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with the portrait of Chaudet. He Fiorillo says, have the air of being speaks of Taunay as of a historical done in a dark chamber : this ac.
painter. It is true that he has cusation might have been spared, 3 done some historical pieces ; but as well as that of his compositions
his name has been confounded being flat and common. He ought with others. Taunay has a pecu- rather to have spoken of the beau. liar style of painting of his own. ties to be found in Demarne's He is excellent at figures, rural landscapes ; and he ought to have > scenery, and architecture: he com- said that he paints animals exposes well, and varies his manner: tremely well, and that his pencil is no person has wrought more than very careful. he has done, and there is genius in We find the name of Ommeevery thing he undertakes.
ganck in M. Fiorillo's work ; but Chaudet, the sculptor, is men- we are astonished not to find it tioned with eulogium for his pic- said that he paints well, and that ture representing the Flight of none can portray sheep better than Æneas : but his designs ought he does. also to be mentioned. “The Tri- I did not know that the youngest umph of Psyche" is very fine: he of the Redoutés paints or designs
made several designs for Didot's flower-pieces only: he belonged ... grand edition of Racine. He is to the expedition to Egypt, and
an engraver also. His designs are has carried the art of drawing well composed and well executed. fishes in water colours to a perfec
Thibault, the architect, is only tion which leaves nothing for us to mentioned for some pictures he did desire. 1. ten years ago ; the author, there. M. Fiorillo charges the French -, fore, has never heard of the grand with unsuccessfully imitating the
and fine landscape he painted for Flemish painters ; but they had ! prince Louis, in which Rinaldo and no occasion to imitate them at all. Armida are represented. M. Fio. Taunay, Demarne, Drolling, Swe. rillo is not acquainted with the bach, mademoiselle Gerard, Boily, pieces in water colours by this and others, have produced pictures master ; he does not know that in which, without being copied after
this branch he has surpassed all the Flemish, will do honour to that went before him. I shall their genius with posterity.
only mention his View near Tivo- I have thus corrected the de. li, and that of the Village of Est. fects I have found in running over M. Fiorillo is also ignorant of the work of M. Fiorillo ; and I Thibault's performances in archi- must do him the justice at the tecture and in perspective : this same time to say, that his works artist has begun a work upon per- contain some well written articles, spective, which when published and that he is acquainted with litwill be a treasure to the arts. His erature; but he writes hastily. In studies in China ink are full of order to compose a work upon the truth and beauty.
state of the arts in any country, it In naming Bourgeois, some- requires a long time to collect mathing should have been said of his terials, particularly when the aubistre drawings, which are very thor is not in the country itself. fine. His Bridge of Seves sur- It would be tedious to mention passes every thing of the kind. in detail the artists whom M. Fio.
The pictures of Demarne, M. rillo has entirely forgotten; I shall merely mention their names with Gamelin, who lives at Carcass some notes, in order that he may sonne, in the south of France, has inquire for their productions, if he great talents for battle pieces, it ever gives, what is very much to is a misfortune to him that he does be desired, a second edition of his not live in a great city. Historical work.
pieces are not his forte, however Among the pupils of Casanova but in the country a painter must we look in vain for the names of do every thing. Norblin, Mayer, Duverger, and of Pillement senior, who is still Duvivier. Norblin is one of the living at Lyons, ought to have been first battle painters: he lived a well known by the author : a great long time in Poland : he paints deal has been engraved from his well, and his composition is agree- designs. Even Woollett has renable. I am in possession of some dered him immortal : the designs fine designs of his in bistre and most easily made by him are al. Indian ink. Mayer died very ways the best. young, and was buried at Erme- Perignon' has done some draw. nonville by the side of J. J. Rous- ings with a very agreeable touch: seau. He possessed a great gë- the designs for M. de la Borde's nius. Duverger died young also: Travels in Switzerland are by him. I know several very fine designs They all belong at present to M. of his. · Duvivier, who remained Van der Nuil of Vienna. They with his master until he died, lives are well done ; but perhaps he at Vienna, and paints with great had not sufficient genius to seize success.
upon the grand masses in this maLantara painted and designed jestick country. Nature in a cutin the taste of Claude Lorrain, and tivated state, and nature in a savage his pictures have an agreeable ef. state, should be represented in a fect; his designs, generally in different manner. If the latter black crayons, are very much does not strike an artist, he cannot sought after.
do it justice. Po M. de Boisseu, of Lyons, a true Moreau junior is not named at amateur, is one of the best de- all. His talents are surely known, signers I know : no one is superi- however, in Germany : the nuour to him in using Indian ink: merous works of this man, unique his landscapes are true portraits of in his line, have been almost allennature ; the very hour of the day graved. I shall instance his deis observed in them : 'his figures, signs for two editions of Voltaire. his animals, every thing is beauti. His fertile genius prevents us from ful in his designs. M. Boisseu accusing him of copying himself, engraves in a manner which leaves far less of stealing from others ; him few rivals.
his subject always penetrates his The painters of Geneva are en mind in such a manner, that his tirely forgotten by the author. design never fails of becoming an The works of St. Ours, Vaucher, excellent picture. His composi. Topper, Larrive, Linck, and oth- tions are wisely conceived, and his ers, deserve his attention.
figures are well drawn ; his deProfessor Jay, of Grenoble, signs, which are generally in bistre ought to have been named: he has or Indian ink, are neither too much been in Italy, and designs land nor too little finished. I hope that Scape and figures extremely well. France will long retain this esti
mable artist. Posterity will be work of his ; it is bis Travels in unable to conceive how one man Italy, comprising more than four could have found time to make all hundred studies and designs. Banks the drawings which go by his was educated by Casas, and travname. The industrious man who elled in Italy for him: he excelled is endowed with genius, produces in water colours. Laurentz dehe knows not how.
signs animals very well, and seizes His brother, known by the name upon effects with propriety : his of Moreau the landscape painter, pencil is astonishing. Mandewar died a long time ago : he painted is a landscape painter; he is chiefly with great facility, but was not al- known for the light and agreeable ways careful, in his works! his manner in which he works with tone is pot always the truest in lead pencils. Bera designs natuthe world.
ral history well; he is a pupil of Wille, the engraver, is still Redouté, and he endeavours to alive. He is the patriarch of ar- follow the footsteps of his master. tists, and is now ninety-two years Brijandet, an able landscape paint. old. The revolution destroyed his er, is dead. In his trees we obfortune, and only his life was serve that he studied nature much, saved : if to have laboured much and that he studied her with good and well, and to have done great effect. No man can paint a head service to the arts, deserves a re- better than Wallin ; it is a pity he compence, it is surely Wille who has not studied nature ; his incordeserves it. He was the reviver rectness, perhaps, would have been of engraving in France, which less. The two Ozanes are excelseemed to have been lost, since the lent at designing sea pieces : one days of Edelinck, Audran; Drevet, of them has engraved a great deal, and others. The “ Musiciens am- and has done it well. They are bulans” and his « Cleopatra” will acquainted with the forms of vesalways entitle him to enjoy the sels, and they give them in an aepithets we have now given him. greeable manner. Bergevin deAll that Europe can boast of in signs very well with the pen, and point of engraving has come from composes bas reliefs with facility. his school. His leisure hours Mistback gave great hopes. He were employed in designing, and designed landscape well, and exegenerally in studying rural scenes. cuted with care the details of archi
Wille junior has done several tecture. He was a pupil of Bepictures; but for these some years langer. The journey he made past he has not painted any thing: with M. Bianco de Brant in the he handles his pencil in a most south of France did him great serwonderful manner. His designs vice. He died last year. in black crayons are carefully · Percier, the architect, has made done ; and there are some colour some fine designs in water colours, ed ones to which the same remark consisting of antique and archiapplies.
tectural subjects : he has an exLa Fontaine is one of the best , quisite taste for furniture. painters of domestick scenery. Baltard, the architect, favouraGanda would have been far for- bly known by several works, deward as an artist by this time, if signs architecture and landscape he had not died too soon : I am extremely well. in possession of a very precious Bertaux, who has been distinguished generally by the name of desirous of returning : the small the modern Callot, designs with heads are full of expression; the an astonishing facility. I have composition is agreeable, and the seen, with very great pleasure, bis Mercury is of an astonishing lightpen and ink design of the Battle of ness. The other is Time extin. Austerlitz, which he is engraving guishing the Torch of Love. One for placing below the portrait of of the first painters said it was the French emperor.
worthy of Julio Romano ; I have Pillement junior, whom I ought therefore nothing to add. Boichot to call the first landscape engraver, designs very well after the old designs perfectly well this kind of masters ; he prefers the Florendrawing
tine school. Naudet is one of those Several sculptors are distinguish artists who unitęs in one person all ed for their designs. The name the qualities of a travelling painter. of Moitte has been for a long time He has accompanied me for these favourably known among the ama. five years past in my travels. The teurs of designs : a great deal has five hundred designs, which are been engraved after him. His de. the fruit of these travels, will prove signs are well composed and well the accuracy of my opinion. conceived. Taunay, the sculptor, I may have still omitted some his pupil, has not made many de- very distinguished artists, who may signs, but they are very fine ones. have been forgotten by M. Fiorillo I possess two of them ; one repre. also ; and as I have trusted to my senting Charon, to whom Mercury memory alone, my only desire has has delivered the Shades of those been that it should not deceive me who are to pass the Styr: all seem too often,
For the Anthology. GENTLEMEN,
HAVING, in the Anthology of as nearly as human passions may last month, given admission to cer- admit, impartial? He confesses, ta in strictures upon a poem, ex- that to him the original poem was tracted from the Port Folio, and communicated previous to its pubentitled “ A Picture of Boston," lication, while truly, and upon the may it not also be presumed that honour of a gentleman, he disclaims you will, with equal willingness, any part or interest in the compoadmit an opinion, somewhat op- sition, excepting that of friendship, posed to that of your correspon- good will and discriminating jusdent, and that no exclusive nor tice. ex-parte attention is to be appre- Though far from giving unhended from the pages of your in- qualified approbation to a sentistructive miscellany?
ment declaring the Exchange of Will you afford place and pa. Boston to be of christian jews the tronage to the simple judgment of prey,' neither does it appear to me a recluse, who loves the Muses, just or decent to adopt the lanwithout being their favourite or guage of the criticism in so un. their follower; of course uninflu- ceremoniously styling the poet a enced by hope, and inemulous of liar,' since to try what the critick reward, thence unprejudiced, and, chooses to denominate a satirical”. poem by the standard of literal, un- teft-handed and insolent,' with a varnished matter of fact, were to wonder' from what Bedlam this reduce poetry to prose, and to re: maniack escaped,' who, é instead of quire from a work of imagination ruminating and grazing at large on the properties of a political pam- Parnassus, without shackle or clog phlet. But the merit of the poe- on any of his feet, claims from his tick composition, as such, is not friends the 'stern discipline and analysed by him, for his positive strait waistcoat of the cells.' In assertion that the author has ex. fact, this fine discussion displays posed a flaccid muscle, poorly' the very reverse of argument or propped by ill concealed fragments, detection, since it advances much filfered from real poets, does and proves nothing, having more in fact prove nothing, unless the of the asperity of personal pique, ' flaccid muscle were displayed, than the rational conclusion of corand the 'pilferings made visible. rect taste and mature judgment. In neither instance has the atá Neither can I agree with the crittempt been made.
ick in considering the metropolis The present writer is tolerably' of New-England wantonly calumwell read in the poets ; yet niated,' and the ' WHOLE CITY hol. he has hitherto delected in the den up to contempt, as destitute of - Picture of Boston' neither pilvirtues,' &c. &c. since the poet has fering's' not imitations.' : Further, given his admiration and bestowed when the critick observes that these his eulogy upon Boston, not only miserable calumnies are crutched for its scite and many advantages upon rhyme and hobble about in of local charms and attraction, but measures of poetry, stilted but not also as highly gifted in mind and elevated, it appeared a little odd morals, thus to see crutches and stilts so blend
“ Yet fair thy hills in summer pride are ed together, since brought to the
seen, test of real life it is thought they The bright stream curling mid their would rather interfere.* If the
slopes of green, rhymes really hobble, it only shows
While the near ocean, broadening on a bad ear in the poet, respecting Gives all Pheacia sought, or Carthage
the view, which allegation the lines must knew. speak for themselves.
Even man, whose mind the stamp of But the sentiments of the poem
wisdom bears, is most particularly canvassed by And in the image of a God appears, the critick, while the poet, in his Those “sons of soul," by heaven to earth
resigned, individual capacity, is accused of Friends ! patrons ! and instructors of lying and stealing, and also termed mankind! * false and malignant," singularly Even these are seen mid severing clouds
* to shine,
And all the splendor of their fame is * Note by the Editors.
thine." “ Stilts—SUPPORTS,ON WHICH BOYS taise themselves, when they walk.” John. From which general characterisson's Dictionary
tick the poet proceeds to individuPray, most critical Madoc, may not alize distinguished excellence, not boyish imbecility stilt-i. e. support with an implication that genius is itself, even upon crutches ? And should dulness hitch its gravitating mass upon indiscriminately suffered to pine in rhyme, would it thereby attain any real neglect and disregard, since the elevation ?
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