15 APRIL 1837, Page 19


ENIIIBmoNs are coming on thick and threefold. The New Society ci Paiwers in Water alours opens to public view next Monday, at Exeter Hall ; the Old Smiiety, in Pall Mall East, on the Monday following; and on the Monday afterwards, the grand display at the Royal Academy will take place. The first Monday in May, the day on which the Academy exhibition opens, is this year the first day

of the month ; which, together with the week's postponement of the time for sending in works for exhibition, makes the permed for selecting and hanging the pictures unusually short, while the number of works sent in is more than usually great the utmost di :patch, therefore, will he required to complete the arrangements in time for the opening on the. customary day; and great exertions are Olt foot to accomplieh this point. Report speaks hi;21ili of the e:rorts made this season by the Water

Colour Painters of the Old Society; and we bave had ocular proof of the gi eat te:vance among the exhibitors of the New Society, having been permitted a preliminary pcep. The most prominent features of. the exhibition are—a poetical design by WARREN; distinguished by lively fancy, clever drawing, and splendid colouring; aml a view in a street of Damascus, with Oriental costumes of gorgeous hues, by the same ertist ; one of Mawria's preternatural imitations of extraordinary etrects of nature ; an historical picture by KEARNEY, superior to his "Trial of' Lord Howard " List veer; a pleasing design by Miss 1. CORDAUN, who has besides two or three graceful studies of female bentity; a marine piece with fishing-boats, by DyNcAN—equal to Conn' FIELDING ill sober truth and finish ; two or three architectural see-lies by [lac or, masterly in treatment ; a large and powerful arcbi- teettu al drawing by Howse—in which, however, his peculiar mannerism shows to less advantage than ia his smaller pictures ; severid landscapes by SIDNEY SIILVIII:RD, LINDSAY, SIMS, FAIII-1Y, 310SISON,

like nature, and evinciug a marked improvement OR the part of each; the portrait-pictures of Roe:twin and Gitener ; flowers and fruit by Mrs. HARRISON ; and designs displaying promising talent and powerful execution by two artists whose names iire new to us, WI:natter and Ilicee. We shall do inure justice to the nicrits of this interesting exhibition next week.