Studio: international art — 23.1901

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Studio- Talk

(From our own Correspondents.)

its symbolism, which runs as follows:—A knight STUDIO-TALK,
yearns to taste the cup ofloveand ambition that he
sees held forth to him from his palace of daydreams.
But, burdened by the weight of the seven cardinal y ONUON.—Mr. F. Carruthers Gould is
sins, and confronted by the world's evil (represented well-known as the author of quite a new

by the dragon), he yearns in vain. Even his own style of graphic humour and good

conscience—the angel with the sword—parts him \ J humour. It is a style that everybody
from the object of his aim. Such is the artist's likes, because genial laughter and good taste, ex-
meaning ; but why should not the work appeal to us pressed with unfailing originality, are never absent
simply as a fairy-tale in excellent draughtsmanship ? from its keen and frank criticism of the day's politics.

And here this article may be terminated, but This style, new in its quality of mirthful thought,
not without expressing the hope that Mr. Patten is new also in the technical means by which it
Wilson, while following the real bent of his strong renders itself so attractive and so widely popular,
talents in black-and-white drawing, will also find It has never owed anything at all to a system of
time to be true to his first love—decorative academic teaching. A natural gift, it has been
design. W. S. S. slowly developed and enriched by Mr. Gould's

self-reliance both in
work and in observation.
Being as distinctive in
its own inventive way
as the humour of Mark
Twain, it is, beyond
doubt, the most notable
style at present in
English caricature.

A little while ago, in
his spare hours, Mr.
Gould found a new
field for his art to play
in; he not only designed
for his study a frieze of
political sketches, but
he carried it out with
success from a decora-
tive point of view. This
month, thanks to Mr.
Gould's courtesy, we are
able to reproduce six
illustrations of this
amusing novelty in wall
decoration. The frieze
itself is 3 ft. 9 in. wide.
This part of the wall
was first covered with
a stout drawing paper
having a coarse texture;
then a flat tint of effec-
tive red was applied,
the tone chosen being a
blending of Pompeian
red with Indian; and
upon this background,

11 . ^" BY PATTEN WILSON £ .

A FANTASY (By permission of Mr John Lane) after being CUt OUt

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