varieties of line as are most natural to pen and describing the various kinds of work going forward
ink. Charles Sarka has done much excellent in certain shipyards.
"news" work, as well as subject drawings and The drawing of a yacht race (" Columbia" and
illustrations in more ambitious fields. "Constitution") by Mr. Hofacker is representative
Mr. Stein is best known for his striking rendering of his clever work in marine subjects, and is from
of portraits. His dashy, " etchy " system of lines pencil sketches "on the spot."
is especially suited to the interpretation of exact All of these drawings were originally reproduced
but delicate modulation of colour, light and shade much larger; in fact, to the scale suitable to make
as in this portrait of Alphonse Daudet from the them effective on the usual newspaper page. It
work by Carriere. There is much feeling of the has been necessary to reduce them in order to
original paint in this drawing. render them available for use in The Studio.
Ability to strongly express character—or some- ( To be continued.)
times greatly emphasise it—is in many subjects a r 1 -*HE ART OF EDMOND THEO-
DORE VAN HOVE. BY EMMA
valuable qualification to the newspaper artist. In
the example of Mr. Thorndike's work, illustrating
an incident in a criminal trial, this has been neces- 1 ^" MONYPENNY.
sary. Most of the actors in this scene—judges, Edmond Theodore van Hove was born at
council, witnesses, prisoner, etc.—had previously Bruges, in 1851, and after making his first studies at
become familiar to the public
through the many illustrations
became necessary to have each
person depicted in such a manner j
as to be easily recognised by the
readers, and any peculiarity of .j^-^-a^ , '^^^^^^KM^^Ki
face or figure forcibly drawn. |H \
This artist has also done excellent jlyriCfe 1 wtmk -
work as a political cartoonist. feii ''1 '■>—-^^^HPvKfff S^MiM" jfll
The drawing, by V. H. Baily, ' ■^BBtW
of a crowd before a newspaper ||Mp;,..^iP| '^ty'vi'L*. HKr*
bulletin on the evening of a
Presidential election is both cha- WtSi L
racteristic as an example of "staff" . tB^- WM'** '
work, and as an illustration of
a scene common to American
cities, when events of great public j . ■ t^H
interest are being turned into j
news. This drawing is also an
example of "rush" work, the
sketch on the spot being made,
the drawing laid out, finished, and ' Jt> * ---w"
engraved to appear in the earliest
edition issued after the event. d
The pencil drawing of a shipbuild-
ing scene shows this artist's me- ' """^^d^
thods of setting down data for use ^^^^I^HL^'W'^Bfcfe. ■' m. :
original was made much larger, ^HUtttS^^^^BE&totm&i&Bttiif?'.
and the drawing the same size as
the sketch for about "one third re-
duction." The reproduction of
the pen drawing of the same sub- "'*' ;r ■■***j*altitMl-v .
ject is cut from a full-page group
of scenes illustrating an artist . "st. luke"—wing panel of triptych by e. t. van hove