International studio — 61.1917

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The Arts and Crafts Exhibition


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ARTS AND CRAFTS AT THE ROYAL
ACADEMY . {Fourth and Concluding Article.')
IF, as we all hope, other exhibitions of the Arts
and Crafts Society are held at Burlington
House in the winter, it is desirable that the
velarium, if not dispensed with altogether,
shall at least be restricted in its use. Whistler,
it is true, improved the aspect of some of the
summer exhibitions of the International Society
by screening with white fabric the glaring top
lights of certain galleries, but this arrange-

ment, excellent in its
proper place, is unsuitable
for winter exhibitions held
in London between October
and Christmas. At that
season the full power of
natural light is frequently
insufficient, and as the
whitest of fabrics soon
becomes dingy and soot-
stained in the winter
atmosphere of the metro-
polis, the velarium becomes
each clay more impervious
to illumination. The want
of light was at times the
cause of great incon-
venience at the recent ex-
hibition ; especially in the
small room devoted to jewellery, enamels, and
other metal-work, where it was at times difficult
to sec properly the examples displayed in the
cases.
Many of these have already been described in
preceding articles on the Arts and Crafts
Exhibition and illustrations of several others
accompany these notes. Mr. J. Paul Cooper
was exceptionally well represented in this
section at Burlington House. Besides the
beautiful sugar bowls and tongs and the
octagonal casket in silver and dark green


SILVER ENAMELLED NECKLACE (The property of Miss E. E. Hunt) BY ARTHUR AND G. C. GASKIN
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