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COLERIDGE.

International Exhibition of 1862. In 1864, following the example of Stanfield, Roberts^ Creswick and others^ who had been members and exhibitors at Suffolk Street, Mr. Cole retired from the Society of British Artists to become a candi- date for honours at the Koyal Aca- demy. The most important works which he exhibited at the Academy are: "The Decline of Day/' in 1861, ; " Spring Time," in 1865, the subject being suggested by one of the songs in ** Love's Labour Lost ; " " Evening Rest '* and '* Summer's Golden Crown," in 1866; a large stormy sea-piece, called " St. Bride's Bay," in 1867 ; " Sunlight Lingering on the Au- tumn Woods," in 1868 ; " A Pause in the Storm at Sunset," " Summer Flowers," and " Floating Down to Camelot," in 1869 ; *' Sunshine Showers/' and " Evening/' in 1870; "Autumn Gold/' in 1871; "Noon," in 1872 ; " Hay-time " and " Sum- mer Rain/' in 1873; "The Heart of Surrey " and " Misty Morning," in 187-t; "Richmond Hill/' "Loch Scavaig, Isle of Skye/' and " Sum- mer : noon," in 1875 ; " The Day's Decline," in 1876 ; •" Summer Showers " and " Arundel/' in 1877 ; " A Showery Day," "The Alps at Rosenlaui," and "A Surrey Pas- toral," in 1878; "Ripening Sun- beams," "Leith Hill, from Den- bies," and " Box Hill, from Den- bies/' in 1879 ; " A Thames Back- water," " The Leaves of Wasted Autumn Woods/' "On Silver Thames." and "The Mist of the Morning/' in 1880 ; " Wargrave," " August Days/' and " Streatley," in 1881; "The Sources of the Thames," " In Sylvan Solitude," and " Abington," in 1882 ; " Wind- sor " and " Autumn Morning/' in 1883. He was elected an Asso- ciate of the Royal Academy in February, 1870. At that time nearly thirty years had elapsed since a landscape-painter pure and simple — viz., the late Mr. Creswick — ^was deemed worthy of the honour.

Mr. Cole was elected a Royal Aca- demician, June 16, 1880. His favourite field of study and the source of most of his subjects is Surrey with its picturesque hills and dales, moors and woodland, cornfield and pasturage. This artist may be classed as an imita- tive realistic i>ainter, relying on the character and sentiment of the scene he represents; and if his work receives no very decided modification from passing through a mental or imaginative medium, it is always healthy and cheerful in feeling, and it owes much to the technical charms of an elegant, graceful execution, and an effec- tive scheme of playful interchange of colouring.

COLERIDGE (Lobd),Ths Right Hon. John Dukb CoLSBiDaB, is the elder son of the late Right Hon. Sir John Taylor Coleridge, of Heath's Court, Ottery St. Mary, by Mary, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Gilbert Buchanan, LL.D., Vicar of Woodmansteme, and Rector of Northfleet, and was born in the year 1821 . His lordship was educated at Eton, and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he obtained a scholarship, and graduated B.A. in 1842 and M.A. in 1846, up to which year he had been a Fellow of Exeter Col- lege. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple, Nov. 6, 1846, and went the Western circuit, of " which he was for some years the leader. In 1855 he was appointed Recorder of Portsmouth, and was created a Queen's Counsel in 1861, being soon afterwards nominated a Bendier of the Middle Temple. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the representation of Exeter in August, 1864, but was elected for that city in July, 1865, and con- tinued to represent it till Nov. 1873. In Dec. 1868, on the formation of Mr. Gladstone's CK>vemment, he was selected to fill the office of So- licitor-General, when he received the honour of knighthood, and in Nov, 1871, on Sir Robert Collier