Class A. Decorative Art.
interest themselves in the achievements of the Mr. Nicholson's character-study of the late Presi-
Navy of their native isles. The volume is dent of the United States now belongs, unhappily,
admirably illustrated with forty-eight full-page to the drama of a tragic act in history. It may
coloured plates, after drawings by Charles Dixon, lack some of that easy and decorative breadth
R.I., and a large number of monochrome drawings which we are accustomed to look for in Mr.
in the text by C. J. Staniland, R.I. Nicholson's original prints; but if the hands are
From Mr. George Allen comes Wonders in weak, or fidgety in treatment, the face has the
Monster Land (6s.), a highly diverting story some- right significance, being full of that inner weight
what on the lines of Alice in Wonderland, capitally of care which the ill-starred President felt always
told by E. D. Cumming, and admirably illustrated under the burden of his high office,
by that master-draughtsman of eccentric animal
life, Mr. J. A. Shepherd, whose contributions are . WARDS IN " THE STUDIO
in his best style. A pRIZE C0MPETITI0NS.
As usual, Messrs. Dean & Sons, Ltd., have issued /\
a varied assortment of bright and entertaining / \_
books for children, at popular prices. Notable
amongst them are Soldiers of the Century, Sailors (^ ^IV.)
of the Century, and The Great Powers of the Wot Id, The designs sent in for this competition are very
by R. Simkin, each containing a number of gaily- satisfactory, and it is regretted that, owing to want
coloured illustrations ; Advance, Australia, well °f space, not more than one complete set of six*
furnished with pen-and-ink drawings of typical designs can be illustrated. Several competitors are
Australian scenes; Rulers of the Sea ; Jingles, a represented by two illustrated d'oyleys.
book of amusing verses with coloured illustrations, The First Prize (Two Guineas) has been won
by Ingles Rhode; Bon Bon's A. B. C, illus- by Ferr«go (Amy Mary Rust, 27 Kelross Road,
trated in colours and pen and ink; The Practical Highbury, London, N.).
Painting Bock No. 1, and The Practical Painting The Second Prize (One Guinea) by Isca (Ethel
Book No. 2, by A. L. Forrest, who has supplied Larcombe, Wilton Place, St. James's, Exeter),
coloured drawings as well as outline sketches all Honourable Mention is given to the following :—
ready for the budding colourist to try his 'prentice Ryna (Lydia Catherine Hammett); Easel (Louie
hand upon; The Express, with all kinds of illus- Mary Nunn); Honesty (Lillie Reed); Elberfeld
trations interesting to the mechanically - minded (A. Schoepp) ; Turtium (Emma L. Cowlman);
youngster ; The Bold Animal A. B. C, a fine The Gollywog (Lotte Reid Whitehead); Gwendo
menagerie of beasts, from the common ass to the Hildaline (Gwendoline H. Rogers Rees); and John
giraffe and yak ; The Little Boy in Brown, with (Edith Mary Tann).
Class C. Photographs from Nature.
stories and verses by J. O. Day and J. Fayle, and
illustrations by F. M. Barton and W. Borrow ; The
Top of the Morning, by May Boyle and Christine (C XII.)
Forrest, illustrated by E. Berkeley and A. G. Owing to the great pressure upon our space, the
Clifford ; Jack's Return, by Constance M. Lowe illustrations in this competition cannot be published
and Minnie Farlow, pictured by M. Waterson till next month.
and W. H. Borrow ; and Nursery Tale Land, by The First Prize (One Guinea) has been awarded
M. Holiday and C. Forrest, with illustrations by to Nomad (Em. Frechon, Biskra, Algeria).
N. Westrup and A. S. Forrest. Perhaps the most The Second Prize (Haifa- Guinea) to Philoctetes
popular of all Messrs. Dean's series will be The (J. Harold Liebreich, 3 Oak Mount, Bradford,
Paint Box, Painting Book and Palette, which con- Yorkshire).
tains, in addition to a large number of outline Honourable Mention is given to Excelsior (Arthur
drawings for colouring, a glazed cardboard palette Hewitt); Aquarius (Agnes B. Warburg); Strasse
and a metal paint-box with paint-brushes and twelve (H. W. Burnup); Yorkist (Harry Wanless); and
different paints. This must certainly be considered Shanghai (Stephen Mautner).
cheap for the low price of one shilling, and it
deserves to be popular with the numerous embryo ' * ''
artists to be found amongst the ranks of the In this competition the mountain scene by Athos
juveniles. was attributed inadvertently to Claverhouse, while
- i:hat by Claverhouse was given to Athos.