SOCIETY OF PAINTERS,
SCULPTORS, AND GRAVERS.
BY G. SAUTER.
The first Art Congress of the International
Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers proves
at last that an Art Centre may be established in
granite pillar in the history of art, which no storms
Who is there who has not felt something before
his works, who has not begun to think before his
pictures, who has not thought of them long after-
Some people, who were doubtful about the organi-
sation of the exhibition, prophesied that it would be
“ THE BLACK COCK
(From a photograph by Carl Hentschel 6° Co.)
BY J. CRAWHALL
London, and the fact acknowledged with interest,
delight, and even encouragement.
International! Almost incredible in London !
And counting among its members, active and
honorary, many of the most distinguished artists of
our time, each a figure in himself, nearly every
one enjoying an European reputation, and having
at their head no less a President than Janies
McNeill Whistler. And what recollections pass
through our minds at the mention of this name!
The most hated, abused, misunderstood, and the
most admired among artists in this country—a
merely a Whistler and Glasgow show. How sur-
prised they must have been to see how many
different paths are recognised by this society as
leading to the temple of art! Only compare the
work of those many masters here brought
together. In addition to the President, we have
Manet and Sandys, Degas and Thoma, Segantini
and Breitner, Uhde and Stuck, Guthrie and
Besnard, Mathew Maris and Crawhall, Tooroop
and Forain, La very and Albert Keller, Muhr-
man and De Lautrec, Walton and Liebermann,
Puvis de Chavannes and Thaulow, Zorn and Mac-