This exquisite painting, from the Dusseldorf School, is one of the gems of modern art, both in execution and composition. It is of a maiden in a shell-boat, around which, in the water and among the lilies, is a whole bevy of fairies, some blowing on shells, some offering the maiden gifts of pearl, some coying with each other--all so exquisitely rendered that it places the picture in our affections for ever. [P. 57.]
Catalogue of Premiums. The following large and valuable Collection of Paintings, Statuary, Bronzes, &c., comprises the premiums to be awarded to the subscribers of the Cosmopolitan Art Association whose subscriptions are received previous to the 28th of January, 1858, at which time the Annual Award will be made.