International studio — 36.1908/​1909(1909)

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news to many to learn tha.t, a select committee
having been appointed to inquire and report with
respect to the unfinished condition of the rooms and
approaches in the Palace of Westminster, at the close
of the year 1906, the question of tapestry decora-
tions was discussed and their employment advocated
by a number of competent witnesses, <?.^.,Sir Edward
Poynter, P.R.A., Sir W. B. Richmond, R.A., Mr.
T. G. Jackson, R.A., Mr. Soiomon Solomon, R.A.,
Professor Lethaby, Mr. John D. Batten and Mr.
Sydney Cockereii. The majority of these gentiemen
advised in particuiar the empioyment of Morris
tapestry, speaking of it in terms of unstinted praise.
What may be the upshot of it aii it is premature
at present to specuiate. For my own part, not
having been called upon to appear before the select
committee, I shouid iike to take the opportunity in
these pages to declare that I cordiaiiy agree with
the testimony of the experts above-mentioned, and
that I shouid welcome its practical adoption by the
authorities, if it might be, with feeiings of profound
pieasure and thankfulness. AYMER VALLANCE

A /T OROCCO AS A WINTER
/\/nSKETCHING GROUND. BY
i Y HROBERT E. GROVES.
MoROcco! The Land of the Setting Sun!
The very name suggests feasts of giorious coiour to
an artist's mind. And giorious are the sunsets of
this wonderfui country, where the ancient customs
and manners of bygone ages may be seen to-day
exactiy as they were seen neariy three thousand
years ago.
Tangier, the first caiiing piace, oniy 31 miles
from Gibraltar and Europe, presents a startling and
sudden change to the searcher after the picturesque,
especially if this should be his hrst taste of Eastern
life. The town is pleasantly and prettily situated
on a hillside, and from the high parts of the
Moorish quarter frne views of the distant Atlas
range of mountains are obtained. There are some
hne specimens of Moorish architecture in Tangier,
especially the mosques and other public buildings.
The Grand Sok or Great Market is a mass of good


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