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Studio: international art — 16.1899

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the reproduction of all classes will be treated
equally; the two exceptions being (i) reproductions
of designs (as explained) when applied to articles
of manufacture; (2) buildings made from the
designs of architects. It was felt that these could
not practically be protected; this was the opinion
of architects themselves, and was also the view of
the Royal Commission. Of course their drawings
or even model designs would be protected against
infringement as such.

Amongst the various other points we have duly
considered and provided for are the following.
It would no longer be possible as is now the case
(see the judgments given in the noted Hanfstaengl
v. The Empire Palace Co., re " Living Pictures ")
to copy a copyright work as a " living picture; "
neither would copies of pieces of sculpture on the
fiat—as by drawings, photos, &c.—be allowed;
our argument being that if there is any commercial
value in the reproduction of an artist's work in any
form, he himself should be entitled to reap some
benefit from it.

This Bill which is to be presented to Parliament
through the Royal Academy, who have given it
most careful consideration and assistance, goes
forward justly claiming to be the Bill of the artists
of Great Britain and Ireland, having already received
the support of almost every well-established artist
society in the kingdom (the one or two who have not
already replied will no doubt have done so before
this article appears). Never before has anything
with such far-reaching support been attempted by
artists for artists ; but the time is fully ripe, and
unless we stand shoulder to shoulder for the cause
and make a statement of our just demands, some-
thing may be done on our behalf by persons inca-
pable of understanding our requirements. The great
danger of having others do things for us, with how-
ever good intention, is just now clearly apparent,
for a Bill is at the moment still before a Committee
of the House of Lords proposing to consolidate
all copyright matters—literary, dramatic, musical,
and artistic—under one Act; but by the system of
amalgamation adopted and the evident want of
proper knowledge of artists' requirements, we should
suffer severely if it became law. Of course our
committee did all it could to have it shown how
unsatisfactory that Bill would be ; and now we hope,
if artists will unite and show an undivided front
in support of our own Bill, all will be well. Should
the Artists' Bill become law, even if it is not fault-
less, yet at least every artist, irrespective of his
class, will be standing upon a juster and better
basis.

STUDIO-TALK.

(From our own Corresponde>its.)

LONDON.—Mr. Nico Jungmann's curiously
individual methods of design and execu-
tion impart to his productions a charac-
f ter that is always acceptable. He works
with a plain preference for well con-
sidered placing and judicious arrangement; and
aims habitually at a certain ornamental quality both
in his choice of subject and technical treatment.
Yet he is at the same time thoroughly happy in his

FROM A WATER-COLOUR BY NICO JUNGMANN

(By permission of Messrs. Dowdcswell & Dowdeswell)

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