The late SIR GEORGE BEAUMONT, of England, gave his opinion (and a valuable one as coming from a superior Art critic), that no painter ever came up to CLAUDE. TURNER, the great English colorist, determined to accept this as a challenge, and to enter the arena with the great Italian artist, or rather French, for CLAUDE was born in France. He painted his "Dido Building Carthage" in 1815, and stipulated, when he bequeathed works to England, that this picture should be placed in juxtaposition with the two most famous "CLAUDES" in the National Gallery. It is now at Kensington. We have often looked upon the works of both these great artists, yet felt no greater pleasure than when we first saw this fine work. [P. 19.]
The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Catalogue of American and Foreign Paintings and Sculpture now on Exhibition at the Gallery, Arcade Buildings, Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11th, 1862. Incorporated December 4th, 1862. Opened December 23d, 1862. J. Humphrey, Director of Gallery. Buffalo: Printing House of Wheeler, Matthews & Warren, Commercial Advertiser Buildings. 1862.