Views illustrative of PUGIN'S Examples of Gothic Architecture. Drawn on
Stone, by JOSEPH NASH, Pupil to A. PUGIN. Part IL; containing the letter-press Descriptions of the Plates.
The present number consists of eleven views ; two of East Barshana manor-house,—a richly-ornamented specimen of domestic architecture in the castellated Gothic style ; Thorpland Hall ; the Parsonage of Great Snoring ; an interior of the Staircase of Oshorough Hall ; the Ruins of the Hall of Croydon Palace ; interior and exterior of the Hall of El- tham Palace,—the former restored, hung with banners and tapestry, and peopled with personages of the time in state costumes, representing the reception of bluff King Harry,—the whole conveying a vivid idea of the former magnificence of the building, and the splendour of the pageant& there displayed ; part of Merton College, an Oriel window from Baliol, and the west front of the Gateway of Magdalen College Oxford. The views selected offer a variety of illustrations of the different styles of Gothic architecture, and are besides rendered very effective pictures, by the introduction of appropriate figures and the surrounding scenery.. The turret staircase of Oxborough Hall is made the means of introduc- ing a knight and lady of Henry the Seventh's time, ascending the stair. case, preceded by a military attendant, and followed by a dog panting at their heels up the winding stair. The figures are very cleverly drawn, and givi life and interest to the barren and gloomy subject. In our notice of the first number of this picturesque and interesting work, we took occasion to congratulate Mr. PUGIN upon the skill and promise of his pupil, Mr. NASH ; and in repeating our praise of thit young man's taste and ability, we must take leave to say, that a clever artist may be spoiled in making him an architect. The architectural parts of these views are drawn with evident haste, as well as freedom; and the effects are more admirable than the mode in which they are pro- duced. Indeed, our young artist seems to revel in the quaint costume of the olden time, in which he clothes the numerous figures introduced into every plate. There is a vast deal of spirit and feeling displayed in. the various groups and the figures which constitute them ; and he has successfully caught the brilliant style of Boxrxerow and the chivalrous taste of FRAGONARD. His figures of modern persons and dresses are decidedly French, and denote the direction of his studies. We would counsel him to apply himself diligently to drawing from the figure, and.• the study ofanatomy, as theonly means of doing justice to his fine nit*:
tural talent. •