Studio: international art — 70.1917

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TO THE DEAR MEMORY Of

Lancelot Raimes

SOMETIME CURAT E Of THE
PARISH CHURCH OF CHIPPING BARNET
AND DURING THEGREAT WAR
A CAPTAIN IN THE DURHAM
LIGHT INFANTRY
EC WAS BORN IN 1887
AND AFTER AN UNSELFISH LIFE
WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED WHILST
SERVING IN FLANDERS AND DIED
AT BAILLFUL ON ASCENSION DAY I9IU

MEMORIAL TABLET IN ACASTER CHURCH, YORK
DESIGNED BY E. GUY DAWBER : EXECUTED BY
JOSEPH ARMITAGE

STUDIO-TALK.

(From Our Own Correspondents.)

LONDON. — The two memorial tablets
which we illustrate on this page may
be heartily commended for their
dignified simplicity. The designs in
both cases are essentially of an architectural
character, and the sculptural ornament is kept
in restraint, while a touch of colour in the
heraldic features relieves the austerity of the
black-and-white combination. Tablets of this
type are, of course, not uncommon in our
cathedrals and churches, but many of them
suffer from extreme simplicity or from the
other extreme of excessive ornamentation, and
of the two faults perhaps the latter is the more
objectionable. Some of the modelled designs
for memorials shown in the recent winter exhibi-
tion of the Royal Academy would certainly
have been more acceptable if the art of the
sculptor had not been so freely lavished upon
them and more thought had been bestowed
upon the architectural setting.

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On the opposite page we illustrate a stained-
glass window designed by the veteran artist
Mr. Henry Holiday to commemorate the noble
sacrifice made by two brothers, Captain Cecil
Irby Prowse of the Queen Mary, which went
down with all hands in the Battle of Jutland,
and Brigadier-General Charles Bertie Prowse,
D.S.O., who fell in the Battle of the Somme
shortly afterwards. The window was on view
at the artist’s studio a few weeks ago, and has
no doubt now been erected in the church for
which it was designed—an interesting fourteenth-
century edifice. The design is of an allegorical
character, representing the combat of the powers
of light and the powers of darkness and the
subjugation of the latter, and the colour-scheme
is consonant with this representation—the
lower part of the window assigned to the forces
of evil being markedly subdued in tone, while
the upper part is luminous by comparison.

IN MEMORY OF

Earl Kitchener

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WHOSE ANCESTORS LONG RESIDED
IN THIS PARISH

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE
LONDON SOCIETY Of EAST ANGLI.ANS
Of WHICH HE WAS PRESIDENT

TE DFUM LAUDAMUS

MEMORIAL TABLET IN LAKENHEATH CHURCH, SUFFOLK
DESIGNED BY E. GUY DAWBER : EXECUTED BY JOSEPH

ARMITAGE
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