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are restrained from adding, as we were about to do, that his industry is equal to his skill. (No. 133), A Shipwreck, presents a delightful specimen of his powers. Evans is very effective: his drawings are all beautiful, and we may, in confirmation of our statement, refer with safety to his views of the picturesque village of Clovelly in Devon. DE WINT equals, perhaps surpasses, his former doings in (No. 200), a fiew of Lancaster, which is at once original and effective. TURNER excels in (No. 19), Portsdown Harbour and the Isle of White, a landscape of great magnificence. GASTINEAU has several very agreeable scenes, and we may instance (No. 235), Cricceath Castle, North Wales, as one of the number. BARRET is as natural as ever; and, in addition to some very beautiful things exclusively his own, he has two or three others, the joint productions of himself and TAYLER, the latter having executed the figures. Cox has several matters in his particular style, all reaching a very high point of perfection. AUSTIN, HARDING, PRout, Chambers, and BENTLY, have Claude and Canaletti, subjects worthy of the highest commen. dation. MACKENziE and the two NAshes (F. & Joseph), impart a pleasing variety to the collection, by their beautiful interiors. TAYLER's figure pieces are not numerous, but very sweet. (No. 127) Young Travellers, and (No. 174) A Huntsman's Cottage, are exquisite little studies. Hunt's rustic subjects are as funny as ever. The farmer's boy, (No. 382), labouring to effect an entrance into an overbaked pie, is not to be approached by ladies whose dentals will not bear examination. No. 367, the companion subject, shews what may be accomplished by perseverance. Here the dish is empty, and the urchin in a profound sleep. The Commencement and Conclusion are the names given to these little burlettas. LEwis's Spanish subjects are novelties worthy of especial notice. Like Roberts, he gives us a view of the great Moorish Tower at Seville, as well as some figure subjects, in which contrabandistas, dancers, donnas, and duennas, are spiritedly introduced. CATTERMole has a drawing, and only one, in his fine poetic style. (No. 151, After the Sortie. The story is well told, but we think the composition a little faint and ineffective. Waight, FINch, HILLs, and Scott, in 8
their different styles, are also to be mentioned with approbation.
Elementary Art, or the use of the Lead Pencil advocated and explained, by J. D. HARDING, 4to.—This work contains the substance of the author's lessons to his pupils, and is an excellent elementary treatise, eminently calculated to lead the young student to think and reason on the principles of Art, instead of blindly copying the productions of others. The lead pencil is evidently the favourite implement of the author, and he considers that it is not sufficiently practised by amateurs, who are generally too anxious to employ colours. He also censures very justly the unreasonable expectations of those, who, going to an eminent artist for lessons, think to acquire immediately what has cost him years of previous study. His ideas on foliage are new, and we think peculiarly happy. The work is illustrated by a large number of lithographic plates, from the pencil of the author. We recommend this volume to the perusal of all interested in the art, the first steps in which it is calculated so ably to guide, and will only add that we anxiously look for the publication on its higher branches, which Mr. Harding, in his preface, promises to lay before the public.
Mr. Coney's View of the Interior of the Cathedral at Milan.—We regret to have to notice this last effort of Mr. Coney's burin, and part with him with the same feelings of regret we should experience in the loss of a friend, who had imparted to us both pleasure and instruction. This plate is an excellent accompaniment to Mr. Coney's large Views of Foreign Cathedrals, and is an excellent specimen of his peculiarly bold and forcible style. The view is looking up the Nave, and represents the grand procession of the Host, with an innumerable multitude of figures, well disposed. It is “published Jor the benefit of Mr. Coney's widow,” who. we are sorry to hear, is left indifferently provided for. This circumstance, added to the great merit of the print itself, will we trust recommend it to general circulation.
Landscape Illustrations of the Bible, engraved by W. and E. FINDEN.—This is an adaptation to the scenery of Holy Writ, of those pictorial talents which have so much pleased, when devoted to the scenery of Byron and Scott, in Greece, Italy, and Scotland. In this respect, it is a removal from Europe to Asia; to a new field which, at the same time that it possesses the deepest interest, has also been little trod. It is remarkable, that
some of the most memorable places mentioned in the Bible, have never been delineated. Nearly three hundred original sketches have been submittted to the proprietor of the work, by eighteen living travellers, and the subjects selected will be generally drawn by Turner, Calcott, or Stanfield. It is a delight which our ancestors could not even have conceived, to view Jerusalem, and Nazareth, and Sidon, and Nineveh, and the mountains of Lebanon, of Sinai, and Carmel, and all the spots commemorated by the most ancient and important historical events, brought so vividly before their eyes. Four numbers are published, and the work will be completed in twenty-four. The descriptions are written by the Rev. T. H. HoRNE, B.D. whose critical acquaintance with biblical literature, peculiarly qualifies him for the task.
Illustrations of the Bible, by Richard West ALL, esq. R.A. and John MARTIN, esq.-The designs and characteristic excellencies of these two eminent artists are so well known, that the beauty of a work which is their joint production will be at once appreciated Its chief peculiarity consists in the engravings being on wood, and the facility of printing enables the publishers to give eight highly finished subjects for one shilling. The Deluge, by Martin, is a wonderful piece of art, for the size; but we cannot approve of the personification of the Spirit of God in the Creation. Martin's figures are not always duly proportioned; as will be seen in the lower limbs in the second and third prints. Westall's compositions are generally characterized by a just conception and grand simplicity.
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.
New Works announced for Publication. A History of Bretagne, with Topophical notices of the principal towns, in three volumes, by the Abbé MANET, of St. Malo, formerly tutor to the celebrated Wisc. Chateaubriand. Illustrations, with a topographical and descriptive Account of Cassiobury-Park, Herts, the seat of the Earl of Essex. By John Bartton, Esq. With 30 Plates, from drawings by Turner, Alexander, Hearne, Edridge, Pugin, &c. A treatise on Jurisdiction, Law, and Limitation. By G. B. MANsel, Esq. of the Middle Temple, Barrister. Author of the Law and Practice of Demurrer; also, The Practical Rules of Court. The Duty of a Christian State to support a National Church Establishment; the Scriptural characterand peculiar claims of the Church of England. By the Rev. Joseph Holm Es. A Treatise on the System of Intercourse and Communication in Civilized States, and particularly in Great Britain, by Tho. GRahAME. * “The Classic and Connoisseur in Italy and Sicily. The Life of a Soldier, by a Staff Officer. Two Years at Sea, being the Narrative of a Recent Voyage to the Swan River, Van Dieman's Land, and thence through the Torres Straits, by Miss JANE RoBERTs. A New View of Time, and of the simple but rich Beauties of the Science, being the first distinct System on the important subject, in any age or nation. GENT. M.A.G. Vol. I.
Oriental Fragments, by Major E. MooR, Author of the Hindoo Pantheon. Sullo Spirito Antipapale che produsse la Reforma, by Professor RosetTI. The Third and concluding Volume of Cowpen's Miscellaneous Works, comprising the whole of his Poems, and his inimitable Letters. Manners, Customs, and History of China, by the Rev. Charles GUTziAff.
Royal Society. May 1. B. C. Brodie, esq. V. P. Read, the remainder of Mr. Owen's paper, on the Generation of Marsupial Animals, with a description of the impregnated Uterus of the Kangaroo; also, a paper on a New Law of Combustion, by Dr. Williams. May 8. F. Baily, esq. V.P. Read, “Observations on the Reciprocal Influence which Magnetic needlesexercise over each other, when placed at a given distance within their respective spheres of action at different positions on the earth: with Tables of Numerical Results obtained at separate stations. Also, a method of discovering where certain local influences are acting on the Needle, from which may be obtained a proportional correction to be applied to magnetic observations in general.” By Edward S. Johnson, esq. A paper was also read, on the connection between refracted and diffracted light, by Paul Cooper, esq. May 15. M. I. Brunel, esq. V.P. Read, on the functions of some parts of the Brain, and on the connexion between the nerves of motion and sensibi4 L
lity, by Sir Charles Bell, K. H.; and, on
May 10. The Anniversary dinner of the Society was given at the Thatched House Tavern, St. James's-street, when all the leading members attended, together with some distinguished visitors, among whom were the Neapolitan, Swedish, and Greek Ministers. he chair was ver ably filled by the Right Hon. C. W. Wynn. In the course of the evening, Sir George Staunton adverted to the great benefits which might be anticipated from the mission which had been recently appointed to China; and various interesting topics connected with Oriental investigation, wereincidentally touched upon by several of the company.
Roy Al. GeoGraphic Ai. SOCIETY.
May 12. At the Anniversary meeting, W. R. Hamilton, esq. V.P. in the chair, Sir George Murray was re-elected President, and R. I. Murchison, esq. was elected a Vice President. The report related that the Society had published, during the last year, the third volume of its Journal, in two parts, and a Map of America by Col. Monteith; that the late African and Palestine Associations had dissolved themselves, and transferred their funds to the Society; that the royal premiums for 1832 and 1833 were assigned to Capt. Briscoe and Capt. Ross, and that the Council had subscribed 50l. to a projected expedition into the interior of Africa from Delagoa Bay; and to another into the interior of South America, 50l. towards outfit, and 50l. a-year for three i. It also noticed the formation of a ranch society at Bombay. Lieut. Allen, the companion of the late Richard Lander, was present, and exhibited a variety of his African sketches. A portrait of Lander, painted by Mr. Brockeden, shortly before his departure, was presented by that gentleman to the Society. The Society have published the First part of vol. IV. of their Journal.
KING's College, LoNDoN.
April 30. At the annual Court of Governors and Proprietors, the Archbishop of Canterbury in the chair, the Council offered their congratulations on the success which had attended their proceedings during the past year. At the close of the former year, the Council had expressed itsanxiety respecting the completion of the river front, and some doubt existed as to whether they might be enabled to complete it, in consequence of the defalcation of some of the proprietors, who had not made good their engagements to the amount of 13,000l.; but a meeting had
been called, at which it was agreed to make an appeal to the friends of the institution, and, in consequence, in advances of 10 per cent on shares, and in subscriptions and donations, a sum of 7,2971. 17s. had been received up to the present time, including the munificent donation of 1,000t. from the late William E. Gosling, esq. Encouraged by this success, the Council feel no doubt of the completion of the front and terrace, as well as the house for the Principal, by the close of the present year. The number of students at present at the College were stated as follows:–
This number was somewhat less than last year, and might be attributed to the protracted illness and subsequent death of Professor Park. The medical department was never more prosperous than at the present time, and a class of associates had been instituted. In the junior departments the number had increased, and the Council had added instruction in the German language and drawing, without any additional charge. The Council expressed its regret at the deaths of two of their Professors—Mr. Park, Professor of English law and jurisprudence, and M. Ventouillac, Professor of the French language, on the merits of whom the Council passed a high eulogium. The former vacancy had been supplied by Mr. J. M. Spurrier, and the latter by Monsieur Isidore Brasseur; and Mr. J. Phillips filled the vacancy by the retirement of Mr. Lyell, in the Professorship of Geology. The report stated, that two additional Schools had been added, so that there were now seven schools in the metropolis acting in union with the College. The Council felt gratification in announcing a donation of 2,000l. from Major-Gen. Sir Henry Worseley, for the purpose of educating at the College one or more missionaries to be sent to India for the promotion of Christian knowledge. Lord Bexley had also presented the College with l l shares of 100l. each, as a free gift, and Mrs. Sophia Bexley one share of 100l., the privileges attached to which to be executed by the authorities. The amount of the receipts for the past
year was. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16, 197 l l 6 Expenditure . . . . . . . . . . 12,446 14 5 Balance . . . . . . . . £3,750 17 l
Besides 4,000l. in requer Bills.
GeoLogical Society. March 26. Read:–1. a letter from Mr. Jephson, M.P. on the changes in the temperature of a thermal spring at Mallow, principally during the winter months of 1833; 2. a letter from Mr. Egerton, on the means which were employed to change the course of the Kander, and on the detritus deposited in the lake of Thun by that river since its direction has been altered; 3. a notice, by Colonel Sykes, of a collection of fossils made by Captain Smee in Cutch; 4. on the gravel and alluvial deposits on the surface of the old red sandstone in parts of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, with an account of the Travertino of Southstone Roch, by Mr. Murchison. April 9. Read:—l. Mr. Richardson's description of the geological structure of the coast from Whitstable to the North Foreland; and an account of the changes which have taken place in the physical outline of the shore at Herne Bay.— Among the bones obtained by the author from the oyster-bed opposite Swale Cliff, and exhibited to the Society, were those of the elephant, horse, bear, ox, and deer. 2. On the ravines, passes, and fractures, in the Mendip Hills, and other adjacent boundaries of the Bristol coalfield, and on the geological period when they were effected; by the Rev. D. Williams. April 23. Read, On the tertiary formations near Lorea, Totana, Mula, and Cartagena, in the south-eastern portion of the Kingdom of Murcia, by Chas. Silvertop, esq.; and, On the Burmudas, by Lieut. Nelson, R. Eng. May 7. Read, on the distribution of organic remains in the lias series of the coast of Yorkshire, between Peak Hill, near Robin Hood's Bay, and the village of Saltburn, near Redcar, with a view to facilitate the identification of the different members of the series by their fossil contents, by Mr. Williamson, jun. of Scarborough; and a memoir on the Loess of the Rhine, by Charles Lyell, esq. Foreign Sec. HoRTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
April 29. At the 25th annual meeting, the report of the auditors presented a very gratifying statement of the condition of the Society. It was shown that the income for the year exceeded the expenditure in the sum of 1,574l., and that the Society had been enabled in consequence to reduce the bonded debt by 920l. The oss amount of the debt was stated to be 7,6021. l Is. 9d., and the assets 28,014l. 10s. 10d., after allowing 1,200l. for contingencies.
May 10. The first garden exhibition, or public day, took place at Chiswick, and, as the weather was particularly favourable, it was very fully attended. The others are fixed for the 7th of June, 5th of July, and the 13th of September. The balance of the Garden Exhibition account of last year, after the payment of expenses, added 340l. to the income of the Society.
April 29. At the annual meeting of this Society, a printed paper was distributed, stating the receipts and disbursements for the past year to have been:—Annual subscriptions 3,325l. Admission to Gardens 7,954l., besides admissions to Museum, sale of “Transactions,” sales of animals, &c., making a total of 14,2731. Expenses—Salaries and wages, 2,206l.; Provisions, 1,6091.; Works, repairs, &c. 2,004l.; Garden expenses, 1,174l.; besides costs of subjects, preparations, &c. making a total of 13,1521. Lord Stanley was re-elected President. It was unanimously resolved that a salary of 200l. should be assigned to the office of Secretary, now held by Mr. Bennett, who, in returning thanks, declared that he should appropriate no part of it to his individual urposes. No fewer than 257 Fellows ave been admitted since the last annual meeting; and the total number is now 2,546. ASHMOLEAN SOCIETY, OXFORD. May 16. Dr. Buckland in the chair. A Paper was read on Achromatism produced by the nature of the medium in which the focus is formed, by the Secretary; another on the explanation of certain ocular phenomena, by the Secretary; and a third by Professor Wilson on the ancient coins of India. Dr. Daubeny presented a copy of his inaugural lecture on Botany, and made a statement respecting the progress of the subscription towards the completion of the Botanic Garden, particularly referring to the munificent donation of 500l. from the Radcliffe Trustees. The Rev. J. Jones, of Christ Church, shewed an antique ring, lately discovered in the parish of St. Thomas's, in Oxford, and a short account of it by Mr. Black was read. ARTISTS' BENEvoleNT FUND. May 10. The 25th Anniversary of this incorporated society was celebrated at Freemasons' Hall; Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bart. M.P. presided. The institution consists of two distinct branches, viz. the artists' annuity fund, raised and wholly supported by the contributions of its members for their own relief in sick*
mess or superannuation, and of which 227 artists of merit in painting, sculpture, ar: chitecture, and engraving, are at Present enrolled members; and the benevolent fund, supported by the donations and subscriptions of the patrons of the fine arts, and raised for the purpose of affording relief to widows and orphans of the memters of the first branch of this charity; pomations of 105l. from the King; of 25. from the Duchess of Kent; and of other subscriptions to the amount of 545l., were announced.
A new Literary Institution, under this name, has been established for the benefit of the populous and wealthy district sionated to the west of Hyde Park Corner. The Duke of Sussex has been chosen Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam President, the other resident Nobility and Membe. of Parliament Vice-Patrons and Vice-Presidents; and a Council of thirty gentlemen will manage the affairs of this Society. The house is No. 30, Sloane-street, and the Secretary Mr. C. R. Edmonds; The opening Lecture was delivered by Dr. Ioardner on the 13th of May. This institution was originally designed and Promoted by J. C. Evans, esq.
PRINCEss Elizabeth's DRAWINGS.
The Duchess of Hesse Homburg has ordered a collection of twenty Drawingo, executed by herself (when in England), and formerly engraved and dedicated to her Royal Parents, to be again engraved on a smaller scale. The subject of these drawings is the distinction between Fancy and imagination. The description of each is given in a collection of sonnets by Miss Minna Witte, which have been translated into English verse by the Princess. This work is published at the expense of her Royal Highness, with a facsimile, in which she dedicates it to her brother the Duke of Cambridge. Her Royal Highness has ordered the produce of the sale to be given to the poor of Hanover.
SAI.ES AT PARIS.
A recent sale of Autographs at the Hotel of the Commissaires Priseurs, in Paris, attracted a very numerous company. A letter written by Gabrielle d’Estrées, was knocked down at 410f, another by Jean Lafontaine at 400f., and one by Michael Montaigne at 700s. The last, which is dated in 1588, contains about 30 lines, and is the first that has ever been brought to the hammer.
The great sale of the historical library, formed by the late Mr. Boulard, and purchased in the mass by the late Richard Heber, esq., commenced on Friday, the
2d May, and will continue during the following 69 days.
May 17. A festival was held this day at the Falcon Inn, Waltham Cross, to commemorate the repair of the early and very beautiful specimen of art which gives name to that place. In the Gent. Mag. for July 1832, is an engraving of the Cross, and we there noticed its intended repair. We are now happy to reportfavourably of the progress of the restoration, which has been carefully carried on under the vigilant superintendance of Mr. W. B. Clarke the Architect, who, as a native of the place, engaged in the task can amore, and has devoted his time and talents gratuitously. About 50 persons of the first consequence in the neighbourhood, with several gentlemen of the Society of Antiquaries and others from London, were present: amongst whom we noticed the venerable Sir A. Hume. his grandson Viscount, Alford, Hon. Mr. Cust, Col. Osborne, E. Harman, J. Disney, R. Alston, E. Clarke, J. Rickman. J. Britton, J. B. Nichols, J. & T. Saunders, R. & A. Taylor, T. Windus, esqs. &c. &c. The chair was ably filled by Wm. Harrison, esq. K.C. . After the health of the King, the learned Chairman, in proposing the health of her Majesty, the Patroness of the restoration, took occasion not merely to advert to the character of that Queen whose name is connected with the Cross, but gave a clear and succinct account of those events in the life of King Edward I. and of his consort, which led to the erection of this, and so many other interesting and beautiful memorials. He mentioned her descent from the houses of Castile, Leon, and Ponthieu, and the existence of the armorial bearings of those houses upon the Cross at Waltham, as a means of identifying it with the Sovereign to whose conjugal piety it is ascribed. Mr. Harrison also noticed the opinion which assigns the work to Pietro Cavallini a Roman Artist, showing it to be as ill-founded in regard to historical facts, as it is unsupported by any other kind of proof. • ‘The Duchess of Gloucester, and the Ladies contributors;” and, “Success to the Restoration of Waltham Cross and the Statues upon it,” were then given. Sir Abraham Hume, on his health being drank, expressed his satisfaction in having contributed to the restoration of one of the finest monuments of antiquity, erected to one of the best of Queens; whose virtues were well imitated by her present Majesty. He expressed himself confident of the assistance of the other mem