Studio: international art — 1.1893

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Paintings in Birmingham Town Hall

Bunce. Four are now actually completed and Leland's visit to Deritent, Birmingham, about the
temporarily placed in the position they will occupy, middle of the sixteenth century. Leland, his bag

of documents beside him, holds in his hands a
piece of wrought metal which the master smith
is explaining. Workmen are looking on from
the window of the smithy, and near to them a
lady and children ; to the left a horse held by an
attendant. Mr. Charles M. Gere's panel, The
Escape of Priestley (1791), depicts the doctor's
flight from the rioters. He is entering a coach at
the gates of his house at Fairhill, and there are
several figures of servants and others; this panel
shows an aspect of the young artist's work quite
■ unlike his fine painting at the New Gallery, and the
black and white designs familiar to many in the
pages of a popular magazine.

The design for the fourth panel which we
illustrate (now being exhibited with a fifth, by
Fred Mason, at the National Competition at South
Kensington) is by Miss Janette M. Bayliss: it
represents Edward the Sixth restoring to Bir-
mingham, for the maintenance of a Grammar
School, the lands of the Guild of the Holy Cross.
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The first in chronological order, by Miss Kate effect, to leave
E. Bunce, is The Guild of the Holy Cross (1382), each artist
the incident chosen being the distribution of the comparatively
" dole " of the Guild by the master and one of the unfettered in
chaplains to the poor, two prominent figures being his w o rk.
a wandering minstrel and his wife. In the back- That the
ground is a study of old St. Martin's Church, with paintings, so
the Moseley hills shown in the distance. This is far as one can
not reproduced here. The second panel, by Mr. judge from
Sydney H. Meteyard, represents a knight laying the temporary
the foundation-stone of the Guild Hall (fourteenth group, will be

•century). To the left are the sheriff reading the a worthy addi- '.'{{{r^^j^fH^^l^ _|

title-deeds, and a workman ; whilst grouped around tion to a fine

the stone are trumpeters, attendants, and ladies, building is be- 2- a lantern with pierced
The third, by Mr. Henry A. Payne, depicts yond doubt. metal panels


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