Studio: international art — 26.1902

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his arrival here, took by surprise everybody,
even those who had watched his career
since his first appearance as a clever and
promising student and had more or less been
kept informed of his movements in Paris.

Elyseo Visconti shows himself in the works
he has brought home a highly-talented and
prolific artist—a many-sided painter, at ease
in any branch of his art, but with unequi-
vocal signs that betray a very strong sym-
pathy for the modern imaginative and
decorative school. His technique is fine
and sure, as was to be expected from an
artist who worked assiduously and earnestly
in the studios of some of the best Paris
artists. _

Elyseo Visconti has also devoted much ot
his time to the study of applied, or decorative,
art in the sense in which it was understood by
William Morris, and he was a pupil of the now

amous Acole Guerin and of Grasset, of whom he is
a great admirer.

Illustrations of some of his works accompany these
short notes, and I hope that their reproduction in
the pages of The Studio will help to make
better known a diligent, talented, and deserving
young artist. C. A. S.


Poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.—With illus-
trations by W. Holman Hunt, J. E. Millais,
and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. With a preface
by Joseph Pennell, and an introduction by
W. Holman Hunt. (London : Freemantle & Co.)
Price 21j. net.—So much has recently been written
in praise of the work of the artists and wood-
engravers which appeared in magazines and books
chiefly between the years i860 and 1870, that the
present venture may be looked upon as one of
peculiar interest. When Moxon's " Tennyson"
originally appeared in 1857 it contained numerous
woodcuts which, as Mr. Pennell says, " present a
curious medley of commonplace and originality."
We can readily understand Mr. Holman Hunt's con-
tention that " the book itself was an apple of discord
with the public. In trying to please all, the pub-
lisher satisfied neither section of book-buyers. The

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