Studio: international art — 3.1894

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of photographers (particularly those of a scientific__ ROM GALLERY STUDIO AND

turn of mind), that normal human eyes do not see „, . „™ ,,„-,, Tr'T TTr,^,T, . ™T/~,T„



with the rigid sharpness of a photograph taken by

one of the recognised forms of lens ; the long- A very noticeable exhibit at the Royal

established habit of regarding sharpness and clear JL Society of Painter-Etchers was the Presi-

definition as truth, have so warped their judgment dent's Fragment. This is regretfully memorable as

that some are even vain enough to assert that they the last work of the artist in this medium. The

and their cameras alone see Nature as it is, and news of some year or two ago that Mr. Seymour

that such artists as Haden had been
Corot, Turner, and [■■■■■■■HjjMBBj compelled through

Constable were mis- '^S^^^S^^^J/' ' "'' ^M l°

taken. ^^M^n^^^lmSP■ S-^-. abandon the art he

The truth is that '''^^^^^k^^^^'fW^ loved so well, is

photographers (par- ^^^^^S^^nj^J^^^f''' brought back with a

ticularly professional ^. fj^Pgl^^PpSS^^^S^^^i'^i pained regret, as oni

photographers) need -X: ^^My^^wly^* studies the power

sight; they need to " A •^^A^^S8^^^g^f5(^ ami quality of this

be taught that scien- il-lJ^^^P^''' , work. which by

tine accuracy is not ^ |S4b3^fc^J^ \! - special permission

necessarily artistic \. , ^|M|iiOP^L^^"{v vJ£fr* of the artist he has

truth; that the \ v^^^^fWi^C^^Sl^tf-'' •""<■■ ' 1 kindly permitted us

skilled optician who I !f|tsf ^fWS^. to reproduce here,

insists on the pho- *'r*'li nut EtM^ How much Mr. Se>

tographer having P| w» ^^''''"•--v. Ww^?"%., . mour Haden has

perfectly corrected /fjj fi tl ^vS"' ^ vu-i^*, done to raise the

lens giving absolute >'*i\ 1 *l «5 wfcntvjp, %V . dignity of the artist

definition, is nothing ~lv" '# V}f WL ' K , engraver, and the

more than an opti- A f mt '^^r v(w- \-- influence he has

cian, and should not 1 \ tI| \y - \ ^ ~ , exerted to rescue

be allowed to en- s|. H |S " v -•' ^ "-- the crafts of the

croach for a moment ...... J JJi /fL ' needle and burin

on the domain of j j:| ||» from commercial-

artistic perception \ I'M > W ism, to re-occupy

and feeling. \ flS* ' their own place as

There are great - V*\ * hne arts> cannot be

possibilities before jT j» ' ' i even touched upon

the camera, not as a <?P* JJ* 1 in a paragraph. Yet

rival to the brush or ,? * : , 1 remembering Mr.

pencil, but as a help *rf.,u J, »V'>. ;</»'' " Haden's loyal ad-

to both. The mis- „A FRAGMENT.. ey f. seymour haden, p.r.s.p.e. Terence to the best

sion of photogra- (Reduced from the original etching) methods of the old

phers here is the schools, coupled with

mission of all true artists everywhere, and it is his sympathetic appreciation and encouragement
that of telling the message they have from Nature of the new, and noting at^the same time his stern
in such a way that the dull eyes of the people shall disapproval of unworthy practices, no matter
be opened to see more beauty in the great fount how approved by the trade and sanctioned by
of all true artistic inspiration. custom, one feels, without naming his own con-

The illustrations here reproduced are from tributions to the art he has mastered so fully,
originals taken by this method. E. L. that the debt which English artists and art-lovers

owe to him cannot be readily over-estimated.
Our auto-Lithograph this month has been specially The Fragment shows clearly that but for physical
drawn for The Studio by Mr. C. J. Watson. No causes, the brilliant series of plates so prized by
copies will be sold separately, nor wiil any so-called collectors, might have been lengthened by many
proofs be issued. The edition is strictly limited. another; yet it is to be feared that with this, the
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