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action of the present composition. They

are connected with those in the other boat MIRACULOUS DRAUGHT OF FISH ES. || by the raised hand of James who points Saint Luke, Chap. V. Verses 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

towards it, as if asking permission to assist 10, 11.

them in hauling their net; and the Part. “ And he went into one of the ships, which was

ners, in the adjoining boat, fall into the Simon's, and prayed him, that he would thrust out

principal group by the disposition of their a little from the land, and he sat down, and taught

| bodies and faces, which are turned towards the pcople out of the ship.

Simon Peter and our Lord. “ Now when he had left speaking, he said unto In propriety, therefore, this composition Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down can be said to form but one single group. your nets for a draught.

The figure of Peter is most divinelv “ And Simon answering, said unto him, Master, characteristic of bis feelings at tre moment; we have toiled all the night, and have taken no- his countenance is equally divided betwixt thing, nevertheless, at thy word, I will let down the hope and terror; and his attitude of supget.

plication is impressed with an equal warmth “ And when they had thus done, they enclosed

of gratitude and reluctant awe at the prea great multitude of fishes, and their net brake.

sence of our Saviour. The attitude of “ And they beckoned unto their partners, which

Jesus is calm and dignified; "there is that were in the other ship, that they should come and

grace and divinity in his aspect which are help them; and they came and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. .

peculiar to the Christ of Raphael. His ac“When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at

tion is beautifully contı asted with the Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a

impetuous terror of Peter; and the sober sinful man, O Lord!

and simple flow of his drapery is in strict For he was astonished, and all that were with unison with his other qualities. him, at the draught of fishes wh.ch they had in the back ground is a beautiful and taken.'

expansive landscape, in which the archiAnd so was also James and John, the sons of tecture introduced, is strictly that of the Zebedee, which were partners rcith Simon. And

| age and country.--In the fore ground are Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not, from henceforth

some birds that haunt the sea, for the inthou shali calch men.

troduction of which Raphael has been con“And when they had brought their ships to

demned by superficial judges. There are land, they forsook all, and followed him."

| likewise sheils, and sea-weeds, scattered

upon the shore. The sublimity of this scene, and the It was the great praise of Raphael that wonderful accuracy with which Raphael | he always preserved the features of general has represented it in all its respective fea- | nature, and never, by pursuing the ideal tures, will be better conceived by a due too far, suffered his representations to be attention to the verses, which we have ex- | carried out of the ordinary bounds and tracted from the Holy Testament.

occurrences of life.-His delineation of the The boat in which our Saviour is placed, scene before him was thus required to is in the act of sinking from the immense l possess every necessary appearance and quantity of fish on board, and whilst Peter, local image of the Lake of Tiberias at the in evident terror, falls upon his knees, and period in which this miracle was wrought begs Jesus “to depart from him as a sin -Where the reality was so dignified of ful man,” our Lord answers him, in the l| what use was fancy? It is by preserving memorable words, “Fear not; from hence- these general incidents of local scenery, and forth thou shalt catch men.”

the characteristics of our common creation, The address of Peter and the answer of that the sublime is rendered just and acour Saviour constitute the main and leading curate, and the beautiful touching.

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ll the picture suffers by it; and would have PETER AND JOHN.

suffered if Raphael himself had done it. Acts of the Apostles, Chap. 3, Verses 1, 2, 3, 4,

It is for the sake of this contrast, which

is of great consequence in Historical Paint 5,6. “Now Peter and John went up together into the

|| ing, that Raphael, in this Cartoon, has Temple at he hour of prayer.

#placed his figures at one end of the Tem. “ And a certain man, lame from his mother's ple near the corner, where we could not womb, was carried, whom they daily laid at the suppose the Beautiful Gate to be-But gate of the Temple, which is called Beautiful, to this varies the sides of the Picture, and at ask alms of them who entered into the Temple. the same time gives him an opportunity to

Who seeing Peter and John about to go into enlarge his buildings with a fine Portico, the Temple, asked an alms.

avd to form altogether one of the noblest “ And Peter fastening his eyes upon him, with pieces of architecture that can be conJohn, said, Look on us.

ceived, “ And he gave heed unto thein, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold hare 1 none;

No. V. but such as I have I give ther-In the name of || Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.

- ELYMAS, THE SORCERER.

| Acts of the Apostles, Chap. 13, Verses 6, 7, 8, The above scriptural account which is ll . 9, 10, 11, 12. given of the miracle wiought by Peter and

" And when they had gone through the isle unto John in the Temple, has been followed in 1| Paphos, they found a certain Sorcerer, a false próall its leading circunstances by Raphael is. Il phet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus: this Cartoon.

Which was with the deputy of the country, The moment of time is that in which

Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; roho called for

Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of Peter takes the cripple by the right band, and lifts him up. - Never has the pencil ex- || « But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by pressed a more just or divine feeling than ll interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn that wbich at this moment is painted in away the deputy from the faith.. the countenance of the cripile; the miser- | « Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled able impotence and wretchedness of his with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, situation are finely rendered in his figure; “And said, O. full of all subtilty, and all mis. but, as if conscious of the power of chif, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all Peter to heal bin in the name of Jesus; Il righteousness ! wilt thou not cease to pervert the his countenance is suddenly animated with ll right ways of the Lord! hope, and he seems preparing to leap for

And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon ward in his native strevgih, and to praise

thee, and thou shalt be blind, not sceing the sun for the wonderful act of God-The calm secu:

a season. And immediately there fell on him a

mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking rity and divine confidence with which the

some to lead him by the hand. Apostles work this miracle are no less ad.

Then the deputy, when he saw what was dorf, mirably displayed.

beliored, boing astonished at the doctrine of the The naked bors in this scene are a fur- Lord » ther proof of Raphael's gieat judgment in composition.-One of them is in such an attitude as finely varies the turns of the | The great object of admiration in the other figures; and there is, moreover, present Cartoon is the figure of the Sor: another kind of contrast which is produced i cerer, Elymas. It is the figure of a man by their being naked.-'This has been ob-struck by the immediate vengeance of jected to Raphael by those who pursue Heaven through the means of Paul, with an reason and propriety too far in some re instantaneous and incurable blindness; spects, but not far enough in others.--Not and in the study and representation of withstanding its apparent singularity, the this character, Raphael bas had recourse effect produced is marvellous-Clothe them to that deep knowledge of the principles in imagination; dress them as you will, li and passions of human nature, which forms

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No. III.

action of the present composition. They THE

are connected with those in the other boat MIRACULOUS DRAUGHT OF FISHES. by the raised hand of James who points Saint Luke, Chap. V. Verses 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

towards it, as if asking perinission to assist 10,11.

them in hauling their net; and the Part" And he went into one of the ships, which was

ners, in the adjoining boat, fail into the Simon's, and prayed him, that he would thrust out

principal group by the disposition of their a little from the land, and he sat down, and taught

bodies and faces, which are turned towards the people out of the ship

Simon Peter and our Lord. “ Now when he had left speaking, he said unto. In propriets, therefore, this compcsition Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down can be said to form bat one single group. your nets for a draught.

The figure of Peter is most divinely “ And Simon answering, said unto him, Master, l characteristic of his feelings at the moment; we have toiled all the night, and hare taken no his countenance is equally divided betwixt ihing, nevertheless, at thy word, I will let down the hope and terror; and his attitude of suppet.

plication is impressed with an equal warmth “ And when they had thus done, they enclosed

of gratitude and reluctant awe at the prea great multitude of fishes, and their net brake.

sence of our Saviour. The attitude of And they beckoned unto their partners, which

Jesus is calm and dignified; "there is that were in the other ship, that they should come and

race and divinity in his aspect which are help them; and they came and filled both the ships,

I peculiar to the Christ of Raphael. His ac. so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at

tion is beautifully contiasted with the Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a

impetuous terror of Peter; and the sober sinful man, O Lord!

and simple flow of his drapery is in strict “ For he was astonished, and all that were with | unison with his other qualities. him, at the draught of fishes wh.ch they had |

In the back ground is a beautiful and taken.

expansive landscape, in which the archi" And so was also James and John, the sons of tecture introduced, is strictly that of the Zebedee, which were partners rcith Simon. And age and country. - In the fore ground are Jesus said unto Simox, Fear not, from henceforth

some birds that haunt the sea, for the intkou shall catch men.

troduction of which Raphael has been con“ And when they had brought their ships to

demned by superficial judges. There are land, they forsook all, and followed him.

likewise sheils, and sea-weeds, scattercd

upon the shore. The sublimity of this scene, and the It was the great praise of Raphael that wonderful accuracy with which Raphael 1 he always preserved the features of general has represented it in all its respective fea- | nature, and never, by pursuing the ideal tures, will be better conceived by a due too far, suffered his representations to be attention to the verses, which we have ex carried out of the ordinary bounds and tracted from the Holy Testament.

occurrences of life.- His delineation of the The boat in which our Saviour is placed,

scene before him was thus required to is in the act of sinking from the immense possess every necessary appearance and quantity of fish on board, and whilst Peter, local image of the Lake of Tiberias at the in evident terror, falls upon his knees, and period in which this miracle was wrought begs Jesus “to depart from him as a sin. -Where the reality was so dignified of ful man,” our Lord answers him, in the ll what use was fancy? It is by preserving memorable words, “Fear not; from hence-h these general incidents of local scenery, and forth thou shalt catch men.”

the characteristics of our common creation, The address of Peter and the answer of that the sublime is rendered just and acour Saviour constitute the main and leading curate, and the beautiful touching.

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