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The Knorr Collection of Modern Pictures

career had put away his violin. He was pursuing ¥ I ERR THOMAS KNORR'S
mastery in art: it came to him in one form and I_I COLLECTION OF MODERN

he desired it more completely. He may have i PICTURES IN MUNICH BY

admitted to himself with the honesty of genius cqSTANZA HULTON

that in that particular form, water-colour, if he

went on with it, he could only say over again In close proximity to the florid building erected
what he had already said—profitably to himself, by Baron Schack, which contains the well-known
no doubt, as the world counts profit, for the world gallery bearing his name, stands a more modest
likes the same thing said over again. But he had house in the rich late renaissance style, designed
to go on to other things. by Prof. Emanuel Seidl for Herr Thomas Knorr,

His oil paintings completed the problems he set partner in the firm of Hirth & Knorr, proprietors ot
himself in water-colour; his individual vision of the " Munchener Nachrichten," and also of the
nature, which gave the character to his water-colours, well-known humorous paper called "Jugend."
he now sought expression for in oils, but he was The house is not an entirely new one, however. A
looking at nature in the same personal way. He simple villa existed there before, memorable as
directed his curiosity to the wider medium with having been for some years the residence of
undiminished energy, setting himself to learn a Richard Wagner, and in the garden there is still
wider and more wonderful way of self-expression, preserved a small pavilion in which the great
In his oils we look for, and find, the same open- master gave the finishing-touches to Tristan und
ness towards actual life, the same virile beauty Isolde.
of colour which made his
water-colours. The genius
which unfolded itself com-
pletely in the one art was
unfolding itself, we can be-
lieve, even more surely in
the other, when death
blurred his palette, leaving
us, in his work, the riches
of its accomplishment,
and its message for an

T. Martin Wood.

A scheme has been
started among the students
of the National Galleries
for forming a Society of
Copyists, and taking rooms
in which carefully selected
copies from British and
foreign galleries would be
always on view. Several
well-known artists have ex-
pressed their sympathy with
this idea, and it has received
the cordial support of some
of the best copyists at the
National and Tate Galleries.
Rooms in New Bond Street
will be taken immediately
a sufficient number of
subscribers' names are


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