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“ The Ruse," a Maternal Address ; from the Po. Mrs. Robinson, has been very ingeniously
ems of ibe late Mrs. Robinson, set us a Duett hundled by Mr. :ssex. lle has not only for Two Voices also a Song for a sing' atted to them a welody characterised by Puice. Composed by T. Essex, B.ic. Mus. much sweetness and justuess of expresOxon 2:
sion, but which is su regulated as to forin "THE Rose" (he words of which are a compleat cunon of two in one, or in
such a production, and we are too well making due allowance for the compass aware not to award its author all due within which the three parts were obliged praise; and we hope Mr. E. will be in- to be contineri, the construction of the duced by the favourable reception of this harmony is not only fair, but ingenious. composition to continue to oblige the two favourite Gles for Three Voices, with ex public with his labours.
Accompaniment for be Piare-forte. Come
posed by Theodore Smirb, Esq. 2s. The Four Seasons," composed for the Pianoforte, and dedicated 10 Colonel Lord Blayney, We adınire the ease of style and simby Signora Domenico Briscoli, Composer and plicity of construction by which these Director of Music so the Lourb Regiment, and glees are characterized. We cannot, Master of tbe Royal College of Pieta de Torck- perhaps, say that the combination is every ini of Naples 5s.
where of the first order, or wholly free We find in“ the Four Seasons" a coue from violations of the established laws şiderable display of spirit, gevius and va. of harmony; but taste and fancy hart riety. With the representation of Spring well compensated the little lapses of theand Summer, we are particularly pleased. ory, and the general etfeet will be found The music of the fields and woods is highly gratifying to the lovers of this soclosely imitated, and the rural scenes cial and interesting. species of composiand circumstances of both scasons ac
tion. quainted with a force and justness that The Duke of Bedford's Grand Slow and Quick must both strike and deliglit every criti- Marcb. Composed and arranged for the
Harp, er Piano-forte, by T. Cooke, of tbe Theo Number VII. of RECREATION. Composed
kire Royal, Dublin. 25. for ibe Piane-forte by Mr. Latour. 1s. 6d. These marches are distinguished by a This piece consists of the well-known considerable portion of martial spirit
The dignity of the one and the animaair of Nobody's coming to woo" worked into a kind of rondo, and is heightened tion of the other bespeak both talent and and embellished by a variety of Fanciful judgment, and announce Jr. Cooke as and appropriate additions, which renderit a very respectable composer. equally desirable with the previous num
The favourite Bellad of " Nobody coming bers of this favourite and popular series of marry me." Arranged as a Rorde for ice piano forte exercises, and do much credit
Piano.foric, by W. Slapp. 13. 60. to Mr. Latour's laste and ingenuity.
This little exercise for the piano-forte
is of a pleasing and simple description, Le Retour de l'Eré, a favourite Divertimento and merits to be recomiended to the al
for the Piano-forte, wish an Accompaniment tention of all young practioners on that (ad libitum) for tbe Gern:an Flute or Violin. instrument. Composed by 7. Monro. 45.
“ The Tear," a favourite Song, sung by Miu Mr. Munro, the author of the admired
Parke at the Balls and Londor Corcuts. pieces of Luuru and Lenza, and the
Composed by M. Rawzziri. Tbe Words by Dutchess of Bedford's Il'ults, &c. has pro- Sir George Dallas. 1s. 60. duced under the above title, a pleasingly
The melody of this little song, though varicd, and well arranged exercise for the instrument for which it is designed. attractively and expressively conceived.
not without some faults in its rhythin, is The whole is comprised in five move. The passages are natural and conaccted, ments which succeed each other wit's ex. and the accompaniment is castefully comcellent effect, while the accompaniinent
structed, is conducted with a taste and an ingenuity inuch above what we tind in the cominon Six Divertimentos for ibe Piano-forte, wirb en examples of the day.
Accompaniment for a German Flute. Care
posed by J. Herring. 6s. " My Morber," a Gle for Three Soprana These divertimentos are of that easy Voices. Composed by J. H. Leffler. 25
simple cast, that particularly fits thera Mr. Leffler has employed these in- for juvenile practice; at the sainie time teresting words in the formation of a they are conceived with that freedom piece of vocal farmony as agreeable as and pleasantness of fancy that cutinot it is familiar. Considering the little lati- fail to please the generality of hearers tude attorded for variety, the effect is The passages lie tatourably for the tinas free from monotony as could well gers, and will be found rery improving be expected; and at the same time, to the young student,
" If it be Love," an Ariette, sung by Mrs. neither should we, in candour, place it
Vaugban at the Vocal Concerts, Hanom balow mediocrity. ver-square. Composed by J. F. Burrowes, “ Love was a Liile Blooming Boy,” a Ballad 2s.
composed by Richard Ligb:. 1 This song, the words of which are The words of this pleasing ballad are written by George Saville Carey, is taken from Mrs. Robinson's novel of Annot without merit. Some of the ideas gelina, and are here annexed to an agreeare tasteful, and the expression is tolera able and analogous melody. The pas. bly appropriate; and if we cannot ranksages are smooth, easy, and flowing, and it with the first productions in its kind, the bass is chosen with judgment,
MONTHLY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS. The Uje of all New Prints, and Communications of Articles of Intelligence,
are requested. THE EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL able effect. But we survey with eagerACADEMY.
ness whatever tends to perpetuate the meTH
WHIS is the thirty-ninth Exhibition, mory of this lamented licro, and forgive
and in the rooms there are many a picture being destitute of those attracgood pictures; nine of them are by two tions, which in less interesting subjects celebrated artists lately deceased : when may be deemed essentials. we inspect the works of a painter whose The Immortality of Nelson. This conproductions we have for several years tains the picture part of the preceding held in high estimation, and reflect, that sketclı, painted in a larger size. the mind which conceived them bas quit- No. 175. Puul and Barnabas rejecting ted its earthuy habitation; that the eye the Jews, and recciring the Gentiles. which distinguished the colours, and the The finished Study, from which the large hand which guided the pencil, are turning picture was painted for his Majesty's to dust, it creates sensations which will Chapel at Windsor. A very fine combe conceived by those who have feeling, position, though the general effect is rabut cannot be described to those who ther heavy. have not,
P. J. DE LOUTHERBOURG, B.A. By the late Joun Opie, Esq. R.A. This distinguished artist, and very there are six portraits, all of which, more splendid colourist, has exhibited four especially No. 161, The Duke of Glos- pictures, and they display the usual chater; No. 174, Alrs. Cary, Tor Abbey; racteristics of his pencil-striking sceand No. 284, The Reverend Samuel Purr, nery, spirited delineation, and brilliant are highly creditable to his abilities, and tints; but the Landscape, No. 25, though his abilities, were in many particulars of it represents a Sumuner's Evening, and in the first order.
the South of France, is certainly too By the late SAUREY Gilers, Esq. R.A. high coloured. It is hot! lut! lot! there are three pictures, containing por- positively red hot. traits of horses. No 333, denominated
w. OWEN, R.A. Duncan's Horses, prove the truth of a In this exhibition there are ten of Mr. remark we made in last month's Retro- Owen's pictures. No. 82. A Portrait of spect, that Mr. Gilpin liad a singular fe- Lord. T'illiam Russell's youngest Daugta licity im transferring character to the ter, is a most enchanting delineation : head, &c. of his animals.
several of the others have great merit; B. WEST, R.A., has in this exhibition but No. 108, a Girl at the Spring, three pictures. No. 194. The sketch of though well painted, is we think from u monumènt for perpetuuting the memory the same model that he has introduced of the late Lord Nelson. The sketchies in his fancy subjects for this three year's of the president of the Royal Academy, at least, and is certainly over-coloured. are invariably marked with genius, and R. WESTALL, A., has this display the land of a great master; yét, year exhibited seven pictures, and we think that putung ä picture in a they, as usual, hexin with taste and fratne of marble iiatuury-work, though it talent.
No. 687, Una, from Spenser's may be a novel idea, has not an agree. Fairy Qucen, is a very fine pictures a
prisit print of it, we believe Mr. Westa!) pub- express in picture, nor is it reasonable to lished some time since. No.87, a Buc- expect that such a story should be clearly chunte shoping, displays great fancy and told on canvas. Ilowever, buth ebis, imagination. No. 159, Flora unveiled and No. 162, representing the Sun rising by the Zephyrs, is very brilliant, and rich through Vapour, und Fishermen clooning in the clouring. Nos. 206, 211, 218, and selling Fish, are admirably painted, and 223, e presenting our late beroic and but not the better for their resemblauce lamented Adiniral Nelson in different si- to Dutch pictures, which Air. Toruer tias tuations, are extremely spirited and ani- no occasion to imitate. mated compositions.
By Mr. A. W. Deris there are in this MR. THOMAS PHILLIPS, A.
Exhibitiou four pictures; two extremely The portraits printed by this gentle. well-painted portraits, and thu singularly man we have otien noticed with appro- curious delineations: No. 212, a Bree bation. The six which he has this year zier's Shop at Patna, in the East Indies; exhibited, dimplay marks of great im- and No. 219, A Thrashing-floor in Asic. provement. No. 103, a Portrait of the Mr. R. FREEBAIRXE has only one late Lord Thurlow, is entitled to a place picture in this Exhibition, No. 29, Nep in the very first class. It owes none of tune's Grotto, contiguous to Tivoli
. its attractions to glarirg colours, but is This charming composition is conceis. finely conceived, and I loe clara suro bold, ed with class cal taste, and executed simple, and unaifected.
with competent skill, being chastely com No 147, entitled The Blind Fidler, loured, and highly finished. is the only picture which that extraordi- By Mr. J. Saxon, there are three er. nary young artist, Mr. D. Wilkik, has treniely well-painted portraits, which, in ihis Exhibition; and it is conceived added to their other merits, are striking and executed in a style which leads us to resemblances of the originals. No. 293 regret that there are not more. It is is A Portrait of Miss R. Boughton, as
bighly tinished, without any appearance Luvinia ; No. 318, Portrait of Ri1 of being laboured; and the story is so chard Phillips, esq.; No. 659, Portrait told as 10 interest the spectator in the of Sir J. Curr.
Not attempting to allure the eye Mr S. DRUMMOND has exhibited se hy glittering colours, the painter has ven pictures; this gentleman's produce displayed a genuine unadulterated repre- tions are generally entitled to hold a sentation of nature. The characters are very respectable rank in the arts. No. admirably contrasted, and marked with 45, the Portrait of Mrs. Drummond, is a felicity of expression more strictly ap- extremely well painted; and so, indeed, propriate than has often been delineated, are all the others. Different writers except in the works of the inimitable have alternately censured and praised Hogarth.
Timanthes for concealing the face of Itehas lately become a fashionable opi- Aganiemnon, a principal figure in one of nion among painters, that all pictures his pictures; but iu No. 191, Mr. Druiswhich are to be exhibited must be co- mond has painted a subject consisting of loured ahove nature, to prevent their be- only tour figures, and he has coucealed ing either overborne by the works of the faces of every one of thein. The oihers, or overlooked by the visitors in picture, indeed, is taken from Ossian, so large a room. This bas some!imes and as Mr. Macpherson sometines scars led them into a meretricious colouring, in to such a height that his readers lose which, attempting to be splendidly at- sight of him, bis paiorers may surely tractive, they have become offensively claim soine portion of the poet's privi gaudy. This picture proves the impro- lege. priety of any such systrmatic departure By Mr. J. WARD, there are seven piefrom truth, and we wipe will impress tures; and we are sorry to see that be upon the minds of our young arti is the has fallen into the niiserable affectation truth of an old proverb, " That all which of giving his performances the sembiance Elitiers is not gold."
of old paintings. As he is certainly a By J.M1. TURNER, R. A. there are two; man of genius, it is much to be regretted the first, No. 135, the Catalogne de- that be should thus leave the worsbip of scribes to be a Country Blacksmith dis true nature, and bow dowo ta the un. puting upon the Prire of Iron, and the clean idols. Ler turn leare such imits Price churged to the Butcher for shoeing tion to inen of inferior ability: his talents his Poney. This is rather too much to qualify hiin to occups higher ground.
MR. G, ARNALD.
not easy to allot to every picture its proThis very pleasing artist has exlibited per siluation; but surely such a tanuiseight pictures, painted in a style that is cape as M.. Manskirk's, No. 478, repreInghily creditable to bis taste and talents, senting, 4 Ivod Seene in Germunija Disdaming the ineretricious ghtier that might have been placed somewhat nearer #ounds the eye in almost every direction, the eye. be gams his point by a chaste and judi- The Society of Painters in Water-coci jus imitation of nature. No. 152, re
lours, Dow exhibit at ihe old Royal presenting Sai ors disputing on nuval Academy Rooms in Pell-mall, near CarieTactics, is nur equil to the others. It
ton House; and, as we are informed, does not seem to be a subiect suited to
have sold the principal part of their pichis genius.
tures. To make a separate exhibition is By Mr. I. R. Swinu, there are three a very good idea; for a sball picture in drawings that display his usual judye- Waler-colours, piaced at the Royal ment uuid taste. No. 415, entitled Academy, next tij an immensely large oilTie Consent, most fascmaung picture, sonnetines removed the spectacomposition.
tuis of a giant and has dwarf, Such No. 446, representing un officer's lody, delineations as those of Mc. Hlavell glow imugining she' nas descriert the ship in ver, Varley, and indeed many others, whach she erpects the arrival of her hus- who have anstend their productions to band, is conceived and delineated in a urnament these rooms, will always attract style that readers at io eminent degree visitors, and command attention. We interesting, and induces the spectator to very inucli regret that our room does not participate in the feelings displayed in permit us to citer into a particular detail wie portrait. Miss Emma Sinith lies of their separate merits. tive most beautiful drawings in water
Ainor.g ihe new Prints lately published colours. Tu pourtray whole-length fikurus in such a mamer as to give the Tb: Landing of the British Troops in Fops,
8.b Maich, 1801. air of the person, witb a correct resemblance of the features, demands more
Tee Battle of Alexandria, 2111 Mrch 1801. koowledge of the art, and more taste,
P. J. de Louiberbourg, R. d. pinxt. A. Car.
don s6w/pt. and publisber. than talis to the lot ofinany miniature painters, but that knowledge, and that
Two very spirited chalk engravings beste, Miss Smith has displayed in soch, from pictures exhibited at the Royal of these portraits as we have over sceni.
Acaderny. Mr. I. Buckler, who has soeminently A Meeting of Germoiseurs. Job Boydell: distinguished himself by his publication
I. Williamson sculpt. Published for R. of several of our cathedirais, has in this Cribb, 288, Holborn. exhibition four very capital drawings, This whimsical composition represents representing those of Liichtield, and of a painter, making a delineation of the Ely, As we happen to barve seen both Apollo, from a clunisy, heavy, ill-inade these fine remains of ancient architec- Blackamoor, who is stripped as the moture, it excited some surprise to observe, del, and stands grasping a hair-broom as that by some unaccountable blunder in a substitute for å bow. The artist, who wir Catalucuc, No. vel, which is a very appears the most hungry figure of the accurate delication of the cathedral at party, and the connoiscurs, who are Ely, is denomiuted Litchfield; and No. comparing the original with the copy, €12, which is a view of that it Litchfield, are variously marked; but the walls of is baptized a View of Ely Cathedral. a painter's room should have had sonic Such mistakes are unlucky, for they may sort of pictures. Hogarth would have sometimes lead a spectator who recollects introduced something allusive to the only one of these buildings, to suppose the group beneath. design is incorrect.
About this leathenish deity there have Among other risug artists of eminence been various opinions: when Mr. West in lasıdscape, it would be wjust to omit was a student at kone, some of his Mr. W. Hlavell: his two pictures hive friends wished to see what effect the first great merit.
sight of the Apollo would have on the To give a catalogue of pictures that youny American, and be ou seeing it, are injudiciously bung, might be deemed instantiv exchained-“ houslike an Ameinsidious; we are subscious that it ie ricau diobawk!” We are told that a