International studio — 41.1910

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Studio- Talk

"the river bank" ( The property of Corbett Woodall, Esq.) by fred stratton

(From Our Own Correspondents})

STUDIO-TALK. reproduction of which appeared in the Special

Number of The Studio on "The Brothers
Maris," fetched 3,000 gs. The Shipwrecked Fisher-

ONDON.—The picture by Diaz which we man, by Israels, was purchased by the Alexander

reproduce in colours on the opposite Young family for 4,600 gs., and, having since

page, was one of those included in the been presented to the nation, is now in the

sale of the remaining pictures of the National Gallery. _

Alexander Young Collection at Christie's recently.

The result of this sale fully justified the views Now that the great collectors and dealers have

expressed in these pages when we dealt with the appraised the masterpieces of the famous landscape

subject three months ago. Great interest was painters of the French romantic school, so that the

shown in the works when they were displayed Barbizon label spells thousands, it may be well for

prior to the sale, and competition amongst the the more modest collectors to look around the

bidders was very keen, with the result that the studios of those younger English painters whose

total realised at the end of the three days amounted artistic interpretation of nature is also personal and

to just under ^154,000. Particular interest centred original, and equally inspired by a genuine romantic

in the remarkable series of works by Corot and love for its every aspect. For some of these, in

Daubigny, and in the case of the former artist the their turn, will doubtless have their day at Christie's,

prices maintained a high level, though his record Here, for instance, is reproduced a beautiful

of £i6,\oo reached in the Yerkes sale last June picture, The Fiver Bank, by Mr. Fred Stratton, of

never seemed in danger of being surpassed. The Amberley, who seems instinctively to fulfil the

modern Dutch School well held its own at this conditions of the old Chinese dictum, that " a

sale, James Maris being especially prominent. His picture should be a painted poem." This is an

delightful Entrance to the Znyder Zee, a colour exquisite woodland idyl, in which the lambent
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