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The Death of the Virgin, which was bought in this
city a year or so ago for the Boston Museum of
Fine Arts, has been conveyed by a friend of the
institution from Nuremberg. The inscription
in the panel^in the base of the painting reads as
follows: “In the Year of Our Lord 1479, on the
Friday before St.
Walpurga^s Day, de-
parted this life the
Honorable Mistress
Hedwig Volkamer, to
whom may God be
gracious and com-
passionate.” The
archives of Nurem-
berg, it seems, reveal
the maiden name ot
the lady. If is re-
corded that in 1460
Hedwig, youngest
daughter of Senator
Hans Tucher, mar-
ried Herwig Volk-
amer, who died in
1467. BaronTucher,
the present head of
the family to which
the bride belonged,
is now the Ambass
sador of Germany to
the Quirinal. A por-
trait of Ursula Tuch-
er, 1470, now in the
Cassel Museum, is
also ascribed to
Wohlgemuth, who
was, by the way, the master of Albrecht Differ.
Three portraits of 1499 in the Weimar Museum,
represent other members of the Tucher family and
are of such merit that they
are sometimes ascribed to
Durer.

to a most handsome and monumental series of art
publications being issued in the United States
through Messrs. Putnam’s Sons, entitled “The
Connoisseur’s Library,” edited under the general
supervision of Mr. Cyril Davenport, of the British
Museum, in twenty volumes. The first volume
which we noticed was
on the subject of
“ Mezzotints,” by
Mr. Davenport. The
work under contribu-
tion is on “Porce-
lain,” by Edward
Dillon, and is signal-
ized by the same
magnificence of pro-
duction. Paper, type
and illustrations are
all of first-rate qual-
ity. The volume
closes with an expla-
natory list of the
marks of the porce-
lain of different na-
tions, accompanied
by tables illustrating
the list. Finally,
there is a compre-
hensive index to the
work. A number of
the illustrations are
in colour, and the
rest are half tone
reproductions print-
ed in double toned
ink, and positively
the most excellent illustrations of their kind
that have ever come before us. The author
points out in his preface that in spite of the tremen-

BUST, BY BERNINI, AT THE WATSON GALLERIES

Book reviews.
Porcelain. By
Edward Dillon,
M.A. 8vo. Pages
19. Illustrated. New
fork: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
6.75 net.
Early this year we had
he pleasure of calling the
ttention of our readers

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