Studio: international art — 39.1907

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There he has steadily wrought upon his art. In the road and give a happy correcting line to the
the Tiger and Peacock, and in Watching, in the perspective. The small circular tower at the angle
lion and lioness, crouching before they make their opposite the steps serves as a back staircase and
deadly rush upon their prey, the artist has shown adds considerably to the picturesqueness of the
a sense of the value of line to carry out the elevation. Large wall spaces and roof were obtain-
emotional statement of his idea, and a vigour of able on this the north side of the house, as no
handling and a suggestion of form that raise £his rooms look that way. The only windows necessary
work to high achievement. His decorative sense were those that light the corridors, stairs and offices,
is remarkable. His statuettes of Betrayed, and of The situation is an exposed one; it was therefore
the woman leading the cow {Homewards), show his desirable that the rooms should nearly all face
skill in more homely moods. His gift of portraiture south, and also have none of their outer walls on
he has displayed in more than one bust. But it is the cold side of the house. A wide corridor on
in his ambitious work, Danger, that he has both floors connects the rooms and forms a large
reached to chief fame. The man who wrought air space between them and the north elevation,
this powerful statue of the lioness with cub in These, with the hall and staircase, make a handsome
mouth, and head and body raised on guard, cannot feature of what is otherwise a very simple interior,
suffer long neglect, nor be ignored. The dignity and add very much to the warmth of the house
of the thing—a sense of awe that is over it all— during the winter. Light and air and as much of
the broad handling of the great and powerful the view as possible were the chief points considered
body, the character-drawing—all prove that in in the treatment of the south side. The studio
Teixeira de Mattos the Dutch have given birth to and morning room project five feet respectively
a sculptor. Haldane Macfall. beyond the drawing and dining rooms, which are

in the centre of the plan, and a verandah of that

RECENT DESIGNS IN DOMES- width connects the former and shelters the latter.
TIC ARCHITECTURE. This verandah is deep enough to give shelter from

the sun in mid-summer, and yet allows what sun
" Broad Dene," Haslemere, was de- one may have in winter to stream into the chief
signed by Mr. W. F. Unsworth for Mr. Walter sitting-rooms, the sun obligingly in Haslemere,
Tyndale, the water-colour artist, whose drawing of as elsewhere, being so much lower at that time of
the house we have reproduced in colours. The the year. The plan has succeeded admirably in
site presented some serious difficulties as the road giving a house easily warmed in winter, and yet
was considerably lower than the exact spot chosen cool during the hot summer months. The south
for the house, and from which the best view was side overlooks the terraced gardens and a lovely
obtainable. This road is
a cutting lately made, and
only reaches the level of
Mr. Tyndale's land where
that joins his neighbours.
This apparent difficulty,
however, gave the architect
his chance, and he made
a picturesque feature of the
retaining wall, which starts
about fifteen feet high and
tapers away till the rising
road reaches the level of
the back entrance. The
house, standing as it does
on a part of this wall, has
an important appearance
that its actual size does
not warrant. The steps
to the main entrance
ascend the reverse way of tlans of "broad dene," haslemere \v. f. unsworth, architect









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