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OURLAC, Jean Nicolas, artist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1789; died in Paris, France. in 1821. He went to Paris in early youth t<) study under Jacques Louis David, and acquired reputation as a landscape-painter. In 1815 he made a journey to this country, and travelled for two years through the principal states. His subjects are mostly taken from American scenery. Among his works are " La rue Broadway a New-York" (1817) ; "Une place publique a Baltimore" (1818); "La maison blanche a Washington "(1818) ; "Groupe d'Indiens une auberge" (1820)" "Scones du marche a la Nouvelle Orleans" (1820) ; " Debardeurs au travail sur le port de Boston " (1821); "La moisson en Pennsylvanie "(1821) ; and " Une vue du Mississipi pros de la Nouvelle Orleans " (1821). 0USLEY, Sir William Gore, English diplomatist, born in London in 1791 ; died there, 6 March, 1866. He entered the diplomatic service at an early age, and served in many countries. He was long at Rio Janeiro, Buenos Ayres, and Monte Video during an eventful period in the history of the South American states, and in 1857 was sent on a mission to the United States. His wife was a daughter of Governor Cornelius P. Van Ness, of Vermont. Sir William was a ripe scholar and a pleasing writer. The University of Oxford gave him the degree of D. C. L. in 1855.
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