Studio: international art — 26.1902

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handkerchief executed by the industrial

in "sun" lace school for lace making


grey tones ; the music-room, black and violet, with
yellow hangings and upholstery; the dining-room
in red mahogany with brass mountings.

It is impossible to fully record in this preliminary
article the manner in which Austria has buckled
to, but enough has been said to show that she is
on the right way to that success which she deserves
for her courage and energy.

A. S. Levetus.

(The Austrian Section will be further dealt with in
another article.)


(From our own Correspondents.)

LONDON.—A criticism appeared in the
May number of the recent exhibition of
etchings by Anders Zorn, held at the
Gutekunst Gallery in King Street. We
return this month to the topic of these etchings,
giving a supplemental plate of a recently executed
one that stood second to none in the collection-
It has, indeed, in the admirable fluency and
vigour of its instantaneous realism, an element
of romance that not only sets it apart from much
of the excellent work done by the same hand, but
that places it among the very best things that have
been achieved by modern etchers. In this plate
Anders Zorn represents himself on horseback riding
through a storm while the daylight fades into dusk.
The scene, the hour, the perfect movement of the
horse, the ease and flexibility of the handling, the


suggestion of biting wet, of keen winds with damp
discomforts, leave nothing to be desired. In this
delightful piece of realism there are qualities that
point to a kinship of temperament between Anders
Zorn and J. S. Sargent. If Mr. Sargent were to add
the province of etching to his kingdom, would he
not conquer it after the manner of Anders Zorn,
with the same painter-like use of his materials, and
the same diablerie of wise and virile touches and
suggestions? Like Anders Zorn, he would avoid
the prevailing weakness of modern etchers, a ten-
dency to be too literal, too topographical, too
photographic, too timid and too slavish in the
representation of nature.

Two most notable and interesting medals have
been struck in commemoration of the Coronation
of King Edward VII. and Queen Alexandra. The
one manufactured by the Mint, Birmingham, is by
George Frampton, R.A., and the one by Messrs.
Elkington & Co. by Emil Fuchs. The illustra-
tions, which, by courtesy of the manufacturers,
we are able to give on page 53, will enable our
readers to judge of the relative merits of the two
designs. _

king edward's bookplate by g. w. eve
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