Le juge dor du sommeil du juste;/ Le fripon se pose en victime;/ Arlequin avocat--nous en fait/ Voir de toutes, les couleurs, et/ Comme au temps du bon La Fontaine/ Le vole vit de coquilles. This is a comparatively recent work from the masterly hands of the celebrated author of the "Decadence des Romains," a picture now in the Luxemburg collection at Paris. The French school of painting is noted for its technique, texture, and color. Couture is not only said to be the greatest in these, but he makes them the vehicle for the expression of some important moral truths. This work, which forms one of the superb pictures sent to this Exposition by Mr. Blodgett, is part of a series, which are episodes characteristic of the social life of Paris. Couture has been called the French Hogarth of the nineteenth century. [P. 7.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIV. Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1874.