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or the house to become full of steam on washing- Engravers of his type are not now to be found ;

day. The pantry, by which one may imagine he their place has been taken by the etchers and

means larder, is, in each case, some distance from workers in mezzotint, who are certainly producing

the kitchen. Angelina's plan (page 6i) is simple things which are in their particular way quite as

and well-contrived, and by a little ingenuity it worthy of attention as the engravings in line or

might have been arranged that the doors of the stipple which were in fashion generations ago. As

back bedrooms of the left-hand house were more line engraving is now a dead art the new Associate-

than about two feet wide. The elevation is quiet Engravers will have to be drawn from the ranks of

and cottage-like. Rosamund (page 6i) has obtained the etchers and mezzotinters, and it will be interest-

a pleasant effect by imagining a fall of eighteen ing to see whom out of the many fine craftsmen

inches or so in the level of the ground. The plan who are available the Academy chooses. If it

is simple, and the house would be inexpensive, follows precedent, it will presumably prefer workers

though we hardly think it could be carried out at in mezzotint, for they are now, like the line

so low a price as ^\d. a foot. engravers of other days, the reproducers of pictures
(To be continued.) ancj neWj arK} the translators of popular

STUDIO-TALK paintings into black and white. But if original

(From our own Correspondents) engravers are required they will have to be sought

LONDON.—The Academy is said to be among the etchers, of whom there are many who

contemplating a revival of the class of well deserve admission to Burlington House,

members known as Associate-Engravers, Indeed, the difficulty will be not so much to find

which has been allowed for some con- suitable candidates for the two Associateships

siderable time to remain without representatives. which are to be filled, as to make the right selection

In past years many of the more distinguished men from the crowd of men who are available,

who practised the art of engraving were elected to the --

Associateship and were accorded by the Academy The intention of the Academy to include in its

the recognition which was due to them on their winter exhibition a representative collection of the

merits. One of these men, Mr. Stacpoole, is indeed works of G. F. Watts is entirely to be commended,

still living, but he has been for a long time on the If, as presumably will be the case, it takes care to

retired list and no longer follows his profession. secure a really adequate display of his perform-

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