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FRENCH SCHOOL. 000000 PH. DE CHAMPAGNE. 0040000 FRENCH MUSEUM.

THE LAST SUPPER.

This picture was painted in 1648 for the Nuns of Port Royal, where, at it is known, several persons, eminent for their deep knowledge, their great virtue , and their sincere piety, had withdrawn. This has induced the belief that under the features of Christ and the Apostles, the painter had given the portraits of the illustrious recluses. But this tradition appears wholly erroneous, and there is nothing to warrant its truth.

The vigorous colouring remarked in Champagne's other performances is not found in this picture, but its great fidelity in the carnations and draperies is admired. It enjoyed so much celebrity even during the author's life, that he made three duplicates of it, which are equally full of merit.

There exists a very fine engraving of this picture, by Alexander Girardet.

Width, 7 feet 3 inches; height, 5 feet 3 inches.

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PORTRAIT DE LA MERE AUG. ARNAUD ET DE LA MERE CATH. AGNES.

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Chanan na Brusseties guite sure the light there ans. Il vint à Paris oi il oz forf einnig verir de la reine Marie de Médicis: S'il se fit contrat de tres sportmite il burait sans doute oben ane' reputations poden rable, mais il fit des tableaux d'histoire dans les se qu'initer la nature sans savoir la choisir, il rendait geht avec une exhetitude perfaite, mais n'est pas de le sentiment et l'action méressaires pour career an rand peintre

Ce tahleau est le cucket du talent the Champagire. Il y a représenté sa fille malade, depuis long-temps, et recouvrant la santé

Cette composition des plus simples est aussi des plus vraies: l'immobilité des personnages portrait dire l'effet din i'ccueillenient de pieuses penganes Tuinsenta Dicta les actitle races pour le rétablissement fins que respues de Panceties. On y treuve l'expression d'ame d'une piete ilire et d'une confiapee parfaite.

Hant, 5 pieds & bangspiedien

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