International studio — 30.1906/​1907(1907)

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in a green quite impossible under an open sky, but
marvellous in the artificial mellow light of the
stage. As they dance, occasionally sinking in his
arms, or twining theirs about him, while Kundry’s
predecessor, Roxana, lies near by, clad in a robe
of white and richest orange dye, the whole blends
into a melody of colours as entrancing as any
melody of music can be. H. W. S.

aims and methods of the Society. Already there
is an appreciable advance in the quality of the
collection brought together and a diminution
in the amount of commonplace work which has in
past years spoiled the effect and lowered the average
of the annual gatherings; and if the members
will only realise what opportunities are offered
them now of increasing the importance and
authority of the association to which they belong,
this comparatively small beginning can be developed
into a movement of very great significance.

That the present exhibition gains greatly from
the presence in it of memorable canvases by Mr.
Alfred East and Professor von Herkomer is evi-
dent enough. Mr. East’s Evening on the Cots-
wolds and Daivn and Daylight are two of his most
characteristically accomplished productions, with
remarkable beauties of executon and sentiment,
and Professor von Plerkomer’s portrait of Miss
Gwenddydd Herkomer has a quality of forcible
statement that makes it deservedly prominent in
the gallery. But besides these commanding con-
tributions there are others which give the greatest
interest to the show, such as The Timber Haulers,
by Miss Kemp-Welch; Between Dedham and
East Bergholt, by Mr. Walter Fowler; The
Accused and Sunset: Rose and Gold, by Mr. F. F.
Foottet; Sunrise o'er the Woodland, by Mr.

(See London Studio-Talk, p. 248)


(From our own Correspondents)
LONDON.—The present exhibition of the
Royal Society of British Artists deserves
particular note, because it gives definite
signs of a change in the policy of an
association which has been too long content to
plod along in a narrow groove and to respect anti-
quated traditions. For some years past the Society
has made scarcely any perceptible movement; shows
have been merely repetitions one of the other, and
have varied hardly at all in character or atmosphere ;
but the election of Mr. Alfred East as President
has introduced a new influence into the Suffolk
Street Galleries, and this new influence promises
to bring about a very desirable alteration in the


(See p. 248)


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