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An Italian, nained Rosetti; is attacked by him and the Centurions, erecting, at his own expense, in the concealed for that purpose. The Church of Sta Giusto, at Trieste, premium, a gold inedal, worth 30 a monument to the memory of the sequins. celebrated Winckelmann, whose re- Ornamental Design. --A Sepulchral mains are deposited in the same Urn, to be placed by itself, on a church ; and the sculptor, Bosa, has pedestal. Premium, a gold medal, undertaken its execntion.se
of the value of 20 sequins. The following is a list of subjects The celebrated Sculptor, Liborio for the year 1823, offered by the Londini, of Rome, has imitated, in Imperial and Royal Academy of Palambino marble, the beautiful Tra. Fine Arts at Milan; and for which jan column, with its two thousand premiums will be given. Foreign figures, its bridges, machines, buildas well as Italian artists are allowed ings, &c. His work, which excites to compete.
the admiration of all connoisseurs, "Architecture.--The plan of a large is only of 6 palmes elevation. and magnificent edifice, to be dedi- A Milanese, Stephen Barozzi, has cated to the encouragement of the discovered the means of taking from Fine Arts, to be erected on a space walls paintings in fresco of every of ground, covering 24,000 square size, and can remove them
any where metres.The edifice must contain without injury. He applies a preSchools for Architecture, Painting, pared cloth to the wall, which draws and Sculpture; a large hall, for the the picture in such a manner that distribution of prizes ; a gallery for the artist can at the same time sepapictures, statues, and the annual
rate both the painting and cloth from exhibition of works of art; a Mu- the wall, so that the wall remains seum for antiquities ; and a hall for bare. The cloth is then spread out the meeting of the Council. It must, upon a frame, and another cloth also, be able to contain apartments applied to it, upon which the picture for Professors, Secretaries, Guar- attaches itself without any alteration. dians, and servants. The prize is In making excavations at Quina gold medal, worth 60 sequins. tiol, not far from Tivoli, a beautiful
Painting. Dante, accompanied fragment of a Nereid and of a young by Virgil into the infernal regions, man has been discovered. Ånd at conversing with the shades of Paolo, Tor Marancio a fine statue of Bacand Francesco da Rimino: The chus. The stair-case of the temple picture is to represent that period of of Venus has been found between time described in the latter part of the arch of Titus and S. Francesca the 5th Canto of the Divine Com Romana. medie:
It is said that Madame Murat, the Mentre l'uno spirito questo disse,
ci-devant queen of Naples, has sold L'altro piangeva sè che di pietade.
her precious collection of Etruscan
and Grecian vases to the court of T'venni men cosè, com’ió morisse, E caddi come corpo morto cade.
Austria for 100,000 florins.
The library of the Vatican has The size is to be five feet by seven, received (a considerable addition of and the premium, a gold medal, worth-Egyptian antiquities, amongst which 20 sequins.
are ten epitaphs, one of the seventh, Sculpture.-Apollo, with the dy....and the other of the eighth century. ing Hyacinthus. The group is to One, more modern and very interestbe composed of baked earth, 3 feet ing, is of the twelfth century, and high, including the base of the pe- contains the genealogy, perliaps the destal. The premium, a gold me- only one of its kind, of seventeen dal, worth 43 sequins.
ancestors of the deceased in a direct Engraving. --The subject to be line. The most remarkable sculptaken from the work of some cele- tures are, Ist, three large sarcophabrated artist. The size to be at least gi, of black basalt, bordered round 60 square inches. Premium, a gold with hieroglyphics. This stone, medal, worth 30 sequins.
which is very hard indeed, is worked Historical Design. --Geta; intro- with 'astonishing ability, as well in duced into the chamber of Julia to the drawing as in the precision of obtain an interview with Caracalla, the chissel. These sarcophagi con
tain three coffins of sycamore wood, grace. In the left hand is the brienclosing the bodies of some per- dle, and in the right a marshal's sons of very high rank. Nothing baton. The statue is fourteen feet of this kind had ever been
six inches high, and is supported by fore at Rome. 2dly, The colossal the two hinder feet and the tail. head of a man in red granite, cover- This bold attitude, which renders ed with the sacred veil, and resem- the monument as light as it is elebling the Isis of the capitol, with the gant, has been effected by making ornaments well preserved, painted in one part of the statue solid and the different colours. It is a part of a other part hollow. On one side of whole figure designed to cover a the pedestal is inscribed, Ludovice coffin. 3dly, a sitting figure of a magno-to Lonis the Great; and on priest'in alabaster. 4thly, the torso the opposite side, Ludovicus XVIII. of an Egyptian divinity in, marble, atavo suo.-Louis XVIH., to his of an unknown but very beautiful grandfather, kind. The work is in an elegant M. Dubour, a distinguished pupil style and well preserved. 5thly, one of M. Gall, has executed a medal in of the great colossal figures which honour of Dr. Pariset, one of the were at the gate of the temple of learned and courageous French phyCarmac, near Thebes, ornamented sicians, who last year went to Barwith a great many hieroglyphics, celona to stop the ravages of the eighteen palms high, and which is plague. On one side is the bust of mentioned in the grand work of the the Doctor, on the other the follow, French Institute upon Egypt.
ing inscription : ire obviam Caden. STATUE OF LOUIS XIV.-'This new tis miseris ægris.-Cadiz, 1819.statue, which is erected in the Place Barcelona, 1821. des Victoires, at Paris, 'is from the A work has been published in chissel of M. Bosio, and is worthy France containing the representation of the reputation of that able artist. and description of all the medals Louis is represented on a refractory struck in honour of Napoleon durhorse ; bat the attitude of the king ing his reign, in the different counis firm, and apparently incapable of tries then united to France, or under being disturbed by the turbulence his subjugation. Thirteen of these of his horse; the unruly animal medals were struck in 1796 ; in 1797, seems to bend under the powerful 30; in 1798, 24; in 1799, 13; in weight of his rider. The king is 1800, 25; in 1801, 33; in 1802, 29, clothed in Roman costume, an ad- in 1803, 20; in 1804, 30; in 1805, väntage which the artist doubtless 59; in 1807, 35; in 1808, 20, in availed himself of in order the bet. 1809, 36; in 1810, 29; in 1811, 13; ter to represent the model and shape in 1812, 17; in 1813, 17:3 in 1814, of the body. The phisiognomy is 11; in 1815, 9; twenty medals withreplete with dignity, force, and out date.Total, 483.
DRURY-LANE THEATRE. This theatre opened for the sea. son, since our last number, with the gilding and colouring, very taste
a new drop scene; a profusion of comedy of the School for Scandal. fully distributed, and the decoration The interior of the house has under- of the pannels in the dress circle gone a total and magnificent change; with paintings from Shakespeare's the most prominent features of most celebrated scenes. The avewhich are the reduction of the area, nues have also been fitted up and the enlargement of the stage in embellished, and the saloon, which width, the removal of the stage- is absolutely lined with lookingdoors, and the institution of boxes glass from the ceiling to the floor, in their room; the introduction of presents the most splendid object of
the kind to be found in this country. abrupt visiť has sometimes added to Our Readers will expect that we the humour and vivacity of a whole should say something, as to the scene, by a sort of reflective opeeffect of those alterations. And first ration. In tragedy perhaps, tlie. with regard to the reduction of the circumstance is of less importance area. Though not executed to any but melo-drama is that species of considerable extent, or indeed to representation, which is must likely any extent apparent to the eye of a to profit from the change to which casual observer, it has much im- we have alluded. Tlie only objecproved the theatre in point of hear- tion to the paintings from Shakeing; but the variations of passion speare, is one that could not be expressed in the countenance, of avoided, the dimensions of the panwhich so much used to be thought nels requiring that they should be in the days of Garrick and Barry, executed on a scale too small for still remain undistinguishable to the the size of the house. The idea it greater number of spectators, in con- self was conceived in very pure taste, sequence of the inconvenient disé not only as it paid a just complis tance at which they are placed. For ment to the greatest dramatic ger this reason, amongst others, the nius that ever delighted mankind, ambition which first led to the crea- but as it was intended to combine, tion of those enormous buildings, in one view, a more direct and sen in later times, has not only contri- sible evidence of the variety of his buted to the embarrassment of all poetical creations than could be ac theatrical property, but to the in complished, without the intervention jury of the fine art which it profess- of the sister art. A task more hoed to dignify and encourage. So norable or inore congenial to the far as the size has been contracted, brilliant capabilities of painting can in the present instance, it affords scarcely be imagined, than the effort matter for praise, and as the at- : of thus accumulating the recollectempt; however cautiously under- tions of an imperishable mind. taken, at least implies a tacit ac- But whatever qualifications may acknowledgment of the original de company our praise of the details, fect on the part of managers them- we cannot speak too highly of the selves, the Public may look forward general effect produced by this beauto its ultimate correction, when the tiful theatre. The cast of The School spirit of enterprize catches fire from for Scandal with which it opened, the rapid improvement of the age. introduced Mr. Dowton to the town As for the enlargement in the width after an absence of two years; and of the stage, there are many who he, together with Messrs. Terry, will not regard it in the light of an Elliston, and Munden, have conti-. improvement at all
. It is a general pued to keep them in good humour principle with theatrical judges, by their excellent acting. Mr. that the sooner a character disap- Young, leads in the tragic departpears from the eye of an audience ment during the absence of Mr. after the speaking is over the better, Kean, who is not expected until for the impression which a performer next month, with which statement leaves behind. This is particularly we may conclude our account of observable in comedy, where an Drury Lane for the present.
COVENT-GARDEN THEATRE. This theatre has also undergone though it betrays a manifest enalterations, but they are compara
deavour at fine writing in some pastively of a very trifling nature, sages, the execution is, upon the The removal of the basket boxes, whole, languid and uninteresting. however, has added something to The character of Ali, serious, declathe
appearance and not a little to matory, and without any relief, was the good order of the house. There given to Mr. Farren, as if managers has been but one new piece brought had determined that though there forward as yet, and that is scarcely was, no conric part in the drama, deserving of any notice. It is called there should at least be a comic Ali Pacha and is a translation from performer. Among the variety of the French by Mr. Plancha, but new appearances which have gone on at the rate of nearly one per Drury Lane Theatre with Garrick ; night since this theatre opened, Miss a circunstance which we thought Chester, in genteel comedy, and was likely to create a warmer interMiss Lacey, in tragedy, were de- est in her favour than the result cidedly the best. Miss Chester is has manifested, Miss Lacy came one of the most beautiful women on out as Belvideru, and was much apthe stage: her graceful movements plauded; but she bas only repeated qualify her to assume the airs of that character once since, and to a high life, while her vivacity sup. very thin house. A Mr. Evans plies a constant power of entertain- made his debut in Farmer Ashfield, ment. Violante, in The Wonder, but after attempting a few other and the Widow Belmour, in The parts in Mr. Emery's line, it was Way to Keep Him, has already es, evident that he was not destined to tablished a high reputation for this become a popular substitute for that lady, who may be classed among truly comic genius. Mr. Mason, the best actresses of the second rate. of the Kemble family, in Young Miss Lacy has not the same ad- Norval, was the last introduction; vantages of person; but her talents but though a youth of some proare full as considerable in her line, mise, his effort does not afford" us Şle is the grand-daughter of Mr. an opportunity of concluding our Lacy, who was joint-patentee of notice with praise.
France. His Majesty has com- thology, and is much esteemed by a muted the punishment of death, to large circle of friends. As great which Fradin and Senechault, par
interest has been made with the ticipators in the conspiracy of Ber- English Ambassador at Paris
, it is ton, were condemned, into imprison- expected that his case will be en ment; Fradin to twenty years, and quired into, as soon as possible, and Senechault to fifteen.- General Ber.
no avoidable delay will be allowed ton, Sange, and Jaglin, have been to prolong without trial his present executed, according to their sen- punishment, which is imprisonment tence. Caffe put himself to death some hours before the time fixed for SPAIN.-The acèounts from Spain, his execution. Considerable sensation has been caused by the arrest of decisive or clear, as to leave üs
since our last, aré by no means so Mr. Bowring; and the compulsory without some uncertainty, as to the departure of Sir Robert 'Wilson actual state of the internal war now from Paris. : Mr. Bowring is an
carried on by the advocates of arEnglish merchant, remarkable for bitrary power against the constitu: his literary talents, and his friend- tional forces.
Though ship with many celebrated characters, both in France and England. the contest, the preparations make
can be entertained as to the issue of Hei was arrested at Calais, in consequence of a telegraphic dispatch manly exposition made by them of from Paris, his papers searched and seized, and his person confined : he allow us to think lightly of the
the impending difficulties, will not was afterwards removed to the pric son at Boulogne, where he still re.
aided by the hope of foreign assismains, charged with facilitating a
tance. In the Northern provinces, correspondence among the disaf several actions have been fought fected part of the French people.
between the Constitutional troops Mr. Bowring is author of the ele, and the Insurgents, in which the gant volume called the Russian An- former have been generally
ful. Regiments of regulars and mi, shewn at once the extent, the sacri, litia from other parts of the king: fices, and efforts necessary to predom have been poured into Na. serve their own independence. The Va "re, Arragon, and Catalonia ; and Ministers' caļl for an augmentation every exertion is made to root out
of the regular troops to the number the factious, Colonel Tabnenca, 100,000, the organization of the with a column of 800 men, was at- militia, and (to cover all deficientacked, on the 18th of September, çies and these extra demands) a by 6000. Insurgents, near Tolva. loan of more than 7,000,000l. This The combat was very obstinate, and course is the only true and safe one the Constitutionalists retreated in for Spain ; and the calm and con good order, after spiking two pieces sistent resoluteness with which the of cannon. They lost 101 men, and new Ministers have adopted it, makes the Colonel, being surrounded on a us sanguine of success. The loan heighth, was taken prisoner; and is the most arduous part of the bur was afterwards assassinated in the siness; but we do not fear its acmost barbarous manner. It would complishment. The security Spain be difficult to describe the sensation can offer is the best in the world, produced by this event in all the provided the government be an ho cities of Spain, and particularly in nest one. It depends on no contin, Madrid. On the 24th of September gencies of commerce or manufac. a grand fete took place at Madrid, tures. The ecclesiastical property, in celebration of the installation of lands and houses, belonging to the the Cortes in 1820. The Extraor- state, are worth nearly double the dinary Cortes, held a preparatory amount of the national debt. There meeting on the 1st of October, and only wants time for the sales to be on the 7th the session was opened advantageously made; and the same in form. The King attended in vigour and honesty, which now call person, accompanied by the Queen upon the nation to meet the crisis and two Princesses, and delivered a in this manly way, are the best constitutional speech. The Deputy pledges possible for the exact fulSalyato has been chosen President, fillment of all financial obligations. · and the Deputy Dominech Vice- PORTUGALOn the 26th of SepPrecident. Both are distinguished tember, the Constitution of the Porliberals. The choice of the four tuguese Monarchy, as it has been Secretaries, who are likewise tried amended and finally completed by patriots, proves the spirit of the the labours of the Cortes, was sworn New Cortes. The day' after the to by the King. (To the bases of King's speech, two most important this Constitution, his Majesty had reports were read to that assembly: sworn, on his arrival last year, from one from the Minister of War, Lopez Brazil.) The ceremony was very Banos, the other from the Minister magnificent. The King offered four of Finance, Don Maviano Egoa. of his most splendid coaches to the They proclaim in the face of Eu- Deputation of the Cortes, which rope, that the troubles of Spain
was to present to him the Consti. have been mainly produced by the tution. The procession passed from machinations of despotism, which the Hall of the Congress to the Pas dreaded the example of freedom. lace of Queluz, through multitudes They speak of the unavoidable sus- of enthusiastic people, assembled in picions of an attack from the Holy the streets of Lisbon. As the de Alliance. They describe Portugal puties passed the houses, white hand, as a friend, and in case of need, a kerchiefs waved from the windows, sincere ally-France, (or rather the and the ladies, with which they Bourbon Gouvernment), as playing were crouded, showered flowers of the unequivocable part of a foe, while all kinds. Two ladies went down hypocritically professing"
peace to the road to offer to the illustrious and good understanding." The in- bearers of the new Social Compact, efficient force, and worse appoint- crowns interwoven with olive, lauments of the army, the progress of rel, and perpetuals~a demonstrathe Insurgents, the delapidated state tion that called forth loud and reof the finances, are all set forth with iterated acclamations of the imminute candour; and the Cortes are
The King re