Studio: international art — 84.1922

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" THE COMBAT." STONE CARV-
ING BY ALAN L. DURST (STUDENT
L.C.C. CENTRAL SCHOOL)

exhibits were in the pottery section:
Miss F. Maggs and Miss Stella Crofts,
among others, showed, in several works,
their keen delight in their craft; and their
reward was the pleasure that their
enthusiasm kindled in those who studied
their work. Miss Fox Strangways showed
some monochrome bowls, of good colour,
that were an excellent adventure into the
realm of more serious ceramics, 0 a

In the embroidery section there was
much to please the eye ; and the standard,
both of design and execution, was exceed-
ingly good. Mrs. Hewitt-Jones showed
some exquisite embroidered miniatures
that had every good quality that such
things can have; they would, perhaps,
have been more suitably placed in some
museum than in an exhibition of students'
work, 0 0 0 0 0 0

In the sculpture section Mr. Durst's
The Combat was a sound technical achieve-
ment. Miss M. Geaussent's St. Christopher
was one of the very few things that showed
an original and serious inspiration, in
this exhibition. 0000

Some tiles, well designed and lettered,
for use as identification plates on the out-
side of bird-houses at the Zoo, were most
excellent; and it is a pleasure to see that
some of these have already replaced the
jaded little paintings that so long have
done service in the gardens. There should
be a splendid opportunity to develop this
idea further when the Zoo opens the new
aquarium. G. S.

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THE ETCHINGS OF JOHN SELL
COTMAN. BY ALEXANDER J.
FINBERG. 0000

COTMAN'S first etching was done in
1810, when he was twenty-eight years
of age. By that time he had produced some
of his most beautiful water-colours, such
as Greta Bridge, The Mumbles, Durham
Cathedral, and The Draining Mill, but the
public cared little for such noble drawings,
and the artist had to cast about for other
means than the sale of his drawings to earn
a livelihood. The teaching of drawing in
schools and to private pupils was one of the
means he had recourse to, and a year after
his marriage he took up etching as a
supplementary or alternative means of
earning money. The date of the first plate
he etched has, fortunately, been fixed for us
by a manuscript note written by his friend

"ST. CHRISTOPHER AND INFANT CHRIST."
PLASTICINE GROUP BY MISS MARGUERITE
GEAUSSENT (STUDENT, L.C.C. CENTRAL
SCHOOL)
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