Studio: international art — 51.1911

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Decorative Paintings by Prof. Carl Marr

CUSHION WITH SOUTACHE EMBROIDERY. DESIGN ADAPTED FROM AN OLD
PEASANT MOTIF

speciality of Hungary and
well worth developing, for its
beauty is undeniable.

Naturally there is a larger
demand for bobbin-lace, which
finds its way all over the world.
For needle-point, unfortunately,
there is no great demand at
present. Yet for its beauty and
charm Hungarian needle-point
compares well with that of any
other country. It is the old
story told everywhere — the
initial expense. If ladies could
only be induced to overcome
their scruples on this point they
would be rendering a great
service to themselves and to
the lace-workers. A. S. L.

lace was made as far back as 250 years ago),
Nyitra and Zolyom, or to “wander” from place
to place till a suitable locality is found for planting
a school, then to wander further afield after a
certain proficiency has been attained among the
workers. Their task, as may well be imagined, is
not always an easy one.

All work done in the provincial schools is sent
to the central school in Budapest, and is paid for
on delivery, irrespective as to whether it is sold or
not. Holiday courses are held in Budapest every
year, so that the teachers may be kept in touch
with the latest phases, and moreover enjoy that
intellectual life they have
been perforce denied in
the provinces. They
receive special stipends
during their stay, the
entire cost being borne
by the State.

The specimen of em-
broidery here reproduced
does not, of course,
belong to our topic, but
work of this kind comes
within the scope of the
schools. It is worked
with the finest silk sou-
tache on home-spun linen,
and the design is un-
mistakably Hungarian,
though built up on
modern lines. This is a

SOME NEW DECORATIVE
PAINTINGS BY PROF. CARL
MARR.

If it were necessary to offer a title for the
decoration by Professor Carl Marr recently
completed for Schloss Stein, it might be called
An Allegory of Life, being, in fact, a free adapta-
tion in form and colour of the Seven Ages of Man.
The decoration is disposed as a great frieze that
adorns the four walls of the banquet-hall in the
palatial residence of Count von Faber-Castell.
While there is serious and careful thought in

THE BANQUET-HALL, SCHLOSS STEIN, NEAR NUREMBERG, THE RESIDENCE OF
GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL, CONTAINING A SERIES OF DECORATIVE PAINTINGS
BY PROF. CARL MARR

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