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hanging of a spacious cupboard" with representations of the wood choristers in bright and glowing colours, and in all their diversified attitudes on stem, and branch, and spray. His success as a painter entirely depended on his own acute observation and keen enjoyment of those rural beauties which surrounded his birthplace.
In 1786, he was the successful candidate for the office of writing-master in the Free School of Appleby;* and, besides his assiduous cultivation of the pencil, began the study of music, in which he became a distinguished performer. In 1794 he removed to Lichfield, and gave himself up entirely to painting (hitherto in water colours) and teaching pupils both public and private. He now began to practise in oil, and with such success that he was considered the rival of Turner; and he also etched a good deal, having left many plates to bear witness to his skill. Wheu the Society of British Artists in Water Colours was formed Mr. Glover, whose talents were now widely known and appreciated, contributed to the first exhibition at Spring Gardens. A pleasing accordance of sentiment distinguished the members of this association, and to further their personal improvement they met by rotation at each others' houses, and on such occasions all produced sketches or studies, which were left with the host. They thus communicated principles and ideas calculated to inform and direct. Finding that London was the grand centre of patronage, in 1805 Glover removed from the country to Montagu-square, and became a member and liberal contributor to the society. On the restoration of Louis XVIII. he visited Paris, and afterwards Switzerland and Italy, of which tours he has left a sketch-book filled with numerous drawings. He painted a large picture for the king, and was honoured with a gold medal in proof of the royal approbation of his work. Besides this landscape executed at the Louvre, he finished and sold several oil paintings of large dimensions. His view of Durham Cathedral, eight feet by five, realised five hundred guineas, and is now at Lambtou Hall. His view of Loch Katrine and many others were disposed of at liberal "rices. The permanency of oil over watercolours induced a preference for the former, but he sought to impart the softness of the latter to all his preformances on canvass*,—a difficult task, but one in
* Sixty years ago Mr. Glover contributed two drawings to the history of Appleby, in Mr. Nichols's History of Leicestershire.—EniT.
Gknt. Mag. Vol. XXXIV.
which he achieved triumphs. His style of drawing was peculiar to himself: delicacy of effect was its chief characteristic. This is seen in the extreme misty haze of the morning sun, or in the overpowering blaze of the sinking luminary, with which he invested his subjects: it is distinctly obvious, too, in the bold but feathery lightness of towering foliage, by which lofty trees in his pictures relieve themselves from more distant objects. To attain freedom and facility of handling with exquisite expression was his constant aim. In 1820, in a gallery in Old Bondstreet, he displayed the fruits of his labours in oil and water-colours. They were arranged in distinct rooms. In the same exhibition were two Claudes he had purchased for his own contemplation. Here he prosecuted his labours for several years. He now thought of retiring to the neighbourhood of Ullswater, in Cumberland, a favourite locality for his pencil, and where he had often sat and studied under his tent for days together. He purchased a house and some land, but the vision was never realised.
From Ullswater Mr. Glover turned his regard to the remote and newly-formed colony of Swan River, but his steps were directed to Tasmania. He arrived there in March, 1831. Every object was new to his eye, and the aspect of the landscape was different from what he had ever before beheld. He prosecuted his beloved art with fresh animation and renewed vigour; his pencil was never idle. Some of his best works in local scenery were executed for liberal colonists, who sent them to England; others he transmitted for sale on his own account, but at a season when general embarrassment retarded their disposal. Yet he industriously pursued his course, and increased bis gallery at home. In one of his excursions be ascended the summit of Ben Lomond (5000 feet above the level of the sea), the first who had travelled there on horseback. He has left behind him memorials of genius which challenge a high place among works of art; the exquisite sensibilities of his pencil have never been surpassed in delineating nature's sunny features, and his pictures will long charm the eye of thousands, and perpetuate the remembrance of a gifted man. Another trait of his character was, that whenever in the course of his reading he met with a poetic passage descriptive of the effect of the subject delineated, he inserted it opposite the sketch. The sister arts were thus entwined together, and the pleasures of the imagination augmented.
In 1847 the I.aunceston Mechanics' Institute opened a miscellaneous exhibiO
ticra of natural curiosities and works of art, and Mr. Glover contributed a number of his own productions, which were viewed with delight by thousands. For some years past he had all but ceased from original painting, and spent the most of his time in readine, principally books of a religious kind. Mr. Glover was tall, and of robust frame, with a healthy glow on his cheek, and a forehead which closely resembled that of the late Sir Walter Scott. His character was amiable, and his society extremely pleasing. He was assiduous in his own pursuits, high-principled himself, and an admirer of correct deportment in others. He was frugal in his habits, and an example of temperance: patient under affliction, and during his last illness restrained every appearance of suffering, lest it should pain those by whom he was surrounded. His venerable partner in life, six years his senior, still survives, and children and grand-children were within his view to the last.—Launettton (Tasmania) Examiner.
April 17. At his lodgings in New York, of consumption, aged 51, James Thom, the self-taught Ayrshire sculptor.
The celebrated group of Tain O'Shanter first raised Thorn into notice ; and, from the condition of an obscure stone-cutter, without antecedents, education, or the slightest knowledge of the " schools," conciliated the admiration of his own countrymen, and secured for him fame and employment in London. He received numerous orders for busts, which were creditably executed in the favourite Scotch grey stone, with which he had been familiar.
Mr. Thorn went to America some 12 or 14 years ago, in pursuit of a person who had been previously sent over by the proprietors to exhibit hisTam O'Shanter and Old Mortality, but who, wc believe, made no returns or report of his proceedings. Arriving in New York, he traced him, the delinquent—a fellow Scotchman, of some shrewdness and address—to Newark, where he recovered a portion of the money for which it appeared these admirable works had been sold, and transmitted it to the proprietors, who had been his benefactors, determining to remain in Newark himself to pursue his profession. In exploring the country ill that vicinity for stoue adapted to his purposes, lie brought into notice a fine freestone quarry at Little Fulls, which has siuce become famous, having furnished the stone for the Court House in Newark, Trinity Church in New York, and many other public buildings in various parts of the country. With thia
stone he reproduced the two groups already named, executed a statue of Burns, and fulfilled various orders for ornamental pieces for pleasure grounds. The copy of the Old Mortality group—including the pious old Presbyterian and bis Pony, was sold to the proprietors of Laurel Hill Cemetery, near Philadelphia, and is now the frontispiece of that spacious city of the dead. Tam O'Shanter and Souter Johnny keep "watch and ward" at the entrance of the hospitable mansion of Roswell L. Colt, esq. at Paterson.
Thom had a strong predilection for architecture, and, fancying that he could excel in that department of art, gave considerable attention to it; but we are not aware that he produced anything remarkable, beyond a few designs that were never executed. When it was concluded to build Trinity Church in New York with the Little Falls stone, Thom made an advantageous contract to dothestone-cutting, and executed much of the fine carving for that costly Gothic edifice. Owing to some misunderstanding with the architect or the committee, he left the work, however, before it was completed/and, having realised considerable profits, purchased a farm near Ramapo, in Rockland county, on the line of the Erie railroad, where he gratified his fancy by putting up a house after one of his own conceptions. Since that time we have had no knowledge of his pursuits, but believe that he abandoned a profession in which, with greater cultivation, he might have attained a higher rank. Mr. Thom has left a widow and two children at New York.
April 16. At her residence in Bakerstreet, at the ndvanced age of 90 years, Madame Tussaud, well known as the proprietress of the popular collection of waxwork there exhibited.
Madame Tussaud published her Memoirs a few years ago, from which we gather the following particulars. She was a native of Berne, and went early in life to her uncle, M. Curtius, an artist, then residing in Paris, by whom she was adopted, and afterwards initiated in the fine arts; and such proficiency did she attain, that for thirteen years she held the appointment of instructress to Madame Elizabeth and the children of Louis XVI. and Marie Antoinette. She beheld three brothers and two uneles slaughtered in defence of the king, when nearfy the whole of the Swiss guards fell a sacrifice to their loyalty at the Tuilleries; whilst the house of her uncle, M. Curtius, was the resort of all the principal actors of the Reign of Terror, and she waj employed alike to
cast or model the guillotined heads of
unrivalled. I understand that' the Pene-
Josephine; the other, the Queen of Holland. From all this she escaped, and in 1802 came to England with her children. Here she commenced her exhibition, travelling from town to town, and after twelve years of struggle and anxiety, she had so far succeeded as to have a goodly collection, and a small sum of money. She then resolved to visit Ireland; but, in the transit, the vessel in which she had embarked her all was wrecked, and with great difficulty the lives of the passengers
a leveret and greyhound, in the present
were saved, so that when she landed at f Mr. Wyatt was as much respected in pri-
funeral (at the English burial-ground) was
Csaid that he has executed commissions to
She then began the world anew, and it was with still greater success. Thus was she, as it were, twice the architect of her own fortune, and she has left a large family of children and grandchildren to reap the fruits of her exertions.
r Mr. Richard J. Wyatt.,
May 27. At Rome, of apoplexy, in his 57th year, Mr. Richard J. Wyatt, sculptor. Mr. Wyatt went first to Rome in 1&22, and worked for Mr. Gibson. After a few years he commenced on his own account, and was very successful.
An Englishman, writing from "the Eternal City," pays the following earnest and deserved tribute to his memory: "I have to-day the painful duty of recording the death of Mr. Richard Wyatt, the eminent British sculptor, whose works are so well known at home, and whose fame is spread in every part of the world where the fine arts are valued. It was only a few days since I visited his studio, and admired the last touches which his graceful chisel had given to the finished statue of Flora, on which he had been for some time engaged. Judging from the health he then enjoyed, and the elasticity of his mind, I could not anticipate that ere the week was out I should have to attend his funeral; but he was taken off after a brief interval, and he lives now only in his works and in a fame that will, no doubt, be everlasting. I am more than partial to his style, as, in my opinion, he surpassed all living artists in representing the pure and delicate beauty of the female form. His ' Nymphs ' are the perfection of ideal and physical grace, and I believe in that department of sculpture he was
Feb. 8. At Falmouth, Jamaica, the
March 19. At Ceylon, the Rev. John
May 5. At Southampton, aged 36, the
May 6. Aged 80, the Rev. Henry
May 11. At Largs, Ayrshire, aged 43, the Rev. William Mackey, late incumbent of Scremerston, Northumberland.
Aged 41, the Rev. Ihomas Pttgh, Rec
tor of Hirnant, Montgomeryshire. He was of Magdalene college, Cambridge, B.A. 1834, and was collated to his living by the Bishop of St. Asaph.
May 17. At Wingrave, Bucks, aged 64, the Rev. Isaac Denton, Vicar of that place, and Perp. Curate of Wytheburn, Cumberland, lie was presented to the latter church in 1812 by the Vicar of Crosthwaite, and to the former in 1816 by the Earl of Bridgewater.
At Ashton-under-Lyne, aged 85, the Rev. Ignatius Traneker.
May 19. At Whitby, Yorkshire, aged 69, the Rev. Robert Taylor, M.A. Rector of Clifton Campville, and Harlaston, Staffordshire (1824), and a magistrate for that county.
May 20. At Whitby, aged 71, the Rev. Myles Jackson, late Minister of the Episcopal Chapel, and formerly Curate of St. Paul's church, Leeds.
May 22. Aged 38, the Rev. Henry James, Vicar of Willingdon, Sussex. He was of Trinity college, Cambridge, B.A. 1836, M.A. 1839, and was presented to his living in 1843 by the Dean and Chapter of Chichester. He was walking with bis daughter and a reverend friend near Beechy Head, when he attempted to descend the cliff, and, missing his footing, fell and was killed on the spot.
May 22. At Elmsett, Suffolk, aged 76, the Rev. James Speare, Rector of that place. He was some time senior Fellow of Clare hall, Cambridge; where he graduated B.A. 1797, as 12th Senior Optime, M.A. 1800. In 1808 he became curate of Sawston near Cambridge, which curacy he held until presented by his college in 1816 to the rectory of Rotheihithe, Surrey. The latter he exchanged for Elmsett, which is in the same patronage, in 1817. He became a widower in 1841.
May 24. At Sywell rectory, Northamptonshire, aged 75, the Rev. Thomas Ager, Curate of that parish. He was of Oriel college, Oxford, M.A. 1799.
May 25. Aged 81, the Kev. Charles John Graham Jones, M.A. Incumbent of Waterloo, Crosby, co. Lane. He was the second sou of the Rev. J. Jones, M.A. rural dean, incumbent of St. Andrew's, Liverpool. He was formerly Fellow of Clare hall, Cambridge, B.A. 1842, M.A. 1845.
May 30. At Wretham, Norfolk, aged 37, the Rev. Frederick Lane Birch, Rector of that parish, to which he was presented in 1836 by W. Birch, esq. He was of St. John's college, Cambridge, B.A. 1836, M.A. 1840.
At Brighton, aged 28, the Rev. Richard Walker Nourse, M.A.; youngest son of the Rev. Willinra Nourse, Rector of
Clapham, near Worthing, Sussex. He was of Gonville and Caius college, Cambridge, B.A. 1846, M.A. 1849.
May 31. At Doddington, Kent, aged
85, the Rev. John Radcliffe, M.A. Rector of St. Anne's, Limehouse, Middlesex, and Vicar of Doddington and Teynham. This gentleman (we presume) was son of the Kev. Houstonne Radcliffe, D-D. Chaplain to Archbishop Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury, Subdean of Wells, Prebendary of Ely, Rector of Ickham and Vicar of Gillingham in Kent, of whom further' notices will be found in Nichols's Literary Illustrations, vol. vi. p. 650, by Mary, daughter and coheiress of John Gooch, D.D. younger son of the Right Rev. Sir Thomas Gooch, Bart. Bishop of Ely. Archdeacon Radcliffe died in 1822, aged 83. His son was of Brasenose college, Oxford, M.A. 1787; was presented to Doddington in 1807 by his father as Archdeacon of Canterbury, to Limehouse in the same year by his college, and to Teynham in 1811 also by the Archdeacon of Canterbury. He had given 100/. towards the repairs of Limehouse church (recently destroyed by fire) only a few hours before his death.
Lately. At Llandinabo, Herefordshire, aged 40, the Rev. John Vavies, M.A. Rector of that place.
At Holyhead, aged 24, the Rev. George Lewis, B.A. of Jesus college, Oxford, only son of Henry Lewis, esq. of Hendre.
At Dingestow, Monmouthshire, aged
86, the Rev. Isaac Morgan, Vicar of that parish (1839), in the gift of the Chancellor of Llandaff.
From fever caught in visiting his afflicted flock, the Rev. R. B. Townsend, of Skibbereen, co. Cork, whose activity in allaying the sufferings caused by the late famine had been very conspicuous.
June 3. At Maiden, aged 47, the Rev. George Trevelyan, Vicar of Maiden with Chessington, Surrey. He was the eldest son of the Rev. George Trevelyan, Archdeacon of Bath, and Canon Residentiary of Wells (third son of Sir John the fourth Baronet, of Nettlecombe, co. Somerset), by Harriet, third daughter of Sir Richard Neave, Bart. He was of Brazenose college, Oxford, M.A. 1820, and was presented to his living by Merton college in
1834. He married first, April 2, 1833, Frances-Anne, only daughter of Lieut.Colonel Lunisden, and secondly, May 14,
1835, Anne, only daughter of Henry Gosse, esq. of Epsom.
June4. At Salisbury, aged 61, the Rev . Francis Rivers, for many years alternate morning preacher and lecturer of the chapel in Berwick steeet, Piccadilly, and of Belgrave chapel.
June 6. At Louvaiae, in Belgium, the Re^- George Ingram, Rectorof Cliedburgb, Suffolk. He was a ten years' man of Queen's college, Cambridge, and received the degree of S.T.B. in 1839. He was for some time curate of Cliedburgb, and was instituted to the rectory of that parish in 1839, on the presentation of tbe Marquess of Bristol. He was the author of—1. The True Character of the Church of England, as exhibited in her Antiquity, Orders, and Liturgy. London, 1838, 8vo. 2. Three Letters on the Sacrifice of the Mass. 3. An Answer to M. de la Militiere's impertinent dedication of bis imaginary triumph, entitled "The Victory of Truth; or, an Epistle to the King of Great Britain (Charles II.)" ; wherein he invited his Majesty to forsake the Church of England, and embrace the Roman Catholic Religion. By the late Rev. Father in God, John Bramhall, D.D. Bishop of Derry, and afterwards Archbishop of Armagh. Reprinted from the Dublin edition of 1677, with notes, and a memoir of the Archbishop, 1841.
At Halesworth, Suffolk, aged 48, the Rev. Joseph Charles Badeley, Rector of Halesworth with Chediston, and of Shipmeadow, in the same county. He was only son of the Rev. Joseph Badeley, Rector of Halesworth and Chediston, who died 12th Sept. 1837, aged G5. He was of Caius college, Camb. LL.B. 1829. In 1833 he was instituted to the rectory of Shipmeadow, Suffolk, on the presentation of his father, and in 1839 to the rectory of Halesworth, with the vicarage of Chediston, on the presentation of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Badeley. He married, 28th Sept. 1831, Frances, eldest dau. of the Rev. William Boycatt, Rector of Ormsby, in Norfolk, and leaves a family.
/une8. Aged 73, the Rev. Philip Neville Jodre/l, Rector of Yelling, Huntingdonshire. He was of Jesus college, Cambridge, B.A. 1800, and was presented to his living in 1805 by the Lord Chancellor.
At Ilfracombe, aged 07, the Rev. William Palmer Stan-ell. Rector of Higli Bickington, Devonshire, to which he was presented in 1808 by the Rev. William Moggridge Stawell, of South Molton; who was formerly Rector of High Bickington, and died in 1833 (see our Magazine for March, 1833, p. 282).
June 11. At his father's residence, aged 24, the Rev. Thomas Bullock, B.A. of Brasenose college, Oxford, Assistant Curate of the parish church, Bradford, Yorkshire; only son of Thomas Bullock, esq. of Macclesfield.
At Baldock, Herts, aged 36, the Rev. David Henry Morice, for nearly six years
Curate of that parish. He was of Trinity college, Cambridge, B.A. 1842.
June 12. At Ormside, Westmerland, the Rev. William Abbott, M.A. Fellow of Queen's college, Oxford.
June 16. At St. Leonard's-on-Sea, the Rev. John Hodgson, Viear of Buinpstead Helion, Essex. He was formerly Fellow of Trinity college, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1818. M.A. 1823, and was presented to his living by that society in 1833. Having lost his first wife in 1836, he married secondly, Jan. 2, 1838, Elizabeth, only surviving daughter of James Law, esq. of Cambridge.
LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.
May I. Aged 38, Capt. William St. Leger Angelo, of the 3d West India Regt.
May 8. At Clapham, aged 57, John Absalom Edwards, esq. formerly of Oxford.
May 13. In Hyde Park-sq. Ellen-Mary, only child of the Rev. Joseph Thackeray, Rector of Horstead and Coltishall, Norfolk.
May 14. In Bedford-sq. aged 83, Divie Robinson, esq.
Aged 40. Mr. Charles A. Brooktield, of Gray's Inn-sq. solicitor, son of Mr. Brooktield of Sheffield.
May 15. In London, aged 70, Major James Palmer, late Inspector General of Prisons in Ireland.
In Edwardes-sq. Kensington, aged 8b", Thomas Warington, esq.
In Euston-place, New-road, aged 65, Joseph Lazarus, esq.
At Brompton, aged 75, Mrs. M'Gowan, formerly of Gerrard-st. Soho.
In Meleombe-pl. Anne-Maria, relict of Capt. John Goad, Bengal Est.
May 16. In Weymouth-st. Louisa, wife of Lieut.-Col. Garrett, K.H. 46th Regt.
Aged 28, Robert, youngest son of the late Richard Thompson, tft\. of the Clapham-road.
In the Wandsworth-roaJ,aged 87, Mary, relict of the Rev. John Davy, Vicar of Pytchley, Northamptonshire.
Aged 30, James Kinneer Hancock, esq. Lieut.R.N. youngest son of tbe late RearAdm. R. T. Hancock.
Richard Hewitt, esq. of the Lawn, Tulsehill, and Calvert's-buildings, Borough.
May 17. At Clapton, aged 85, Ann, widow of Francis William Leigh, Capt. E. I. Co's. service.
At Clapham Rise, aged 63, William Turner, esq. of St. Katharine's Docks.
May 18. Francis Ellerker Lewin, esq. of Duke-st. Portland-pl. second sou of the late Rev. S. J. Lewin, of liield, Sussex.
In Oxford-terr. aged 19, Adelaide, wife of Henry Hamilton Cafe, esq.