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From the Parant Collection.
(Bryan Collection.)



B-238. Battle-Piece. (9x19.)

(Bryan Collection.)

B-239. Battle-Piece. (9x19.)

(Bryan Collection.)



Jacques Courtois.



Jacques Courtois.



B-240. Christ in the Wilderness, ministered to by

Angels. (36x46.) Charles de la Fosse.

This picture was formerly in the collection of Cardinal
Fesch. After its arrival in Paris, in the possession of
the donor, it was solicited for the Gallery of the Louvre.
(Bryan Collection.)



B-241. 1 Scenes from the Life of St.



B-242



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Borromeo. (25x38^)

(Bryan Collection.)



Charles de .

Jean Jouvenet.



B-243. Portraits of two Ladies. (57x44^)

Nicholas de Largilliere.

This picture was also sought from the donor for the
Gallery of the Louvre.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-244. Portrait of a Marshal of France. (32x25^.)

Oval. Hyacinthe Rigaud.

From the Collection Vien. It is a very fine specimen
of the Master. Our own Stuart thought the Portraits of
Rigaud's two sisters, by him, the most natural and true he
ever saw,

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B-243. PORTRAITS OF TWO LADIES.

NICHOLAS DE LARGILUERE

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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS.

B-245. Musicians. (18 X 15.) Antoine Watteau.

This picture is evidently cut from a large and important
work.

{Bryan Collection,)

B-246. A Venetian Fete, or Ball, by day.

(25i X 3U.) Antoine Watteau.

A composition unrivalled for picturesqueness of design
and richness of color.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-247. Landscape, with Figures. (18x22.)

Antoine Watteau.

This is but a sketch, in the style of Giorgione.
(See No. 6-32.)

{Bryan Collection.)

B-248. Landscape, with Figures. (17 J X 22.)

Jean Baptiste Pater.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-249. Portrait of the Cardinal de Rochechouart.

(53i X 39.) Pompeo Battoni.

From the Chateau Courcelle, the seat of the Cardinal's
family.

{Bryan Collection,)

B-250. Head of a Boy. (lU X9.) Pompeo Battoni.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-251. Still Life. (16x24.) Jean B. S. Chardin.

The viands for a jour maigre under the rule of the
Church.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-252. Portrait of Louis XVII., Dauphin.

(22^ X 17i.) School of Greuze.

He i^ represented as seven or eight years old. He
wears a blue scarf indicating his rank. From the collection
of M. de Mont Louis, a devoted legitimist, who died at a
very advanced age, in 1850. It bears much resemblance
to the works of Chardin.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-253. Park of St. Cloud. (13x29.) Hubert Robert.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-254. Portrait of Dr. Ambroise Par6, the Father

of French Surgery. (14^x11.) Peter Porbus.

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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS.

B-255. Italian Scenerj^ with Figures. (3Ux45.)

Joseph VerneL
Painted by the artist for his friend, Balthazar, the
architect, from whose collection it came. It is a fa^r speci-
men of the Master.

(Bryan Collection,)

B-256. The Bay of Baia, an effect of Moonlight.

(14ix25i.) Joseph VerneL

{Bryan Collection.)

B-257. A Seaport. (39x53.) Joseph VerneL

(Bryan Collection.)

B-258. Landscape, painted for a Snuff-Box. (5x5.)

Round. Joseph VerneL

(Bryan Collection.)

B-259. Portrait of a Receiver-General. (18^X14.)

(Bryan Collection.) ^^^^^^ Toumicre.

. B-260. A Nymph of Diana. (42x53.) Jean Baptiste Greuze.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-261. A Repetition of the L'Aveugle Dup6.

(24 X 19.) Jean Baptiste Greuze.

An early production. Bought in New York city.
(Bryan Collection.)

!B-262. Portrait of the Due de Choiseul. (24x19^.)

Jean Baptiste Greuze.

From the collection of Parant, who painted, on porce-
lain, the heads of the celebrities of France. This head
was probably procured for that purpose.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-263. Head of a Young Girl. (17x14.) Oval.

(Bryan Collection.) ^^^^ Baptists GreuZe.

B-264. Virginie. (A study.) (18x15.) Jean Baptiste Greuze.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-265. Sketch of a Female Head. (18x15.)

Jean Baptiste Greuze.

The celebrated miniature-painter Saint purchased
this sketch at the sale of Greuze's own collection after
his death.

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B-266. The Sister. (18x15.) Nicholas Bernard Lepicie.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-267. France Triumphant after the Restoration

of Louis XVIII. (54 X33|.) Pierre Paul Prud'hon.

This picture is the finished sketch of a plafond now at
Dijon, the birth-place of the painter. It is from the col-
lection of M. ViEN, artist. It was sought of the donor by
the Director of the Louvre, for that Gallery.
{Bryan Collection.)

B-268. Napoleon at Charleroi. (13x16.) Horace Vernet.

The accessories and the horse are portraits. This little
picture ornamented the private study of Louis Philippe.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-269. The Duke of Orleans. (21 X31.) Horace Vernet.

The Duke is giving orders to his groom. He is attended
by a negro-page and two greyhounds. In the background
are a "cabriolet" and horse. This is a very early picture
of the Master. It was rescued from the Chateau and
Park de Monceau, on their destruction.
(Bryan Collection.)



B-270. Attack repulsed at Constantine, Africa.
(18iXl5.)

Death of Richepanse.
(Bryan Collection.)



Bellange.



B-271. Fox-Chase. (14x18.)

(Bryan Collection.)

B-272. Snipe-Shooting. (14x18.)

(Bryan Collection.)

B-273. Duck-Shooting. (13x16.)

{Bryan Collection.')

B-274. Nymphs and Cupids. (9§Xl2.)

(Bryan Collection.)



J. B. Descamps,

J. B. Descamps.

J. B. Descamps.

Vallin.



B-275. Portrait of a Lady, as a Water-Nymph.

(33ix23.) L. J. Schaal.

It has been engraved as La Belle Source, and is sup-
posed to be the portrait of the wife of a revolutionary
character of some note, named Source. From the Collec-
tion Parant.

(Bryan Collection.)



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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS.

B-276. A Voluptuary. (22x18.) Oval. Frangois Boucher.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-277. Winter-Scene. (25x30.) Frangois Boucher.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-278. Landscape. (9jxl2.) Georges Michel.

The figures, by Swebach, are very spirited.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-279. Landscape. (14x18.) Frederic M . Kruseman.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-280. The Inheritance. (17x21.) Felix Van der Eycken.

Painted for the donor.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-281. Student Travellers, Regaling at a Hostelry

in Flanders. (22 x29.) Felix Van der Eycken.

Bought in New York city.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-282. Landscape, with Sheep. (17jxl5.)

Balthasar Ommeganck.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-283. Catechism before Marriage, according to
Belgian Law, being necessary for State and
Matrimonial Security. (37^x48.)

Jean Henri de Coene.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-284. Portrait of an Old Man. (9^X7^.) M. Dykemans.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-285. Portrait of the Artist, (1737-1815.)

(36 X30.) John Singleton Copley.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-286. Portrait of Guy Bryan, (1755-1829.)

(36i X28.) Thomas Sully.

This portrait of the father of the donor of the Bryan
Collection was considered by Dunlap one of the happiest
efforts of Mr. Sully.

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B-285. JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY

BY HIMSELF

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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS.

B-287. The Confessional. (35x28.) William E. West.

Mr. West is well known by his having painted the best
portrait of Lord Byron. This picture was a favorite of the
late Washington Irving.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-288. Landscape. (48 J X 64.) George L. Brown.

This view is from Nature, in the Island of Capri, Vesu-
vius being seen in the distance.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-289. A Midnight Conversation. (25x32.)

William Hogarth.

Engraved as the frontispiece of Ireland's Hogarth. In
Walpole's anecdotes of painters a catalogue is given pro-
fessing to contain a complete list of all of Hogarth's paint-
ings and their then owners. This painting appears in that
list, but the owner's name is not given.
(Bryan CoUeciion.)

B-290. The Harlot's Progress. (25x31 J.)

Copy from William Hogarth.

This copy is by Horremans, of Vienna, and is one of
the famous series of the " Harlot's Progress." The copyist
has seen fit to make some variations from the print.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-291. Portrait. (48 X39.) Sir Joshua Reynolds.

In his early style.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-292. Pallas Appearing to Achilles, after the

Death of Patroclus. (17|Xl4.) Benjamin West.

This is a sketch for a large picture.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-293. Portrait of Charles Wilson Peale, (1741-1827.)

(28 X23.) Benjamin JVest.

From the Peale Gallery, Phila., 1854.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-294. View of Genesee Falls, New York. (9^X13.)

Count Beaujolais.

This sketch is quite faithful as a representation of the
locality. Its chief interest, however, consists in its having
been made by the brother of Louis Philippe, when the
two princes were on their visit to this country, after the
first French Revolution. Collection Louis Philippe.
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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS. \

B-295. Landscape. (17^x24.) Joseph Vollmering.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-296. Winter-Scene. (10§Xl3i.) Joseph Vollmering.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-297. Murillo Sketching the Beggar-Boy.

(17x21.) Edwin White.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-298. Family Group. (56x89.) Charles Wilson Peak.

This composition contains portraits of the artist and
his brothers, St. George and James Peale; his sister^ Mar-
garet J. Ramsey; his wife, Rachel Brewei* Peale; his cou-
sin, Margaret Durgan; his sister, Elizabeth Digby Peale
Polk; his mother, Margaret Peale; his children, Titian
R. and Rembrandt Peale; also the old dog Argus, so well
known to the frequenters of the Museum. The following
inscription is on the picture: "C. W. Peale painted these
portraits of his family in 1773 — wishing to finish every
work he had imdertaken — completed this picture in
1809.^'

From the Peale Gallery, Phila., 1854.

(Bryan Collection.) m

B-299. Portrait of George Washington, (1732-1799.)

(29 X 24.) Charles Wilson Peale.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-300. Portrait of John Beale Bordley, (1727-1804.)

(23 X20.) Charles Wilson Peale.

From the Peale Gallery, Phila., 1854.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-301. Portrait of Pieter Johan Van Berckel,

(1725-1800.) (23 X20.) Charles Wilson Peale.

Minister Plenipotentiary from the Netherlands to the
United States of America, 1782 — ^being the first Minister
sent and recognized.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-302. Portrait of Gilbert C. Stuart, (1755-1828.)

(23 X20.) Charles Wilson and Rembrandt Peale.

From the Peale Gallery, Phila., 1854.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-303. Portrait of George Washington, ^1732-1799.)

(30-1 X24i.) Gilbert C. Stuart.

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B-293. CHARLES WILSON PEALE.

BENJAMIN WEST.

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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS.

B-304. Portrait of John Adams, (1735-1826.)

(20x22i.) Gilbert C. Stuart.

(Bryan CoUeetion.)

B-305. Portrait of Alexander Hamilton, (1757-1804.)
(30x25i.)

From the American Museum Collection, 1863.
{Bryan Collection.)

B-306. Portrait of Thomas Jefferson, (1743-1826.)

(29 X 24.) Rembrandt Peak.

Painted in 1805.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-307. Portrait of Dr. Joseph Priestley, (1733-1804.)

(23 X20.) Rembrandt PeaU.

From the Peale Gallery, Phila., 1854.
{Bryan Collection.)

B-308. Portrait of Mrs. James Madison, (1772-1849.)

(30 X 24i.) Rembrandt Peale.

From the American Museum Collection, 1863.
{Bryan CoUeetion.)

B-309. Portrait of Stephen Decatur, U. S. N.,

(1751-1808.) (28§X23.) Rembrandt PeaU.

From the Peale Gallery, Phila., 1854.
{Bryan Collection.)

B-310. Portrait of Jacob Jones, U. S. N.,

(1768-1850.) (28iX23.) Rembrandt Peale.

From the Peale Gallery, Phila., 1854.
{Bryan Collection.)

B-311. Portrait of William Bainbridge, U. S. N.,

(1774-1833.) (28^X23.) Rembrandt Peale.

From the Peale Gallery, Phila., 1854.
{Bryan Collection.)

B-312. Portrait of Oliver H. Perry, U. S. N.,

(1785-1819.) (28§X23.) Rembrandt Peale.

From the Peale Gallery, PhUa., 1854.
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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS.

B-313. Portrait of William Handy, M.D. (30x25.)

Edward Savage.

From the American Museum Collection, 1863.
(Bryan Collection,)

B-314. Portrait of the Seneca Chief, Com Plant, or

Ki-on-twog-ky. (30x25.) F. Bartoli.

This portrait was painted at New York city, in the
year 1796, and is engraved in McKenney's History of the
Indian Tribes, Vol. I., page 85.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-315. Portrait of Jean Parisot de la Valette.

(29X24.)

Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, 1565. A modem
copy of this picture is in the Gallery at Versailles.
(Bryan Collection,)

B-316. Portrait of Cadwallader D. Colden,

(1769-1834.) (35x28i.) John Wesley Jartris.

First Vice President of the Society, 1821.
From the American Museum Collection, 1863.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-3lt. Portrait of William Tilghman, (1756-1827.)

(21 X 17.) Rembrandt Peale.

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania.

From the American Museum Collection, 1863.

(Bryan Collection.)

B.318. A Presentation at the Temple. (30x38.)

Spanish School.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-319. St. Cecilia. In the Style of Correggio.
(47X66.)

(Bryan Collection.)

B-320. F^te Champ^tre. (30x39^) Gonzales de Coques.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-321. Female Head. (18|Xl4J.) School of Correggio.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-322. St. Paul restored to Sight. (181x14^.)

Copy from Domenichino.

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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS.

B-323. Adoration of the Shepherds. (16xlU.)

Copy from Spagnoletto.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-324. Female Head. (19x15.) Copy from Greuze.

Original in the Lichtenstein Gallery.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-325. Family Group, of the Artist, Wife and

Children. (39x36^.) Michael Van Musscher.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-326. ^'Eneas and his son Ascanius visiting Dido.

(25x21.) Constantine Netscher.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-327. Portrait of Orelia Doria. (49x29.) Italian School

(Bryan Collection.)

B-328. Portrait of Madalena Doria. (49x29.)

Italian School.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-329. German Baron and his Family. (21 X27i.)

Bartholomew Vander Heist.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-330. Vh-gin and Child. (17x111.)

(Bryan Collection.)

B-331. Christ appearing to the Magdalen. (23 X 19.)

Fra Bartolomeo.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-332. Virgin and Child. (22^x16.) Bernardo Zenale.

From the Collection of Du Bluisel, Paris, 1870.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-333. Triptique. (18x32.)

(Bryan Collection.)

B-334. Landscape, with Figures. (28 J X42.)

Adam Pynaker.

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B-335. Family F6te. (33x39.) Jan Steen.

From the Collection of Comtesse de Vergez, Paris, 1870.
{Bryan Collection.)

B-336. Landscape, with Figures. (37x51.)

William de Buytenweg.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-337. Bacchanal. (21 X32.) Sebastien Bourdon.

From the Ohnade Collection, Paris, 1868.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-338. Landscape, with Figures. (251x30.)

(Bryan Collection.) Cormlius Huysmans.

B-339. Landscape. (22x32^.) Minderhout Hobbema.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-340. The Fortune Teller. (23^X21.) Antoine Watteau.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-341. Snow Scene. (8x10.) Philip Wouwermans.

From the Gaudinot Collection, Paris, 1889.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-342. Dutch Interior. (23x21.) Renier Brakenburg.

From the Olmade Collection, Paris, 1868.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-343. Portrait of Margerethea De Bije. (19 Xl4§.)

Constantine Netscher,

Wife of Francois Meerman, Recorder of the City of
Leyden. She died December 12, 1712.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-344. Interior of a Cottage. (14x11.)

(Bryan Collection.)

B-345. Portrait of a Dog. (29 X42.) John B. Weenix.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-346. The Artist. (5x4.) Godfrey Schalcken.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-347. Landscape with Cattle. (16x22.) Albert Cuyp.

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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS.

B-348. Italian Landscape. (18^x25.) Jan Hackaert.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-349. Still Life. (19JX24.) J. B. Simeon Chardin.

(Bryan Collection,)

B-350. The Sacrifice. (17^x23.) Leonard Bramer,

From the Olmade Collection, Paris, 1838.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-351. The Village F^te. (lUxl4i.) Renter Brakenburg.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-352. Flemish Interior. (15^X19^.) Renter Brakenburg.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-353. Portrait. (25x21f.) J. B. Simeon Chardin.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-354. Landscape. (15x22.) Adam Pynaker.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-355. Pleasure Party. (19x15 J.) Antoine Watteau.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-356. Interior. (15x12.) Egbert van Hemskerk.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-357. The Virgin and the Infant Jesus crushing
the Serpent. (50x23.)

Pietro Berretini da Cortona.

From the Olmade Collection, Paris, 1868.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-358. Landscape. (9x12.) Dutch School

From the Olmade Collection, Paris, 1868.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-359. Entrance to a Park. (25x19^.)

Isaac Moucheron and John Lingelbach,

(Bryan Collection.)

B-360. Marine View. (15§x24.)

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B-361. Portrait. (23x18.) Francis Hals.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-362. Winter Scene. (14x18^) Egbert Vander Poel.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-363. Portrait. (32|x26.) Mle. Ledoux.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-364. Landscape. (9^X11.) Isaac Moucheron.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-365. Portrait of a Gentleman. (18x15.) Gerard Terburg.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-366. Portrait of a Lady. (18x15.) Gerard Terburg.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-367. Temptation of St. Anthony. (15xlU.)

Matthew Van Helmont.

From the Olmade Collection, Paris, 1868.
{Bryan Collection.)

B-368. The Frozen Canal. (14x21.)

Hendrik Van Avercamp.

From the Olmade Collection, Paris, 1868.
{Bryan Collection.)

B-369. Portrait of a Lady. (22x18.)

Thomas Gainsborough.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-370. Landscape. (28x24§.) Adam Pynaker.

{Bryan Collection.)

B-371. The Lovers. (lOxSJ.)

{Bryan Collection.)

"^-'^72. Interior. (9|Xl3i.) Adrian Van Ostade.

{Bryan Collection.)

73. St. Jerome at Prayer. (15^x12^)

Lodovico Mazzolino.

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B-374. Family Group. (14x41|.) Henry Goltzius.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-375. Virgin and Child. (13x9^)

(Bryan Collection.)

B-376. The Flight into Egypt. (12x8|.) Oval Top.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-377. Virgm and Child. (7x6.) Bernard Van Orley.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-378. Scene from "M. de Pourceaugnac.'' (9 Xl5.)

Antoine Watteau.
From the Collection of Comtesse de Vergez, Paris, 1870.
(Bryan Collection.)

B-379. The Fatigues of War. (9x13.) Antoine Watteau.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-380. The Relaxations of War. (9x13.) Antoine Watteau.

(Bryan Collection.)

B-381. The Lover's Present. (12x15.) S. Freudenberger.
Water-color of a lady receiving a present of a spaniel
dog. Signed and dated Paris, 1770.
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The following described Pictures were STOLEN
from the Bryan Collection before it was received by
the Society.

Cupid discharging an .\rrow. In the style of Correggio.

Cupid after the discharge of the Arrow — ^with finger
raised constraining silence.

In the style of Correggio.

Adoration of the Magi. Leonard Bramer.

The Virgin^ with the infant Christ and Joseph, sits in
front of a ruined building. Around them the Magi are
grouped in adoration. The distribution of the light in
this little picture is truly grand, and the color is rich and
harmonious. The influence of Rembrandt is apparent in
every touch.

Vision of St. Louis. Anthony Van Dyck.

The sainted King starts from a canopied couch' to gaze
upon the apparition of Pope Gregory iv., who appears
before him, cloud-borne, and surrounded by angels. In
the background is a sentinel. This little picture is noble
in style and harmonious in color. The action of the
figures is remarkably free and vigorous.

A Lace- Worker. Peter De Hooghe.

A young woman sits by an open window, with her
hands resting upon the cushion on which is her work.
The light falls in a broad mass upon one side of her face
and figiire, while the other is in the half-shadow of re-
flected light. This little sketch, so unobtrusive in subject
and treatment, will impress the close observer with a
sense of great power and thorough knowledge — ^knowl-
edge which is content to know without seeming learned.

Miniature Portrait. Balthazar Denner.

An old man, wearing a cap, and a breastplate over a
rich doublet. This head is painted with an elaborateness
of detail worthy of Gerard Douw, while at the same time
it is modelled with a free and learned hand.

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LOUIS DURR

Louis Durr was bom in Carlsruhe, Gennany, in 1821, and
died in New York City, March 31, 1880. His father was
the Treasurer of the Duke of Baden-Baden, and was a watch-
maker by trade, as well as a dealer in works of art.

Mr. Durr graduated from the Lyceum in his native city,
and after visiting Geneva and Paris, came to thi^ country
with his brother in 1848 and for a time was connected with
Balbach's gold smelting works in Newark, N. J. In 1853-54
he was established at 111 Nassau Street, this city, as a re-
finer of gold and silver. In 1856 he removed to 51 Ann
Street and the following year to 53 Ann Street, where he
carried on his business as an assayer and refiner for many
years with his brother.

He accumulated a fortime and spent all his spare tune
studying and collecting works of art. He lived at No. 30
East 4th Street, where he kept his paintings.

He was a member of the Liederkranz Club, then near his
home, and became a member of this Society in 1873.

By will Mr. Durr directed that the most meritorious works
of art were to be selected from his gallery of paintings and
placed by his executors in some public art gallery, to be
known as the "Durr Gallery of Paintings,'' the residufe of
his paintings to be sold and the proceeds invested for the
purchase of suitable additions for the "Durr Gallery of
Paintings."

In 1880 the executors of his estate under the terms of his
will offered the collection of paintings to The New York His-
torical Society, and in 1882 they were transferred to the
Society, together with the proceeds of the above-mentioned
sale, which the Society designated the "Durr Gallery Fund''
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17. BUST OF LOUIS DURR. IN BRONZE.

HENRY BAERER.

FOUNDER OF THE DURR COLLECTION.

PRESENTED BY THE EXECUTORS OF HIS ESTATE.

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NO. SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS. ARTISTS.

D-1. St. Ferdinand I., King of Castile, receiving
the Code de las.Partidas from the Madonna.
(65x41i,) Murillo.

(Durr Collection.)

D-2. The Immaculate Conception. (24x32.) Murillo.

From the Emmet Collection.

(Durr Collection.)

D-3. Jesus Suflfering. (19x24.) J. A. Escalante.

Signed. From the Emmet Collection.
(Durr Collection.)

D-4. Jesus Victorious. (19x24.) J. A. Escalante.

Signed. From the Emmet Collection.
{Durr Collection.)

D-5. St. John the Baptist. (41 X65i.) Velasquez.

From a collection brought from Seville, and purchased
by Mr. Francis Tomes.

(Durr Collection.)

D-6. Ecce Homo. (50x80.) Luis Morales.

From a Catholic church in Mexico, brought to New
York about 1855.

(Durr Collection.)

D-7. Portrait of a Philosopher. (29x39.) Spagnoletto.

Purchased in Philadelphia.
(Durr Collection.)

D-8. Adoration of the Shepherds. (45x37.) II Bassano.

Brought from Italy by Mr. W. Metcalfe.
(Durr Collection.)

r)-9. Martyrdom of St. Sebastian. (21 X27.) Tintoretto.

(Durr Collection.)
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