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The Grand Duke of Baden has pub- is kept in excellent order. The Botanical lished an Edict for the regulation of the Gardens of Upsal and of the Dublin press, and preventing the piratical ie Society are described as greatly superior printing of books in bis domimons. To in value and arrangement to this vi Ley. every author who publishes a work, den. Amongst the plants are the remains affixes his name to it, the copr-right is of vegetable antiquity, in the shape of secure during his whole lite, and during a palm, which stands in a tub in the upen one year afier isis death it is continued
air, supported by a thin frame otion to the person to whom the sale of the work; H is about fourteen feet ingh, and work is coromitted.
was raised from seed by the celebrated FRANCE.
Carolus Clus.vs, who died professor at There is now living at Marseilles, a Leyden in 1609. This plant is said to girl called Rosalia-Zaccharia Ferriol, le the palm mentioned by Linnæus in his aged ten years, and born at that city, Fralectiones in Ordines Naturales Plane of French parents, who posse ses all the turun, published by Giseke, in 1792, at characters of the Albinos. The colour Hamburgh, which Ludæus suspected to of her skin is of a dull wbite; her hair is be a Chumarops, lut which, as Dr. Smith, straight and somewhat harsh to the touch, observes bis editor, rightly refers to the and is of a shining white colour, as are Ruphis flabelliformis. It comes froin likewise ber eye-lashes and eye-brows. China and Japan; and there is a tree of Her eyes are large and rolling, the Iris this kind, and about as laige, in the Bobeing of a clear blue with red streaks, tanic Garden at Paris, and another at and the cornea of a bright and vivid red Pisa. In this garden is also the Ginkgo The sensibility of the visual organs is of the Chinese, a standard twenty feet very great, the child not being able to high; Strelitzia Regina, which has never hear much light, that of the sun obliging yet flowered in any garden out of Eng her to close her eyes. This girl, though land; the Olea Lauritolia, a new species, much detorined in person, enjoys good according to Van Royen; Royena lucida, health, and has never been atlicied with in flower, as large as a moderate hasany disease except the small-pox. She thorn tree, and thought to be very handis very fond of high seasoned food, is some; and a singular plant from the lively and intelligent. The father bas Cape, supposed to be an Echites, with chesnut-coloured hair, and appears to a large tuberous root raised high above enjoy good health; the mother is a brų- the surface of the ground, two or three nette, strong; and neither she nor ber weak stems a foot high, and large darkhusband have ever been afficted with brown flowers. In the University Liany severe disorder; she has had five brary, is Rauwoll's Herbarium, which is children who are all living, but never very magnificent, and the plants well during pregnancy was indisposed more preserved; also Boccone': Herbarium of than women usually are. All ber chile the Plants described in his Fasciculus dren, except the girl above described, Plantarum, published by Morison at Oxhave chesnut-coloured hair, and are ford, in 1674. These specimens are very perfectly well formed.
poor. Herman's Collection of Ceylon The following is a list of all the cities Plants is also here, and a volume of in France which contain a population of West India Plants, belonging to Heruan, thirty thousand people and upwards. which are very scarce in Lolland. Paris. 547,756 | Strasburgh 49,056 Holland still possesses several artists, Marseilles 96,419 | Cologlie 42,700 who maintain the glory of the ancient Bourdeaus 90,992 | Orleans 41.937 Dutch Sct.col. M. Bucu, director of the Lyons 88,919 | Amiens
41,279 academy of design at Amsterdam, is e Rouen :
87,000 | Nisines 39,594 timated to be a good histor cal printer, Turia 79,000 'Bruges 33,632 The pictures of flowers and sea pieces, by Nantz 77,169 Augers 33,000 De Vanos are spoken of with great Brussels 66,297 | Mntpellier32,723 praise. The landscapes of HAAG, and Antwerp 56,313 Metz 32,099 the animals of ShouwNaN, are much esGbent 55,161 Caen 30,923 teemed. Kriper, las esercised his peite Lisle
54,756 | Rheims 90,225 cil with success in allegorical pieces, and Toulouse 50,171 | Alexandria 30,000 Pon Man has given specimens of discire Liege 50,000 ( Clermont 50,000 guished talents in engraving kuiper's two
pictures of Peace and War. VINCIES The Botanical Garden at Leyden, and Hodges have long enjoyed the repuoccupies about four acres of land, and tation of skilful engravers, SCHEVIGNAS
has obtained a prize given by the Na- for the best piece of sculpture; a prize tional Economical Society, for a new in- of 2000 forins for the best engraving. vention of engraving in imitation of chalk, Eleven pupils are to be sent to Rome and the Society of Maerlein bas bestowed and Paris, and are to reside two years in another on HORStock, a painter of Alk- each of those cities. maer, who lias found out a method of The Lectiones Attica, a MS work of rendering water-colours more durable. M. Lussac, which was intended for the
The number of students in the univer- press, has been saved from the dreadful sity of Leyden does not at present ex- catastrophe of Leyden. M. Lussac himceed two hundred, and those of Utrecht selt perished in the ruins. A great numthree hundred and sixty.
ber of Arabic MSS. have been destroyed The library of the University of Ley- by the same unfortunate explosion. den is celebrated through Europe for the many valuable specimens of Oriental li There had long been in the city of Geterature with which it abounds. Golius, noa, an hexagonal vase, known by the on his return from the East, and who at- naine of Sacro Cutino (the sacred plate), terwards tilled with great reputation the which was supposed to be an emerald, Arabic professorsbip of the university, eu- and, consequently of inestimable value. riched this valuable depository of learn- On plundering Italy during the Revoluing with inany Arabic, Turkish, Chaldean tion it was sent to Paris, and deposited and Persian manuscripts. Joseph Sca- in November last, by the Emperor's ore liger bequeathed his valuable collection ders, in the cabinet of antiquities in the of llebrew books to it. The precious imperial library. This vase was consiinanuscripts contained here are said to dered as a precious relic; and Father exceed eiglit thousand. Since the last Gactano, a' learned Augustine mionk, war commenced, no addition of English published in 1727, at Genoa, a Disserpublications has been made to this li- tation, in which le inserted all the subrary, which contains the Transactions thorities that tended to prove that this of the Royal Society, and of the Society was the very vase in which the Paschal of Antiquaries of London, and the Histos Lamb bad been served up to Christ and ries of Gibbon, Robertson, and Hume. his Apostles, on the even of bis Passion. The king of Spain presented this library fle accounted for its falling into the with some magnificent folios, descriptive hands of the Genoese in the following of the Antiquities of Herculaneun. Most manner; these people distinguished themof the books are bound in fine white selves in the first Crusade, and particuvelluin, and decorated with consider- larly at the taking of Cæsarea in 1101. able taste and splendour. There is a An inmense booty was found in this Museum of Natural History, principally place, which was divided into three collected by Professor Allemand, con- parts, one of which consisted of nothing taining some fine ores, corals, and peh. but the Sacro Catino. All the Crusaders bles, and also some rare quadrupeds and agreed, that the Genoese should be reampbibin; also a young ostrich in the compensed for their intrepidity in first egg; the nautilus with the animal in it, entering the town by having the first and some papilios. In the anatomical choice; and they chose the Sacro Catino. theatre are the valuable preparations of They kept it with the most sacred care, Albious, and amongst then some speci- in a receptable made in the wall of the meus of the progress of ossification in the cathedral at Genoa, the keys of which fætus.
were deposited with the most distinguishThe King of Holland bas appointed a ed personages of the republic. No perdirector-general of the Fine Arts, to son was permitted to touch it, and it was whom will be committed the care and shewn to the faithful only twice a year, superintendance of the Royal Museum, at a great festival. Thus it was not posa and of those in the departments. He sible to examine whether the vase was an is to be president of the Academy of emerald or not; but this examination Aris, and editor of a Journal, a number has just taken place by a committee of of which is to appear every month; and chemists froin the Institute, Guyton, will endeavour by all means in his power Vauquelin and Haay. They have de to attract celebrated artists to the Hague. clared that the Sacro Catino is nothing Every year the Academy will adjudge a more than a piece of coloured glass, but prize of 3000 forins for the best picture, they think it worthy of preservation on the subject of which is to be taken from the account of its having been such an object national history, and one of equal salue of devotion, and because it is a curious Mox TnLY MAG., No. 158.
specimen of the art of glass-making in the
AMERICA. Lower Empire, at such an early period. Dr. Nevin, who was exiled to AmeIt'is supposed to have been made about rica for the part he took in ihe rebellion the time when Constantine established in Ireland, and who at present resides at the seat of his empire at Byzantium. New York, is employed in writing the
An old national diversion has lately History of Ireland for the last Twenty been revived at Pisa, by order of the Years, in which it is said be has made queen of Etruria. It is called Giuoco great progress. del Ponte. As the River Amo divides A traveller has presented to the Mothe town into north and south; one hun seum of Baltimore, an enormous tooth dred and eighty inhabitants of the north of a Mammoth, brought by him from the quarter contend with an equal number banks of the Missouri. He says, thal, of the south quarter, for the possession of while engaged with other persons in reirs marble bridge. They attack by divi- searches relative to the existence of sions of thirty, and the struggle lasts mines in the neighbourhood of the river, three quarters of an hour, consisting in they found a space of about a quarter of the parties pushing against and driving a mile of extent wholly corered to the back each other. Those who penetrate depth of six feet, with bones of an enorbeyond the middle of the bridge are pro- mous size. He offers to procure for any claimed victors. The contest concludes person who will pay him for the expence with a splendid repast, and a ball. Pisa and trouble, a complete skeleton of the having been founded by a Greek colony, Mammoth, fifty-four feet in length, and this festival is thought to be a remnant twenty-two feet in height. Each of the of the ancient Greek games. It had jaw bones has eight enormous grinders. ceased to be celebrated for the last twen- It is hoped further researches will be ty-two years.
made on the spot by some intelligent na
turalists. The University of Coimbra has been Through the spirit of enterprize that enriched by the acquisition of the distinguishes the emigrants, the arts and large library of M. Hasse, who died sciences begin to be introduced in Loui jately at Lisbon. The scarce books siana. Schools have already been eslaand MSS. in that library amount to blished in several villages. The inhabiabout 12,000 volumes. Besides some tants of New Orleans bave petitioned Latin and Spanish works of the fifteenth Congress to found a college, to be sicentury, the student will there find the tuated two miles from that city, where best works on Spanish and Portuguese there will be less danger from the bilou literature, and almost every thing that fever, which prevails during the autumua! exists either in print or MS. relative months. A journal has been begun at to the Portuguese Laws and Legisla- St. Louis, entitled the Missouri Corsetion.
spondent and Illinois Gazette.
MONTHLY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS. The Use of all New Prints, and Communications of Articles of Intelligence, are requested.
WHE finished and unfinished portraits Hobnelią... TH
9 19 6 of the late John Opie, Esq. R.A. Spartan Boy
18 18 0 which remained in his possession at the A Girl at breakfast and a Dog.... 19 8 time of his death, were last month sold by Portrait of Mr Bowles, the Che
9 19 6 auction by Mr. Peter Coxe. Some of
rokee Chief his slight and unfinished sketches sold at
A Child studying the Horn-book a low rate, 'but such as were in a more
Portraits of Mrs. Robinson and finished state, generally speaking, pro Mr. Boswick, from Sir J. Rey. duced a liberal price. The subjoined nolds account comprehends several that come The Grecian Daughter, after ko.326 under both these descriptions :
A subject from a ballad of Mrs. 128 3 O Sketch of a Head, being a study for
John Hunter's, &c. the Samuel in the possession 7 7 0 A Village Girl in a Landscape.
of Sir J. Leicester, Bart..... A Watchman and his Dog, a
Portrait of Mary Wolstonecroft}s oo small upright...
41 10 6
The Infant Hercules, after Sir
Sir1 12 00
His Royal Higbress William Frederic, Duke of J. Reynolds ..
Gloucester and Edimburgb, painted by Sir Musidora, from Thomson's Seasons 25 0 0 William Beechy, R.A. and engraved and Juliet in the Garden Scene 56
publisbod by W. Say, Norton-street, Mary-inA Female, with a Parrot, &c .... 58 0
bone. Gil Blas, wresting the Keys from
}45 0 Dame Leonarda.
From what cause it has arisen we do A Lady clothing a Cottager's Family 125 0 0
not presume to determine, but certain it Sleeping Nymph, Cupiu and Satyr 65
is that the portraits of the Royal fainily The last picture in the sale was,
have been rarely so delineated and enthe Laughing Girl, by Sir J. 430 O O graved, as to merit being placed in any Reynolds, and it sold for
very high class as prints. This portrait The history of this admirable painting is, however, an exception to the general is somewhat curious. It was originally rule, for it is painted in a manner worthy purchased by the conductors of the Pă of Sir W. Becchey, and extremely well lygraphic Society for fifty pounds, and engraved in mezzotinto. from it they took innumerable copies. Earl Camden, K.G.I. Hoppner, Esq. R. A. pinxit. When the scheme was abandoned, and
W. Wara sculpt. the pictures in their possession sold, it This is a very respectable portrait, was purchased by Mr. Opie. The price and engraved in mezzotinto, in a very Dow given for it, evinces the high esti
good style. mation in which the admirers of the fine arts hold the works of the late President
The Rev. Walter Blake Kirwan, Dean of
Killala. M. A. Shee, R. A. pinxit. Engraved of the Royal Academy; and it does credit to the present times, by proving that we
and publisbed by G. Clint. beve men of discernment sufficient to see
This portrait was exhibited a year or the beauties of a capital performance, two ago at the Royal Academy, and we though the painter was neither an ancient
remember being struck with it, and master nor a foreigner, but a modern, thinking it an exceedingly well painted and an Englishman.
picture of a popular divine. The painter Large as the sum it sold for may seem,
Las given bim a singularly sprnce appearit sinks to a mere milk-score when com ance: how far that may be cunsonant to pared with the five thousand guineas, for
the original, we do not know; the same which a picture by Rembrandt was
character is, however, transferred to the last month struck down at Christie's print, which is engraved with great spirit Auction-room, Pall-mall. We have and fidelity in mezzotinto. been told, that it was bought in by the Alexander the First, Emperor of all tbe Russisse proprietor, and afterwards sold by private
Published for Ackermann. contract to a wealthy connoisseur for five
The emperor is delineated in his mithousand pounds. This picture was litary dress, with hat and feather, star painted for a pensionary of Holland, and and garter, &c. and in colours has a most remained in liis fanily until the subjuga- splendid appearance. The character of tion of that country by the French, when
the face is extremely spirited. The porit was with all possible secrecy and disa trait froin which it was copied, was patch conveyed along the shores of the brought to England by Mr. Peterson, Baltic to a port, from whence it was
and is said by all who have seen tbe orishipped for England. It is unquestione ginal, to be a very accurate resemblance. ably a capital, a inost capital, picture; most of the figures are extremely fine, and James, Earl of Malmesbury, K.B. of bis Ma
T. the light diffused over the whole is in
jesty's most Honourable Privy Council.
Lawrence, R.A. pinxit. Engraved and pub. imitable, and perhaps, as consonant to
lisbed by W. Ward. truth and nature, as the art of painting can possibly represent. It is not only in
This is a good print; but the lights and Rembrandt's best manner, but it is the shades are rather violently opposed, Gnest picture we ever saw from his
which renders it in some degree spotty.
pencil. Still, the sum said to be paid for it Daniel Lambert. H. Singleton, pinxit. C. Turis immense.
mer sculpt. published by Daniel Lambert. Mrs. Opie has presented an elegant Among all the portraits which the print from a design by Smirke, to all collectors of heads have got together, ihe gentlemen who attended the funeral (and the late Mr. Gulston had upwards of her deceased husband. A similar of twenty thousand,) it will not be easy print was presented to all the friends of to tind one who may more truly be de Sir Joshua Reynolds, who attended the nominated a very great man. The
picreinains of that artist to the grave. ture was well painted; and as to resern
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blance it is not likely that a man of Mr. dates for national celebrity. They have Lambert's capacity, will be mistaken for recently announced to those who studied any other person. The print is engraved in the Gallery last summer, their intenin mezzotinto, and a good copy of the tion of giving a premium of ove hurdred original.
pounds for the best original picture, A portrait of Master Betty, engraved which shall be sent to the Gallery in the by Mr. Heath, from the late Mr. Opie's ensuing summer; fifty pounds for the picture, is recently published. The pain- second in merit; and forty pounds for ting bore a very striking resemblance to the third. the original : we do not think the print We have ever since the commence is quite so happy in the likeness. In ment of this Magazine, endeavoured to what class will tuture collectors place this poiut out any productions of art young gentleman; among the players or science which were either ancient or the parsons? He is said to be preparing modern, it deemed worthy or public alhimself for the church, and he will not tention; and are sorry that we have be the first theatrical divine. Many, why bitherto in a degree overlooked stained may be so denominated, have made glass, an article bow in very bigh request much noise in the pulpit and the world ainong persons of the tirst taste, and
again becoming the favourite decoration
of our churches. Bobtail, tbe Property of Lord Egremont; and Parasol, belonging to the Duke of Grafton;
" Where storied windows, richly dight, being the bird and fourth Plates of Horses,
Cast a dim religious light." painted, engraved, and published, by J.Wbas A very large collection of specimens, sell, Winchester-row, Puddington.
painted in tbe year 1500, &c. &c. from These are very good prints in their one guinea to one hundred guincas eachi, way, and to gentlemen of the turf must are now selling at the gallery at No. 97, be highly interesting.
Pall-mall. Tbe roomswoich contain this Messrs. Boydell & Co. bave published collection are open to the public from Number One and Two of“ Finished Etcb- ten till live o'clock; we shall not there ings,” by Letitia Byrne; and they do great fore attempt to describe what it is imhonour to the very ingenious artist, being, possible to convey an idea of by words; generally speaking, eminently pictu- nor will the limits of this publication perresque and beautiful,
mit us to specify the subjects. Suffice it Proposals are issued for a print of the to say, that they consist of whole lengte Battle of Maida, to be engraved and figures, Scripture History, &c. &c. &c. published by A. Cardon, from a picture We have lately seeni a medallion of painted by P. I. de Loutherbourg, which General Washington, published by Mr. is to be taken from drawings made on the Eccleston, of Lancaster, price one wpea. spot by Captain Pierpoint
On the obverse is the General's portrait, Mr. Ackermann has published a fourth taken from an original painting. On Number of Bryan's Drawing-Book; and the reverse, an Ainerican Indian, with the opinion we gave of it in last month's his bow and arrow, and an appropriate Retrospect, is amply confirmed by a very legend. The dies are engraved by one rapid sale, and universal approbation.
of the first artists in that line, ai Bir To the very picturesque and beautiful mingham, and the relieto is remarkably portrait of Mrs. Duff, (which he published ligh and bold. a few weeks since) there is now added the The portrait is said to be a rery strie following lines :
king likeness; and the res einblance of a
man who eftected so great a change in “ Stranger or friend, in this faint sketch behold
the western world will naturally excite An Angel's figure in a mortal mould;
curiosity. How devoutly is it to be In human beauty though the form excell'd,
wished, that gratifying this curiosity, and Each feature yielded to the mind it held. transmitting an idea of his person to Heav'n claim'd the spark of it's ethereal posterity, may induce bis successors in fame,
that extensive republic, or men in the And earth return'd it spotless as it came most elevated situations in Europe, to So die the good, the beauteous, and the kind, ernulate liis virtues. And dying leave a lesson to mankind The portraits of Doctor Simbel
C. I." Jobuson, wbich have been hitherto put It is highly to the honour of the British lished, were taken at an advapced period Institution, that they so generously en- of his life, when his sight was very much couraye young artists to become candie impaired. A picture of this greai man,