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Xiii.—Madame Henriette Beowk.
XIII . —MADAME _HENRIETTE _BEOWK .
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¦ _± - _**«— It is a curious and not uninterestinfactthatwhile the literary
women uiremen of Great t to th B ritain of F are rance vastl the y s g up women erior , of in the num , latter ber , talent have , cul and - ac
tivated q the sister arts of music , and painting in far greater numbers and with far greater success than have the daughters of Albion .
The beautiful melodies of Madame Dueambje are well-known th and e com highl posi y appreciated tions of Madame among F the arrene lovers , comprising of French not _" romances only quar ' , " -
tetts , septuors , and other classic forms of chamber-music , but symp being honies performed arranged "with for a those full of orchestra Beethoven , which and have Mozart had at the the honor concerts of
of the Conservatoire Imperiale _, —that is to say , of the first musical centre of Europe , —are equally remarkable for the charm and beauty
of their motifs , for breadth of conception , and for the solid musical science of their build . The learned works of Mademoiselle Bertin
and the graceful songs of Madame Louise Puget also testify to the success of French women in the difficult art of musical composition ;
while the names of Mesdames Pleyel , Mattman , Tardieu , Begum , D h Salomon ausen amoreau de , - Blanc Cinti la Grange , , Duprez Massard and , , Miolan a Godillon host - of Carvalho , others as players , as Dobre singers , and , Falcon of , abundantl Mesdames , Stock y -
attest their , success in , the cultivation of instrumental , and vocal music * The field of painting , as is well known , has in this country been
entered with no less success by female laborers ; and among the women of France who have devoted themselves to the serious
pursuit of this branch of art , and made good their claim to share the honors which , in all ages , the world has so gladly awarded to the
wielders so cordial of a the sympath brush y , the and lad admiration y-artist whose on the works part have of the alread Eng y won lish ,
public , by her pseudonym of " Henriette Brown , " deservedly holds a very distinguished place .
Madame de Saux , the author of the charming works in questionr is a lady of birth and fortune , daughter of the Count de Bouteiller _, and wife of a gentleman who holds an important post in the
diplomatic circle of Paris . Cultivating painting from the pure and simple love of artapart from the ordinary incentives of ambition
, and pecuniary gain , and being " , moreover , of a remarkably modest and retiring disposition , devoted to her family and her home , and
prizing the sympathy of friends far more than the applause of strangers , she has scrupulously kept her personality in the
background ; and , while heartily respecting the dignity of art , and sending forthfrom the privacy of her studiothe productions which
have so speedil , y found their way to popular , favor , she has
alwaysshrunk , with almost painful sensitiveness , from public gaze ; re-
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), April 1, 1860, page 85, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01041860/page/13/