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Amiwr- time drawing a curtain a little on one v—v—» side, in order to see the picture under it, which appears to be a sea-view.
Back- A large and capital picture of Back
Vakdir- Three pictures of Vanderwerf; a Magdalen, Lot and his daughters, Christ and St. Thomas. The drapery of St. Thomas is excellent; the folds long continued unite with each other, and are varied with great art.
G Dow. ^ woman at a window with a hare in her hand; bright colouring, and well drawn: a dead cock, cabbage, and carrots, lying before her. The name of Gerard Dow. is written on the lantern which hangs on one side. The space under the window is filled with the bas-relief of boys with a goat, which he so often painted, after Flamingo. This part is at least equally well painted with the figure.
Miifm. An old man by Mieris, with a glass of wine and shrimps on the table: a
FLANDERS AND HOLLAND. 36Swoman behind, scoring the reckoning; Amstma fiddle lying in the window. Christ asleep in the storm, by Rem- R«m brandt. In this picture there is a great effect of light, but it is carried to a degree of affectation. The Assumption of the Virgin, by Vandyck. Vandyck; a faint picture, at least it appears so in comparison of those contiguous: it unluckily hangs near a Rembrandt. She is surrounded by little angels; one of them is peeping archly at you under a bundle of drapery, with which he has covered himself: this comicalness is a little out of its place.— There is a print by Vorsterman.
THE CABINET OP M. GART.
This house is full of pictures, from the parlour to the upper story. We begin at the top. Two fine pictures of Terburg; the Tirburg. white sattin remarkably well painted. He seldom omitted to introduce a piece of white sattin in his pictures. As I reprobated the white sattin in the picture of the death of Cleopatra by Lairesse, and make no objection here, it must be remembered that the subject of Lairesse's picture is heroick, and he has treated it in the true historical style, in every respect, except in his white sattin; but in such pictures as Terburg painted, the individuality and naturalness of the representation makes a considerable part of the merit.
A butcher's shop, an ox hanging up, opened, by Rembrandt: a" woman looking over a hatch, so richly coloured, that it makes all the rest of the picture seem dry. The pillaging of a village by Turks, a Weenin*. soldier driving off the cattle; well composed and finely coloured. A trumpeter at a window, by G. G.dow. Dow; his face in shadow; his hand receives the principal light: admirably drawn and coloured. St. Peter and St. Paul curing the lame Esckhout. man, by Eeckhout. Some parts of this picture are so exactly like Rembrandt, that a connoisseur might without disgrace at first sight mistake it for his. An old woman with a large book Cmtm. before her, looking up at a bird in a cage, by Metzu: one of the best of this master. Travellers resting on the road, their woum*.
A JOURNEY TOgalled horses grazing by them: a Wouvermans.
Two Hondekoeters. A conversation of portraits, by Vanderhelst.
Cattle, by Adrian Vandervelde. Bacchanalians, by Jordaens.
Drinking and gaming, by J. Steen, a large composition of about twenty figures, well drawn and coloured: one of the women, who has thrown her leg over a bagpipe-player, has a great degree of beauty. Two Teniers; guard-rooms. A Paul Potter. Another Jan Steen.
Still-life, by Van de Hende, a wonderful instance of patience in finishing, particularly a globe, on which is seen the map of Europe. Flowers, by V. Huysum.