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domain, and it is being carried on here by Berlin
journals like the Lustige Blatter, the Ulk and the
Illustrirte Zeitung. This latter weekly has just
now awarded two Menzel prizes, each of ^150,
which have been won by Fritz Koch-Gotha and
Heinrich Zille for the best drawings of actuality.
The Lustige Blatter has been celebrating the 25 th
year of its existence by a much-noticed exhibi-
tion of its staff-artists at Friedmann and Weber’s
gallery, and the amount as well as the diversity of
talent among these younger draughtsmen was a
general surprise. They ply the instruments of wit
and humour in the fields of politics and high and
low life, and they know how to awake amusement
or rebellious protest. In some their German
nationality becomes unmistakably evident, but
others have a somewhat Japanese, Parisian or
English appearance. F. Jiittner is already well
known as one of the humourists whose fun proves
always victorious whether he takes up politics or
social weaknesses, and he commands esteem by his
technical development. Ernst Heilemann mirrors
the sphere of flirt almost as seducingly as Recnizek,
and Franz von Bayros bestows superior refinement
on kindred subjects. J. Bahr’s fun is broad and
as German in its style as that of A. W. Wellner,


who seems strongly in love with Bocklin’s fabulous
types. Leonard possesses the caressing line for
the portraiture of Parisian-looking mondaines,
and Finetti has a unique hand for grotesque
movements. Helwig and Cristophe are two
tasteful satirists with a nervous line. A series of
Lustige Blatter posters by Julius Klinger mark
out this artist as one of the most original and most
reliable talents in this field. His picture epigrams
are always spiritual and convincing, they can be
both simple and complex, robust and graceful.

J- J-


LONDON.—Sir William Richmond, K.C.B.,
R.A., Professor of Painting in the Royal
Academy, will deliver four addresses to
the students in January at Burlington
House. On the 9th, he will lecture on “ Choice
of Subjects ”; on the 12th, on “ Some Great Por-
trait Painters”; on the 16th, on “Some Great
Idealists”; and on the 19th, on “The Art of the
Future.” All the lectures will commence at 4 p.m.
(there is no admission after that hour), and every

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