Studio: international art — 36.1906

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The Staats Forbes Collection

lacemakers chiefly work in schools where every
attention is given to hygienic requirements, where
they are taught by women who have been through
the same hardships as themselves, who speak their
own dialects and who feel the same interest
and sympathy for their pupils as was shown to
them when they were students, means very much
to these girls, almost cut off as they are from the
outside world by mountain fastnesses. For in many
places there are no railways, it is a hard climb up
the mountains to arrive at the villages, and in winter
it is almost impossible to get to some of them.

The initiative of the above-named society, which
has for its patron the Archduchess Maria Theresa,
led to the foundation of another society for the
revival of the lost art of lace-making in Dalmatia.
The Archduchess Maria Josefa, the first lady in
the land, is at the head of this movement and
takes a deep personal interest in the work. The
society was only formed a year ago, but already,
owing to the earnest work done, orders have
been obtained, lace-workers taught and every
help is being given to them. There is a practical
amalgamation of the two societies, though theo-
retically they stand apart: the cause is a common
one, the teachers are trained at the Central Lace

Schools, they live in the same home, their interests
are identical.

By sending teachers from village to village to
instruct in new methods, and to establish the
industry where it does not exist, the Central
Schools are continually extending their sphere of
action. And the workers themselves are thus kept
in touch with the capital, Vienna, which to them
now means much more than a mere name, for it is
the mother city which provides them with work,
and enables them to earn bread for their little ones.

For further particulars on lace making in Austria,
I refer readers to my article on this subject which
appeared in the December number of The Studio,
1902. Julius Hoffmann, Stuttgart, has published some
very beautiful designs for modern lace by the best
Austrian designers, Fraulein Hofmanninger, Frau
Professor Hrdlicka and others. A. S. Levetus.

The staats forbes collec-

In considering the various private collections of
pictures of the French Landscape School of Paint-
ing of 1830, one cannot fail to notice that most of



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