Studio: international art — 51.1911

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The further illustrations
we now give of works shown
in the recent exhibition at
South Kensington in con-
nection with the National
Competition of Schools of
Art do not call for particular
comment, all these contri-
butions to the exhibition
having been referred to in
the article we published last

than that imported into England at that time
should be used. The hall has simple panelled
walls in oak, 7 feet high, with somewhat boldly
enriched ceiling. The library is finished in elm
with permanent book-cases, and the general tone
of the decoration is an opalescent green. The
drawing-room has panelled walls, enriched ceiling
and fireplace, all finished white. The dining-room
is panelled the full height with English walnut
wax polished. The bed-rooms and offices are
finished in a plain and serviceable manner, and
depend greatly upon the furnishing for effect.


(From. Our Own Correspondents).

LONDON.—The selection of Mr. Frank
Short, A.R.A., as President of the Royal
Society of Painter-Etchers, in succession
to the late Sir Francis Seymour Fladen,
was formally approved by His Majesty King
George V. last month. Mr. Short was bom in
June, 1857, and, as mentioned by Mr. Salaman
in his article this month, the profession he first
adopted was that of a civil engineer, with which he
continued to be associated, nominally at all events,
until 1904, when he resigned his membership of the
Institute of Civil Engineers. Mr. Short joined
the Painter-Etchers in 1885; and in 1906, with the
election of himself and Mr. Strang as Associates of
the Royal Academy, the recognition of engravers
as a specific class was revived after being obsolete
for half a century, j]

The death of Mr. Holman
Hunt, which occurred at the
beginning of last month, has
removed from our midst the
last surviving member of
the famous triumvirate that
founded the pre-Raphaelite
Brotherhood. He has thus outlived his colleagues,
Gabriel Rossetti and Millais, by twenty-eight and
fourteen years respectively. Mr. Holman Hunt,
who was born in 1827, and studied art at the Royal
Academy schools, first came before the public in
1846 at the Royal Academy Exhibition. He has
left behind him in a two-volume work, published
five years ago, an extremely interesting account of


(National Competition of Schools of Art, agio)

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