5 MAY 1838, Page 20

We have been shown a portrait of the Dutchess of

Kent, drawn by Mr. MINAS!, with pen and ink, in imitation of line engraving. It is very curious as an effort of patient ingenuity ; but, in our estimation, it is labour ill bestowed. The advantages of pen drawing consist in the facility which it affords for free, rapid, and spirited sketching: here the pen mechanically follows in the track of the graver, imitating its peculiarities of execution, but not equalling its effect.