Studio: international art — 49.1910

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The Arts and Crafts Society's Exhibition

CHAIR IN WALNUT

DESIGNED BY GEORGE WALTON
EXECUTED BY T. SMITH

largely encouraged by the remarkable advance of
Western-School painting in Japan. In all preced-
ing exhibitions the foreign paintings section made
splendid showing. Some people have gone so
far as to declare that in Japan Western art is more
advanced than native art. But there is no deny-
ing the fact that the progress made by Japanese
followers of the Occidental School is after all
limited. The portrait exhibited by Mr. Eisaku
Wada was a creditable production, and besides
this there were several excellent landscape pieces,
though all of small dimensions, but the results were
not so satisfactory in large-sized compositions.
For all this, Western-School artists have been
making great headway, and this has beneficially
influenced their brethren of the native schools,
who have thereby been stimulated to renewed
exertions. S. I. T.

The arts and crafts

SOCIETY’S EXHIBITION
AT THE NEW GALLERY-
(iCONCL US ION.)

Last month, in reviewing this exhibition, atten-
tion was drawn to the welcome simplicity of most
of the book-covers, but it was impossible on that
occasion to refer particularly to any of the examples
shown in the cases in the South Room. The taste
for excessive ornamentation in nearly all forms of
decoration is happily in abeyance just now, and the
designers of book-covers who exhibited at the
New Gallery seemed, in the majority of instances,
to have striven to utilise the beautiful colour and
other qualities inherent in their leather ground rather
than to conceal these with a superfluity of adorn-
ment. A good example of restraint and distinction
was afforded by Miss Katherine Adams’s Faust, a
black leather binding with a simple design tooled in
silver—a binding not only excellent in design, but
one that could be handled with little danger of

LACQUERED LEATHER BOX WITH STAND

EXECUTED FROM AN ANTIQUE
DESIGN BY MISS M. KING
(.Exhibited by the Leighton Buzzard Handicraft Class)

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