International studio — 22.1904

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ENTRANCE GATE LODGE,
THORNTON HOUGH
landlord. On the other hand, there has certainly
been pleasure derived from a successful remodelling
and extension of Thornton Hough upon aesthetic
lines, and a satisfaction in knowing that the cost
has not all been pitched into the sea.
There is in an undertaking of this kind solid
return for the outlay in the cumulative beneficial
influence bearing upon succeeding generations of
tenants. This, prospectively viewed by the man
who does not live entirely
for the present, appears as a
first-rate asset in social
economy.
H. BLOOMFIELD BARE.

also by themselves
creating works compelling
admiration.
We know, through
Goethe's "Conversa-
tions" that the poet on
many occasions was
near quitting poetry to
devote himself entirely
to painting; also, that he
had worked in that direc-
tion during his youth
and while on his Italian
travels; indeed, the house
in which the poet was
born at Frankfort, like his
residence at Weimar,
contains a pile of very
interesting drawings,
wherein, as in his poems,
Goethe the great classic,
shows himself full of
a noble and lofty serenity.
Hitherto we had not been so well provided with
evidence as to Victor Hugo's art leanings. At the
Universal Exhibitions one might have seen at times
a few drawings by the master ; several of these were
engraved in Z'^7*/A/g of 1841, and in Za ZkawF
ZA%7TM7T; of 1840; and one can recall certain
enthusiastic pages by Theophile Gautier, Baudelaire
and Philippe Burty, also occasional reproductions

MESSRS. GRAYSON AND OULD,
ARCHITECTS

^ VICTOR HUGO'S
\ / DRAWINGS.
Y BY HENRI
FRANTZ.
IT is perhaps not without
interest to note how the two
strongest and most fertile
poets of the 19th century,
Goethe and Victor Hugo,
showed an unceasing in-
clination towards the fine
arts, not only by displaying
interest in the productions
of their predecessors and
their contemporaries, but
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ENTRANCE GATE LODGE, THORNTON MESSRS. GRAYSON AND OULD,
HOUGH : END AND BACK VIEW ARCHITECTS
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