Studio: international art — 34.1905

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IV. Monk



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With the foreigner who has visited London an
impression may remain of hansoms dancing gaily down
Piccadilly, horses going everywhere with the sound of bells ;
down the white streets that lead to the King's Palace,
down the grey streets that lead to the strange centre of men's
affairs, everywhere between the crowded houses which,
with great grandeur or in shabby array, give evidence of
the two sides of the city's prosperity. But the citizen may
know the energetic city in quieter moods, may not be
interested in the splendour that is so obvious. The
accomplished etcher whose work is the subject of this article,
has been about and seen London not on show ; he has
seen the city at an elaborate toilet, trying to keep up
appearances of usefulness though half conscious of beauty
that has worn away. He lias chosen to draw for his
subjects from moments when the great city, no longer
posing, but unheroic, attended by Valets, is caught in
deshabille. In art this side of London's life seems only
partly revealed, the beauty of it is still awaiting further
exploration. Tentatively Mr. Monk has approached his
subject. He has not been overwhelmed by London's brave

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