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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 of 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. ries 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 tho 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. tnre 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 Francisle 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 CataJouring 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 mode 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 choice correspond with beautiful architecture; a number of with his correctness in design. His co- figures ; a bay, and a vessel just arrived louring 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 penciling, 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 Brughel. These are lits 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 Jolin, 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 3560 to 1625. “ Iis 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 his studies, being too blue." lle paintes florers with and he succeeded in an eminent degree in great skill and beauty, and in some of his his representation of beauty. He flourfarger compositions was assisted by Ru- ished in the 17th century. hens.
No. 195. The birth of Christ. GioThe department of miniature has only vanni Bolanger. A picture deserving a to boast of an Isabi and two portraits of better situation in the Gallery. This Italadies, by C. Ingham and N. Rosers. Jian historical painter, was a cotemporary
The drawings, but for the productions of the last mentioned, and likewise a puof M. Milbert, and a few others, would pil of Guido. He was principal painter be wretched indeed.
to the Duke of Modena Vn. 21. Portrait of Mademoiselle Di No. 139. An old woman by 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 MarThere are in the present exhibition erick, of Newark, N. Jersey. The fout 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 Juy, 1817, IN July 1813 an act of Parliament passed Rev. Timothy Alden, Cor. Secretary. I 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 Exeter, 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. Sereno E. Dwight has been gious persecution.
ordained as pastor of the Park-Street
church, in Boston. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
The Rev. James Coleman, and Rev. NEW AUXILIARIES TO THE AMERICAN Edward W. Wheelock, have been or. BIBLE SOCIETY,
dained in Boston, as Baptist Missionaries The Bedford County B. S. of Virginia, to India, James Turner, Cor. Sec.;--the 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, 19 missionaries. ---the Samford and Cortright young In the late visitations of the congregamen's P. C.; Delaware County, (N. J.) tions of the Protestant Episcopal Church formed the 7th July, 1817, Adam Helsic, in the state of Connecticut, from August junr. Cor. Sec.;-the Female B. S. of 6, to Septeniler 4, in 33 towns, by the Madrid, St. Lawrence County, (N. Y.) Ri. Rev. Bishop) Hobart, the number of formed in May 1817;-the Meatlville B. peesong confirined was 1975
Ant. 12. THESPIAN REGISTER.
resting and native in Hester. We cannot THE theatrical season commenced on but think, however, that she will please
I 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 Hir. 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 11th 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 Blus' 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. Simpson's Dori- is a common fault in the scenery of this court is very line; 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 Fluiter is excellent. Miss so as to appear united, and in the next Johnson made her first appearance this place to accommodate these slides the season in Liilia Hardy. Mr. Hilson's stage is disfigured and encumbered with Caleh Quotem in the afterpiece was in his planks containing grooves for them to happiest manner, and Mr. Pritchard's run on. The curtain is much more conLooney Mactuoller was a very comical venient and elegant. Irishman. The Poor Gentleman' was On the 12th the 'Soldier's Daughters poorly played on the 5th. On the oth was performed,--the part of the Widore the tragedy of Isabella' was performed, Cheerly by Mrs. Young of the Charleston sind admirably sustained throughout. Theatre. This actress was received by Mrs. Barney's Isabella was in the very the house with the most flattering plaufirst style of acting. We have never seen dits. Her face and person are preposthe part so well played,--and we have sessins ; her voice is uaileeied and disseen Mrs. Whitlock in it. We are happy tinct, and her gesture and movement are to notice this lady's improvement in the graceful and dignified. 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. too 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,
Gorernor Heurial was in perfection ; and On the 8th 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 Patty, in which she appeared to 15th. We were present but a few moadvantage, though we did not admire her ments, Ilison delighted us as usual, in costume. A Mr. Heiland, from the Dub- Sir Peter Teazle. We are astonished at lin theatre, made his debut in Ciles. 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 Flulier, Harry Bluf. credit in Firiny. We were absolutely Caleb Quolem, Timothy Quaini, and Sir astonished at her ease and animation. Peter Teazle. On the 9th the comedy of · To Marry or The 'Tragedy of Isabella' was repeatNot to. Marry' was represented. Mr. ed to a full house, on the 15th. On the Simpson's Willowear was very spiritedly 16th Mr. Young made his appearance in executed. Miss Johnson was quite inte- the part of Charles lustencourt in the
Comedy of Man and Wife.' Mrs. Young tle, where love and gratitude break the played Helen Worreti with some discri- bonds of maiden reserve, and she acknowimination, but without suificient sprighti- ledges the passion which she had long seness. Her Priscilla Tomboy in the after- cretly cherished for her deliverer. piece of the Romp' was played with life Scarcely has Alvarez, in fulfilment of his and spirit, and very much to the satisfac- oath, joined the hands of the lovers, when tion of the audience. Mr. Jones merited Count Pescara enters and produces a roycommendation in Sir Il'lioughby I'orrett, al edict, forbidding, upon pain of death, and Mirs. Baldivin was equally entitled to any licor to marry a Christian woman it in Lady Horrett. Mr. Barnes was very without previously renouncing the Maquizzical in Pouder. On the 17th to hometan faith. Alvarez demands an im Melo-dramas were performed, which we mediate abjuration of Hemeya, who findercused ourselves from witnessing. On ing that he must relinquish cithor his misthe 15th the tragedy of Pizarro' was re- tress or his religion, consents, after a viopresented. Mr. Young played the part lent inward struggle, to become an aposof the tyrant with some cliect; Mr. tate. At this critical moment, Malec, Simpson's Rolla was excellent; and Mrs. his old preceptor, who has been endeaBarnes was truly interesting in the gentlevouring to rouse the remains of his nation and affectionate Coru. The Drama of to re-assert iheir independence, in the "Abælinovas played on the 19th. Mr. hope of placing the crown of his fathers Robertson plaved flodoardo indifferently on the head of Hemeya, arrives at Grenaweli, -as Abrelino he grossly misconceiv- da. Ile employs the strong arguments ed the design of his author, in the inter- of patriotism and honour to dissuade view with the Doge, instead of assuming Heineya from his purpose, and has nearan air of inpudent, familiar raillery, he ly prevailed, wheri Florinda appears and stormed and blustered most furiously, fixes her hesitating lover. Malec, enMrs. Foung did not appearto feel the cha- raged by the effect of her charms on the racter or situation of Rosamunda. We, mind of liis pupil, advances to stab hier, were happy to see Mrs. Wheatly in Idue!- but her beauty unnerves bis arm, and he in. The afterpiece of the Spoild Child' drops the darger at her feet. Hemeya was admirably played. Mis. Young retires with Alvarez to prepare for his niade a most mischievous Lille Pichle, ahjuration ; while Malec repairs to his and Mr. Hilson's Tagewas irresistibly lu- friends, to acquaint them witli the intenddicrous. Nir. Jones and Mrs. Baldwin ed insurrection. They are interrupted did justice to Mr. and Miss Pickle. The by the sudden entrance of Hemeya, who
Tragedy of 'The Stranger' was played on advises Malec to fly, as the oslicers of the --the coch. There was no change in inquisition are coming to seize him. The the cast of the piece, the performance of undaunted Moor commands his friends to which we have already noticed. On withdraw from the danger; but though the bad we were presented with a new he has the same opportunity of escape, Tragedy, called the “Apostate,' written by he, with more resolution than prudence, R. Shiel, Esq. We find the outline of remains to be taken himself. The serthe fable of this drama sketched in a Bri- vants of the inquisition, headed by Pescatish Magazine, of which we shall avail ra, force the gates ; Malec is accused of ourselves.
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. ihe 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 lijm 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 salety to the gardens of the cas, cues his preecptor from the stake, Mals. VOL. I. xo. vi.
and his friends fly from Grenada, with recollect any tragedy bero to which Mr. Florinda, while Hemeya, left alone to de- Simpson does so much justice, by his refind the pass and afford time for their es- presentation, as he does to Hemeya ;-cape, is overpowered. Florinda is reta- and Mr. Pritchard, in Pescara, certainly ken, and as the only means of saving the has added much to his reputation; life of her lover, she consents, notwith- some passages in the performance of the Standing her solemn vow, to become the latter were exceedingly fine. Mr. Rotife of Pescara. The fifth act opens with bertson, in Malec, fortunately found a 21 exquisitely beautiful moonlight view of character to justify all the emphasis be Grenada, and the Moors, from the Alpax- could give it, though he was, hcre, too erra mountains, hastening to rescue He- monotonous, and we fear he is destined meya. The scene changes to the prison: , always to be so. Mrs. Barnes's Fiorinda Florinda enters in bridal garments to free was, on the whole, so well played, as to her lover, who spurns her when he learns add very much to the high opinion of her that she has married his mortal enemy. talents which we have ever entertained. Pescara follows his briile to the prison, Still we think, and therefore we must so and, enraged at the affection which she express ourselves, that she sometimes breathes for Hempya, orders lim, ia ranis: too much praise cannot, however, brcach of his promise, to instant death. be bestowed on some passages in her perThe executioners seize him : at this mo- formance; and, in particular, we think ment an alarm proclaims the success of the prayer she uttered in behalf of Hethe Moors. Pescara attempts to stab nera, as she leaves him, near the end of Florinda; Hemey breaks loose, wrests the first act, could not have been uttered die digter from his grasp, and pluges it in finer taste, or with a deeper ferling of tuto his heart. The Micors rush in : Ile- devotion and love. As the play, however, meya's exultation is conplete', till Florio- has been performed but once, we shall da, pale and faint, deciares that she had take another opportunity, after it has sivallowed a deadly poison before she ap- been more carefully studied, to express proached the altar. Heneya, iu despair, our opinion more at length. stabs himecll, and Florinda siuks lifeles3 On the old the operatic romance of the on the body of her lover.”
Mountaineers' was played. Mr. Young From this account of the plot of the acquitted himself very respectably in the Apostate,' it will be easily believed that arduous part of Octavian. Mr. Hilson the representation must be interesting. and Miss Johnson, as Sadi and Agnes, The plot is a good one, and the incidents contributed much to the mirth and gratiare skilfully contrived, and conduce to the fication of the audience. They sung seadvanceinent of the main action, Blin veral songs and duets with great force gion, love, patriotism, and revenge, fur- and effect. We admire the spirit which nish the motives which influence the con- animates Miss Johnson, but could wish dust of the principal persons of the play, that she were not always so earnest, so and afford fine topics of declamation. empressé in her dialogue. It is a fault, T'he style of this tragedy, though in the however, that will soon wear off, though main well-sustained, and vigorous, is too we hope her enthusiasm will not abate. deficient in simplicity and purity to es. Mr. Williams's Virolet was the same cape censure. Forced conceits are not smirking, insignificant nothing, that he nofrequently mistaken for fine thoughts, makes of every 'thing. Mrs. Groshon's and extravagant hyperbole for genuine Zorayda had, as usual, more airs than passion. With the performance we were, graces. We did hope that Mrs. Darley, on the whole, very much pleased. The in boy's clothes, would have lowered her characters were cast exactly right, ac- key a little; but she pitched her treble cording to our opinion of the talents of at the very top of her compass. the company, and all seemed to exert The Apostate was repeated on the themselves to please. We do not now 24th.
ART. 13. MONTHLY SUMMARY OF POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE. EUROPE.
quillity and obedience prevail. ManufacOTEAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. tures are reviving, and in Manchester THERE seems to be some disatiection particularly, it is stated that the manufac
1 yet remaining in the northern parts turers in woollen, iron, and of lace, are exece Great Britain, though in general tran- once more in full employment. A Bill