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Japanese Prints

chiel’s “ Histoire de la Pein-
ture Flamande,” published
in 1866, is what an unliterary
friend of mine would call
“hot stuff.”—The author’s
amazing vanity and ignor-
ance are only equalled by the
cool impudence with which
he has appropriated the dis-
coveries of others, whom he
has vilified and held up to
ridicule.60 pages
5. Life of Hubert .... 6 pages
6. Life of John.18 pages
7. Description and Bibliogra-
phy of The Adoration of the

Lamb, the masterpiece of the
brothers.25 pages
8. Eleven Paintings by John . 49 pages
9. Twenty-six Paintings attrib-
uted to the Van Eycks . . 68 pages
10. Lost Paintings.9 pages
11. Observations. Most writers
would have amplified these
observations and made them
the structure of the book.
Mr. Weale places them at

the end before the Addenda
and Index.
Add to these eleven sections, the 44 photogravure
plates and 99 other illustrations, many reproduced
for the first time, and you have an art volume which
is a credit to author and publisher, and which will
endure. It is the definite statement on the Eyckian
lives and achievement until some prowler among
old book-shops in Netherlandish byways, or some
pale peerer into archives discovers the lost twen-
tieth chapter of their earliest historian, Mark van
Vaernewyck’s “Lecken Philosophic,” which “is
known to contain all that Mark van Vaernewyck
had been able to gather concerning the Van Eycks.”
I hope the discovery of that lost chapter may one
day crown Mr. Weale’s arduous and useful labors.
A comprehensive exhibition of Japanese
prints is on view at the galleries of Yamanaka
and Company, 254 Fifth Avenue, New York
City. Ranging from the examples of the art of
earlier men in black and white, Urushiye and
Beniye, the exhibition is especially rich in charm-
ing multi-color impressions of the “golden period,”
when Ukiyoye reached its highest development.

Interest in this intensely characteristic branch of
Japanese art is constantly increasing. In New York
City the enthusiasm of several private collectors has
outrun the efforts of public institutions. The
Ketcham exhibition in 1896 was notable. In Bos-
ton the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts is
remarkable in quality and extent. An exhibition is
reported as scheduled for this month by the Art
Institute of Chicago. Several beautiful private
collections have been made in that city. In Wash-
ington, the Library of Congress has received as a
gift the collection assembled by Crosby Stuart
Noyes. A list of the prints comprised is obtainable
in a reprint from the report of the Librarian of
Congress for 1906.
We are in receipt of a copy of the sixteenth an-
nual edition of Hendrick’s Commercial Register
of the United States. This invaluable directory has
now reached the bulk of over 1,200 pages, and in-
cludes, for the huge total of more than 25,500 manu-
facturing and construction industries, all available
addresses, arranged alphabetically and by locality.

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