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This catalogue, the details of which appear to me to be excellent, aflords a clear idea of the succession of schools, and of the dates of birth and death, and the chief circumstances of the life, of each artist; it includes well-devised indexes, and a map of the arrangement of the galleries, wbich gives a synoptical view of the history of the arts at a glance.
of the conscientious and artist-like manner in which the plan is worked out, the following sketch of the first division (abtheilung) may give some idea.
Introduction. On the chief epochs in the bistory of modern painting. Div. 1. ITALIAN SCHOOLS :-Class 1. Venetians :-Formation of school.
Masters—description of pictures-
Note G. Effect of Free Exhibitions, p. 215.
• The committee contemplate no part of the experience of the past year with so much satisfaction, as the success that has rewarded their attempt to bring the poorest classes of the community into connexion with the pure and exalting influences to which this building is devoted. Their faith in the good feeling of the public, and in the aptitude of all minds—even the lowest—to receive refined and elevating impressions, bas not disappointed them. Your museum has been crowded monthly, by thousands, whose eyes fell for the first time upon whole kingdoms of nature, and with whom no previous knowledge or familiarity broke the effect [?] of freshness and wonder. During the last year the first Monday in every month has been a public day. The numbers availing themselves of this privilege, and showing their appreciation of it, have been as follow : Jan. 120 Feb, 350 March,
1,500) 1839 April, 2,500 May, 4,480 June, 3,280
4,000 Dec. 5,260)
11,360* (March,t 5,380) 1840
Total 28,524. April, 6,284]
* On the second Monday in the month-the day of Her Majesty's marriage.
† The numbers within brackets are added to those in the report from subsequent information.
“ The uniform propriety and intelligent curiosity of these vast multitudes demonstrate that nothing is wanting but the opportunity of forming tastes, and a generous and respectful sympathy manifested towards them, to take away from the English people that character of rudeness and insensibility to the beauties of nature and art wbich has so long been a national opprobrium. In opening these opportunities to the labouring classes, this institution cannot but feel that it occupies the place of a public benefactor and instructor, awakening in uncultivated minds feelings and ideas calculated to soften the rudeness of manners, and to increase the bappiness and the virtue of life. With the sense of beauty and wonder dead in the mind, the poor man lives in a mean and ungraced world.”
Note H. Encouragement of Historical Art by Voluntary
Associations, p. 242.
UND WESTPHALEN. 1. In Halberstadt Cathedral: Christ and Peter on the sea, in oil, by
Götting. 2. In the Town Museum of Cologne : The Israelites in exile, in oil,
by BEN DEMANN. 3. In the Protestant Church at Arnsberg; The Resurrection of Christ,
an altar-piece, by Deger. 4. In the Parish Church of Königsteele : The Adoration of the Shep
herds, in oil, by ZIMMERMANN. 5. In Saint Andrew's Church, at Dusseldorf: The Holy Virgin with the
Christ-child, etc., in fresco, by MückE. 6. In the Town Museum of Cologne : A Lion Fight, in oil, by
MEISTER. 7. In the Church of Dülmen: Christ in Mary's Bosom, in oil, by
W. SCHADOW. 8. In the Parish Church of Dreis-on-the-Mosel : Saint Martin as
Bishop, an altar-piece, by GÖTTING. 9. In the Parish Church of Ebrenbreitstein: The Invention of the Cross,
an altar-piece, in fresco, by SETTĘGAST. 10. In Saint Andrew's Church: Christ in the Temple, an altar-piece, by
HÜBNER. 11. In the same Church : The Queen of Heaven with the Christ-child,
an altar-piece, by DeGER. Besides partial contributions towards 12. The Restoration of the Altar of the Church of the Sisters of Mercy,
at Coblentz, to which W. SCHADOW had presented bis altar-piece
The Queen of Heaven ; and 14. The Commission of a large Historical Picture of The last Syrian
Christians, by STIELCKE, for the Town Museum of Königsberg.
INDEX OF PRINCIPAL TOPICS.
Academy, Royal. See Royal Academy.
objects, and history, 239; suggestions for their improvement, 253.
its plan and progress, 254.
ib.; Departmental organization, 134; Library, 139; Catalogues and
sity for its extension, ib.
minster Abbey, 209.
Select Committee on British Museum, recommendations con-
for the Nelson testimonial, 223; Report made to the Institute of British
See French Architects.
in books, existing statutes respecting, 49; necessity and means
in prints, existing statutes respecting, 50; necessity and means
in works of sculpture, existing statutes respecting, 51 ; neces-
in patterns, existing statutes respecting, 54; necessity and
tribunals, App. note C.
of the State in relation thereto, 266; insufficiency of merely voluntary
Act, ib.; Grammar-schools' Bill, 306, note.
on glass, 87.
of design, 24 ; its law of copyright in patterns, 68; its copyright tri-
France, its Exposition of National Industry, App. note D. ; its law of
copyright in books, App. 352.
neglect of them, 37.
encouragement of historical painting and sculpture, 33t.
schools of design, 10).
improvements suggested, 131.
Mackinnon's Bill thereon, 72 ; remedies sugges 74; Lord Brough-
American law respecting. See America.
in England, 109; best means of establisbing them, 112.
palace to London, 126.
gestions for its improvement, 177.
provement, 10); necessity of local schools in manufacturing districts, ib.
for the Encouragement of Vocal Music .. 340.
for Promoting Free Access to National Monuments, 213.
for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Scotland. See Edin.
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