Studio: international art — 51.1911

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Ancient Swiss Coffers

“ WIND IN THE TREES ” (WATER-COLOUR)

sentence is even more true of ruins than of
trees.

In our coloured illustration, The Last of the
Indomitable, Mr. Paterson (who has lately been
elected a full member of the Scottish Academy) is
seen depicting the type of ship in which Nelson
fought at Trafalgar. The artist’s love of the old-
time three-decker is again exhibited in the design
for the medal of the Edinburgh Branch of the
Navy League reproduced in these pages.

Another article might be written on Mr. James
Paterson, for he can draw the figure as well as he
can draw a landscape. But I have preferred, in so
short an appreciation, to specialise, and to speak
of him from the side from which he makes the
strongest appeal. - M. H. D.

The replica of the “ Chokushi-mon,” or Gate of
the Imperial Messenger, Kyoto, which was a promi-
nent feature at the Japan-British Exhibition, has
been presented to the British Government, and will
be erected in Kew Gardens.

BY JAMES PATERSON

SOME ANCIENT SWISS
COFFERS. BY A. S. LEVETUS.

Switzerland offers something besides her
wonderful aspects of nature to those who annually
visit her hospitable resorts. Her museums are
filled with rare specimens of Swiss art, which tell
a tale of a glory that is past, of a time when the
activities of her inhabitants were not mainly exer-
cised in providing for the material wants of her
myriads of visitors and her own people. Of late years
much energy has been shown by a small group of
enlightened men, with the result that collections
have been brought together and valuable objects
saved from the hand of the stranger. The opening
of the Landesmuseum in Zurich some twelve years
ago was a revelation, not only on account of the
exhibits, but also because of the admirable method
of arrangement adopted, and in this latter respect
it has given a lesson to the world as to how
a museum may be set out so as to be really

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