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school sends portraits by M. L. Simon, dreamy
paintings from the brush of M. Le Sidaner, and a
delicate picture by M. Maurice Denis.

A word must also be said for the Dutch studies
by MM. diaries W. Bartlett and N. Jungmann;
the drawings, etchings, and lithographs of MM. M.
Cazin, G. Morren, whose charming Fern me Lisant
is reproduced upon page 272, F. Liebermann, Van
Hoytema and Deysselhof; M. Fritz Thaulow's
Venetian scenes ; the graceful colour schemes of
MM. Alexander and Childe Hassam; M. Welden
Hawkins's landscapes; M. C. Meunier's exhibit,
full of interest, as usual; and lastly, the works of
the young Belgian sculptor, G. Minne—expressive
little figures in bronze and blue-stone. His figure
in blue-stone is altogether a most remarkable

F. K.


Drawings and Studies by the late Lord Leighton
ofStretton, P.R.A. Facsimiled after the Originals :
with a Preface by S. Pepys Cockerell. (London :
The Fine Art Society, and Macmillan & Co.
1898.)—As a monument to the memory of a great
artist this collection of forty reproductions of Lord
Leighton's drawings has a quite unusual import-
ance. It is a good deal more than a mere asser-
tion of technical cleverness or a record of parti-
cular achievements, for it deserves really to be
regarded as a reasonably complete summary of
some of the finest qualities of the late President's
art. Although the suggestion of his view of colour
does not come within the scope of the book, the
expression of his mastery over subtleties of design
and intricacies of draughtsmanship is perfectly
adequate ; and the evidence given of his extra-
ordinary industry and fastidious care is thoroughly
convincing. The selection of the drawings re-
produced from the mass of available material, has
been made with excellent judgment, and not only
studies of figures and draperies, of architectural
fragments and foliage forms, but also first sketches
for pictures and notes of composition are given.
Concerning the manner in which these reproduc-
tions are made it would scarcely be possible to
speak too highly. They are actually what they
profess to be, exact facsimiles of the artist's work,
repeating with minute accuracy the characteristic
touch, and the particular manner of using his
materials, which stamped his individuality upon

even his slightest notes. Nothing of the quality of
the originals seems to have been lost in the pro-
cess of translation, and even the effects caused by
the choice of paper of a certain colour, or by little
devices of handling, are realised with absolute
truth. The prefatory note by Mr. Pepys Cockerell,
brief though it is, adds appreciably to the value of
the volume, for it is written sympathetically by an
intimate friend of Lord Leighton, and it includes
many explanatory details about his mode of work-
ing and his technical customs. It is practical,
direct, and simple ; in fact, quite in keeping with
the simplicity and directness of the artistic efforts
to which it serves as commentary.

The Miracles of Madame Saint Katherine of Fier-
bois. Translated by Andrew Lang. (Chicago:
Way & Williams. London : David Nutt.)—To
students of the life and thought of the Middle
Ages, this translation from the French, the original
manuscript of which is now in the Bibliothetique
Nationale, will doubtless be welcome. The title-
page, head- and tail-pieces, and the initial letters
are designed by Selwyn Image, and are excellent
examples of the always delightful and well-con-
sidered work of that artist.

Lullaby-Land. By Eugene Field. Illustrated
by Charles Robinson. (London : John Lane.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.) Price 6s.
—Mr. Kenneth Grahame, the author of The
Golden Age, is accredited upon the title-page
with having selected the verses contained in this
book, to which he contributes a pleasantly
written introduction. There is a peculiar fascina-
tion about these little jingles calculated to go
straight to the heart of the mother of babes, and
the plentiful illustrations which bedeck the pages
once again testify to the imaginative and technical
ability displayed in Mr. Robinson's drawings.

Progress of Art in English Church Architecture.
By T. S. B-obinson. With illustrations by the
author. (London : Gay & Bird.) Price $s.—A plain
account written in non-technical language of the
salient features which characterise the great styles
of ecclesiastical architecture in England during
the Middle Ages. As a book calculated to become
a popular introduction to the numerous handbooks
on English cathedrals which are now being pub-
lished, it will doubtless receive the well-merited
support of the public.

A Textbook of the History oj Sculpture. By
Allan Marquand and Arthur C. FROTHlNb-
iiam. (New York, London, and Bombay: Long
mans, Greet! «.V Co.) Price 6s.—In the preface to
this volume it is stated that its object "is to
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