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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 1S90.
SOME MODERN PAINTINGS.
FINK EXAMPLES IN SKNIIORDE MKN
-Notable CnuviiscH by DcCuinps, Ccrot, nnrt
Diaz A l'ortrnit of Ryron Thnt Was
Painted for Walter Scott A Vino Work
by Kcnjaiiiin West.
Mr. ile Mcndoiif a, the spcclnlUrnzllIan envoy,
has n rich collection of paintings by tho artists
of the modern schools. lie has a half dozen by
George Michel, the finest specimen being a land
scape of great beauty aud richness of coloring,
"L'abrcuvoir." It Is a pastoral, and the lazy cow
in the strcnm of water in tho foreground, with
the soft, yellow, brooding tone of lightovcrallls
very charming. All Michel's pictures in the col
lection represent poetical landscapes; one
a highway and passing teams, another "A Moor
land," another hills with trees In tho foreground
well brought out, and still another a landscape
and company of travelers.
A. Q. Decamps is also recognized as a master
Au the study of light. Mr. de Momlon f a no doubt
has a larger number of his paintings than any
other collector in tho country. He has sovou good
pictures painted In this artist's best manner. In
the front drawing-room Is the most striking of
this master's art. It represents a view In an
oriental city, tho whitc-vralled houses, minaret
and tower of the Mosque, the veiled woman In
the street witli the slender water jar on her head,
the stately palms towering aloft above tho
houses, and above all the deep, solid blue of tho
fathomless sky which is peculiar to tho Orient,
arc all finely portrayed. On a smaller canvas
this artist represents a priest washing pots and
paus; he is the "Uouslnier du Couvcnt." In tho
upper hall there is a picture of Decamps that
just to look at recalls all the fun of "Don
Quixote." The Don is represented as mounted on
bis Rosinante, with spear in hand, serene and
ready to move on f ornew adventures, but Sancho
Panza is aweary. Ho looks fat and lazy as he
sits on the end of a log and argues with his
master, his donkey standing idly by and look
ing as if he wanted to rest, too. "The Scent"
(La piste) is a marvel of light; the figures
are as good as Millet's. There arc sev
eral Corots, one with an interesting history. It
was painted for the Paris Salon of 1847, to an
swer the criticism that he could not draw. It
is faithfully outlined aud colored in every detail.
It is a woodland scene. A half-nude shepherd
boy leans against a tree in the foreground, with
a ewe and lamb at his feet. Tho light shines
through the opening under the trees, with a
grand sweep of perspective that proved most
conclusively that Corot understood perfectly
drawing, perspective, and all the rules of art,
aud if he did not U6e them ho produced effects
without them, and ho did it from choice or a
kind of artistic indolence. Of Diaz's there are
several pieces, the finest as to coloring and effect
on the imagination, perhaps, being "La Source,
Foret de Fontainebleau."
There is close by a copy of a "Fflte Cham
pGtre" of Watteau that is a fine figure piece on
a meuainon intenucu ior oevres cnina painnng.
Above it is a portrait of Lord Byron on ivory
that has a litorary pedigree. Alfred Chalon
painted it for "Walter Scott. On the death of
iScott some of his effects were exposed for
sale, and Mr. TIcknor, of Boston, bought it and
presented it to "Washington Irving. After Irv
ine's death it fell into the hands of FItz Green
Halleck, and at a sale of his art curios it was
bought by Mr. de Mendonja. It is above price In
his estimation, as it was painted from life, aud,
though not so ideally handsome as that senti
mental poet is usually represented, it no doubt
is much more lifelike than any other known. Mr.
do Mendonca's collection Includes a Bonning
ton, representing "Paris in 1822 Looking from
the Seine towards the Tuilieries;'' a Troyon,
"Landscape and Cattle at Twilight," a
Daubigny, a Jules DuprC, a Courbet, a Fro
ruentiu. The school of Barblzon is fully repre
sented: among Its later painters ho has works
by Ilarpignies, LCon RIchet, and others. There
are also good examples of Isabey, Couture, and
Goya. There are four Domingos, two Ilamons,
a brilliant Ilenncr, and an excellent Hans
In the upper hall there is probably one of the
finest works known of our own father of Ameri
can art, Benjamin West. It is needless to say
that It was painted after his rcsidenco abroad.
The conception and coloring are all much finer
than his earlier works, to bo seen in Philadel
phia. It i6 entitled "Tho Promised Land," and
represents Moses seated, giving instructions to
Aaron, while men and women of tho Hebrew
type arc clustered around him listening. There
are soldiers in tho foreground. Tho figures of
Aaron and Moses are full of dignity and as a
study of figures and coloring it is ono of tho
finest. There will soon be added to the collec
tion a "Dryad" from Aimo Morot, which Is now
on tho way over from Paris. There Is a fine and
spirited piece by this artist that is very charac
teristic as tocolorlng. An Arab on a coal-black
steed ia flying by an Knglish outpost In Egypt
and firing as lie gallops by. Other Arabs follow
In u circle after him. Tho light metallic tints of
an Egyptian sunlit sky are well brought out, and
tho horee is the embodiment of spirited action.
There are two small water colors by Perlberg, of
Munich, the German Mcissotyiler, that deserve
special mention us figure a fid color studies.
Kate and Eleanor Greatorex am represented by
two charming pieces, "Suullowers" and "Roses."
Besides tho two Greatorex, other American
painters arc represented In Senhordo Mendon
ga'scollectlon by excellent landscapes. Among
them aro George Inncss, J. B. Bristol, Bruce
Crane, William Bliss Baker, William Hart, S.
Colmau, Bolton Joues, aud Rudell.
The Brazilian painters aro represented by very
good works. F. Aurello do rlgueircdo's land
icapes about Rio are as vigorous and brilliant as
tho paintings of Diaz. Castagnctto's marines
aro full of light and transparence. Franoa,Jr.,
has a bit of color very much In tho Daubigny
style. Scuhor Mario do Mcudonoa, sou of tho
Minister and his secretary, asa painter is a pupil
of riartain, Gilford, and Suterlee. An interior of
the Castle of Clilllon and some out-door wcrk
done in New England aro very commondablo.
E. L. S.
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Through the courtesy of the Washington
correspondent of the New York World I am
enabled to give tho readers of Tun Sunday
IIkiiald some very interesting extracts from an
interview with Senator Ingalls, which Is to bo
printed in the World to-day and illustrated
with two or three dozen pictures made from in
stantaneous photographs of the Senator token
In the course of tho interview. On account of
tho Interesting character of tho Senator's say
ings, as well as the curiosity that must attach
to such au unusual set of pictures, this prom
ises to bo ono of tho most remarkable news
paper interviews ever printed.
"Our destiny is continental," says the Senator.
"The Monroo Doctrine is written on every map
of tho United States. The tendency to absorp
tion is Irresistible. Tho process will bo peaco
ful, but our northern boundary must be tho
Arctic circlo and our southorn the Isthmus
What's the matter with Harrison's adminis
tratlon? Here's how the brilliant Senator from
Kausas answers tho question:
"Harrison's administration has been much
more successful thus far than Cleveland's was
at tho end of his first year. Cleveland satisfied
nobody, and was openly and unsparingly de
nounced by his party organs. It is a great mis
take for a President to suppose that by neglect
ing his friends ho can propitiate his enemies.
Cleveland got no support from the Republican
party by allowing Republicans to remain in of
fice and ho alienated many Democrats. Tho
most formidable error of Harrison is in regard
ing himself as bound to follow a pernicious pre
cedent. Cloveland saw his bluuder a year too
late to enable him to recover. Most men are
human and prefer that reform should be tried
on their enemies rather than on themselves,
and if President Harrison acts on this lino he
will have no trouble. It Is too early to predict
what the verdict will be. The statistics do not
exist. Two years henco will be soon enough.
He has had a rocky time so far, but has ac
quitted himself with dignity, courage, and pru
dence. His temperament is dispassionate, and
ho is not sympathetic nor responsive, but his
Ideals are high, and I am confident that he will
grow constantly In public estimation and ap
proval." What will the reformers say when they read
Senator Ingalls's emphatic declaration that in
his opinion politicians will never reform ? Hero
is how ho puts It:
"With the possible exception of tho two terms
of Washington there has not been au absolutely
fair, free, and impartial expression of tho do
liberate will of the people in any Presidential
election since the foundation of the Govern
ment. I doubt if there ever will be. Patron
age will allure tho ambitions, force will coerce
the timid, demagogism will gull the credulous,
fraud will rob tho weak, money will buy tho
mercenary. The purification of politics is au
Irridesceut dream. Government is force. Poli
tics is a battle for supremacy. Parties are the
armies. The decalogue and the golden rulo
have no place in a political campaign. Tho
object is success. To defeat the antagonist and
expel the party in power is the purpose. The
Republicans and Democrats are as irreconcila
bly opposed to each other as were Grant and
Leo In tho Wilderness. They use ballots in
stead of guns, but the struggle is as unrelenting
aud desperate, and the result sought for tho
same. In war it is lawful to deceive the ad
versary, to hire Hessians, to purchase mercen
aries, to mutilate, to kill, to destroy. Tho
commander who lost a battle through the ac
tivity of his moral nature would bo tho derision
and jest of history. This modern cant about
tho corruption of politics is fatiguing in tho
But it is some consolation to know that while
the politicians are utterly depraved the rest of
us are good, and addicted to nothing more than
religion. Says tho Senator :
"The ago is essentially devout and religious.
Tho mind has been largely emancipated from
superstition and from creeds, and has entered
upon an excursion that cannot be foretold but
that is certain to be momentous. Tho authority
of the Church has undoubtedly been greatly
weakened and impaired, but this does not im
ply that religion is retrograding. As tho race
advances it clothes God with higher attributes
and dignifies him with inoro lofty functions,
because It is capable of nobler conceptions.
The gloomy and inexorable God of tho Puritans
has disappeared. Ho has been succeeded by a
Supremo Being of infinite inercy, tenderness,
and goodness; a ruler, a law-maker, a legisla
tor, subject to limitations and restraints im
posed by his own perfections."
"There was a profound truth in the declara
tion of Voltaire that if there were no God it
would bo necessary for man to Invent ono. This
was filppaut and irreverent, perhaps, but true.
God is indispensable. Man perceives this, aud
tho higher his development the more distinct is
his perception. Tho popularity of Ingcrsoll and
his school is not an indication of infidelity, but
is rather the strongest evidence of tho religious
spirit of tho time, its receptivity, Its cagern-ss
for instruction, its hunger aud thirst for knowl
edge about what can never bo known. No ago
has ever been so profoundly moved by the con
sideration of tho problems of the hereafter as
this, and I havo no doubt that in response to
the search for eternal truth another Christ will
como and another revelation be made."
Wo often hear it remarked that Congressmen
aro very poorly paid. Senator Ingalls is of
opinion that $5,000 a year is about as much as
the avcrago Congressman Is worth.
"It Is Impossible for tho Government." he
says, "to compete with private employers In
compensation for special services. Legislation
is not an occult science, aud does not require
unusual faculties nor extraordinary attainments.
Tho ordinary business of Congress can be suc
cessfully conducted by the average merchant or
lawyer. It affords opportunity for the exercise
of the highest powers, but good solid common
sense aud industry are tho essentials. Tho
Government should only pay what Is necessary
to 6ecuro such services as aro requisite for tho
perlormauce of its work. Salaries should bo
sufficient for decent support. Politics has been
tho favorlto pursuit for men of ambition and
energy in all ages, and will probably continue
to be for all to come; but no one is compelled
to dedicato himself to the public service; it it
voluntary j aud if the conditions aro unsatis
factory there Is no obstacle to retirement.
While It would bo agreeablo to receive more,
my Impression i3 that if salaries were doubled
oxpeuses would bo doubled, and tho result
would ho about the same. Probably a majority
of both Houses receivo as much now as they
could earn in any other capacity for tho samo
amount of work."
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