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tion of New York City in 1776.

Presented by Simon F. Mackie, March 1, 1864.

55. Bust of WiUiam H. Prescott, (1796-1859.)

Thomas Ball.

Presented by William A. Greene, June 7, 1859.

56. Bust of Sir Walter Scott, (1771-1832.)

Presented by Samuel W. Francis, M. D.

57. Bust of WilUam H. Seward, (1801-1872.

Presented by Charles A. Stetson, March 4, 1861.

58. Bust of William Shakespeare, (1564-1616.)

A cast from the Bust in Stratford Church, from the col-
lection of George Daniel.

Presented by George Adlard, October 3, 1871.

59. Bust of Benjamin Silliman, (1779-1864.) C. B. Ives.

60. Bust of George Washington, (1732-1799.)

Jean Antoine Houdon.

Presented by David Hosack, April 19, 1832.

61. MedalUon of Washington, (1732-1799.) In

bronze. Alfred W. Jones.

Presented by the Artist, March 2, 1858.

62. Bust of John Watts, (1749-1836.) Thomas Coffee.

From the original by Ball Hughes.
Presented by his grandson, J. Watts De Peyster, October
10, 1863.

63. Bust of Daniel Webster, (1782-1852.)

Shobal V. Clevenger.

64. Statuette of Daniel Webster, (1782-1852.)

In bronze. Thomas BaU, 1853.

Presented by Katherine Chambers, March 4, 1913.

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! 66. Bust of Benjamin West, (1738-1820.)

Francis CharUrey.
Presented by Luther Bradish.

66. Bust of Joseph M. White, (1781-1839.) In

marble. Horatio Greenough.

Presented by Mrs. Charles A. Davis, June 18, 1867.

67. Bust of Hugh WiUiamson, M. D., (1735-1819.)

William I. Coffee, 1816.

68. Bust of OUver Wolcott, (1726-1797.)

Shobal V. Clevenger.

Presented by George Gibbs, November 3, 1840.

69. Bust of James R. Wood, M. D., (1816-1882.)

Presented by Samuel W. Francis, M. D., June 6, 1865.

70. Achilles and Penthesilea. Group in marble.

G. M. Benzoni.

Presented by the children of the late Charles H. Russell,
February 2, 1886.

71. A Bacchante. In marble. Nicolas Coustou.

{Bryan Collection.)

72. The Indian. In marble. Thomus Crawford.

This sculpture is a repetition of the well known figure in
The Progress of Civilization in America, a group executed by
order of the Government for the Capitol extension at

''Resting on a low mound is seated the Indian chief, a
nude figure excellently modeled. His head, crowned with
tufted feathers, rests sadly upon his hand, tne weary chase
of life is over, he is dying — ^the Great Spirit waits to con-
duct him to tne far off hunting-groimds, that dreamy land
where souls repose in boundless prairies. His tribe has
disappeared, he is left alone, the solitary offshoot of a
mi wit V race; already the axe of the backwoodsman dis-
turbs his last hours; civilization, and art, and agriculture —
all mysteries to him incomprehensible — ^have desecrated
his home, and the dark shadows of the past gather him into
their bosom! ^' — London Art Jowrrud,

Purchased from the family of the Artist, and presented
by Frederic de Peyster, President of the Societv, April 6,

73. Primitive Marksman. In bronze. Fernando Miranda.

Presented by the Artist, February 22, 1911.

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74. Ruth. In marble. Henry K. Brown.

'"The artist has chosen the moment in which Ruth
is addressed by Boas as she stands among the gleaners.
He quoted the lines of Keats in the song of the Ni^t-
ingale —

' Perchance the self-same song hath found a path
To the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home,
She stood in tears amid tne alien com.'
She is not in tears; but her aspect is that of one who
Ustens in sadness; her eyes are cast down, and her
thoughts are of the home ot her youth in the land
of Moab. Over her left arm hangs a handful of the
ears of wheat which she has gathered from the ground,
and her right rests on the oraperv about her Dosom.
Nothing can be more irraceful than her attitude, or more
expressive of melancholy sweetness and modesty than her
physiognomy." — Extract of a letter by Mr, W. C. Bryant^
dated Rome, 1846.

This statue was purchased by Miss Hicks, of New
York, and presented to the New York Gallery of Fine

75. Group of a Boy and Dog; or, Chi Vinci,

mangia. In marble. Henry K. Brawn.

This playful group was presented to the New York
Gallery, by C. M. Leupp, Esq. The boy has left his
bowl of milk upon the floor, and the dog is endeavor-
ing to take advantage of his negligence, by appropri-
ating the contents to himself, against which the boy
stoutly protests. They are so equally matched in
strength, that the struggle is of doubtful issue, and
therefore the artist calls it, **Chi Hncif mangiay" or,
who wins, eats.

(New York Gallery of Fine Arts, 1858.)

76. Bacchus. In marble.

Presented by Mrs. Howard Townsend Martin, March
13, 1909.


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Antony Samuel Adam-Salomon (1818-1881).

French sculptor, among whose works may be mentioned
the busts of Rossini, Marie Antoinette and the Tomb of the
Duke of Padua.

William van Aelst (1620-1679).

Bom at Delft; died at Amsterdam. Son of a notary.
He was instructed in painting by his uncle, Evert van Aelst,
whose style and subjects he adopted, though he greatly
excelled him.

Francesco Albano (1578-1660).

Born and died at Bologna. Son of Agostino Albano, a
silk merchant. He was placed under the tuition of Denis
Calvart. There he met Guido Reni and with him entered
the School of Lodovico Caracci. He went to Rome, where
his genius gained his reputation.

Antonio Allegri (da Correggio) (1494-1534).

An Italian painter, born and died at Correggio, Italy.
He was the son of Pellegrino Allegri, a merchant. He
learned the rudiments from his uncle, Lorenzo Allegri, and
followed the style of Montegna.

Ezra Ames

was a coach painter of Albany, who turned his attention to
portraiture and gained distinction in 1812 at the Pennsyl-
vania Academy by exhibiting his portrait of Gov. George

Alexander Anderson (1775-1870).

Bom in New York City and died in Jersey City, N. J.
He studied medicine at Columbia University and graduated


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in 1796, but was essentially a wood engraver and later de-
voted himself entirely to that art.

Jacobxjs van Artois (1613-1684).

Bom at Brussels. He was a celebrated Flemish land-
scape painter, and studied under John Mertens. His works
are often decorated with excellent figures by David Teniers,
which renders them much more valuable.

Jan Asselyn (1610-1660).

Bom at Diepen and died at Antweip. A Flemish land-
scape painter who studied imder Esaias Vandervelde and
went to Italy, where he remained several years.

John James Audubon (1780-1851).

Bom near New Orleans, La.; died near New York City.
His great love of nature led him to make the drawings of
the birds, for which he is famous. He neglected business
to spend his time in excursions through the woods, gathering
specimens and making drawings of birds. He travelled
extensively, making several voyages to England, finally
settling, 1840, in New York City at what was kiiown as
Audubon Park on the Hudson, and was buried in Trinity
Cemetery, adjoining his property.

Hendrik van Avercamp (1590- ).

Bom at Kampen; lived and died there. Sumamed Stomme
van Campen. He executed many pictures, chiefly marine
views and landscapes ornamented with cattle.

John de Baan (1633-1702).

Bom at Haerlem; died at The Hague. A Dutch portrait
painter who, after receiving some instructions from an imcle
named Piemans, was sent to Amsterdam to study under
Jacob de Backer.

LuDOLF Backhuysen (1631-1708).

Born at Embden. A Gennan painter, pupil of Albert
van Everdingen and Henry Dubbels. He painted mostly
marine subjects.

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George A. Baker (1821-1880).

A native of New York; is highly esteemed for his portrait-
ure of women and children. He was the pupil of his father,
a miniature painter.

Thomas Ball (1819-1911).

Sculptor; bom in Charlestown, Mass. ^ Died at Mont-
clair, N. J. He was a singer and portrait painter and in
1852 he took up modelling and executed a number of busts
and statues, having studied in Europe several years.

Giorgio Barbarelli (1477-1510).

Bom at Castelfranco, near Trevigi. An Italian portrait
painter called Giorgione. Studied in the school of Giovanni
Bellini, at Venice, where Titian became his fellow student.

Fra Bartolomeo (Baccio della Porta) (1475-1517).

Bom and died at Savignano, near Florence. Called also
II Frate, and Fra Bartolomeo di San Marco. While very
young he became the disciple of Cosimo Rosselli, and acquired
the name of Baccio della Porta, from his residence near the
gate of St. Peter.

Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) (1510-1592).

Bom at Bassano, commonly called II Bassano. He was
the son of Francesco da Ponte, called also the Elder Bassano.
He received his first instruction from his father, and then
at Venice under Bonifazio Veneziano.

Gerard van Battem.

A Dutch landscape painter, who flourished about 1650
and died at Amsterdam in 1690. His subjects are moun-
tainous landscapes, with travellers or banditti, and hunting

PoMPEO Battoni (170&-1787).

Bom at Lucca; died at Rome. An Italian painter, son
of a goldsmith. He was sent to Rome, where he studied
under Sebastian Conca, and Agostino Masucci. He was
more employed in portraits than historical works.

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Jan Beerstraaten (1622-1687).

Dutch painter, bom and died at Amsterdam. He painted

Cornelius Bega (1620-1664).

Bom at Haerlem. He studied under Adrian Ostade, and
became the ablest painter of his school. His pictures, like
those of Ostade, represent Dutch peasants regaling and amus-
ing themselves, and the interiors of Dutch cottages.

Joseph L. H. Bellange (1800-1866).

French painter, bom and died at Paris. He was in-
fluenced by the wars of the 1st Napoleon and painted
mostly military scenes.

Theodore van Bergen (1645-1689).

Born at Haerlem. A Dutch painter of landscapes and
cattle. Studied under Adrian Vandevelde and was his
ablest scholar.

Nicholas Berghem (1620-1683).

Bom at Haerlem. A Dutch painter, the son of Peter
Class van Haerlem. It is difficult to say how the name
Berghem or Berchem originated. He studied first under
his father and subsequently under John van Goyen and
also John Baptist Weeninx.

PiETRO Berretini (1596-1669).

Born at Cortona; died at Rome. Called Da Cortona
and was a Florentine painter and architect. He studied
under Baccio Ciarpi, but gained more advantage from the
study of the works of Raffaelle and Caravaggio.

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902.)

Bom in Diisseldorf, Germany, and in 1831 came with his
parents to New Bedford, Mass. In 1853 he returned to
Diisseldorf and studied painting there and in Rome. In
1857 he returned to the United States and made an extended
tour in the West, especially Colorado and California. He
died in New York City.

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Thomas Birch (1787-1851).

Bom in London, England, the son of William Birch.
Was brought to this country in 1794 when seven years of
age. His father was his instructor. He lived and died in
Philadelphia and was a landscape and marine painter.

Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1658).

Bom at Gorcum. He was a Dutch historical and land-
scape painter and engraver, who studied under Joseph de

Johannes Francis van Bloemen (1662-1740).

Bom at Antwerp; died at Rome. A Flemish landscape
painter, who went to Italy when very yoimg and remained
there all his life. Studied under Goubau and was called

Petrus van Bloemen (1657-1719.)

Born at Antwerp. He visited Rome for improvement,
where the Flemings called him Standard, from his painting
occasionally charges of cavalry. He returned to Antwerp,
and in 1699 was made director of the Academy.

James Bogle (1817-1873).

Born in Georgetown, S. C; died in Brooklyn, N. Y.
Came to New York 1836, and entered the studio of Pro-
fessor Morse. He confined himself to portrait painting.

Ferdinand Bol (1611-1681).

Bom at Dort. A Dutch historical and portrait painter
and engraver. His family removed to Amsterdam where he
studied under Rembrandt, whose style he imitated.

Joseph Bonomi (1796-1878).

Born at Rome and died at London. An English sculptor
and draftsman, the son of Giuseppe Bonomi.

John and Andrew Both.

These Dutch painters were brothers. They were natives
of Utrecht, John, the elder, being bom about 1610 and died
after 1662. Andrew died 1645. They learned the elements
of design from their father, who was a painter on glass, but
afterwards studied under A. Bloemaert.

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Sandro or Alessandro Botticelli (1447-1510).

A Florentine painter and engraver. He studied under
Filippo Lippi and subsequently visited Rome, where he
executed several important works for Sixtus IV.

Francois Boucher (1703-1770).

A Parisian painter and engraver. He studied under
Francois Le Moine, and was appointed court painter. He
succeeded best in pastoral subjects.

Sebastien Bourdon (1616-1671).

Born at Montpellier; died at Paris. A French painter
and engraver who studied the elements of design with his

Peter Bout (1658-1731).

Bom at Brussels; he painted in conjimction with Bou-
dewyns, whose landscapes he ornamented with figures,
representing assemblies, merrymakings and similar sub-

Edward Augustus Brackett (1819- ).

Sculptor, bom in Vassalborough, Me. He began his
career in 1838 and produced portrait busts of prominent

William Bradford (1827-1892).

Bom in New Bedford, Mass. Began by painting ships
and coast scenes of New England and British North America,
and later extended his studies to the Arctic regions.

Renier Brakenburg (1650-1702).

Born at Haerlem. A Dutch painter who studied first
under Mommers, a landscape painter, and afterwards
under Bernard Schendel. His subjects, representing merry-
makings and drunken assemblies, are similar to those of

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Leonard Bramer (1596-1674).

Bom and died at Delft. He was a Dutch painter and
painted night pieces, with towns on fire and caverns, in the
manner of Rembrandt. His principal works were historical
subjects of a small size.

LuDOVico Brea.

A painter of the Genoese school, and a native of Nice.
It is not mentioned under whom he studied. He resided
at Genoa from 1483 to 1513.

' QuiRiNUs Brekelenkam.

A Dutch painter who Uved about 1650. He studied
under Gerard Douw and followed the style of that master
and of Rembrandt. His works represent Dutch cottages
with figures.

Agnolo Bronzino (1502-1572).

A Florentine painter, and favorite scholar of Jacopo
Carrucci, whom he assisted in some works. He imitated
Michael Angelo.

Adrian Brower (1605-1638).

Bom at Haerlem; died at Antwerp. A Dutch painter of
poor parentage. Francis Hals ofifered to take him into his
school, which he gladly accepted. He was a friend of Adrian
Ostade and Rubens.

John H. I. Browere (1792-1834).

Sculptor, a student in Columbia University, and later
studied painting imder Archibald Robinson. After visiting
Europe he returned to New York in 1819 and took up
modelling. He devoted a great amount of time in forming
a collection of busts which he executed of the most noted
men in the country, prominent in history.

David Brown.

A pupil of George Moreland, whose works he imitated.
He exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy from 1792
to 1797.

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George Loring Brown (1814-1889.)

Bom and died in Boston, Mass. He attended the Franklin
School and became an engraver's apprentice. He studied
under Washington Allston, and while in Paris under Eugene

Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886).

Sculptor, bom in Ley den, Mass., and died in Newburgh,
N. Y. He studied painting under Chester Harding, of
Boston, and then took up sculpture, executing portrait
busts in Albany. He executed many statues of notable
persons for various states. >

John Brueghel (1568-1625).

Born at Brussels, the son of Peter Brueghel the elder.
He commenced miniature painting, but aften^s^ards studied
oil painting under Peter Goekint.

Charles Le Brun (1619-1690).

A Parisian painter, son of a sculptor. He was placed
in the school of Simon Vouet, and went to Italy, where he
was assisted in his studies by N. Poussin. In 1662 he com-
menced his great work of the Battles of Alexander, which
gained him an immense reputation.


A Florentine painter who studied under Andrea Taffi.
He painted in the dry, Gothic style of the immediate followers
of Cimabue.

William De Buytenweg (1600-1640).

Born at Rotterdam. Houbraken calls him Geestige
Willem (William the Gay). His principal work was the
Triumph of William, Prince of Orange.

Paolo Caliari (1528-1588).

Born at Verona. He was of the Venetian school and
called Paolo Veronese. He was placed in the school of his
uncle, Antonio Badile.

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Antonio Canal (Canaletto) (1697-1768).

A Venetian painter whose father was a scene painter,
and he was brought up in the same profession. He went to
Rome, where he designed the grand remains of antiquity.
Returning to Venice, he chose as his subjects interior views.

Annibale Caracci (1560-1609).

A Bolognese painter, studied under his cousin, Lodovico,
who advised him to study the works of Correggio.

Francis B. Carpenter (1830-1900).

Bom in Homer, N. Y. He was mostly self-taught. He
removed to New York in 1851 and was a portrait painter,
having painted many distinguished men.

Juan Carrenno de Miranda (1614-1685).

Bom at Abiles, in Asturias. A Spanish painter, who
studied at Madrid under P. de las Cuevas and afterwards
xmder Bartolom6 Roman. He died at Madrid.

John W. Casilear (1811-1893).

Bom in New York, and began studying at the age of fifteen
imder Peter Maverick, the engraver, after whose death he
became a bank note engraver. He took up oil painting and
went to Europe to study in 1840 and again in 1857. He
died at Saratoga, N. Y.

Andrea del Castagno (1390-1457).

A painter of Castagno in Tuscany. Bemardetto de
Medici placed him under Masaccio. After leaving that
master he became one of the most distinguished artists of
the day.

Giuseppe Cerrachi (1760-1801).

Italian sculptor; came to Philadelphia in 1791 and made
busts of eminent men. In 1800, having joined in a plan to
assassinate the first Consul of Italy, he, with the intention of
carrying out the design, proposed to undertake a statue of
him. The plot was detected and he was guillotined.

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Giuseppe Cesari (1568-1640).

Bom at the Castle of Arpino in Naples; died at Rome.
Pope Gregory XIII. placed him in the school of Nicole

Praup DE Champagne (1602-1674).

Bom at Brussels; died at Paris. At the age of nineteen
he went to Paris, and received most assistance from Fou-
quieres, who lent him some of his drawings.

Sir Francis Chantrey (1781-1841).

Sculptor, bom at Norton in Derbyshire, England, and was
apprenticed as a carver in Sheffield. Later he established
himself as a modeller in clay in Dublin, then Edinburgh and
finally in London. He executed chiefly sepulchral monu-
ments and busts. In 1837 he was knighted.

John Gadsby Chapman (1808-1889).

Bom in Alexandria, Va., and went to Italy to study. He
settled in New York and became a successful engraver and
illustrator. In 1848 he returned to Italy and had his
studio in Rome.

Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin (1701-1779).

Bom and died at Paris. A French painter who distin-
guished himself by painting conservation pieces of a domes-
tic character.

Gio CiMABUE (1240-1302).

Bom at Florence and of noble descent. He has been
credited with rescuing the art from its gross and barbarous
state, and he has been called the father of modem painters.

Shobal Vail Clevenger (1812-1843).

Sculptor, bom near Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio; died
at sea. He was first occupied as a stone cutter in Cin-
cinnati and was induced by David Guio to carve busts in
freestone. He came to New York and executed several
notable busts. In 1840 he went to Rome.

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Jean Henri De Coene (1798-1866).

Belgian painter of genre and historical subjects, bom at
Nederbrakel; he was a pupil of David and of PaeUnck. He
became professor in the Brussels Academy, and died in that

Thomas Cole (1801-1848).

Bom in Bolton-le-Moor, England; died near Catskill,
N. Y. His father emigrated to the United States in 1819
and settled in Ohio, where Thomas Cole took lessons from
a painter named Stein. In 1825 he removed to New York
and became associated with Durand and Trumbull. He
foimded the "Hudson River School" and became one of
the best American landscape painters. He made several
visits to Europe.

William Collins (1787-1847).

English painter, bom and died at London. Studied
under Moreland and in the Royal Academy. In 1836 he
visited Italy, where he studied for two years.

John Singleton Copley (1737-1815).

Bom in Boston, Mass.; died in London. He was essen-
tially a portrait painter. In 1774 he went to England, and
after a visit to Italy, settled in London.

Gonzales Coques (1614-1684).

Bom and died at Antwerp. A Flemish painter who
learned the elements of the art from Peeter Brueghel III.,
and then studied under David Ryckaert, the elder.

CoKREGGio, see Allegri, Antonio.

Jacques Courtois (1621-1676).

Called II Borgognone; was bom at St. Hippolyte, in
Tranche Cont6, and died at Rome. He was the son of an
obscure artist, who taught him the elements of design.

Nicholas Coustou (1658-1733).

French sculptor, bom at Lyons and died at Paris. He
studied at Paris under his uncle, Coysevox, and later at

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Rome. At the age of twenty-three he won the grand prize
of the Royal Academy, which entitled him to the royal

Lucas Cranach (1472-1553).

A German painter and engraver, bom at Cranach, whose
family name it is believed was Sunder. He was burgo-
master of Wittenberg and was a friend of Luther and Me-
lanchthon. Was a pupil of his father, and died at Weimar.

Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892).

Born in Alexandria, Va. ; entered the ministry in 1835,
from which he retired in 1842 to study art. He studied in
France and Italy, returning to New York. Was also an
author. He died at Cambridge, Mass.

Thomas Crawford (1814-1857).

Sculptor, born in New York City; died in London. At
the age of nineteen he entered the studios of Frazer and
Launitz in New York, and in 1834 went abroad and lived
in Rome thereafter. He executed many notable works.

Thomas S. Cummings (1804-1894).

Born in England; came to New York in infancy. He
studied with Henry Inman and became a miniature portrait
painter. Was a founder of the National Academy and in
1838 was commissioned Brigadier General of Militia by
Gov. Seward.

Albert Cuyp (1620-1691).

A Dutch painter, born at Dort, son of Jacob Gerritze
Cuyp, who taught him the elements of design. He became
an excellent landscape painter.

Jacob Gerritze Cuyp (1594-1652).

Born at Dort and studied under A. Bloemaert. He was
one of the founders of the Academy at Dort in 1642. His
works were greatly surpassed by his son.

Abraham Delanoy, Jr.

A native of New York, who studied art under Benjamin
West at London and in January, 1771, advertised his pro-

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fession a§ a portrait painter in the New York newspapers.
Six months later he advertised again, as selling various
articles of merchandise as well as "most kinds of painting
done as usual, at reasonable rates/' In his latter days
Dunlap says he was poor and dependent on sign-painting
for his support. He died about 1786.

Antonio Dello (1603- ).

An Italian historical painter, bom at Florence, who
assisted in the execution of great works in the Escurial in

Balthazar Denner (1685-1749).

German painter, bom at Hamburg, who excelled in
mechanical execution of painting. The faculty of imitation
and German patience constituted the whole merit of this

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