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Palest, the King of the Belgians, the Prince de in that condition a gaunt, but still gigantic On Thursday morning of last week the Joinville, M. Guillaume of the Institut, the wreck, he appears in the last picture of sculptor Alexandre Schoenewerk threw him- Princesse Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte, and the series, which is the third, already in an self out of a second floor window of his others. adranced stage of execution. His shrunken house. He was in a state of delirium at the muscles reveal the huge skeleton of the son time. The Chronique des Arts reminds us that
MUSIC cAdam, and his drooping head and arms M. Jundt, a painter of note, committed suicide show that all power has gone out of his frame.
two years ago in a similar way in the same At this moment his evil obstinacy gives locality. M. Schoenewerk was born in Paris in Musical History, Briefly Narrated and TechFay, his heart is softened, he repents, the 1825. He obtained a Medal of the Third Class nically Discussed. By G. A. Macfarren. (Edinradiant angel removes the gloom of the curse, in 1845; another, of the Second Class, in 1861; burgh, Black.)—In his preface to the present forgiveness attends repentance, and the long a rappel in 1863; a Medal of the First Class in volume Sir George Macfarren informs his readers erring soul is received at the gates of heaven. 1878. He was made a Knight of the Legion of that the book is a reprint, with amplifications, ML WATTS has made considerable progress
Honour in 1873. His chief works are Jeune of an article in the current edition of the with a picture of unusual power and purity of Fille à la Fontaine,' 'Myrto,” “Salomé,' 'Léda,' 'Encyclopædia Britannica.' He adds that it colour, representing Europa seated on the back and others of equal merit.
aims not at completeness, which, it may be said of the bull, a noble and gentle, yet mascu It is said at last that the International Exhi at once, would have been impossible within anyline creature, who wades to the breast in rich bition at Antwerp is now completely organized thing like the limits assigned to the work. It dark azure waves in glowing weather. so far as regards the fine arts, which are repre would, therefore, be unfair to criticize it other
wise than as a sketch, and as such it will be read M2. VAL PRINSEP's admirable portrait of sented, says the Chronique des Arts, by 681 Geceral Gordon, painted, as we have already
French works, 689 Belgian, 287 Italian, 274 with interest and pleasure. There is probably stated, for the Royal Engineers, and usually de German, 244 Dutch, 195 Austro-Hungarian, 116 no living English musician with a wider general posited at Woolwich, is now to be seen at Messrs. English, 100 Norwegian, 36 Russian, 29 Swiss, knowledge of his art and its history than Sir Bcassod, Valadon & Co.'s, 116, New Bond Street. 23 Spanish, and 20 Swedish.
George Macfarren ; and he has not only brought It is a life-size figure, standing, with a Chinese
The Maharajah of Kashmir has lately been together in a small compass a very large mass **srd placed under the left arm and enclosed presented with the largest collection of the coins of facts, but he has interspersed from time to in a shagreen sheath. The costume is that of of Kashmir yet made. The collection contains time technical explanations which add materially the highest rank, that of a Mandarin of the the coins of over thirty of the old Maharajahs to the value of this little treatise. Such, for Yellow Jacket, with the black hat, dark blue
who reigned down to about 1300 A.D. It also example, are the description of the canon, petticoat, pendant purses and seals of honour. contains silver and copper coins of the line of round, and fugue, the explanation of harmonics The furniture, which is red, is that of a
sultans which came to an end in Akbar's time, in their bearing on musical theory, and the tent, with orange, red, green, and yellow flags besides rupees struck in Kashmir by the Mogul succinct but very clear account of Dr. Day's Łanging behind the figure. Painted in 1865, emperors and Durrani kings.
system, of which the author of the present book and exhibited at the time, the face represents
At the Messrs. GOUPIL & Co., New Bond Street,
was for many years the only advocate. Gordon as a young man, with a strikingly hand are about to publish by subscription, and in a
same time it must, as a matter of justice, be scne and strong, yet gentle expression on his
very sumptuous form, “L'Armée Française,' by added that the volume contains several mistakes, fine and well-bred features. Wide open, genial, M. E. Detaille, representing the types and
some probably slips of the pen, but others of a and brilliant blue eyes are set in the clear-cut, uniforms worn by the troops during the last
nature to excite surprise coming from so wellwell-modelled countenance deeply bronzed by hundred years, and accompanied by the letter- informed a writer. The statement on p. 72 that the sun. Bog-like vitality and gallant resolution press of M. J. Richard. The work will be in
the space between the seventh and ninth harpervade this very fine portrait and piece of art. two volumes, imperial folio, of 260 pages, with
monics is divided into an interval larger than We recommend it heartily to Gordon's admirers, about 450 plates, i. e, 60 full-page plates printed
a major tone and a minor tone” is obviously and are glad it is to be reproduced in photo in colours, and 390 cuts printed with the type.
either a slip of the pen or a printer's error; but garure by M. Goupil & Co.'s process. It is The plates will be in M. Goupil's photogravure,
in either case it is seriously misleading to those said to be the only portrait of the hero painted and issued, with the text, in sixteen parts. The
who have no previous knowledge of the subject, from life. first part will be ready in October next.
and it should be corrected. On p. 111 the The twenty-eighth annual report of the TrusMR. R. BLAIR writes :
number of Haydn's quartets is given as seventytees of the National Portrait Gallery has been “ Some milestones of the Roman period have been
seven instead of eighty-three. Perhaps Sir issued. In addition to matters already men
discovered about a mile to the East of Chesterholm George Macfarren does not intend to include toned in these columns, the learned Director
(Vindolana) on the 'Stanegate,' a Roman road not the adagios subsequently arranged as the 'Seven states that several important pictures have been
far from and parallel with the wall of Hadrian. Dr. Last Words '; but if these are not reckoned the
Bruce read a paper on the discovery at the last meet number is only seventy-six. Again, Mozart is zazed
. Only one autograph letter has been ing of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. Faced in the collection during the year. We
credited with forty-eight symphonies instead They are inscribed :alt sure this is due to general ignorance of the 1. IMP CA (or M)... | SEVER...... .(E and R ligulate] |
of forty-nine ; and, stranger still, Spohr is said fact that the institution gladly accepts autographs. PIO...... | COS PP......R | .XX | MP XIIII.
to have written seven symphonies instead of
nine ! The number of visitors in 1859, the date of the 2. IMP | CAE | MAXI | MINO | AVG | NO (?) | CAE.
But the most extraordinary mistake 3. MAVR | PROBVS | PF INVIC | AVG. aqaning of the gallery, was 5,305 ; in 1883,
occurs in treating of instrumentation. Refer4. IMP | FL (?) | VAL | CONSTANT...... | PF | INV | 14.5.187 persons ; last year the number was
ring to the changes introduced by Sax in brass AVG | [A and v ligulate] | DIVI. 13,716. August is the month which brings the 5. IMP CAES | FLAV VAL | CONSTANTINO | PIO NOB
instruments, Sir George speaks (p. 121) of “the D-atest number of sightseers ; 18,405 persons
| CAESARI | FL IVL | CONSTANTI | FIL AVG | CEO (?) pistons of their sax-horns, cornets, and saxoweiz admitted last August ; on Easter Monday
phones." Surely he knows that a saxophone is last the number was 3,205, against 3,783 the
a reed instrument, with holes and keys like a 7. L I.” Fear before. The Director speaks about the
clarinet, and that it has no more pistons than a M. DAUMET has been elected a member flute! The mistake is altogether unaccountable. Lesent fire at South Kensington in a very (architecture) of the Académie. This architect, The sneer at Wagner on p. 132 will grieve Sir temperate manner. The following pictures, mentioned in our
besides other tasks, has restored Chantilly, and, George's best friends far more than it will hurt
with M. Duc, contributed to the Palais de Jus the reputation of its object. We certainly wish, reviews of the lately closed Salon, have been, I tice, Paris.
for his own sake, that he had not allowed his
lasted till death. Since that time the play- performance signs of the improvement which ground. Outsiders say that the slang words
well-known antipathy to show itself in a work careful and systematic method
Dramatic Gossip. which is didactic rather than controversial. ploying his materials. The story first About one-third of the volume is occupied by the light at Drury Lane Theatre of Mrs. Keeley, the veteran actress, now in h
MR. WALTER GOODMAN has painted a portri an alphabetical list of musicians, with the dates
on January 10th,
10th, 1853, in the shape eightieth year. It is the first of the kind 1 and places of their births and deaths. The list
of a dramà called Gold.' This, though which the actress has sat. is unnecessarily copious, containing many names of no eminence, while among those of living acted by Henry Wallack, E. L. Davenport,
The Gaiety Theatre will reopen on Mond English musicians it would be easy, were it not Mr. E. Stirling, and Mrs. F. Vining, failed under Mr. Hollingshead's management with invidious, to point to several which are scarcely to hit the public taste, and Reade turned his programme of comedy and burlesque. "T known outside a very limited circle. Some of play into the romance known as “Never too Vicar of Wideawakefield' is the title assigu the descriptions seem odd. Why, for instance, Late to Mend.' Dramatic versions of this the parody of ‘Olivia’ which is then to be pi are we told that Mendelssohn's master, Cari story were produced at different London duced. Friedrich Zelter, was a mason, composer,
theatres. Reade prosecuted successfully ' ThrougH THE FURNACE,' a four-act drar composition teacher”? We fail to see the connexion of masonry with music, nor can we under those who had interfered with his rights of Mr. W. Howell Poole, produced on Wedn stand why the fact is mentioned, if at all, only in and reconverting the story into a play, day afternoon at the Olympic Theatre
, is a i this one case. Many other musicians have been, and omitting the long speeches by which author was heavily handicapped in having and are, members of the craft. In conclusion, he had formerly overburdened his work, supply scenes for actors incapable of deali we should like to ask the meaning of the descrip- produced it October 4th, 1865, at the with them. Miss Alice Raynor played t tion of Dvoràk as a “Bohemian modifying com Princess's, at which house, in spite of the heroine with great power, but with exaggerat poser."
opposition witnessed on the first night, it emphasis.
obtained a run. This information, it is MR. LIONEL BROUGH and Mr. W. Edou Musical Gossip.
but just to say, is derived from Mr. E. L. will open in partnership the Novelty Theatre The meagre series of performances of Italian Blanchard, the dramatist and indefatigable September next. A burlesque by Mr. Pault opera ended last Saturday with ' Il Trovatore.' chronicler of things theatrical. As now re
is promised. It is said that efforts will be made next season shapen the story is highly interesting and
The Lyceum closed on Thursday night with to re-establish this form of art on a firm basis, crowded with incident. In favour of its
performance for the benefit of Miss Ellen Ten and that once a week a special performance will prison scenes little can be said, except that
It will reopen on the 5th of September wi be given, to which only the aristocracy will be the pathos, though obtained by cheap means
Olivia.' admitted. It is not in this way, however, that
MR. CHARLES WARNER will shortly joint and at the cost of no little sacrifice of propublic confidence in Italian opera can be won
Olympic Theatre. back and its prestige restored. bability, is genuine. The Australian scenes
Mrs. BERNARD BEERE began on Mond MR. MALCOLM Lawson gave a concert at the are excellent, however, and the entire piece
at Manchester a country tour, in the cour Prince's Hall last Thursday week, the programme is full of vitality. It was acted on Saturday of which she will visit Edinburgh, Glasgo consisting of a selection from his work Songs | much too loudly. Mr. Warner, who re Dundee, Liverpool, and other towns, playi of the North,' a collection of melodies gathered sumed the character of Tom Robinson, Fédora, and Peg Woffington in Masks ar from the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. which he played a few years ago at the Faces.
The Promenade Concerts at Covent Garden Adelphi, was not, perhaps, more demonstraTheatre will commence next Saturday, August | tive than usual. Mr. Clynds, however, as
Isaac Levy, Mr. Arther Lyle as George FieldACCORDING to Le Ménestrel, the Strauss ing, and Mr. Howard Russell as Meadows orchestra at the Inventions Exhibition is to
Arthur Brooke.—My attention has been callseemed engaged in a competition as to which to some correspondence in the Athenæum, askin be succeeded by the Viennese band of ladies
could be heard furthest. Mr. Calhaem reunder Madame Schipek. We hope and believe
Who was “Arthur Brooke"? " Arthur Brooke that our contemporary has been misinformed.
peated his clever and whimsical performance was my father, John Chalk Claris, who for for SIGNOR SGAMBATI, the talented Italian com
of Jacky, the Australian savage, and Miss years conducted the Kent Herald. At his deat poser, is said to be composing an opera for pro- | character of Susan Merton. It is Never four years ago the property was in the marki Isabel Bateman played the sympathetic in 1866, the Herald went into other hands, bu
and I ultimately became the purchaser. ? At the German Opera in New York next | too Late to Mend’ is well mounted. winter the following operas of Wagner will be
When all allowance is made for the kind of much information re Shelley if required, or
mother is still alive, and no doubt could gi performed : “Rienzi,' Tannhäuser,' 'Lohen
illusion that attends the performances of a should be pleased to correspond with yo grin,' ' Die Meistersinger,' 'Die Walküre,' and score years ago, the cast with which · Arrah inquirer.
HERBERT S. CLARIS. Götterdämmerung.' The name of Herr Anton Seidl, who as conductor has succeeded the late held equal to that assigned it at its first pro-queynty is queried from that semi profession na Pogue’ is given at the Adelphi cannot be
Queyntée. – I notice the word quentée Dr. Damrosch, is sufficient guarantee for the duction, March 22nd, 1865, at the Princess's. | journal the Genealogist. May I be permitted excellence of the performances.
Miss Mary Rorke is a worthy successor to suggest that in modern English it might re
Mrs. Boucicault as the heroine, and Mr. as quintaid or quintiad, meaning, as I shou DRAMA
J. D. Beveridge comes little, if at all, behind suggest, gyronny of five? This would produce
John Brougham as Colonel O'Grady. Mr. shield parted in fifths and counterchanged, whe THE WEEK.
Charles Sullivan, however, though he has two tinctures thus alternate in sections drap DRURY LANE.- Revival of 'It is Never too Late to Mend,' some unction and is, on the whole, a good
from a central point.
Quintée is obvious ADELLUL. Revival of Arrah na Pogue,' Drama in Three stage Irishman, lacks as Shaun the Post the formed like semée, and the effect would
bizarre. Acts. By Dion Boucicault.
humour and tenderness of Mr. Boucicault; Upon seeing once more Charles Reade's and Mr. Robert Pateman fails to charge of Mr. Selby's Genealogist, reference is made
In the Atheneum, July 18th, p. 79, in a noti drama 'It is Never too Late to Mend,' it is Michael Feeny with the intensity almost difficult to understand the pother caused by tragic assigned the role by Mr. Dominick Its meaning is not known.
a Norman-French word queyntée, used in heraldr its first production at the Princess's Theatre, Murray. In place of the deadly hate and queyntée de la mermoude ; in another casi October 4th, 1865. The scenes descriptive the unscrupulous greed and cowardice of Queynty d'argent frettés de ses armes d’ermin of the treatment of criminals under the Mr. Murray, Mr. Pateman exhibits a Perhaps it is from the Latin cuneus, a wedg silent system provoked at that time an ex- species of Quilp - like malignity the effect &c. Cuneus has five or six meanings, one plosion of wrath on the part of the public of which is impressive, though the being which is a triangular figure in pavements f such as has not since been equalled, and presented is scarcely human, Mr. Glenney, triangular bits of silver or white metal led to a feud between Reade, who was a Mr. Crauford, and Miss C. Graham are his in .
pieces of fur of a colour different from t.
for 1 goer has, like Macbeth, "supped full with has come over the stage are perceptible. purpose of aggravating the gentle reader. I horrors," and the scenes in question, which The representation is rough, but vigorous, slang of heraldry has surpassed itself in queynte have, however, undergone some modification, and the supernumeraries act with an inten- I never heard of the word before to-day. provoke no comment. It is Never too tion and a zeal contrasting strongly with
THOMAS STRATTON, M.D. Late to Mend' is one of the best of Charles the perfunctoriness previously exhibited. Reade's dramatized romances, and its for Arrah na Pogue' is well mounted. Its To CORRESPONDENTS.-W. R.-H. B. T.-J. W. N. tunes are curiously characteristic of Reade's performance was received with enthusiasm.
No notice can be taken of anonymous communicat ons.
Drama in Four Acts. By Charles Reade.
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