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Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture

standpoint—of reproducing the picturesque in the
metropolis and its environs in a romantic spirit.
His EditiburgR s Playground—the Blackford Hill
as seen from the Braids — though only giving
glimpses of the city, might in feeling have been
inspired by Scott’s apostrophe in “ Marmion ” to
“ Mine Own Romantic Town.” The richness of
its colour scheme, as well as the striking nature
of the composition, mark it as one of the finest of
Mr. Paterson’s landscapes.

Mr. Cadenhead’s work is distinguished by its
refined and judicious impressionism, in which the
warm earth tones are laid down in bold contrast to
the cool colours of sea and sky, and in this
Hebridean picture we have a representative
example of his effective style. The other two
works of which we give illustrations are by young
men who have still to win their spurs, and it is an
evidence of the courage of the Association that
they have thus early in their career shown their

desire to encourage men who are yet only on the
road to distinction. Mr. John Duncan, in his
Hymn to the Rose, shows the influence of Italian
art in the figures, while in the decorative details
there is evidence of Celtic ideas. It marks a new
departure for a Scottish painter, and no doubt
this was a consideration which led the committee
to acquire the painting, which, however, on its
merits is well worthy of the place that has been
accorded to it. The Meditation of Mr. Graham
Glen attracted universal attention at this year’s
Academy for its excellent technical qualities ; it is
the outcome of mature thought and sound crafts-
manship. A. Eddington.


The first of our illustrations of domestic
architecture this month is from a drawing which,
during the past summer, has been
on view in the Architectural Room
at the Royal Academy. “The
Copse,” as the house represented
in this drawing is called, was
built from the designs of Mr. C.
Wontner Smith last year at Witley
in Surrey, on one of the outlying
plots of the Lea Park estate of the
late Mr. Whitaker Wright. It
is built of local hand-made bricks
and tiles, and is fitted with wood
frames and casements with leaded
glass. The little sketch plan at
the top left-hand corner of the
drawing will show the disposition
of the rooms on the ground floor.
The size of the dining-room is
18 feet by 20 feet (measured into
the bay), and the dimensions of
the drawing-room are the same, not
reckoning the ingle nook on the
side opposite to the bay. There
is no panelling in these rooms,
but they have been provided with
oak flooring. Upstairs there are
five bedrooms and one dressing-
room, the two largest bedrooms
measuring 15 feet by 23 feet and
14 feet by 20 feet respectively.

The drawing from which our
next illustration is produced was
likewise exhibited at the Royal
Academy last summer. This little



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