him to a sense of the wrongs of his op- of friendship, had sent him with the pressed nation. He deplores their hope- warning to his preceptor. . Malec is led less condition and his own; avows his off: Hemeya draws upon Pescara ; they love for Florinda, the daughter of Count fight, but are separated by Florinda; who Alvarez, and his despair at the encourage- rushes between them, and the governor ment given by her father to the suit of retires. Hemeya vows to save Malec or Pescara, governor of Grenada. The perish; and before he goes, he makes mansion of Alvarez suddenly takes fire ; Florinda swear, that she will die rather he vows to give his daughter and fortune than become the wife of Pescara. A to the man who shall save her. Hemeya, train of inquisitors lead Malec in chains to ignorant of this promise, rushes through execution : Hemeya follows in disguise, the flames and bears the swooning Flo- and with the assistance of the Moors resrinda in safety to the gardens of the case cues his preceptor from the stake, Malec VOL. 1, NO. VI.
and his friends fly from Grenada, with recollect any tragedy hero te which Mr.
• Mountaineers' was played. Mr. Young
Art. 13. MONTILY SUMMARY OF POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE.
quillity and obedience prevail. Manufac
tures are reviving, and in Manchester TER NIERE seems to be some disaffection particularly, it is stated that the manufac
yet remaining in the northern parts turers in woollen, iron, and of lace, are of Great Britain, though in general tra once more in full employment. A bill