Studio: international art — 28.1903

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Mr. & Mrs. J. Young Hunter

to know that the largest collection is to be found at than ordinarily successful in establishing them-

Dresden—twenty-six at the Royal Print-room, and selves among the few contemporary painters whose

three at the Coll. Friedr. August II. The Imperial performances are worth watching, they have not

Library in Vienna follows next with seventeen prints, sprung suddenly into notice by some special

In England I have been able to find only the four- achievement, or by doing work so sensational that

teen—counting the fragments of a cut impression it would not fail to set people talking. There has

as one—in the British Museum, and two at the been no spasmodic brilliancy in their progress,

Bodleian in Oxford. H. W. S. none of that strange alternation of masterly ac-

[The coloured illustration of the plate by Le Blon given coroplishment and hesitating effort which is apt at

here was obtained by five printings and not by what is tQ mark fee ^ Qf ^ Ufe Qf ^

known as the three-colour process. J , ° .

artist who may or may not attain greatness in his

THE WORK OF MR. AND MRS. later years. They have gone forward steadily year

J. YOUNG HUNTER. BY A. L. by year, amplifying their methods and widening

BALDRY. the range of their convictions ; and there has been
no moment since they made their first appeal to

In the band of young artists who are at the public at which they can be said to have shown

the present time building up sound reputations, any diminution in the earnestness of their artistic

which promise to be permanent, places of much intentions.

prominence must be assigned to Mr. J. Young The school to which they belong is one which

Hunter and his wife. Though neither of them has latterly gathered to itself a very large number

has been before the public for any considerable of adherents among the younger painters, a school

period, they have already, by a succession of not- that, for want of a better name, can be called that

able works, earned the right to an amount of of the new Pre-Raphaelites. It has grown up,

attention which, as a rule, can be claimed only apparently, as an expression of the reaction which

by workers who have a large fund of experience to has recently set in against the realistic beliefs taught

draw upon. But though they have been more so assiduously a quarter of a century ago. At the

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