A very highly-prized picture, from the hands of one of the best artists of the Dusseldorf School. When first exhibited in the Academy at Dusseldorf, it attracted considerable attention from all classes. Muller and Deger are two of the most celebrated of living painters of purely religious works. It requires no little confidence to enter the temple where Raphael, Correggio, and their great brotherhood have already laid their splendid offerings to the Madonna; for the comparison immediately challenged is a hard ordeal to pass. In this composition, the artist has achieved an unqualified success. The richness of coloring, and the exquisite beauty of feature of the mother of Christ, and of the infant Saviour, conspire to render the work one to be remembered even by those of Protestant faith, who smile at the symbols of Papal power introduced by the worshipful painter. In painting Mary, the artist has had reference to the Revelation of St. John, chap. xii, v. 1:--"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars." [Pp. 15-16.]
The Dusseldorf Gallery. Catalogue of Paintings, by Artists of the Dusseldorf Academy of Art, now on exhibition at 548 Broadway, New-York. Season Tickets to the Gallery, fifty cents. Sidney and Russell, Printers, 79 John Street, N.Y.