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FLIGHT OF CAIN.

Cain, having through jealously slain his brother Abel, sought to withdraw himself from the sight of God with the hope of concealing his crime from him. But the Lord said unto Cain: What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground; and now thou art cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand. When thou tillest the ground if shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. And Cain said unto the Lord: My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall he a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass that whosoever findeth me shall slay me. And the Lord said unto him : Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set á mark upon Cain lest any finding him should kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived and bareEnoch. »

M. Paulin Guerin, in this picture, has ably rendered the wild and haggard mood of a murderer, who is apprehensive for his own life, though he did not hesitate taking away that of another.

This picture has been done in lithography by M. Belliard. Breadth 12 feet 9 inches; height 9 feet 7 inches.

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Après la prise de Constantinople, en 1453, les savants et les artistes grecs se réfugièrent en Italie, et trouvèrent asile et protection à Florence, où Côme de Médicis s'était fait remarquer, autant par son immense commerce et sa grande fortune, que par son goût pour les lettres et les arts.

Laurent de Médicis, son petit-fils, marcha sur ses traces. Déclaré, par ses concitoyens, chef de la république Florentine, on le vit donner des spectacles au peuple, un asile aux malheureux et orner sa patrie d'édifices superbes.

M. Mauzaisse a placé près du prince, Clarice des Ursins, sa femme, tenant près d'elle son fils Julien. Pierre de Médicis, l'aîné de ses trois enfans, se penche derrière elle pour lui parler; de l'autre côté est leur second fils, le cardinal Jean, célèbre dans la suite sous le nom de Léon X. Près de ce jeune cardinal, on voit l'illustre Raphaël, dont il fut le protecteur. Parmi les personnages qui sont à gauche, on reconnaît Titien et Tintoret. Au milieu est placé Jean Lascaris, savant grec, fort aimé de Laurent de Médicis. Tout-à-fait à droite est assis l'architecte Bramante et le grand Michel-Ange.

Le peintre a place au second plan le célèbre vase de Médicis, dans le fond on aperçoit le dôme de Sainte-Mariedes-Fleurs.

Ce tableau appartient au roi Louis-Philippe, et se voit au Palais-Royal; il a été exposé au salon en 1819.

Larg., 6 pieds; haut, 4 pieds 6 pouces.

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THE COURT OF LORENZO DE MEDICIS.

After the fall of Constantinople, in 1453, the Grecian artists and men of learning sought refuge in Italy; and found an asylum in Florence, were Cosmo de' Medici was distinguished, alike, for his extensive commerce and vast riches, and for his love of literature and the arts.

His grandson Lorenzo, followed his example, and being declared by his fellow citizens chief of the Republic, employed his wealth in exhibiting shows to the people, in relieving the unfortunate, and in adorning his country with splendid edifices.

Mauzaisse has placed near the Prince his wife, Clarice Orsini, holding by her side Guliano, the youngest of their three children: behind them, the eldest, Pietro, is leaning forward to speak to his mother; and, on the other side, is the second, Cardinal Giovanni de' Medici, afterwards Leo X. Near the young Cardinal is Raphael, of whom he was the great patron. Among the persons on the left, are distinguished Titian and Tintoretto in the centre is John Lascaris, a learned Greek, particularly beloved by Lorenzo de' Medici ; and last, on right, are seated the architect Bramante and Michel-Angelo.

In the second plane of the picture, the artist has placed the celebrated Medici vase; and, in the back-ground, is seen the dome of the church of St.-Mary-of-Flowers.

This picture, which was exhibited in 1819, belongs to King Louis Philip, and is now in the Palais-Royal.

Width, 6 feet 4 inches; height, 4 feet 9 inches,

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