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For though at me no vulgar stare,
The deep-drawn sigh no lady fetch ;
DEATH ON THE PALE HORSE.
Mr. Dunlap's third great picture, “ Death on the pale Horse," having recently appeared before the public, and having attracted very general attention, our readers may be gratified by a short description of the work, which is all we can at present give. In our next number we will enter into a more minute and critical examination of its merits.
It is avowedly founded upon the design of Mr. West, but painted without any knowledge of Mr. West's picture, except the very small outline published some years ago in the PortFolio.
The painting now under consideration is 20 feet in length, and the figures in the foreground at least 6 feet 6 inches in height. The strength of light, shadow, and colouring, is proportioned to the magnitude, and the effect produced is decidedly beyond that of any picture we have seen.
The centre is occupied by the King of Terrors on his pale horse, darting his destructive lightnings in every direction, and trampling on his victims with unrelenting fury. Immediately in his path is a domestic groupe, who, in the pride of youth and health, are blasted by the breath of the demon-horse. beautiful female, a wife and mother, sinks dying, though supported by her husband, and evinces, in her last agony, the mother's tenderness, by clasping her arms about her children. Her daughter is endeavouring to assist ber, and her infant son has sunk dead from her embrace. This is the great point in the picture.
The left of the picture is occupied by the white, the red, and the black horses, with their respective riders; and the right, by a most spirited combat between men and the beasts of the earth, in which the latter are victorious.
Our limits do not permit us to enter more into detail, but we shall take an early opportunity of giving our opinion of the merits and demerits of this very uncommon composition.
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*** The continuation of the Review of Beltrami's Discovery of the Sources of the Viississippi, is deferred to the next nuinber.
ERRATA IN THE LAST NUMBER.
Page 364, last line, read New-York Historical Society Library.
368, 1, 21, for divers read direr.