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spending a month studying under Gignouz^ be^an his career as a landscape pamter. He has Tisited Europe three times, once remain- ing here four years. His present residence is at New York, though he liyed for a time at Boston, and at Eagleswood, New Jersey. Among his principal pictures are : — ** Peace and Plenty/* " The Sim of Pro- mise/' "A Vision of Faith/' " Loitering/' " Sunset/' " The Val- ley of the Shadow of Death/' "The Eiver of Life/* "An Autumn Morning/' "Close of a Stormy Day/' "Pine Groves of Barbarini Vifla/' " A Passing Storm/' " Sum- mer Afternoon/' " Coming Storm/' "The Light Triumphant/' "Twi- light/' " The Apocalyptic Vision of the New Jerusalem.'

IBVING, John Henbt Bbod- BiBB, actor, was born Feb. 6, 1838, at Eeinton, near Glastonbury, and educated at Dr. Pinches' school, in George Yard, Lombard Street, London. He xnade his first ap- pearance on the boards of the Sun- derland Theatre, Sept. 29, 1856, and came out next at Edinburgh, Feb. 9, 1857, remaining there for rather more than two years and a half. On Sept. 25, 1859, he appeared at the Princess's Theatre, where he remained about three months. About this period he gave two dramatic readings at Crosby Hall, on the plays of " Virginius " and "The Lady of Lyons.^' He pro- ceeded in April, 1860, to Glasgow, the theatre of which town was then under the management of Edward Glover, and remained there until the 29th of the following Sep- tember. After this he went to Manchester Theatre Boyal, and continued to play there up to April 1, 1865. It was in this year that, in oonjunction with Mr. Mac- Cabe, he appeared in a perform- ance which was imdertaken to expose the so-called "spiritual stances" of the Davenport Bro- thers. On leaving Manchester he took a fttrewell benefit at the Free-

Trade Hall. From Jan., 1866, to July in that year he was engaged at the Prince of Wales's Theatre, Liverpool, and on July 80 was engaged to play, with Miss Kate Terry, at Miuichester by Mr. Dion Boucicault in an original play of his, entitled, "Hunted Down." This led to a London ^igagement, when he came out at the St. Jam^s Theatre, as Doricourt in the " Belle's Stratagem." He next i>layed, at this theatre, the gambit Kawdon Scudamore, in "Hunted Down," and from this time he became iden- tified with the portraiture of vil- lainy in all its forms, representing, among other characters, such per- sonages as Bob Gbissett in " Dearer than Life," Compton Kerr in " For- mosa," Bedbum in " The Lancashire Lass," Bobert Macaire, and Bill Sykes. As Harry Domton in " The Boad to Buin," Petruchio, Charles Surface, Young Marlow, Captain Absolute, and above all as Mr. Chevenix in Byron's comedy of " Uncle Dick's Darling," he proved himself a comedian of the highest class. In Dec., 1867, he preceded to the Queen's Theatre, and sub- sequently acted in the provinces from time to time, as well as at various London houses. In May,

1870, he transferred his services to the Vaudeville Theatre, where he appeared as Digby Grant in Mr. Albery's comedy of the "Two Boses," which character he sus- tained for 800 consecutive nights. His subsequentappearanoe, Nov. 20,

1871, was at the Lyceum Theatre, in the "Bells," founded on MM. Erckmann-Chatrian's popular novel of the "Polish Jew.^' He after- wards represented the principal characters in Mr. Wills's dramas of "Charles I." and "Eugene Aram" (1873), and "Eichelieu" in Lord Lytton's play. His representation of " Hamlet " at the Lyceum Theatre (Oct. 81, 1874) produced a great sensation among the playgoing public, and opinion was at first much divided as to the merits of