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Some Drawings by Tony Grubhofer

turies ago resided there
through many generations
as judges and lawgivers. It
is situated near Bozen at the
entrance to the celebrated
Dolomites, and during the
residence of the present
Countess Albrizzi-Zenobio it
has been restored by the
Viennese architect, Otto
Schmidt- The interior of
the castle is of great beauty,
and the many visitors to it
find endless delight in its
wealth of ancient furniture,
most of which dates from
the sixteenth century, and
curious and splendid relics
of distant ages which the


artist suggests to us in his

D'Anvers).* All fortunate possessors of this book excellent wash-drawings. Not only in wash-
will recognise the individuality and delicate charm drawing and pen-and-ink does Grubhofer, the
of Grubhofer's work therein displayed. illustrator, show himself proficient, for his dainty

The drawings, which are here reproduced for drawing of Ika, near Abazzia (see page n) is from
the first time, themselves testify to the young artist's a lead pencil study. In further proof of his
mature powers, the carefulness, the completeness, thorough knowledge of process work, its possi-
and the refinement with which he deals with the bilities and its requirements, we would call the atten-
picturesque details of his well-chosen subjects. The tion of our readers to a pencil drawing illustrated
pen-and-ink drawing of Burg Enn (see page 14) on page 10, and another with pen and pencil
proves no mean accomplishment in the sub- work mixed, also on page 10, of the landscape
ordination of the distant mountain and the castle around Salzburg, the great salt city of the Tyrol,
which dominates the town, without sacrifice, in It is always difficult to attempt a verbal descrip-
fulness of realisation, to the nearer interests of tion of the scene an artist has portrayed, even if
the houses and buildings of
the streets. Again, the wash-
drawing of The Schloss Enn
(see page 15), built on a
mountain-top and towering
under the higher peak, is
admirable in the placement
and relations of its interests,
well considered, skilfully
worked, and full of the spirit
of the mountains and the
grandeur of the old castle
which for so many centuries
has stood strong in their midst.
The home of a powerful Vene-
tian race, Schloss Enn still
belongs to the family of the
Venetian Count Albrizzi-Zeno-
bio, whose ancestors from cen-

* London : Sampson Low, Mar-
ston & Co. (Limited). "schloss enn, Tyrol" by tony grubhofer

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