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with their domed roofs, have a very singular fore us without feeling, respecting its author, appearance.
thatWe must not omit to mention that which “ Genius gave to him its golden treasures ;" forms almost the greatest attraction, The Golden and we would advise all our readers, who have Horn, as the harbour of Constantinople was an hour to spare, to go and see for themselves anciently called : it is one of the most beautiful this “ Queen of Cities,” confident that they will and commodious in the world; from Seraglio come away delighted with Constantinople, and Point to the village of Arijub, where it divides the talent that has produced so splendid a into two small streams, is above five miles, and representation of the far-famed “City of the it is upwards of a quarter of a mile broad. Sultan." The bridge, called Neessvetyn, or Benefaction, crossing it, was constructed in 1838; it is erected on strong rafts in sections, portions of which | AXGAS'S EXHIBITION ILLUSTRATIVE
OF THE NATIVES AND SCENERY OF are open at the ends for the accommodation of small craft, but the central sections are swung
NEW ZEALAND, EGYPTIAN HALL. open for the passage of large ships; this beau- At the present day, when the appetite of the tiful bridge is 1,500 feet long, and 30 feet brond; sight-seeing public has been completely satiated the open spaces at the ends are embellished with with dwarfs and monstrosities of all kinds, it is small mosques ; the regulation that every Frank really refreshing to turn to an exhibition posshould leave the city at sunset occasions them to sessing originality and real merit. Such is the cross it, in order to reach that portion of the character of the collection of Mr. G. F. Angas. suburbs appropriated for their residence. Near This gentleman is to the natives of New Zeahere is the cemetery of Pena, the burying-ground land and South Australia what Mr. Catlin has of Franks, Greeks, and Armenians; there is a been to the American Indians. Possessed of small portion of it belonging to the Turks. At ardent enthusiasm and endowed with talents of the foot of the cemetery we see that commercial a high order, he devoted no less than three place, Tophane; it is situated on the first pro- years to the laudable object of acquiring a per: montory on the European side, which closes fect knowledge of the countries of New Zealand the harbour, and forms the commencement of and South Australia, and a familiar acquaintance the Bosphorus. One of the most conspicuous with the persons, characters, and dispositions objects on this sea is Tchiraghan, commenced of the native inhabitants. The results of his by Mahmoud II, in 1836, for a summer palace; toils and perseverance--for he travelled 40,000 it is remarkable for the light and varied elegance miles--are shown in this collection, which conof its outline and ornament; the front, which tains 270 most beautiful water-colour drawings seems of an immense length, is ornamented by illustrative of the scenery, productions, natural splendid marble pillars.
history, field-sports, and natives of those counOpposite Seraskier's Tower is Mount Olym. tries. There are also specimens of their inpus; on seeing the snow that covers it, we dustry in the form of elaborate carvings and almost felt a sensation of cold. Mr. Burford's beautifully woven and embroidered garments, talents as an artist are too well known to require weapons, ornaments, &c. Collections of geoany meed of praise from us; but after the great logical specimens, and insects, and though last pleasure we received in viewing this production not least, a most interesting and intelligent of his genius, we should be ungrateful if we did youth, Pomara by name, grandson of one of the not express our high sense of his talents; it is highest chiefs in New Zealand. As specimens one of the most splendid works of art we ever of art the paintings are of a very high order, and beheld, and entirely free from that general defect there are a great variety of spirited portraits -too high colouring : the water is not of so sketched from life of Aborigines, including bright a colour as to remind you that it is John Heki, whose name has of late obtained so " imitation,” nor does the sky appear as though much celebrity. We can conscientiously recom. a cloud had never passed over it; all is natural; mend a visit to Mr. Angas' collection, in the and in this consists the chief beauty of the examination of which an hour may be passed painting. We could not look on the scene be- both agreeably and profitably.
FINE ART S.
OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS.
EXHIBITION OF THE NEW SOCIETY Taylor, Fahey, Miss Setchell, Mrs. Margetts
, and other justly-admired artists, are, as usual
among the exhibitors, presenting a variety and The lateness of the day on which this ex- affluence of art
, which places the “ New Sohibition opened-the private view to which we ciety" on an equality with the elder association
, were admitted having taken place on the 25th The walls are doubtless enriched with works of ultimo-must plead our excuse for this hasty more pretension than some we shall name ; notice; since literally impatient printers leave us in this rapid sketch we can but glance at those but half an hour in which to express our ad- which have made the most impression on our own miration of many yeritable gems of art. Henry mind. Of this class comes nearly, if not quite Warren, J. J. Jenkins, Wehnert, Absalon, first on our list, No. 141, “ Le Retour au Vil
lage," by Jenkins, in which the soldier and his
“ 'The Palsied Man Healed." dog, the simple grave- stone and the rustic Henry Warren. scene, tell their story with touching yet simple
Loweswater, Cumberland." pathos. The eye heavy with anguish, and the Aaron Penley: hand raised by a gesture so natural, and yet so These, and a host of others, we can assure unhackneyed by painters, complete a picture that our readers, deserve more than a passing glance; defies description. We prefer it even to a com- indeed, we advise every lover of art to devote a panion work, with numerous figures, from the morning to this exhibition, of which, we must same pencil, “ Le Récit d'une Grande Bataille,” repeat, we have only time to give a most imperand both for grace and expression can only be fect description. rivals to each other.
No. 205. Fair Rosamond," by John AbsaNo. 48. “George Fox, Founder of the Society lon, is a beautiful picture; though we fancy of Friends,” by E. H. Wehnert, is a fine ideal Queen Eleanor looks a shade too merciful, as if of earnest and sincere devotion.
she could not really carry out her cruel design.
No. 302. “ Richard the Second's Appeal to No. 21. “The Arrival at a Dried-up Well in the Desert,” by Henry Warren. One of this the Mob after the Death of Wat Tyler." C. H. artist's painfully powerful productions. The de- Weighall. An admirably designed work, with spair in the human countenance, the gasping all its crowded figures well arranged. The camel, and the glare of heat, which may be felt, figure of the boy king is peculiarly happy.
No. 303. “ For sale.” Edward H. Corbould. make up a most real scene. No. 83. “ Mavourneen, Mavourneen!" F. worth more, in our opinion, than this artist's
A little gem, very appropriately marked “sold;" W. Topham. The interior of an Irish hut. A
more ambitious work-No. 132. “ Christ crooning old woman, a beautiful young mother, Raising
from Death the Daughter of Jairus,”and a sleeping infant. The last, especially, won in which the outlines are unquestionably hard. drously painted; one seems to see its breathing. The attitude of the restored to life, half risen This is a beautiful work, enough to immortalize from the bed, is more striking than pleasing;
but it is a difficult subject to treat, often as it No. 100. “ Wickliffe defying the Mendicant has been chosen. Friars.” E. H. Wehnert. A large picture, re- No. 150. “ Loch Lomond and Ben Vorlich." plete with expression, and full of power; with One of the great beauties of Highland scenery details, highly finished, and yet subdued to the is the variety of tints displayed--the heathery spectator by the force of the reigning sentiment. hills, the changing sky, and the blue waters.
No. 113. "Two Days after the Wreck.” But everything here appears of one purple tinge; Aaron Penley.
this is a pity, and mars a beautiful scene. No. 117. "The Young Donkey's Friend." But we have done. If possible, we shall refer Louis Corbaux.
to this Exhibition again, although we trust, No. 161. “The Ducal Palace, Venice.” during the ensuing month, our metropolitan Charles Vacher.
readers will pay a visit to it themselves.
FASHIONS FOR M A Y. The promenade of Longchamps has this year ones that have been so long in vogue, but that been well attended, though by no means so will not be the case; the latter will be very brilliant as I have heard it was several years fashionable, though not exclusively so. Patterns ago. A few new equipages, and a great many à colinnes have regained their supremacy, and I new dresses were exhibited, and several fair am glad of it, for they are more advantageous to equestrians rendered themselves rather too con- the shape, and drape much better than the cross spicuous by the fanciful style of their costumes; stripes, which will now be quite laid aside. Shot but there were, comparatively speaking, very silks, of light hues, are principally intended for few open carriages, and little of that gaiety and half-dress; those of quiet colours may also be animation for which we were in old times so adopted in it, because they may be rendered distinguished. Formerly we were accused of dressy by the trimming; but they will be more being too volatile; certainly that is not the case seen in plain walking-dress. The pekin chiné, at present; but in truth I don't think we are shaded in feutre and blue, is an example of this, much improved by the change.
made in a robe without trimming, or one of a “* But the fashions!" you cry. Pardon this very quiet kind; it is a plain walking dress ; little digression; I am coming to them--slowly, but two deep flounces transform it at once into I grant you, but surely. You will see by the an elegant robe demi toilette. Taffetas chaînette, models I have sent you, and the intelligence I bleu, Napoleon, and white; and the baguette am about to give, that the summer fashions ombrée violet
, white, and black, are principally have at length appeared in all their eclát. And intended for redingotes à revers. I may cite first for materials.
also, both for négligé and half-dress, the new The new silks are extremely beautiful, both foulards, particularly the foulards écossais, in in patterns and colours. It was expected that large and small squares and various colours. silks of one colour only would displace the shot The foulard royé, and the foulard mignonette ; the first is striped ; the latter in very small various ways; one of the prettiest is the model squares, of all colours, is principally intended I have sent you for your first plate; in other for robes for very young people. The taffetas instances the lace is disposed partly on the glacés will be fashionable, both in demi toilette crown and partly on the brim; the division is and evening dress; the most elegant robes for concealed by a wreath of flowers : wreaths of the latter are the poult de soie grec, a white red and white hyacinths are much in favour for ground with a pattern in arabesques; the poult this style of garniture. Another mode of emdi soie filets chiné, and some robes pyramidales : ploying the royal Mechlin lace, is disposing it the name dates from last year, but the patterns round the bottom of the crown in large hollor are quite new. The most remarkable of these plaits ; they are called gueules de loup, in each is the robe brandebourgs, a blue ground broché of which is placed a small rose; sometimes the in white patterns, imitating passementerie ; ano- are all of one hue, as red or yellow, but more ther in grey and cherry colour is called chainetle, often each rose is of a different colour. because the light pattern that covers it seems an I may cite among the new chapeaux that are embroidery in chainette. I may cite also the expected to be fashionable, but whose vogue taffetas velonté, and those à volants-rubans. The is not absolutely determined, those composed Pompadour d’été, in the Louis XV. style, has of application of velvet upon crape, and the a white ground strewed with rosebuds, and capotes of passementerie à bouillons. There are trimmed with two deep flounces, each bordered also some capotes the vogue of which I could with a wreath of flowers en serpente. There are almost venture to answer for, they are so es: several other patterns of these silks, but the ceedingly pretty and light, being composed of ground is always white; the soie dentelle is a transparent ribbons : this tasteful norelty really revived fashion, but one that I do not think merits its name of capote neige. very likely to be successful. These silks are The pardessus d'été are this year very bume. both of dark and light hues, and offer a very rous, and offer a good deal of variety in their good imitation of black lace thrown over the forms. The manteau d'été is intended for a former, or white over the latter. There are morning or evening drive, and generaly made some half transparent materials, particularly in green taffetas glacé; it reaches to the knee, barege, destined for half-dress; and others for and has two collars and a lappel that descenda négligé.
to the bottom; the second collar is so disposed The materials for chapeaux and capotes are as to conceal the armhole. The Charlotte is a those that I announced last month; they are all mantelet of small size; the ends cross in front; nearly equal in vogue, except silk, which, though the trimming is a narrow volant of the same fashionable, is not so extensively seen. The material with a heading. The Medicis of blue forms of chapeaux and capotes are now decidedly taffetas glacé is of a larger size, and trimmed settled for the summer; you will see by the round with narrow volants surmounted by velret models I send you, that they are generally ribbon. The garniture of the Antoinette is 3 becoming, and of very moderate size. The single flounce, very deep and very ample; the Leczinski is the favourite for crape and rice fronts are decorated with revers, scalloped and straw; indeed many chapeaux of other materials edged with passementerie. 'The Richelieu
, which are also made in that shape. The close form, takes its name from the celebrated Cardinal's which is still that of the Clarisse Harlowe, with fondness for lace, is composed of violet silk a slight modification, is also employed for crape, shot with black; broad black lace is laid dat but more particularly for silk; paille de fantasie upon the ends, turning round to edge the very 18 made both in close and open shapes. A deep volant that trims the pelerine part
. These favourite style of trimming for paille de riz is a are for promenade or public promenade dress full plume, half white and half jaune turc, with For visits and soirées we have the Marie Louise rubans turc ; the interior of the brim is trimmed (of pink or azure blue silk, ornamented with with tulle bouillonné, rubans Pompadour ; they brandebourgs, and encircled with deep flounces are of a new and very rich kind, are also edged with éffilé. The Louis XV. rose ture is fashionable with feathers, both for rice and very full trimmed with ribbons of the same fancy straw. The new feathers are, as you will colour, of a pattern in white guipure, a novel see by your models, remarkably beautiful this and very fashionable style of ribbon. The quiet
Several capotes are composed of taffeta elegance of the duchesse offers a striking con: trimmed with roses panachées, wreaths of dif- trast to this showy mantelet ; it is composed of ferent kinds, or knots of ribbon : lace is fre- grey lilac poult de soie, the pelerine part rounded quently mingled in these trimmings: the royal and moderately deep, with long and rather bar Mechlin lace is much employed in these garni- row scarf ends ; it is trimmed with several tures. It is singular that we should have set volants of narrow lace; they are placed one the fashion, to the English who are here, of above another, and not very full; ornaments of wearing this beautiful lace; but the very high passementerie decorate the shoulders. patronage under which it was first introduced, Very little attention has taken place, or wil for the lady—I must not mention her name, but take place in the forms of robes for the public Victoria at the drawing-room, and in conse- both continue, generally speaking, to be made is disposed both on silk and crape chapeaux in bosom, and I think, before the end of May, the