Charles Jean Melehior De Vogue

Charles Jean Melehior De Vogue, count, a French archaeologist, born about 1825. He early explored the East, and published Lcs églises de la Terre-Sainte (1859), Le temple de Jerusalem (1864-5), and Varchitecture civile et religieuse du J au VIP siécle dans la Syrie centrale (in 28 numbers, 1865-'8). In 1868 he succeeded the duke de Luynes in the academy of inscriptions and belles-lettres. On Feb. 8, 1871, he was elected to the national assembly for the department of Cher; and on May 22 he was accredited as ambassador at Constantinople, whence in June, 1875, he was transferred to Vienna.

Charles Jervas

Charles Jervas, a British painter, born in Ireland about 1676, died in London in 1739. He studied for a short time under Sir Godfrey Kneller, and in France and Italy, although deficient in the most essential principles of art, he acquired a fictitious reputation; and having given drawing lessons to Pope, the poet dedicated to him an epistle full of extravagant praise. Horace Walpole denounced his inferiority, but Jervas was so conceited that on comparing his copy of a Titian to the original he exclaimed, "Poor little Tit! how he would stare." Lord Orford says that "the badness of the age's taste and the dearth of good masters placed Jervas at the head of his profession."

Charles Joliet

Charles Joliet, a French author, born at Saint-Hippolyte, department of Doubs, Aug. 8,1832. He was employed in the civil service till 1864, and became known as a journalist and as a miscellaneous writer. His works include Le roman de deux jeunes maries (Paris, 1866), Mademoiselle Cherubin (1870), and patriotic novels based upon the Franco-German war of 1870-'7l, which have given him a reputation almost equal to that of Erckmann-Chatrian.

Charles Josnah Champlin

Charles Josnah Champlin, a French painter, born at Les Andelys. June 6, 1825. He studied under Drolling, produced his first work, a female portrait, in 1845, and subsequently succeeded in delineations of Auvergnese mountaineers, and in portraits and fancy pictures. His "First Roses," representing a semi-nude girl with fresh roses on her lap, attracted much attention in 1857, and was purchased for the Tuileries; and he was employed in 1800 in decorating that palace, and afterward the flower saloon and the bath room of the empress Eugenie in the Elysee. The excessive realism of his female figures led to the exclusion of his famous Aurore from the exhibition of 1859. Napoleon III. subsequently authorized the publication of an engraving of it.

Charles Louis Hanssens

Charles Louis Hanssens, a Belgian composer, born in Ghent in 1802, died April 12, 1871. He was a nephew of the composer Charles Louis Joseph Hanssens (1777-1852), and became connected with various theatres, and in 1855 professor at the Brussels conservatory of music. His best known opera, Le siege de Calais, was performed in Brussels in 1801, and he produced many ballets and other pieces.