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1805. Venus coming out of the 1808. Cenotaph for Frederic, Bath. Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Prince of Orange Padua. Two repetitions of this statue, one Hector, a statue in marble, for the king of Bavaria, another rather larger than nature, not quite for the prince of Canino.

finished when the Artist died, Theseus combatting the wanting the last polish. Centaur, colossal group, Vienna.

Ştatue of the Muse TerpNymph dancing. This sichore.

This sichore. Marq. Sommariva, Paris. statue was exhibited at Somerset

Replica of the above, with house in 1823, and formerly be- some slight alterations. Sir Simon longed to Josephine ; now (it is Clarke. believed) in possession of the duke

Bust in marble of the of Devonshire.

Princess of Canino. 1806. Sepulchral Relievo of Bust of Paris, for the then Countess D’Haro Studio of the Ambassador of France. Sculptor.

1809. Repetition of the KneelSepulchral Vase, with ing Magdalen. Prince Eugene small relievos for the Baroness Beauharnois was the original posDeede. Padua.

sessor. Sitting Statue of the Prin

Dancing Nymph, with cess Leopoldina

Esterhazy. Vienna. cymbals. Prince Rossaumoffsky. 1807. Monument of Alfieri.

Dancing Nymph, with a Church of St. Croce-Florence, garland. Sig. Manzoni, of Forli. erected by order of the countess of 1810. Colossal model of a Horse. Albany.

1811. Sitting Statue of Maria Bust in marble of Pius Louisa, with the attributes of ConVII., presented by the Sculptor to cord. Palace of Colorno near Parma. his Holiness.

Semi-colossal Statue of Bust of Cardinal Fesch. Ajax, companion to the Hector, Rome.

and left in the same state. Both Bust of Princess Paulina remained in the studio of the Borghese Buonaparte. Rome. Sculptor.

Two Statues of Paris, in 1812. Colossal Bust of the Carrara marble, one finished in Sculptor. 1813, now in possession of the Sitting Statue of the Muse emperor of Russia; the other com- Polyhymnia, originally begun as a pleted in 1816, for the hereditary portrait of the Princess of Lucca prince of Bavaria.

(Maria Eliza) subsequently finishModel for an Equestrian ed, in 1817, as an ideal work, and Statue of Napoleon.

purchased by the Venetian States Model of a Monument to for the emperor of Austria. Cabithe memory of Lord Nelson. net of the empress. Vienna. 1808. Cenotaph to the memory

Bust of the Princess of of Giovanin Volpato. Church of Lucca. the Holy Apostles. Rome.

Statue of Peace, finished Cenotaph for Count de in 1815 for the Russian count Sousa ; two originals were wrought Romanzoff. Three successive heads at the same time, one of which is of this family had negociated grand in Rome, the other in Portugal. treaties of peace. Cenotaph to the memory

Bust of Murat, while of the Senator Falier. Venice. King of Naples.

In

1812. Bust of the Queen of in marble. In the possession of Naples. (Murat's )

his Britannic Majesty. Cenotaphs for two mem- 1816. Hebe, fourth replica. bers of the Millerio family. Villa Count Guerini, Forli. Gernettu, Milan.

1817. Sepulchral monument for Cenotaph the memory Cardinal York, with busts of the of the Sculptor's Mother.

three last Stuarts, in mezzo re1814. Statue of Hebe, third re- lievo ; erected in St. Peter's by petition. Lord Cawdor.

order, and at the expense of his The Graces,-a group in present Majesty, marble, ordered by Josephine, sub

A sitting Statue of the sequently completed for prince infant St. John the Baptist. Count Eugene. Palace at Monaco. Blacas. The Graces-a replica

Four ideal Heads. Eng. with alterations. Duke of Bedford. land. Ordered respectively by lord

Bust of Cimarosa, the Castlereagh, sir William Hamilton, musical composer. Museum of the sir Charles Long, and the duke of Capitol.

Wellington. Of these heads, two Bust of Paris, presented are repetitions of the Helen. to M. Quatremère de Quincy.

Two Ideal Heads. Paris.

the possession of M. de Quincy Bust of Helen, presented and count Sommariva. to the countess Albrizzi. Venice.

Monument in small dimenBust of a Muse, presented sions, with relievos of Angels supto professor Rossini. Pisa. porting a medallion portrait of a

Bust of another Muse, Lady. Milan. lately belonging to the countess of 1818. Sitting Statue of WashAlbany.

ington. New York; forwarded in Bust of another Muse for 1820. count Pezzoli. Bergamo.

Statue of Venus, executed Bust of Replica of Paris. in marble in 1820. This statue Hereditary prince of Bavaria. is quite different from that of the

Bust of Peace, for lord Palazzo Pitti, and in character Cawdor.

approaches nearer to the Venus of Colossal Bust of Bossi, the Capitol than to the Medicean. the painter, now on his monument Thomas Hope, esq. at Milan.

Colossal Statue of Pius Colossal model for a Statue VI. kneeling. St. Peter's. of Religion. The idea in this

Model of a colossal Statue composition is very little different of Charles III. of Naples, intended from that of the same figure in the to be placed on the colossal horse monument of Rezzonico.

modelled for Napoleon. Statue in marble of the

Sepulchral Relievo for above. Lord Brownlow.

Sig. Manzoni of Forli. Cenotaph to the memory 1819. Model for a Statue of of Chev. Trento. Vicenza. sleeping Endymion, the statue be

Recumbent Nymph listen- gun, but not finished at the death ing to the lyre of Love. In the of the artist. possession of his Britannic Majesty.

Statue of a recumbent 1816. Venus and Mars, group Magdalen, finished among the last

a

Webb, esq

works of the Sculptor. Earl of 1820-21. Second colossal Horse, Liverpool.

but differing from the former, 1819. Model of a Statue of Dirce. intended for a statue of Ferdi

Herma (that is, a bustnand. with the marble cut square from

Sleeping Nymph, model. the junction of the neck with the

Bust of Maria Louisa. shoulders), of Corinna. Count S. Parma. di Crema.

1822. Pietà in model-group Herma of Tuccia, the of the dead Christ, with the Virgin vestal virgin.

Mary and Magdalen.
Herma of another Vestal

Seven Relievos for the Virgin.

metopes of the Temple of PosHerma of a Philosopher.

sagno, viz. Creation of the world Herma of Sappho, a repe- - Creation of the first man-Death tition of the same as a bust. of Abel-Sacrifice of Abraham

Bust of Laura. Duke of the Annunciation-the Visitation Devonshire.

- -Purification of the Virgin. Bust of Beatrice. Count These were copied in marble by Cicognara, Venice.

seven Venetian sculptors; the Bust of Eleonora d'Este models are in the Academy. (Tasso's). Count Tasio, Brescia. Bust of Count Leopold

Bust of repetition of the Cicognara. Venice. Helen-always the same.

MANNERS, CUSTOMS, &c.

PHYSICAL FORM and CHARACTER of the SIAMESË.

[From Finlayson's Mission to Siam and Hué.]

THE

common

VHE Siamese are one of the nu- who cannot be said to possess

merous tribes which constitute national characters, at least of that great and singular family of physiognomy and physical form, the human race known generally sufficiently distinct and obvious to by the appellation of Mongols. if entitle them to be considered as a they do not possess, in the most distinct race. Where there is a acute degree, the peculiar features difference between the Malays and of the original, they are at least the tribes mentioned, it is more to stamped with traits sufficiently just be referred to the condition of the to entitle them to be considered as mental faculty, than to that of copies. There is, however, one bodily form ; to the state of mangeneral and well-marked form, ners, habits of life, language; in

to all the tribes lying short, to circumstances altogether, between China and Hindostan. or in great part, produced by mind. Under this head are comprehended In other respects they would appear the inhabitants of Ava, Pegu, to differ but little from the tribes Siam, Cambodia, and even of Cochin-China, though those of the

every reason to consider as of Tartar latter country more resemble the origin, is, however, quite unequivocal ; Chinese than the others. This and it is through this medium, it appears distinctive character is so strongly to me, that we ought to trace their filiablended with the Mongol features, of Malacca, Surnatra, and a few other that we have no hesitation in con- places in that neighbourhood, will be sidering these nations as deriving found to afford the best forms illustrative their origin from that source.

It of the character of this tribe; as, for appears to me, that to this source

instance, the people called Orang Laut.

In the better-cultivated islands,' the also we ought to refer the Malays* physical form is much modified as well mentioned above. Traces of a neral soft, lax, and flabby, rarely much ruder people are to be met exhibiting that strength or devewith in the mountainous districts lopement of outline which marks of these kingdoms, particularly in the finer forms of the human body. the peninsula of Malacca. Our In labourers and mechanics, parknowledge of these is much too ticularly the Chinese, the muscular scanty to enable us to trace their parts occasionally attain considerfiliation. Though generally assert- able volume, but very rarely the ed, there are no records to prove hardness and elasticity developed that they are the aboriginal inha- by exercise in the European race. bitants of the country, at least of On a simple inspection, we are apt any other part of it than the wilds to form exaggerated notions reand impenetrable forests which specting their muscular strength, they continue to occupy. The and capacity for labour. A more woolly-headed race, and another close examination discovers the resembling the Indian, are not reality, and we find that something uncommon. Their origin will pro- more than volume is necessary to bably ever remain uncertain. constitute vigour of arm.

as the manners, by intermixture with * If we compare the Malays with the other tribes ; probably with those who more acute forms of the Tartar race, preceded them in the possession of the with the Chinese on the one hand, or country. Let the inhabitants of the with the Arabs or Hindoos that frequent places referred to be compared, not their islands on the other, we may be directly with the Chinese, but with the disposed to consider them as forming a Siamese, Burmans, &c., and little doubt different race. Their affinity with the will be entertained as to the probable Indo-Chinese nations, whom we have origin of this people,

The stature of the body would In point of size, the limbs are appear to be much alike in all the often equal to, if not larger than tribes of the Mongol race, the those of Europeans, particularly Chinese being perhaps a little taller, the thighs, but this magnitude of and the Malays lower than the volume will be found to depend others. In all it is below that of upon the cause alluded to above. the Caucasian race. The average The same circumstance gives to height of the Siamese, ascertained the whole body a disproportionate by actual measurement of a con- bulk; and hence they form what siderable number of individuals, is called a squat race. amounts to five feet three inches. The face is remarkably broad

The skin is of a lighter colour and flat, the cheek-bones prothan in the generality of Asiatics to minent, large, spreading, and the west of the Ganges; by far gently rounded. The glabellum is the greater number being of a yel- fat and unusually large. The low complexion, a colour which, in eyes are in general small. The the higher ranks, and particularly aperture of the eye-lids, moderateamongst women and children, they ly linear in the Indo-Chinese natake pleasure in heightening by tions and Malays, is acutely so in the use of a bright yellow wash or the Chinese, bending upward at cosmetic, so that their bodies are its exterior termination. The often rendered of a golden colour: lower jaw is long, and remarkably The texture of the skin is remark, full under the zygoma, so as to ably smooth, soft, and shining. give to the countenance a square Throughout the whole race appearance.

The nose is rather there is a strong tendency towards small than flat, the alæ not being obesity. The nutritious fluids of distended in any uncommon de the body are principally directed gree; in a great number of Matowards the surface, distending lays, however, it is largest towards and overloading the cellular tissue the point. The mouth is large, with an inordinate quantity of fat. and the lips thick. The beard is The muscular textures are in ge- remarkably scanty, consisting only

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