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STUDIO-TALK there in 1834, ended in i860. His death is doubly

(From our Own Correspondents) a matter for keen regret, because it takes from

amongst us an artist who cannot well be spared,

LONDON.—The death of Mr. G. H. and because it brings to an end a career which was

Boughton makes a very serious addition consistently distinguished. His charming person-

to the long list of losses which the art ality had WQn him a hogt of friendg . few men haye

world has sustained during the last few been so widdy and deservedly beloved) and fewer

months. He was a painter of remarkable gifts, stm haye rigen tQ the front rank b thdr profession

who had devoted himself during a long life to the by guch absolutely legitimate means,

working out of pictorial ideas which were invariably _

marked by poetic originality and charm of con- By the death of Mr. Robeit Brough, at the age
ception. He chose scenes from domestic history of thirty-two, from injuries sustained in the accident
—especially from the history of the earlier settlers to the Scotch express, is lost one in the brilliance
in America—subjects from the poets, and purely 0f whose work there was promise of a rich con-
fanciful motives, all of which he treated with tribution to English painting. The unhappy
exquisite delicacy and freshness of manner; and accident that foreclosed a career that could not
he also painted landscapes, in which he showed have been other than one of unusual distinction,
an unsurpassable appreciation of the more subtle deprived his friends also of a companion whose
and suggestive aspects of nature. In his technical cnarm 0f manner and attractive personality were
methods he was essentially unacademic; he was jn themselves of the nature of genius,
mainly self-taught, and, though in early manhood -

he had a short period of study in Paris, he really We give here an illustration of the Central Hall
developed his own style as an artist without any at the Portrait Painters' Exhibition which was
systematic training. By some people he has been held at the New Gallery before the recent Inter-
claimed as one of that considerable group of national Exhibition. It was devoted to the sculp-
American painters who have settled in this country, tures of Messrs. John Tweed, Derwent Wood,
but by birth and descent he was an Englishman— Basil Gotto, and Arthur G. Walker, four of the
he was . born near Norwich in 1833—and his life most able sculptors of the rising generation,
in America, which began when his father migrated -



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