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rjBBET'S LATEST WORK. I Another Panel for the Hamburg Capitol. , London. Auri 1 . 17. Another picture of the traditional scene under the Shakamawwi elm Has b<-«>n painted in Eng land by a pennsylvanian; Th« first was West* ••Treaty with the Indians." a purely idealized rendering, with the chiefs resembling in color and costume the Cherokee*, who gave the paint er his first lessons in nrushwork when he v. as a boy in Chester. William Perm was presented in Quaker Barb, with benevolent face and rourtly gesture, without any pretensions to ac curacy. Subsequent paintings, lik« Inman's representation of the landing of Pw*n at Ches ter, were based upon it: tut the statuary in Philadelphia has followed a better model— the profile out in ivory from memory by Sylvanus Bevan. a Quaker. The best likeness of th. founder of the commonwealth is probably the half-length in armor, which is still to be seen ■t Pennsylvania Castle, in the island of Port land: but the armor does net comport with nat %r-.i\ associations with the Quaker peacemaker, Ifr Edwin A. Abbey, who is decorating the Capitol of his native state. has not followed West in idealizing the scene. He ha? taken one Of the best known historical portraits of Perm and reproduced the traditional details of the meeting with the Indians. '!'!:■ elm is in troduced with splendid decorative effect and with a close approach to realism. It is a tree en Mr. Abbey's lawn at Fairford, and the mas ttlve trunk forms the centre of the panel. Voltaire described Pern's treats with the red &V r, as "the only league of the kind which was •either sworn to nor broken." That concise tribute from a pessimistic philosopher, who was In the habit of scoffing at every human event, singled out the coalition as unique in the deal ings of superior with subject races. Investiga tors have questioned whether the title to the •oil was actually acquired by purchase, and liave also raised the objection that the tribes in I'ennsylvania were themselves subject to the ■Vive Nations and powerless for offering resist ance to the white invaders. The tradition that Quaker rule began with conciliation and equi table treatment of the native population has Vurvived every assault from skeptics. Mr Ab bey reproduces the familiar scene in a decora tive panel for the chamber of the 'House of Representatives at Harrisbunr. Perm. with a jroup <•; companions and attendants. baa landed in boats ' i: the shore near by and halted under £ hup« elm to exchange friendly greetings* with lhe Indian chiefs. He is of middle height and lias luxuriant auburn hair, a heavy chin and glittering eyes. ll*- wears his sober but well rut gray, and blue scarf with a courtier's grand banner. One hand is held out to the young thief rob* d in a deerskin, and the other holds the treaty which is to Ik' sanctioned. Th« older chiefs are seated on tin- ground or silently looking on. It is an animated scene, with a most decorative use of grays, browns and blues, with glints of red in the Indian costumes. The date assigned for the meeting is Octo ber 24. There is golden leafage on the < in. above the massive stem, and there are richer as:d mor« radiant autumn tints on either side, For once Mr. Abbey has been sparing it: the use .• red, and the color scheme I* cool and pah it is a fine composition. The scene la quietly portrayed in »oft grays and rich browns, so as to comport with the sober Quaker ling of peace and good wi'l. The atmosphere of melodrama has been left out. The sky is roseate with promise, and then la greensward for natives and invaders around the liable elm. If the pan. 1 lacks th.. dramatic action which Mr Abbe] ordinarily Imparts to his groups of figures it is ai r«*ifuJ and serene as a Quaker meetmg when .very one is silent and a feeling of fraternal confi dence prevails. The two central figures art admirably drawn. The stalwart chief, in hia deerskins, has the dignitj of forest life and maul) Independence. The face •■: P»*nn it gen tle and persuasive, and his carriage is that •■! a leader of men. accustomed to court func tions and royal Interviews. This large panel, which la now in Mr. Ab bey's studio and Hi.. > be exhibited at it.< Spring Academy, if a wall sufficiently spurious can be found for it, is to be <•• of three deco rative works for the House of Representative at Harrisuurg. A corresponding panel will por tray the historic scene of i.'i- signing of the Declaration of Independence Between them there will be a decorative work symbolizing the rise and triumph of Pennsylvania as a corn monwealth. While these panels are on a smaller scale than the eight lunettes and cir cular canvases already completed for the den ration of the dome, they are even more diffi cult works, since two of them an among the most familiar subjects in American history, and originality of treatment is virtually im practicable. As decorations for a large legis lative chamber, they art likely to be most ef fective. I N. I' -TUH QLBBT <>l THE HOLY GSAILr Apropos of thf- descriptioo, ly our Lcondon correspondent, <'f Mr. Abbey's additional v. <.• rative work for tin «'arii'.<-.! at Harrisburg u may appropriately note in thm place a new Illustrative of bla art. il«j»sr«. c*ur NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 1909. ti- and Cameron, the publishers of the "Copley Prints.' have brought out a t«rtfollo of fifteen phok.gTavur.-s reproducing "'The Quest of the Holy lira:! that s. ii-rii. of decorations whit h the American artist painted for the Boston Pub lic Library The plates are small but very ••' ■• printed, and give an excellent idea of the de tails of the si-hemt . The publishers might rea ponal>!\ have added one or two general views of the room, to that the broad effect of the whole u.iirht l.< grasped Perhaps it is even now not too late fur the omisr:in to be repaired. FKENI II VAST ELS. The Latest of the Spring Exhibition* in Paris. Paris, April Hi The twenty-fifth annual exhibition of the Bo clety of French Pastellistes has just been in augurated by President PaJlieres at the Georges Petit Gallery. The show is remarkable, In asmuch as It contains the finest portrait ever made by M. Albert Bernard. It is a strong, dig nified and admirably composed portrait of Prin cess Murat. The ligurc is In pearl white even ing dress, with a crimson rose attached to the A GAME OF FORFEITS. (l-'i.'ii. :!.< Tanagra Bgurim In Urn Brooklyn Museum.) decollete corsage. The flesh is radiant and vibrating. In the right band, that rests on the knee, i* a fan. Th« figure is seated on a chair. on ii.i back of which is- thrown a mantle lined with gra.> and :• «1 shimmering satin This is M. Besnai masterpiece in portraiture. Be- Kid. it an half ■ dozen bright sketches and stu:ii< v of > ming women in various postures and with widely diverai expressions There is .- sympathetic row of studies by M. A man J an and an amusing array of landscapes am] portraits l»> LAandre, including the "Can didat .... 41 me I'auteinl"' an ironical little monkej looking through an eyeglass, beneath the dome of tin- Institute An excellent por trait of the Academician the Marquis de sVgur Is sent bj M Ltvy-Dhurme». and there are some delightful heads of children in white, yellow and sepia by M. Kent Gilbert. Among the other ex hibits are several mellow views of the Chateau Galllard a! the Andelys, m Normandy, by M. Item- Billotte. Home Illuminated wheat fields by M. i.. on rmitti a bright procession of (or raits of ladies by M FVrnand Thevenot, a number of rollicking humorous, Hogarth sketches of children riding on the backs of gigantic g;-ese, by M. Jean VCber; a group of radiant erects of sunshine on the yellow roads and i!::< waters of the Riviera, by M. 1i0n ;,.....,.,; and several weird, fanciful sketches of Paris streets and episodes, by M. Abel-Truchet. Perhaps the most delicate composition in the show is a study of light and atmosphere in a sir: til work by M. Picrre-Kmile Cornillier. In front of a window is seated on a divan a violet draped female Bgun knitting. Splashes of orange sunlight find their way into the room through the curtains, and illuminate the red and green Turkish carpel A corner of the red marble mantelpiece supports an unhghted lamp with a yellow shade- C 1. B. IAH\iL KXUIHITIOSS. Paintings, Water Colors, Sculptures and Prints. The last of the more important shows of j American pictures to 1* held at the Fine Arts Building this season is to be opened next Thurs- j day. This is the forty -second annual exhibition ! of the American Water Color Society. It will | remain on view until May 23 In th. mean time . several other exhibitions have l.een added to the i phenomenally long series -•: IOOS-HKH*. At the Salmagundi Club there if a voluminous coilec- j tifin of "Thumb-Hox" sketches. It runs to more than five hundred numbers. Th. National Arts Club is holding an exhibition of paintings. sculptures, architectural designs and objects of craftsmanship- all by mt-mbers. Yesterday the Engine* C!ub opened an exhibition of pictures which is to last until Ma; .'!. At tin house of the Modem Athenian Club there may he seen a collection ■•! sculptures by Mr. Louis Potter. The National Society of < 'raftsmen is showing a number >■! etchings and colored w«»od-blo<-k prints by tin Baroness li*>dwig yon Lekow. At the Powell gallery there are some paintings in oil, water color and "Raffae!!!" colors by Miss Dewing IVoodward Mr <:'-<>r^-. Buas< ia shew ing a number of eti hlngs bj Mr Henri \\ in s-U.w and Mr Chaxlec H White. Reproduced on this pace I- a beautiful Tan agra ftgurin*, "A Came of Forfeits." now in the muse tun of tin Brooklyn Institute. It commem orates one of those Greek pames in which the vanquished boy or pirl paid the penalty by carrying the victor a certain distance. It is an enchanting souvenir of th. familiar life of an tiquity, one more of those famous terra cottas in which the plastic genius of Greece was exer cised with perfect spontaneity and to a kind of art less b intimate end. This particular piece, with twenty others, most of which were pur la-...' .-•( the sale of the l^ecuyer collodion, la Paris, four years ago, has been presented to the Brooklyn Museum by Mr. A. A. Healy, the president of that institution. It is a splendid gift, characteristic in Its high artistic signifi < unce of the discriminating donor, who only a short time ago was instrumental in adding Mr. Sargent's brilliant water colon to the museum's rapidly growing store of treasures. This group of Tanagras is small but choice. It is rich in instruction for the student and in inspiration for every lover of beauty. It has been admir ably installed on the first Hoof of the eastern section of thi museum. Mr Henry Wolf has lately completed a capital wood, engraving from one of the most interest ing of all the portraits of Robert Louis Steven bob. His original was a photographic "snap shot" in the possession of Mr. Will H. Low. who considers it the best portrait of his friend ever taken with the camera It shows the romancer seated at his writing table, pen in hand, and responding to the appeal that he would "look up for a moment." li« i» at his case and wtaxs | rWDfe^^^^TAHDjg Anglo-American Fine Art Co. J. D. Ichenhauser, President 523 Fifth Avenue (Lci<uxen 43rd & 44. h Slreets) Ne\ York PAINTINGS Old Masters of the Early Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, German and English Schools. Galleriti Open, 9 o\\ %A. S?A. — 6 o'c. T. At. INSPECTION INVITED V. G. FISCHER ART GALIXRII.S, 527 and 529 15th St., WASHINGTON. D. C. Dealers In fine Pa'ntlnes of alt schools. Enrr*»«n*» D Urfr Rembrandt. Whistler. HaJ»n. Meryon. lirtc-*. Brae. 'Bindinss and Rare Books. an entirely natural expression. Th. is noth ins to suggest the constraint with which most of us face the photographer. Mr Wolf has en graved this portrait with firmness and delicacy. The tone* are good and in his treatment of both the figure and the background he has used simplicity and breadth. Lovrrs of Stevenson will welcome this very personal and artistic memorial. The haunter of auction rooms who has but a modest purse and lives in the hoi.*- of f^kinf up the work of a master for a song is am 5 rarely rewarded, but now and then the fate* are kind. Last February, at a sale in London, a little panel entitled "David with the Head at Ooliath," was put up as the work of f'r.rbran<l van den Keckhout. one of the earliest of Rem brandt'B pupils. It fetched only $47. The pur chaser may now ask a substantial mi for the painting, because it has been recognized as an authentic work of Rembrandt's \> ry early period. His signature was revealed wh«a the picture was taken out of its modern frame. "The Athenaeum" says of the painting: Trip brushwork Ii similar to. but freer than, that of "*Tbe Money-Changer," a signal and dated wort of 16JS which was formerly in the collection of Sir X Cook, at Richmond, and was presented to the Berlin Museum iNo. 828D> by Sir Charles Rob inson in IWI. The treatment of I'avi: neediest/ cumbersome sword in the new Rembrandt is nearly related to that seen in the -St. Taul in ; r:scr.." «>f the same year, In the Stuttgart Museum. The tiger* of King Baal wearing a richly rf^nder.t vellnw re-b<* recalls the painting of the Hi*:h Fnest in the "Judas Bringing Ha- the Thirty Pieces of Silver" which was painted about l«— ■ and is now In a private -i ii-- ■ti-.n In Paris. It is rea>-.nable to assume that in one <•» the men < f at>out thirty year* of age in th. right background we have a sketchy representation of Rembrandt's father. whose features are known tr» us. notaWy in the "Portrait or the Artist's Father in a Cap with a Blue Feather" of the same period, which was ex hibited at the Old Master? in 1884. and ■ now m a private collection at Brie*»ton Students of Venetian art will recall that one of the most interesting of the Madonnas by Giovanni Bellini has hung for years in the Church of the Madonna del Orto, that Gothic building on the northern side of Venice which also contains important works by Cima and Tintoretto. This Bellini was cut from its frame and stolen the other day. and although one man has been arrest, d on suspicion the picture has not yet been recovered. It is said that a plan for the removal of works of art from unguarded churches and placing their in national nmaeum« and picture jralleries is to be brought before the Italian Parliament. H. C. A COUNTY LIBRARY. From The Chicago DiaL A county's growth in the love of literature f5 remarkably illustrated by the literary awaken ins: that has taken place within the last thr*e years in Multnomah County. i >r»-. Th« Port land Library Association (or public library, as it mtsrht better style itself) prints in Its forty fifth annual report some rigures that reveal a hopeful state of affairs in that far-oft corner of our preat Northwest. The association, sap ported by city and county alike, supplies reading matter to the farmer and the merchant, '■• the wood-hewer and the banker, without distinction of person. The librarian takes pleasure in announcing that this county work has passed its experi mental stage, and now "it ■ no longer a ques tion of devising ways to advertise U»e library or to make its books attractive, but rather one of how to satisfy the clamor for more books. In 190r», the first year of county work, the circu lation of books was 3.955. hi 1906 it grew to 13,358. in 1907 to 37.f.21. and ii ISCS still main taining its rate of growth. It reached M4CA Seven reading rooms, fourteen deposit stations and nine, fire companies (the Ust item is a tattle perplexing to a stranger) are scattered through out the county. This rural activity, controlled by a central library, has interested us and others Of late; and it promises to produce exceDcni re sults in the more thinly populated sections o. the country. The county library's usefulness in creating a demand for book- would setm to b* not inferior to the service It rexidtr: m supplJtßS that demand.