Studio: international art — 37.1906

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Moaern Spanish Sculpture: Agustin Querol

ably painted genre picture of a child in a hairdresser's
shop; Albert Haueisen, a fine picture of peasants
driven home from work by a storm ; Franz Neyd-
hardt, a Japanese balcony with a girl praying to
the moon—somewhat fanciful in composition, but
graceful in draughtsmanship; T. T. Heine, the
well-known cartoonist, finds a place with five of
his fantastic conceptions—allegorical and satirical
for the most part—difficult to be understood with-
out the painter's own interpretation, which should
be clearly written below each of his works.

There are many other drawings and sketches of
minor interest, studies of still-life engravings,
etchings, copies, caricatures, etc., the whole form-
ing a very large collection. Scattered about the
rooms are numerous small bronzes, among them a
group of two hounds by Fremiet and an Eve by
Jean Ingalbert, besides many pieces of old German
silver, Chinese porcelain, carvings in ivory, em-
broideries and clocks of various periods and
countries. To make all quite complete, Herr
Knorr has had a folio "Catalogue Raisonne,"
admirably illustrated, compiled and published, for
distribution among his friends. The text is by
Freiherr von Ostini, and I
have been much indebted
to his competent and sym-
pathetic criticism in the
writing of this short notice
of the collection..

' costanza hulton.

An exhibition of works
by modern German artists
—rMenzel, Lenbach, Bock-
lin, and many others who
are not so well known in
this country as they ought
to be—is to be opened in
a few days at the Prince's
Skating Rink, Knights-
bridge. It has been or-
ganised by a committee
of British artists in recog-
nition of the many honours
bestowed on the British
School in Germany during
the past ten or fifteen years.
The premises have been
converted into a gallery for
the occasion, and the gen-
eral arrangement entrusted
to Prof. Van der Velde,
the well-known architect.


Spain's contributions to modern art can no
longer be disregarded abroad. The nation seems
to be awakening from the lethargy into which it has
fallen, and which lasted throughout the greater
part of two centuries ; its awakening is heralded
by an artistic renaissance, by the birth of a new
and healthy tendency among artists to free them-
selves from the chains which bound them servilely
to the artistic geniuses of foreign nations. And
this artistic regeneration obeys the political and
economic situation of the country. No longer
bothered by trans-oceanic revolutions, Spain's
activity and energy will be devoted henceforth to
her self-growth—to the opening up of her vast yet
unpopulated plains and meadows. From having
conquered almost two hemispheres, the Spanish
nation has slowly but surely returned to the start-
ing point of its career : that is, to the times when
the Catholic kings ousted the last Moor from the

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