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HOESFORD— HOESLEY.

Madrid on that occasion, accom- panied by a highly complimentary

HOESPOED, General Sib Al- fred Hastinob, Q.C.B., son of General George Horsford, born at Bath in 1818, was educated at Sand- hurst, and entered the army in 1833. He served with the Eifle Brigade in the Kaffir war of 1846-47, and commanded the first battalion in that of 1852-53, for which he re- ceived a medal, and the brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel. He also com- manded the battalion in the Cri- mean campaign of 1854, including the battles of the Alma, Balaclava, and Inkermann, and the siege of Sebastopol, for which services he received the medal and clasps, the Sardinian medal, the Companion- ship of the Bath, and the Fifth- class of the Medjidie. He had been constituted Colonel of the Eifle Brigade in 1854, and Lieuten- ant-Colonel in the following year. He was Deputy-Adjutant-General from 1860 to 1866; was created a Knight Commander of the Bath for his services as Brigadier in command of the Trans-Gogra force in Dude during the Indian mutiny, 1858 ; received the temporary rank of Brigadier-General in 1866, and was made a Major-General in the army two years afterwards. In Jan. 1872, he was placed in com-, mand of the south-eastern district of England, and he retained the command until Sept. 1874, when he became military secretary to the Duke of Cambridge, at the Horse Guards. This latter post he con- tinued to hold imtil March 1880. He was sent in 1874 to represent Great Britain at the Brussels Con- ference on the usages of war. In 1875 he was created a G.C.B., and in the following year he obtained the Colonelcy of the 79th Eegiment of Foot.

HOESLEY. John Callcott, E.A., son of the late William Uorsley, the well-known musician, and grand-nephew of the late Sir

Augustus Callcott, the eminent painter, was born in London, Jan. 29, 1817. His first exhibited pic- ture, painted while he was a youth, — " Eent-Day at Haddon Hall in the Sixteenth Century," — was spoken of in high terms by Wilkie. *'The Chess Players," " The Eival Musicians," " Waiting for an Answer," — were first seen in the British Institution, and he ex- hibited, for the first time at the Academy, the " Pride of the Vil- lage" (in the Vemon Gallery). This was followed by "The Con- trast; Youth and Age," in 1840? "Leaving the BjuI," another " Contrast," — gay pleasure-seekers on the one hand, the homeless out- cast on the other ; and " The Ped- lar," both in 1841; "Winning Gloves," in 1842; and "The Father's Grave," in 1843. In the latter year Mr. Horsley's cartoon of " St. Augustine Preaching" gained at Westaiinster Hall one of the three prizes in the second rank, of je200, and in the trial of skill of 1844- he obtained by his two small frescoes a place among the six painters commissioned to execute further samples for the Palace at Westminster. That of 1845, for " Eeligion," was approved, and the subject executed at large in the House of Lords. In 1847, his colossal oil-painting, "Henry V., believing the King dead, assumes the Crown," secured a premium of the third class. Another fresco,, which .he has been employed to- execute, " Satan surprised at the Ear of Eve," is to bo seen in a portion of the New Palace, called Poet's Hall. Amongst his later works are " Malvolio i' the Sun practising to his own Shadow ; " "Hospitality;" "The Madrigal— ' Keep your Time ; ' " " The Pet of the Common ; " " L 'Allegro and II Penseroso" (painted for the late- Prince Albert) ; " Lady Jane Grey and Eoger Ascham ; " "A Scene from Don Quixote;" "Flower Girls— Town and Country ; " " The-