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by which the Greek artists were enabled to set an example of superior excellence to all suceeding ages.
The reputation of the deceased Head of the Arts in the British empire belongs to his country as a portion of her glory, and it is intimately connected with the interests of the British School: by extending a due portion of the public patronage to his works, on the ground of their acknowledged merits, we sustain the national honour and encourage the living artist. For a glorious proof of living genius we refer to the rich harvest of brilliant specimens in every class of the domestic style, now in the exhibition of the British Institution. This year's display is equally bonourable to the Royal Academy and British Institution, and is a full reply to all the unthinking censures which have been, during many years, cast upon these two bodies for not having worked an impossibility. We are unwillingly obliged to defer to another publication the critical notice of names and pictures in the domestic style, which we are proud to say, leave out of sight all contemporary competition on the continent. In addition to these, the few fine historical pictures by WESTALL, EASTLAKE, NORTHCOTE, FOGGO, BRIGGS, and MARTIN, show, that if the persevering patriotism of the British Institution had been able to have overcome or counteracted the great national obstacle, and to have opened public edifices for the reception of historical pictures upon a grand scale, there would soon be joyful and able competitors for the support and glory of the public style. Here is a mine of invaluable materials for the NATIONAL GALLERY, as soon as ever a fair field shall be opened for constant employment
We are fully aware that whoever enters into the field of the fine arts in this country, must be prepared for defence. With this experience, we turn our eyes towards the grave of the lamented Dead, and would fain place our slender shield upon his tomb, feeling ourselves, although ill equal to the task, called upon by our sense of manliness, by our reverence for departed worth and distinguished genius, by all the public and private interests which are vested in the fame of the late President, to interpose our weak voice between his memory and any misinterpretation, let it come from what quarter it may.
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