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then at Somerset Hoxuse, in the same year. In 1839 he first exhi- bited at the British Institution, and from that time has been almost constantlj represented at that Gallery, and occasionally at the Boyal Academy. His best-known oil iHctores are: — ^"Don Quixote giring advice to Sancho Panza/' foUoved by many other subjects from Cerrajites ; " The Education of Gil Bias;" a scene from "Tris- tram Shandy;" "Othello before the Senate;" "The Murder of Thomas Becket;" "The Plays of Shakspere," a kind of tableau, in irhich the principal characters in each play are introduced ; " Charge of CaTaliers at Naseby;" "A Drawing-room at St. James's;" " A Be^ment of Boyalist Cavalry ;" " Eubens and Teniers;" " The Studio of Rembrandt;" "Wolsey and Buckingham ; " "A Convocation of Clergy ;" and " The Entry of Joan of Aie into Orleans." More re- cently he has exhibited at the Royal Academy, " The Field of the Cloth of Gold," in 1874 ; " Tewkes- bury Abbey: Queen Margaret carried prisoner to Edward after the battle of Tewkesbury ; " "Mrs. Gilbert," and "Don Quixote and Sancho at the Castle of the Duke and Duchess," in 1875; "Crusa- ders," and " Blchard II. resigning the Crown to Bolingbroke," in 1876 ; "Cardinal Wolsey at Leices- ter Abbey,' * and " Doge and Senators of Venice," in 1877 ; " Beady ! " and " May-dew," in 1878. As an illus- trator of books, pictorial newspapers, and other weekly publications, his name has, for a long period, been familiar to the jmblic. He contri- buted in this way to the Illustrated Xrtmdon News for many years, from the first number of that journal, but has for some time ceased to do so. Most of the best editions of the British classics have been illus- trated by him, concluding with an edition of Shakspere, a work upon which he was occupied for many years. In 1852 he was elected

an Associate, in 1853 a member, and in 1871 the President of the Society of Painters in Water- ColoiUTS, in whose gallery he has I been a constant exhibitor. He shortly afterwards received the h<mour of knighthood. He is a honorary member of the Eoyal Society of Painters in ^ater-Colours of Belgium, of the Society of Artists of Belgium, and Honorary President of the Liverpool Society of Water- ColoTir Painters. He was elected an Associate of the Boyal Academy, Jan. 29, 1872, and an Academician, June 29, 1876. He is a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. GILBEBT, John Thomas, P.S.A., I M.B.S.A., was born in 1829. in I Dublin, in which city his father I was Consul for Portugal and Al- I garve. He was educated at Dublin . and in England; was appointed I Secretary of the Public Record I Office of Ireland in 1867, and held j that post till its abolition in 1875.

He is now editor of " Fac-

' similes of National MSS. of Ire- I land," in course of publication, by I command of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria; Inspector of MSS. in Ireland for the Boyal Conmiission on Historical MSS. ; Librarian and Membo: of the Council of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin ; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Lon- don; one of the four trustees ap- pointed by the Crown for super- intending the National Library of Ireland, Dublin ; Hon. Professor of Archaeology in the Boyal Academy of Arts, Dublin ; editor of a series of publications entitled "Historic Literature of Ireland;" and also editor in the collection of " Chro- nicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland." Mr. Gilbert has devoted much attention to un- published records and historic ma- terials — especially those connected with Ireland. In recognition of some of his services in these direc- tions, the Boyal Irish Academy awarded to him its prize gold medal; and the Corporation of