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heavy or rough-and-ready as it would appear to be private collections but for the revival of interest
according to some of the photographs from created by the publication of the Special Number. By
which the accompanying illustrations are taken, the courtesy of M. Frederic Hebert we are enabled
There is a wealth of sunlight and rich to give an illustration of an extremely beautiful
colour in the majority of these studies, and fan by Gavarni. Painted by him for the well-
as " plein-air" paintings of localities in Southern known firm of Duvelleroy, it was exhibited with
Italy, they are a sort of revelation. At any rate, another one, also by Gavarni, at the Paris Exhibi-
German painters have not heretofore brought tion of 1855. One of the fans was purchased by
from thence work of this nature; but till Professor the Emperor Napoleon III., and the other by
Ege's advent we have had nothing but beautiful line M. Hebert, father of the present owner,
and a clear sky—an altogether colder style of art.


Without pretending to be able to predict from George Romney : A Biographical and Critical

these essays that attainment is clearly and safely Essay, with a complete Catalogue Raisonne of his

within Professor Ege's reach, I still find them Works. By Humphrey Ward and W. Roberts,

interesting enough to wish him all success on his (London : Thos. Agnew & Sons.) Edition de

way, and to give him the encouragement he Luxe, ,£12 125. Ordinary edition, 8s.—It

deserves. H. W. S. is a noteworthy fact that, although George Romney

painted the portraits of nearly all the most cele-

PARIS.—The Studio's Special Number brated men and women of his day, he never came

upon Daumier and Gavarni has created into real intimate touch with any of them, except

as much attention in Paris as it has in with the one fascinating personality against whose

other art-centres of the Continent, and attractions no male armour seems to have been of

it has been the means of bringing to light a any avail: Emma Hart, better known as Lady

number of interesting works by these two artists Hamilton. " Reynolds," says Mr. Humphrey Ward

that might have remained hidden' indefinitely in in the interesting biography accompanying the


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