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Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture

painter, and might afford him many hints in the
selection and massing of tints.

The acquisitions recorded by the Trustees of
the National Portrait Gallery in their forty-ninth
annual report, which has recently made its appear-
ance, include two unfinished portraits by the late
Mr. G. F. Watts—one of himself and the other of
Cecil Rhodes; Frank Holl’s portrait of Sir J. W.
Huddleston ; Thomas Campbell and Dugald Stewart,
by John Henning; David Cox, by W. Radclyffe,
Junr.; Edmund Lodge, F.S.A., by L. F. Abbot; a
crayon portrait of William Cowper, by Romney;
Archibald Campbell Tait, D.D. (Archbishop of
Canterbury), by Lowes Dickenson ; Sir J. Harman,
by Sir Peter Lely; Thomas Love Peacock, by Henry
Wallis; Sir James Brooke, by T. Woolner, R.A.;
J. J. Kirby, F.R.S. (the entomologist), by Gains-
borough ; a plaster cast of Alfred Stevens, from a
mask taken just after death, by R. Townroe; a
replica by d’Albert Durade of his portrait of George
Eliot painted at Geneva in 1849. The Trustees
complain of the inadequate space at their disposal,
in consequence of which “the attempt to maintain
a chronological and historical arrangement of the
portraits will soon become unavailing.”


Our first illustration on this occasion
shows some shops recently erected at Pangbourne,
Berks, for Mr. Mortimer Menpes, from the designs
of Mr. Sydney Tugwell, architect, of Bournemouth.
The shop over which is hung the sign of “ The
English Garden ” is that which Mr. Menpes
makes use of for the distribution of the products
of his activities as a farmer. Mr. Tugwell, who
has achieved marked success in modernising old
houses in various parts of the country, without
sacrificing their essential characteristics, has made
it his aim in designing these shops to retain some-
thing of the simple nature of village architecture, at
the same time that modern needs are fully pro-
vided for.

Our next illustrations are of a house erected at
Rustington on the south coast, not far from
Littlehampton, for Mr. W. Rawson-Shaw, J.P.,
from the designs of Mr. R. Heywood Haslam,
architect, of London. The walls of the lower part
of the building are constructed of local hand-made
bricks, but in the upper part are built solid and
covered with rough-cast. Local hand-made tiles



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