"AN OLD DOORWAY AT
RANDERS IN DENMARK "
ETCHING BY N. HAMMER
are the work of the sculptor W. van REVIEWS.
Konynenburg. R. N.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi: A Critical
COPENHAGEN—Though young, M. Study. By Arthur M. Hind. (London :
Nicolai Hammer has apparently The Cotswold Gallery.) £3 3s. Disclaim-
already found a domain in which he feels ing any intention of dealing at large with
thoroughly at home, and which, at the the life and work of the famous Italian
same time that it appeals to his artistic tern- etcher, Professor Hind as a preliminary to
perament, seems to suit his mode of ex- his detailed catalogue of the two series of
pression. Quaint old-world interiors of a etchings known as the " Prisons " and the
courtyard, an ancient gateway, a narrow " Views of Rome," to the compilation of
winding street with some dilapidated which he has devoted a vast amount of
houses, are dear to him, and the old Ran- laborious research, discusses Piranesi's
ders doorway, here reproduced, not only position in the history of art and the
demonstrates his excellent draughtsman- comparative value of his different works,
ship, but also his skill as an etcher, tone and As he points out, the artist's development
line supplementing each other and com- as an etcher may be studied most compre-
bining in bringing about a very pleasing hensively in the Rome views, in which is
effect. G. B. displayed that combination of documentary