International studio — 30.1906/​1907(1907)

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Mr. G. P. Bankart's Plaster PVork


PLASTER FRIEZE AT TISSINGTON HALL

MODELLED BY G. P. BANKART
ARNOLD MITCHELL, ARCHITECT

by actual practice and ex-
periments in similar work
repeatedly carried out with
one’s own hand. In order
to arrive at the verity and
substance of any matter a
man must be content to
take little or nothing on
trust at second hand, but
he must, in his own person,
probe and plumb untiringly
until he reach the bed-rock
at the bottom of the well
of truth. Whereto having
attained, he is once for all
equipped with that sureness
of aim and that confidence
in his own powers corre-
sponding to those of his
material, which produces a
mastery of technique that
nothing can impair nor rob
him of, and such that will
empower him to go forward
steadily step by step, nearer
and nearer to the goal of
ideal perfection.
Accordingly Mr. Bankart,
like every good workman,
has devoted much time
and energy to studying his-
toric examples of his own
craft; and the conclusions
he has arrived at are suf-
ficiently valuable to place
on record.
One of the chief charac-
teristics which he has


PLASTER DECORATION IN DINING-ROOM AT BARN CLOSE, CARLISLE
DESIGNED AND EXECUTED BY G. P. BANKART

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