endeavour to dissociate subject and treatment, to Heaven and every common bush afire with God,"
consider whether the thing is as well done in its is obviously inspired by the same artist. A fairly
own way as human hands and brains can do. To good reproduction of a portion of Rossetti's The
abolish the spurious distinction between the arts, Beloved, an etching by Peter Moran, some clever
to recognise merit, if it be there in an illustration decorations for a frieze of painted tapestry by H.
to a penny paper, and deplore its absence in a T. Cariss, a wrought-
large painting that sells for hundreds of pounds, iron mirror frame by
may be democratic criticism, but it is sound; and Bodart of Paris, with
because Mr. Ernest Knaufft in this magazine other finely printed
abjures the "yearnest" moralist of the older school, reproductions of
and while giving examples of the most advanced various works of art
modern work yet insists on the merit of solid and architecture are
academic study, it deserves a very warm word of given as separate
praise. plates in the first
The Arts and Crafts, the organ of the Art numbers. The
Workers Guild of Philadelphia, the youngest of the magazine addresses
itself to the cultiva-
tion of the arts.
" Every art cherishes
its sister arts, is the
saying of Horace,"
it has chosen as its
It appeals to the
EDWARD • OXSLOW-FORD \
artistic sense, which from the design by
it defines as that R' ANNING BELL
union of the poetic or inventive faculty with the
scientific or technical which, when expressed in
combination, goes to the making of a work of art.
from the drawing by t. erat harrison
(royal academy, 1893)
group we have been discussing, is a striking
instance of the new-born appreciation of English
ideals which is so noticeable in the Knight Errant.
Not that the entirely esoteric cult which The
Century Guild Hobby Horse represents on this side
is alone found worthy, but the larger group which
it is convenient to label aesthetic, or composed,
roughly speaking, of the members of the society
whose name the magazine has borrowed. The
cover, by Mr. Walter Crane, which we reproduce j J^jDCCCXCIJ \
in little, is a typical example of the artist. The
head-piece of No. 2, an angel bearing a scroll on
from the original drawing by leslie brooke
which is inscribed, "The earth is cramm'd with The programme set forth by Mr. L. W. Miller,