Studio: international art — 31.1904

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F. R. Jackson s Lithographs


To sum up, in a few words, the distinguishing the brush, but we are here concerned with his
qualities of Mr. Voysey's work : he aims in general lithographs.

at making it respond to the requirements of struc- Since art, like Charity, generally has its begin-
ture, material, use and artistic fancy, equally and in ning at home, some of his earliest exercises are
such wise that no one factor shall usurp more than probably blushing unseen in his birthplace, but
its due share, but that all may contribute together nothing of earlier date than Mr. Jackson's paintings
to accomplish a perfect result. in Paris need detain us. Mr. Pennell has said

Aymer Vallance. that in Paris " Lithography was no a means to an
end, but an end—an art in itself." He spoke then
R. F. ERNEST JACKSON'S of an earlier stage in its history, but it still remains
LITHOGRAPHS. BY ERNEST true that lithography in France is regarded by
RADFORD. artists as one of their parts of speech, and is quite

commonly practised accordingly.
Illustrations of Mr. Jackson's water-colours In no less than three of those excellent schools
appeared in The Studio for January, i 900, shew- which, under the Technical Education Board, have
ing him to have mastered that medium. When been established by the London County Council,
his subject claims colour he still has recourse to Mr. Jackson has been appointed instructor.

F01 paying tribute
to those who practise
lithography worthily
there could be no better
time than the present,
for did not Whistler,
late President of the
International Society of
Painters, Sculptors, and
Engravei s, delight in
it? He has made us
expect to see art of a
surprising order in
everything drawn on the
stone or paper, as the
case may be. I write
without any idea of
reopening the discus-
sion, which was closed
some years ago, about
the. propriety of de-
scribing drawings trans-
ferred from paper to
stone as lithographs, for
that was only a word-
puzzle surely; but that
there are properties
peculiar to the stone
nobody can deny, and
while there is no litho-
graphic drawing on
paper which cannot be
transferred to the
stone, on the other
hand there are litho-
graphs proper like


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