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Studio: international art — 20.1900

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Francois Mare'chal

GARDEN FACING. SEA.

plan of sea-side house arthur stratton, architect

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type, and we note with pleasure that the gard
has received in some far more consideration than
architects gave to it about a decade ago.

F

RANCOIS MARECHAL, A
LIEGE ETCHER. BY FER-
NAND KHNOPFF.

In the year 1893 I saw in the album of the
Brussels Society of Aquafortists a number of
panoramic views of Liege, signed " F. Marechal."
I was struck at the time by their skilful composi-
tion, their somewhat rough but solid touch, and
by their air of truthfulness and sincerity. Since
then I had come across nothing bearing the
same signature, until in the studio of M.
Rassenfosse I saw it again on an extraordinarily
varied series of etchings, representing " bits " and
types from the outlying suburbs, and numerous
night scenes on the quays, with the trembling
lights reflected in the waters of the Meuse. To
a sense of admiration for the works themselves
was added a strong desire to see their author.

Shortly afterwards I was accordingly introduced
to him, and found myself in the presence of a man,
still young, of very interesting appearance, small,
spare and wiry, with short thin features, bright and

piercing glance, and the full forehead of a man of from an etching by f. marechal.

an old walk, suburbs of liege
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