12 APRIL 1856, Page 20


We spoke some considerable time ago of the picture by Mr. T. Y. Barker of "Napoleon the Great Rebuking his Officers at Bassano." "The conqueror and his suite," says the story, "were passing over the battle-field, when they saw a dog watching the dead body of his master ; and Napoleon observed, There, gentlemen, that dog teaches us a lesson of humanity.' " We have now received the engraving made from the work by Mr. C. Cl. Lewis. It forms a print of imposing size and hand- some appearance and represents with great fidelity the character and details of the original. The precept which it embodies, though its more immediate application may have lapsed with the war, is one for all time.