Studio: international art — 51.1911

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Edward J. Detmold's Drawings and Etchings

“ LES BLANCHISSEUSES, IJONT DE L’ARCHE, NORMANDY

BY HERMAN A. WEBSTER

by his disciple within the past three or four years,
one at least, that of the Rue de la Parcheminerie,
tells of a street that has almost if not wholly dis-
appeared since the plate was etched. Mr. Webster
has executed a whole series of Paris subjects, and
has also secured many a fine morceau at Bruges,
Rouen and other places on which time has left its
impress. He works direct from his subject, and,
moreover, does his own printing, believing that
only in the hands of the etcher himself can a plate
be made to yield all that it is meant to express,
and in order that the quality of the bitten line may
not be obscured he resolutely shuns those effects
which some seek to achieve by a superfluity of ink.

Mr. Webster was elected an Associate of the
Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in 1907.

A NOTE ON MR. EDWARD J.
DETMOLD’S DRAWINGS AND
ETCHINGS OF ANIMAL LIFE.

In the field of modern art principles directly
opposed to each other are worked out by different
artists working side by side and exhibiting in the
same exhibitions, and these principles may be novel
or reactionary, or they may represent an outmoded
modem creed clung to tenaciously by a surviving
disciple, or an after-comer. Long after other move-
ments had occupied the field, the late Mr. Holman
Hunt was to be found working away upon principles
which he had believed to sum up the whole duty
of art. He so elaborated these principles that
there seemed no further room for elaboration; just

BY E. J. & M. DETMOLD

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“ PANTHERS STALKING PREY ” (LUNETTE)
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