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Buildings in Venice," by Canaletti, is a charming picture, and presents an architectural subject with all the grace that a strong light and brilliant colouring can impart. The marble palaces and temples are looking through the pure, clear sky, like objects seen through chrystal.

XXVII. “Mercury, Herse,and Aglauros."- Paolo Veronese. Mercury is in the act of touching Aglauros with his Caduceus, and changing her into a stone, as a punishment for her curious jealousy of her sister Herse. This is a picture which deserves to be studied for the chasteness and brilliancy of its colouring.

XXX. “Portrait of a Man,” by Cornelius de Vos. It is considered to be his chef-d'æuvre, and is truly admirable.

XXXI. “ Venus and Cupid,” by Old Palma. This is one of the richest beauties of this fine collection. The figures are of the size of life, and are expressed with a grace and beauty seldom equalled.

XXXIII. “Portrait of a Female Artist,” by Hals. Exquisitely finished.

XXXV. A grand “Landscape, with Cattle, Figures, a Cascade, and a view of the Tiber: in the distance is Mount Soracte,” by Both. This is a magnificent picture; the colouring is rich and pleasing—the scenery full of variety. It combines all the lightness and elegance of execution which characterize this pleasing painter.

In a cabinet placed on the table, is a most beau

tiful enamel of Titian's picture of Philip II. and the Princess D’Eboli, executed by the celebrated Horace Bone, A.R.A.

The second apartment, which is considerably smaller than the other, comprises a collection, alike admirable for its variety and choiceness : indeed the number of splendid landscapes and cabinet pictures is so great, that we can only particularize the following, as the most striking :

XIII. The “Old Woman paring Apples in a Farm house in Holland,” is a very characteristic specimen of Teniers' peculiar style, and has great force of expression, with admirable truth of delineation.

XVII. The “ Market Woman, with a basket of Apples, and a Flower Pot,” by Gerard Douw, is most minutely and exquisitely finished.

XX. “Interior of a Church in Germany, with a Christening," by Van Delen. The perspective is admirable.

XXI. “Game, Fruit, and Flowers," by Weenix, is a very masterly production.

XXV. and XXVII., entitled “ Conversation,” are a pair by Watteau. They are full of characteristic expression, and possess great merit, especially in their high colouring and exquisite finish.

XXXV. “Boor playing at the door of a little Cabin.” A capital specimen of Ostade, displaying great truth of expression and humorous incident.

XLIII. “Herodias's Daughter with the head of St. John the Baptist in a charger.”Old Franck. Will well repay minute examination.

XLV. and LVIII. “Landscape, with Cattle: the sale and departure of Joseph from his brethren.” Said to be Claude Lorraine's. The figures by Swanevelt. They are indeed noble pictures.

XLVIII. “A Mater Dolorosa,” by Carlo Dolci. Softness and delicacy, combined with exquisite tenderness of expression, and great brilliancy of colouring, characterize this picture.

XLIX. “Schoolmaster and Scholars," by Gerard Douw. A very clever and spirited little work.*

LII. “A Girl holding a Plate of Gingerbread." Schalken. Very beautiful.

LIII. “ The Annunciation,” by Albert Durer, is a most valuable and interesting production.

LIV. “ The Holy Trinity,” by Annibal Caracci. This picture is full of power, and may rank amongst the finest in the collection. No. LXXXIV., by the same master, is also


fine. LVII. “Holy Family Our Saviour, St. John, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, and Simeon."-Leonardo da Vinci. A most exquisite gem.

LXXVI. “Horses and figures in a Landscape," by Cuyp, is very rich and characteristic; as is also XCIX. by the same.

LXXX. The “ Old Woman's Market-stall,” by Mieris, combines, in a remarkable degree, truth of expression and beauty of design.

• It has been engraved in Mezzotinto, and may be had of Mr. Harraden, in King's Parade.

LXXXIII. “ Interior of a Stable,” by Ph. Wouvermans. Exceedingly spirited; as is also XCI., “A Landscape, with Horses drinking," by the same master.

XCIII. “The Angel appearing to Elijah," by Old Palma, is grandly conceived, and coloured with a corresponding force and richness.

XCV. “Tancred and Sigismunda," by Vanderwerf. Very fine.

CI. “ View of St. Mark's Church at Venice," by Canaletti. This and No. LXXII. by the same artist, are universally admired. The colouring is exceedingly beautiful and transparent.

In addition to the Paintings, there are several very fine Drawings ; more particularly views of the interior of St. Peter's Church at Rome, by Pannini. The Engravings also are exceedingly beautiful, and well worthy of inspection.

The LIBRARY consists of a very extensive collection of the most choice and splendid books, in most of the departments of learning, and science. Amongst them, are many valuable MSS. and several finely illuminated Missals. The volumes throughout are in the highest state of preservation. A selection from the noble collection of MS. music has recently been published under the superintendence of Mr. Novello, permission having been liberally granted to him by the University for that purpose.

The Museum has already been augmented by many valuable donations of paintings, books, MSS. and articles of taste and vertů.

The MESMAN COLLECTION was recently bequeathed to the University by the late Daniel Mesman, Esq., and is for the present placed in the principal apartment at the Pitt Press.* The Collection amounts to 248 Paintings, and 33 Drawings and Prints. Amongst them are various Portraits by Holbein ; a Sibyl, by Passinelli ; a Holy Family, by Schidone ; the Evangelists, two Paintings by Van Leyden; a Portrait of Van Leyden, by himself; also of Teniers, by himself; of Pope, by Richardson; a Dutch Lady, by Vanderwerf ; a Landscape, by Morland; Bacchus and Ceres, by S. Ricci ; Landscapes, by Van Lint ; a Madonna, by Carlo Cignani; Moonlight, by Vander Neer; a Study, by Elzheimer ; a Man with a Tankard, by W. Mieris ; the Blessed Virgin and Infant Jesus, by Ludovico Caracci; an Interior of a Church, by Van Dalen; View on the Rhine, by Vorsterman ; Landscape, by Griffier; and the Earl of Leicester, by Zucchero.


The Museum is open for inspection every day on which the Public Library is opened, from ten o'clock in the morning till two in the afternoon, and from four till six in the evening, during the months of April, May, June, July, August, Sep

* Where it may be seen under the same regulations with the preceding.

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