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"The Byron" in Hyde Park, Charles Kingsley in Chester Cathedral, Lord Beaconsfield in Hughenden Church, a commission from the Queen; also the Prince Imperial in Windsor Castle, a statue bust of the Prince Imperial at the Woolwich Academy, the Memorial to Lord Beaconsfield in the Guildhall, and busts of the same statesman in many London clubs; statue of William Spottiswoode in the Royal Institution, Lord Beaconsfield's statue bust for the Merchant Taylors' Company; presentation busts of the late Lord Mayors Sir T. Owden and Sir John Ellis; busts of Mr. Eliot Yorke, the late Mr. Whalley, M.P., Mr. George Payne, Lord Cottenham, Admiral Rous, Lord John Russell, Jabez Burns, Lord William Graham, Mrs. Wilkinson (the Bishop of Truro's late wife). Lord Shrewsbury, Dean Stanley, Sir George Beaumont, the Rev. Morley Punshon, Mr. Reginald Handbury, and Sir Richard Musgrave. Mr. Belt is now engaged upon busts of Lord Shaftesbury, for the Young Men's Christian Association; Mr. Alexander Yorke, Sir H. Selwyn Ibbetson, M.P., Lady Lewisham, the Hon. Mrs. Eliot, Mr. W. H. Gladstone, M.P., the Princess Frederica of Hanover, Mr. Howard Vincent, the Prince of Wales (for the Mansion House), Lord Baring, M.P., Mr. Edgar Vincent, the Dowager Duchess of Cleveland, Mr. George Hanbury; statuettes of the painters James Webb and John Varley; also Kyrle Bellew, the actor, and many others; a statue of Hypatia and the two Pageanti busts, the last one of these executed in the Court of Queen's Bench, Westminster. He is also erecting a memorial to Sir Henry Parker, in Lewisham Church; and one to the late Professor Evans, in the Ante-Chapel, Eton. Mr. Belt is the plaintiff in the well-known case of "Belt v. Lawes," which is still before the law courts.

BENDEMANN, Edward, a celebrated painter of the Düsseldorf school, was born in Berlin, Dec. 3, 1811. After receiving a good literary education, he became a student at the Düsseldorf Academy, under the well-known Schadow, who soon discovered that he had chosen his true vocation. When only one-and-twenty he exhibited at Berlin a large painting, "The Grief of the Jews," suggested by Psalm cxxxvii. It was popularized by means of lithographs, and is in the Cologne Museum. In 1833 he executed a picture, afterwards engraved by Felsing—"Two Young Girls at the Fountain,"—which was purchased by the Society of Arts of Westphalia. In 1837 he exhibited at Paris a large canvas, "Jeremiah amid the ruins of Jerusalem," which gained the gold medal. This picture, of which Weiss published a good lithograph, is in the private gallery of the Emperor of Germany. "Harvest" followed, which was engraved by Eichens. The success of this piece led Bendemanu to produce others of the same class, such as "The Shepherd and Shepherdess," from one of Uhland's idyls, and "The Daughter of the Servian Prince," from a Servian ballad. After having been appointed Professor in the Academy of Arts of Dresden, he received the commission to decorate the royal palace, and undertook the grand frescoes, upon which, above all, his reputation is founded. The progress of this undertaking was interrupted by a disease of the eyes, which the artist contracted in Italy. Bendemann executed a frescoe of "Poetry and the Arts;" a design for a monument to Sebastian Bach, which was afterwards erected at Sandstein; a portrait of the Emperor Lothaire II. for the city of Frankfort, many other portraits of celebrated Germans, and among them that of Schadow's daughter, whom he married in 1838. In 1860 he succeeded his father-in-law as Director of the Academy at Düsseldorf.