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ever, Wilkie thought on Mr. Wadmore’s gratuitously contributed to Rees's Cyclo-
But, whilst covering his walls with the masters, and the remainder of the English productions of modern artists, Mr. Wad. school, past and present. The former, more also directed his attention to the old though among them were several of good masters. Having been introduced to Mr. quality and character, were but little Bryan, the author of the Dictionary of sought after, and, with the exception of the Painters and Engravers, he with him be- three following, did not reach an average came a purchaser of the picture of “ The of fifty pounds each : these were, a charmVirgin and Child, with the figure of St. ing Landscape by Ruysdael, which realised Roch," by Annibale Caracci, together with 142 guineas ; the Jewish Bride, by G. the “ Mars and Venus" by P. Veronese, Dow, 140 guineas, and the picture by and the “ St. John" of L. da Vinci, from Annibale Caracci, already mentioned. The the collections of the Duke of Orleans and present demand for works of eminent Marshal Ney. Subsequently the cele- English artists, and the increased value brated picture by A. Caracci became Mr. attaching to them, may be gathered from Wadmore's alone, and it has now been the large sums paid on this occasion for sold for 3361.
the pictures of those painters whose proHe did as much for water-colours as for ductions are just now most in request. A oil, and his carefully selected portfolios, Landscape by Creswick was knocked down eight in number, attested the extent of his for 55 guineas, and Danby's Enchanted purchases and his taste. He was by no Island for 46 guineas. Greenwich Hospital means a purchaser for the sake of names, from Black wall Reach, by G. Vincent, a but appreciated the beautiful wberever he deceased artist, whose name never ranked met with it, and thus assisted many young among our foremost men, realised 2461. 158. men in the commencement of their struggle There were several other pictures by the for fame. Still his collection contained same hand; among which, a Fair on Yarsome-Day, many-specimens of the first mouth Sands brought 65l. 28. a View of painters, by Turner, Stanfield, Roberts, Yarmouth Jetty 291. 8s. 6d., and a View Cox, Copley Fielding, Stothard, Chambers, near Norwich 251. A Sea-shore, with Wright, Denning, Hart, J. Nash. In: Fishermen talking and sleeping, by G. deed, Mr. Wadmore sought the fine arts Morland, sold for 221.; and The Coronation in all forms—in prints and etchings, of of Robert Bruce, by W. Fisk, for 671. 48. which he had a large collection; in books, Three small and early works of Webster of which he had a well-selected library, were run up to prices that are not likely to containing some very rare specimens of be sustained in another generation; they medieval MSS. and early printing. He were, Il Penseroso, a man sitting in the was for many years a member of the As- stocks, sold for 2621. 108.; The Dirty tronomical Society, and of the Club, con- Boy, 3461, 108.; and Sketching from Na. sisting only of twenty-one members; also ture, 352 guineas; the last represents the of the Numismatic Society, with which he interior of a cottage, and the artist has was some time connected. He was a introduced into the work his own portrait, member of the Graphic, and oftentimes a and those of his father, mother, and sister. contributor from his stores of art. He An admirable specimen of David Roberts's
pencil, the Interior of Bayonne Cathedral, just now mentioned. Few men have sold for 1411. 158. But the great interest passed seventy years in this busy world, of the sale was reserved for the three enjoying through life a higher position in pictures by J. M. W. Turner : Cologne the good opinion of their fellow-men. sold for 2000 guineas, the Harbour of He commenced his business pursuits when Dieppe for 1850 guineas, both large can- practitioners were few in number, and vasses, and the Guard Ship at the Nore for kept the lead in his own particular de. 1530 guineas. These pictures were ori- partment of the profession, when time had ginally painted for Mr. Broadhurst, and filled it with an army of competitors, and purchased from him by Mr. Wadmore in when increased facilities for its study1828 for about 1,1001. The last is con- and extended field for its practice-and siderably smaller than the other two.- higher developements of its principles had Condensed from the Art Journal.
recruited the ranks of its professors with
men full of zeal and ability. J. W. HIGGINS, Esq.
Mr. Higgins never aimed at distinction Aged 71, James White Higgins, esq. as an architect ; and had honesty enough who for many years has occupied a promi- to hand over to others, any important nent position in the profession as a architectural works that fell in his way. surveyor, valuer, and referee.
He did much to raise the character of his Mr. Higgins commenced his profes- profession by an upright and high-minded sional career in the office of Mr. Bush, discharge of its duties, and maintained where he was a fellow pupil with Sir the respect as well as the regard of all Robert Smirke. He bought off a portion who knew him. Three daughters survive of the term of his apprenticeship, and be him, who are severally married, -to Mr. came at once fully employed in measuring T. E. Owen, Dover-court, Southsea ; the the extensive Government buildings then Venerable Archdeacon Allen ; and the erecting by Messrs. Copeland, Rolls, Rev. J. B. Owen, Vicar of Bilston.- The Holland, and others. The history of his Builder. career in life, properly written, would be most instructive, and to the hard-working
John HOLMES, Esq. most encouraging. He went to work April 1. At Highgate, aged 54, John early, and although married before he was Holmes, esq. Assistant Keeper of the twenty-one, had built a house in Sloane. Manuscripts in the British Museum. street—now a part of his estate-out of Mr. Holmes was born at Deptford on money saved before he was twenty-two the 17th July 1800. He was brought up years of age : his occupation at this time as a bookseller in the house of Mr. Lepard, was that of a surveyor, mainly employed of the Strand, and was afterwards in in measuring, taking out quantities, and business for a short time on his own acvaluing.
count at Derby. During the last thirty years he has been An admirably constructed catalogue of chiefly engaged in conducting the purchase a collection of Oriental books and many. of property required for opening the new scripts, and another, of the Battle Abbey streets which have improved the thorough- charters, compiled for Mr. Cochran, book. fares of the metropolis, in valuing pro- seller, of the Strand, recommended him perty for railway and dock companies, the to the notice of Lords Bexley and Glenelg, City, the Office of Woods and Forests, and through their interest he was in 1830 the Duchy of Cornwall, and the Boards appointed to the British Museum, where of Ordnance and Admiralty. He held, he was highly esteemed as one of the most with Mr. Hosking, the first appointment intelligent and useful of its officers. of official referee under the Metropolitan We are not aware that he published any Buildings Act (1844), with a salary of volume with his name in its title-page ; 1,0001. a.year; from which, however, he but he was the writer of some valuable retired after the first year, not liking the contributions to periodical literature. We confinement of official life.
believe that the Quarterly Review was on The reputation he had acquired and the two occasions indebted to his pen, one of confidence which he commanded every- which was an article in the number for where, from the soundness of his judg. May 1843, on the subject of “Libraries ment and the sterling integrity of bis con- and Catalogues," which exhibited great duct, induced the Duke of Newcastle, acquaintance with bibliography. In 1840 when Earl of Lincoln, to pass by many he contributed to our Magazine a bioapplicants for this office, and unsolicited, graphical list of the French ambassadors not only to offer it but press it upon him. to England from the year 1396 to 1700 (see
No individual has been more largely our vol. xiv. pp. 438–487, 608—610). employed as an arbitrator, for which office To the Italian Relation of England edited he was peculiarly fitted by the qualities for the Camden Society by Miss Sneyd, Mr. Holmes supplied a list of the Venetian Baltic. The small private library of Mr. ambassadors to England, with an account Holmes was sold by Messrs. Puttick and of their various Relations of this country Simpson on the 15th of June. existing in print or in manuscript. He supplied numerous additional notes to MR. WILLIAM PICKERING. the last two editions of Wordsworth's Ec- April 27. At Turnham Green, aged 58, clesiastical Biography, and also to Pepys's Mr. William Pickering, late of Piccadilly Diary, and Evelyn's Life of Mrs. Go and formerly of Chancery-lane, bookseller dolphin.
and publisher. In 1852 he edited a new edition of Mr. Pickering was, in 1810, apprenticed Cavendish's Life of Cardinal Wolsey, with to John and Arthur Arch, the Quaker pubnumerous historical and biographical lishers and booksellers, of Cornhill. In notes (see our vol. xxxvii. p. 494). 1820 he commenced business for himself
Mr. Holmes was the adviser of the Earl in a small shop in Lincoln's-ion-fields, of Ashburnham in the formation of his where he published the first of a series of valuable collection of Manuscripts. miniature Latin and Italian classics 80
“ Mr. Holmes," says a correspondent beautiful and correct as fairly to entitle of the Atheneum, "was distinguished by him to adopt the Aldine device on the a rare strength of memory, combined with titles of his future publications, which ingreat general capacity and activity of mind, cluded the carefully edited British Poets, which he had especially exercised in his- Bacon's Works by Montague, the Bridgetorical, biographical, and bibliographical water Treatises, Walton's Angler illusstudies. It may easily be conceived with trated by Inskipp and Stothard, the works what advantage he was able to use of Herbert, Taylor, Milton, and many these powers in the service he had under. others. The application of dyed cotton taken. The catalogue of the Arundel and cloth instead of paper for boarding new Burney collections of manuscripts, com- books was first made by him in 1825. prising works in theology, classical litera. The experiment was continued in the issue ture, history, civil law, and other subjects, of the Oxford classics, as also in the reis a witness of his abilities. Completeness prints of Hume and Smollett, Gibbon, and precision of description distinguish Robertson, and Johnson. this work among others of a similar nature; Mr. Pickering's taste and judgment in and these excellences may (without dis. printing and bookbinding were only ex• paragement to the able officers concerned ceeded by his extensive knowledge of rare in the publication) be referred mainly to and curious books. This knowledge, rarer the example and the exertions of Mr. in booksellers than it was formerly, united Holmes. He continued the habit of to the most perfect integrity, gained for minute inquiry during the whole period of him through life the friendship and esteem his service in the British Museum ; and of all classes of book-loving people. It this principle of thorough investigation, may be said of William Pickering—as Wilcombined with rare bibliographical in- liam Pickering remarked when his friend formation, has been of permanent use to Thomas Rodd died-that he took much the department. He had been of late knowledge of old books out of the world. chiefly occupied in compiling a catalogue of His death was preceded by a long and the manuscript maps and plans dispersed painful illness, produced originally by among the different collections, which have mental anxiety arising from a tedious liti. hitherto been either imperfectly described, gation which ended in his ruin, and from or altogether unnoticed. Of this im- severe affliction in his family. Although portant and extensive work he was engaged it is expected that his estate will pay 208. in revising the final sheets when death in the pound, his three daughters are left snatched him away from amongst us. totally unprovided for.--Athenæum. Never man had a kinder heart or a more Mr. Pickering has left one son, who is candid nature ; and the memory of his about to enter into his business in conworth will be preserved with the sincerest nexion with Mr. Toovey, who has sucaffection by his coadjutors in the Museum.” ceeded to the book-establishment in Picca
He married Mary-Anne, eldest daughter dilly; and we are happy to report favourof Mr. Charles Rivington, the late highly ably of the subscription which has been respected bookseller of St. Paul's Church- entered into for the benefit of Mr. Pickeryard and Waterloo Place, and has left three ing's daughters. sons and two daughters. The eldest son is at the university of Cambridge. The
MR. HENRY HARRISON. second son has been since his father's Dec. 16. At New York, aged 40, Mr. death placed in the Manuscript department Henry Harrison. of the British Museum; and the third is a The subject of the present brief memoir
hipman on board the Neptune in the was born on the 30th of April, 1813. He
was the second son of the Rev. William pursuits Mr. Harrison was apprenticed to Harrison and Maria Kelsal. His grand. Mr. Atkinson, a solicitor, in Manchester, father, the Rev. Ralph Harrison, formerly with whom he passed creditably through preached at the Dissenting Chapel, Cross the usual period of apprenticeship. In Street, Manchester, in combination with 1836 he went to London to be admitted as Dr. Barnes, who was a popular preacher a solicitor, but returned immediately to in bis day. His father conducted public his native town, where he commenced the worship at a small Dissenting Chapel at practice of his profession. Blackley, near Manchester.
The talent which Mr. Harrison posMr. Harrison's early life was charac sessed was united with a vivacity of dis. tised by the liveliness of his disposition position and confidence in his own ability, and the quickness of his intellect. When which led him to underrate the importance yet very young he displayed considerable of assiduity and energy. Either he neglected powers of memory, which, united with a the advantages which his position presented readiness of perception, gave promise of or did not sufficiently rouse himself to overunusual ability. He was first educated come its difficulties. In 1837 he left hur. by his father, who, like many others of riedly for Dublin, without any sufficient his profession, united the business of a motive, and without the knowledge of his schoolmaster to his ministerial duties. friends. Here he maintained himself in a Subsequently he was placed with Mr. state of obscurity unworthy of his talents, Dixon, a respectable tutor, who still con. apparently devoid of that ambition which ducts a commercial academy in the neigh- is so necessary to stimulate industry. He bourhood of Manchester ; and at a later was at length induced to return to Manperiod he was instructed by the Rev. Dr. chester, but being still unsettled, he evenBeard, wbo had recently returned from tually sailed to New York in 1844, and the Unitarian College at York.
from that city he never returned. It must Dr. Beard endeavoured to include in his be admitted that ambition bas a large share instructions a more extended course of in stimulating the industry of the most education than is imparted in the majority devoted student. That which is supposed of schools, particularly wishing to excite to be done for the love of letters, is, in in his pupils a taste for literature, and to reality, often dictated by a love of approencourage the practice of English compo- bation. If Mr. Harrison had possessed a sition. Mr. Harrison, even at this early larger share of ambition he would have period, evinced a remarkable facility of done more for himself and more for others, writing, and the poetical compositions and in seeking honourable distinction he which be began to send to the Manches- would
have exchanged obscurity for
honour ter newspapers and the Christian Teacher and affluence.
J. B. H. (a journal then conducted by Dr. Beard) display a nice appreciation of the delica
DEATHS, cies of this department of letters. Un. fortunately these fragments of poetry are
ARRANGED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. too widely scattered to be easily brought
In Van Diemen's Land, Lucy, wife of together ; nor did Mr. Harrison seem to
John Brooks Jarman, esq.; also his son, aged 6
months. attach any value to them so soon as the
Jan. 12. In Australia, aged 24, Augustus-Amoccasion which prompted them had ceased brose, fourth son of the late Rev. Henry Arthur to interest him. They embraced various Beckwith, M.A. Vicar of Collingham.
Jan. 27. At Wellington, New Zealand, aged subjects and styles of composition, some
38, Mr. Charles Henry Piper, only surviving son being translations from the Greek and of the late Thomas Piper, esq. of Dorking. Italian authors, and others original com- At Melbourne, aged 27. Mr. Francis Grain Wyatt, positions or imitations of our classical
late surgeon of the ship Nimrod, youngest son of
the late Robert Wyatt, esq. of Frewen Hall, writers. They were for the most part Oxford. simply signed with bis initials, H. H.
Feb. 3. At Callao, aged 33, Capt. H. B. MacBui Mr. Harrison did not merely dis.
kenzie, youngest son of the late Andrew John
Mackenzie, esq. of London. tinguish himself in compositions of this
Feb. 12. At sea, on board the Hotspur, Capt. nature : he showed himself possessed of Charles Richard Woodhouse, 63d Bengal N. Inf. that versatility of mind which finds com- March 17. At Geelong, in Australia, Graham
Colvile, esq. late of the 430 Light Inf, second sirparative case in most mental exercises,
viving son of Fred. C.A. Colvile, of Barton House, and to which a powerful memory no doubt Warwickshire. largely contributes. In the study of lan- At Melbourne, Australia, aged 29, John Holden guages he made large proficiency, reading
Oliver Williams, only son of the late William
Browne Williams, Governor of the Hudson's Bay the Greek and Latin classics with a degree
Company of facility which is seldom acquired. He March 26. At Calcutta, aged 28, Mr. James also possessed a competent knowledge of Allen Turner, eldest son of Mr. Turner, Stuckey's French and Italian literature.
Bank, Chard. He was an enterprising young man,
and devoted his leisure hours to literary pursuits. At the completion of bis educational He has left a widow. GENT. Mag. VOL. XLII.
March 31. At Calcutta, aged 44, John Paul At Dynes Hall, Essex, aged 95, Harriet, the Thornton, esq. late Colonial Secretary at Tobago. widow of John Sperling, esq. and youngest dau.
April 1. At Kohat, Punjab, aged 25, John Ed- of the late Hon. William Rochfort, of Clontarf,
44, Maria, second dau. of Mr. Winstanley, late of April 4. At Jamaica, William George Nunes, the Poultry. esq. late Commissioner of Stamps, after a public May 13. Aged 68, the Hon. Mary, widow of Sir service of forty years in the colony.
Stephen Richard Glynne, the 8th Bart. She was the April 6. Aged 20, at St. Thome, East Indies, second daughter of the second Lord Braybrooke, Henrietta, the wife of Lieut. F. V. Ř. Jervis, 56th by the youngest dau. of the Right Hon. George Bengal N.I.
Grenville. She was married in 1806, and left a April 7. On board the mail-steamer Indiana, widow in 1815, having had issue the present Baroon her passage from Calcutta, of which he was net and other children. Senior Midshipman, aged 20, Mr. Frederick Wet. At Bombay, aged 27, George Frederick Hotham, wan Sanderson, of Bridlington-quay.
esq. 6th Bengal Cav. and Adj. 15th Irregulars, April 11. In Jamaica, aged 23, Selina-Maria, eldest surviving son of Captain the Hon. G. F. wife of Capt. C. H. Hingston, 3d W.I. Regiment. Hotham, R.N.
April 13. On his road to the Neilgherrie Hills, At Carrington's, near Lymington, Hants, aged J. B. Jauncey, esq. of Madras, and son of the late 18, Sydney Bowden, seventh and youngest son of Capt. Jauncey, R.N.
Richard Jennins, esq. April 21. At Chatham, Upper Ci..ada, aged 46, At Birmingham, William Strettel Kelsall, esq. Arthur Acland, of the Inner Temple, esq. late
late of Manchester. Judge of the County Court of the District of At Glasnevin, co. Dublin, aged 75, Martha, relict Huron. He was called to the bar Nov. 18, 1831, of John Knox, esq. of Villa Park. and formerly practised as an equity draughts- At an hotel at Glasgow, aged 30, Miss Jessie man.
Lauder, of a respectable family in Edinburgh, At sea, on board the Hotspur, on his passage who committed suicide from disappointed love. from Calcutta to England, William Stalkartt, esq. She appears to have written to her lover a few esq. second son of Marmaduke Stalkartt, formerly days previously, and a letter which the servant of Dover.
girl took up to the deceased's room when she April 22. At Mariposa, Canada West, Roger found her dead was an answer to it. He apoloKingdon, esq. M.D. son of the Rev. Roger Kingdon, gises for the delay in writing to her, and ascribes Rector of Holsworthy, Devon.
this delay to her letter having been missent to a , April 28. At Elmwood, near Montreal, Canada, town three miles distant from his proper address, at an advanced age, Mary M Gillivray, sister of the in proof of which he encloses the envelope marked late Hon. W. M'Gillivray, of St. Antoine House,
"missent to GMontreal, and Penighael, Argyleshire.
Drowned, in the Rhine, near Caub, on his pas. May 2. At Madeira, John Wintle, esq. eldest sage to England (after between nine and ten son of the late Rev. H. Wintle, Rector of Matson, years' residence in the East Indies), by falling Glouc.
overboard the Mannheim steamer, aged 37, BenMay 7. At Sunbury, Middlesex, aged 75, Char- jamin Rolls Stroud, esq. of Calcutta. lotte Priscilla Atwood.
May 14. Herr J. Delius, of Bremen. Having At Balmakewan House, Kincardine, Mrs. Charles ascended Mount Vesuvius with a party of his Gray.
countrymen, he went too near the edge of the May 9. At Clifton, Bristol, Job Cooper, esq. crater, and, the ground giving way under him, he formerly of Shepton Mallet.
fell into the abyss. His groans were heard from At St. John's Vicarage, Worcester, aged 65, the bottom, but when some persons descended by Roger James, esq. formerly of Ulverstone, Lanc. means of ropes he was dead.
Off Sebastopol, William J. Johnstone, mate on At Dublin, Ralph Arthur, eldest son of Sir John board the Queen, third son of the Rev. C. John- Dillon, Bart. of Lismullen, co. of Meath, stone, Canon Residentiary of York,
At Edinburgh, aged 76, John Farquharson, esq. May 10. Georgiana-Charlotte, youngest dau. of of Haughton, Aberdeenshire. Major Thomas Askew, of Cheltenham.
At Shoreham, aged 66, Mrs. Good, wife of the At Bath, Elizabeth-Isabella-Cottnam, eldest dau. Rev. J. E. Good, late of Gosport. of the late Col. Maclean, Lieut.-Governor of the At Kepler House, Staines, Middlesex, aged 66, Tower of London.
Sophia, widow of William Harris, and 'Afth dau. At Lancaster, aged 76, Agnes, widow of the Rev. of the late and sister of the present Thomas Payler Matthew Procter, Vicar of Newland, Glouc. South, esq. all of that place.
May 11. At Stonehouse, Devon, while on a visit At Edinburgh, Mrs. Lillias Campbell, relict of to his son, S.R. Chapman, esq. 20th Regt. aged 83, James Ker, esq. of Blackshiels. Frederick John Chapman, esq. only son of the At Kenn, aged 94, Mrs. Susan Mann, late Lieut.-General Chapman, R. Art. and for At Clifton, Elizabeth-Orde, widow of the Rev. nearly 70 years in H. M. Ordnance Department. Albany Wade, Rector of Elton, Durham, and dau.
At Edinburgh, Mrs. Isabella Hepburn, relict of of the late Capt. Dutton, of Hylton Grove. James Low, csq.
At Croydon, aged 26, Mr. Thomas Smith Wykes, May 12. At Sunning-hill, aged 75, Elizabeth, solicitor. relict of Richard Birt, esq. formerly of Hallgrove, May 15. At Leyton, aged 62, Mary, fifth dau. Surrey.
of the late Joseph Cotton, esq. At Lansdowne Villa, Finchley-road, aged 71, At Stoke Newington, aged 79, Benjamin Jen. Miss Ann Margaret Campbell.
nings, esq. one of the Senior Paymasters of the At Woolwich, aged 41, Matilda, wife of Mr. Royal Navy. C. A. Fieling, Assistant German-Master of the At Sandgate, Kent, aged 43, Mary, relict of Royal Military Academy; on the 19th inst. aged John Lee, esq. of Liverpool. 11, Matilda-Jessie, eldest dau. of Mr. Fieling.
At Tunbridge, at an advanced age, Charlotte, At Liverpool, aged 89, Mary, widow of John relict of Thos. Simpson, esq. of Braintree, Essex. Gregson, esq. of Everton.
Aged 32, Frederick, youngest son of William At St. George's-terrace, Hyde-park, aged 76, Warner, esq. of Oxley, near Wolverhampton. Captain R. Hayes, R.M,
May 16. At Mount Calverley-lodge, Tunbridge Āt Trusthorpe, Linc. aged 56, William Loft, esq. Wells, Anthony St. John Baker, esq. many years
At Kensington, aged 84, Susan, relict of Henry Secretary of Legation and Consul-General in the de Michele, esq.
United States. Charlotte, wife of Samuel Naylor, esq. of
At Lyons, aged 24, James Bacon, jun., esq. Coedfa, Denbighshire.
second son of James Bacon, esq. Q.C.