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VOL. XIII., No. 12. •S"*^'"^i^?^^^^°"^ ^^.^s? "i^'4"'^l'^?' io^n 

' N. Y. P. O. under Act of March 3, 1879. 




" Under the will of Mary Ann Palmer 
\- Draper, widow of Prof. Henry Draper, of 
; Harvard, filed Dec. 18, the Public Library 
is to receive a gift that may exceed $400,000, 
/ Harvard University $150,000, and other 
,' public institutions amounts ranging from 
V $25,000 to $50,000. 

' '^ In • her Public Library bequest Mrs. 
;' Draper gives $50,000, the income to be used 
hyior employes ill or disabled. "In grateful 
':^ recognition of the services and character of 
t/ John S. Billings, lately ^Director of the 
f^ 'Public Library," she establishes the John 
' S. Billings Memorial Fund of $200,000, for 
. "the purchases of books, prints, and pam- 
phlets" for the reference department. — - 
The Library is also the residuary legatee 
to the amount of $200,000 and contingently 
■ -. to a further suni to be used to set up "The 
Anna Palmer Draper Fund, presented as a 
' memorial to her father, Courtlandt Palmer," 
. and is to be devoted, like the John S. Billings 
. Fund, to the reference department. 
^ Mrs. Draper further distributed a number 
.of articles of artistic, historical, or scientific 

V value among the Public Library, 

I',, the Natural History Museum, and 
\[ the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
; The library receives her portraits 
^ of Dr. John W. Draper, Lord 
]' Byron, with the letter of Countess 
^ Guiccioli, and such others as the 
I trustees may select. 
I , Mrs. Draper's engraved gems and 
(;^ coins, antique., cylinders and seals, 
If. and the table screen of antique Chi- 
|vne^e coins and all letters and cata- 
fj' logs relating thereto, go to the li- 
l^brary, which can also choose from 
£.all Mrs. Draper's "charms, amulets, 
I rosaries, curative bowls, and any- 
*' thing in my collections relating to 
If religions, superstitions or history" 
|; and the books which relate thereto. 
|Mt can also select any of Mrs. Dra- 
|>^per's etchings, engravings, and 
I", prints, not otherwise bequeathed. 
^'•'To the Metropolitan Museum, 
pMrs. Draper leaves two large im- 
fc'perial yellow Chinese vases, the 
i' contents of her Empire drawing 
l^foom, and the old altar lamp, now 
( part of the dining room chande- 
|. lier in her New York house. If 
^ the Museum takes the entire con- i 
I' tents of the drawing room, it is 
|,also to receive $20,000 for mainte- 
I' nance and exhibition of the articles. 


Mrs. F. G. Dossert and C. S. Pietro, Sec- 
retary and Chairman, and Mr. F. G. Dos- 
sert, Treasurer, of the art exhibition and 
sale, organized by Mr. W. H. de B. Nelson, 
editor of the "International Studio," for the 
benefit of war sufferers, and held at the stu- 
dio of C. S. Pietro, the sculptor. No. 630 
Fifth Ave., Oct. 28-Nov. 10 last, have sent 
out a full and excellent financial statement, 
which should be a model for the organizers 
and managers of other affairs of the kind, 
and which shows that the cash receipts of 
the exhibition and sale, were $4,174.50, and 
the expenses $873.21, and that the balance, 
less $1.29 or $3,300, was sent in a draft to 
the King of the Belgians. 

The treasurer, Mr. Frank G. Dossert, 
states that some 50 or more oils, etchings, 
pastels, watercolors, etc., and some 13 
bronzes, plasters and a terra cotta, were 
sold. He "refrains from making known the 
prices paid for pictures and sculptures, etc., 
sold, in justice to the artists who so mate- 
rially reduced their prices in order to insure 
sales for so worthy a cause." 


The Jury of Awards of the National 
Academy of Design, a new body recently 
appointed, and which served, for the first 
time, on the current Winter display, has, 
according to the New York Press, in giving 
the important Carnegie prize, which the 
rules printed in the Academy Catalog — 
state "is awarded annually for the most 
meritorious oil in the exhibition by an 
American artist" — to the Australian artist 
Hayley-Lever for his strong and fine 
canvas "Winter-St. Ives," raised a nice 
point of ethics." 

It appears that the prize was unanimous- 
ly voted by the eight members of the Jury, 
although it was recalled that Mr. Lever 
was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 
1876, and came here via Cornwall, Eng- 
land, only three years ago. It was learned, 
however, that he has taken out his first 
American citizenship papers, and so the 
Jury decided that, especially as the artist 
is to exhibit in the American section of the 
Fine Arts Department at San Francisco, 
he was "a good enough American for them." 


I An associated Press letter from 
|,. Paris calls attention to the fact, 
|: that the change in art life due to 
ftht war is incalculable. Of the 2,000 
^.students at the Beaux Arts, 1,800 
f have passed under the colors. 
?' Professors Brandon, Masson, Mar- 
^-.eck and Leroux are also at the 
f^s^front. The Louvre, the Luxem- 
f- bourg and other museums are 
L closed; the opening of many im- 
l portant winter exhibitions are cancelled and 
^/many art academies outside of the Beaux 
^: Arts are also closed. Ninety per cent, of 
g;the French artists are at the front, and 
I thousands of artists of other^ nationalities 
r have disappeared. 

I' Among the Beaux Arts men numbered 
I among the dead are Maurice Berthou, Jean 
I Hillemacher, Noel Hall, P. S. Petit, Henri 
I y£?^°ly' Georges Assenard, Maurice Vidal, 
I Pierre Sibien, Louis Planszewiski, Georges 
(: Demo^chy, Lucien Ronstan, Louis 
I; Ringuiet and Jean Petit. The guardian 
f of the school, Gustave Boisson, was also 
^ killed. 

% The second son of the famous painter, 
p Jean Paul Laurens, Pierre is wounded and a 
|! prisoner. He came recently to Baltimore to 
r-" arrange for the placing of his father's deco- 
;, ration, "The Surrender of Yorktown." Hoff- 
<- bauer who recently returned from France 
•" from Richmond, Va., where he has been 
y painting a decoration for the State, is with 
I the French army and so is E. R. Ulriian, 
;i,- Andre Duren, the futurist, is a chauffeur 
' Charles Carmen is on duty and so are An- 
;4 dre di Segorizac, De la Fresnaye and Jacques 
£\ y.illon. Matisse is waiting for the call of 
. his regiment. 

'K Among the Americans, J. C. Casey is 
K fighting* and F. Armington and James Ryan 
■^ are orderlies at the American Hospital at 
^ Neuilly. 

Copyright 1914 

Owned by Mr. C. L. Freer of Detroit 

F. S. Church 


The Grand Rapids Art Association has 
purchased Gardner Symons' "Evening 
Glow" for $3,000. 

Mr. Nelson and his fellow-workers in 
this exhibition are to be congratulated on 
the result, and especially for the full and 
complete report now made. The New York 
public have been invited and are being in- 
vited to support so many benefits, art and 
otherwise, for war sufferers that the pro- 
moters of such benefits should be careful 
to give detailed and clear reports of the 
financial results of such benefits. There 
were no "reservations" on the art works 
offered at the Nelson War Benefit exhibi- 
tion, every artist having donated his work or 
works outright for the benefit of the cause. 


The committee for the encouragement 
of local art in Chicago has bought for the 
$2,500 appropriated, 3 works out of the 26 
left, after 374 had been eliminated. 

The artists patriotically r'educed their 
prices so that the fund could be made to 
go far as possible. The works purchased 
are oils. Marie Lokke, "At the Old Pier, 
Provincetown;" O. D. Grover, "Venice;" 
Amy Adains' "Study;" Anna L. Stacey, "A 
Vista from Bruges, Pont de Leon;" Karl A. 
Buehr, "Beatrice;" F. C. Peyraud, "Twi- 
light;" Eugenie Fish Glaman, "The Old 
Sheepfold;" Louis Ritman, "Hollyhocks," 
and Harry Engle, "Lynne Road " Water- 
colors: Albert Fleury, "Michigan Ave.;" 
Gustave Baumann, "Granny's Garden;" etch- 
ing: R. Pearson, "Winter in Jackson Park," 
and sculpture, Emil Zettler, "Bust of a 


The prize winners at the annual Scarab 
Club exhibition at the Detroit Museum are 
as follows: 

Herman Rolshoven prize, for the best fig- 
ure, Roy C. Gamble, "Portrait of Helen 
Church," first Scarab Hopkin prize for the 
best oil of the year, "Arthur L. Jaeger, "Idle 
Moments," second prize, Mr. Gamble, "The 
Morning Wash," D. M. Ferry, Jr., prize for 
best landscape by a Michigan artist, Henry 
Kruger, "Hill of Wheat," Julius Rolshoven 
prize for a head in oil, Roman Kryzanowski, 
a portrait of himself. Scarab Hopkin first 
prize for sculpture, Elizabeth Palmer Brad- 
field, second prize, Giuseppe Catalano, Jere 
C. Hutchins first prize for etchings, Francis 
P. Paulus, and second prize Charles B. King. 


The board of managers of the Maryland 
Institute on Dec. 14 adopted a petition ask- 
ing the city government to appropriate 
annually $2,500 for the purchase of paintings 
and sculpture by artists who have lived at 
least two years in Baltimore. 


The will of Richard A. Canfield, filed 
Dec. 19, disposes of an estate estimated far 
in excess of $1,000,000. The art collections 
he left will be sold. 

Mrs. Hannon, a daughter, gets the bronze 
statuette "Bacchante," by Macmonnies; the 
son, Rowland, gets a portrait of his father 
bv Whistler, and historical reference 


It is to be regretted that the exhibition 
and sale of paintings, and other art works, 
some donated and others offered with a 
"reservation" or price limit, by artists and 
others, for the benefit of what was called 
in the Catalog of the exhibition, "Xhe 
French and Belgian Artists Fund," chiefly 
organized and engineered by William Ord- 
way Partridge, a sculptor, and which was 
held — the exhibition at Clarke's Auction 
Rooms, 5 West 44 St. all last week, and the 
sale at the Plaza Ballroom, Saturday eve- 
ning last, and a supplementary one at the 
Auction Rooms on Tuesday evening— did 
not have the financial success expected by 
its chief promoter and several prominent 
persons, who became interested in the 
worthy object. 

The auctioneer, Mr. Augustus W. Clarke, 
who generously gave his rooms and ser- 
vices to the Benefit, did all possible, but 
the odds were against him, and despite ex- 
cellent social patronage at an opening Tea 
with an admission fee of $2, and at the 
Plaza sale, with delightful addresses by 
Hon. Chas. H. Sherill, and the Bel- 
gian Minister, M. Havenith, abun- 
dant free advertising in the dailies, 
etc., the sale at the Plaza, held 
on an inclement night, only result- 
ed in an announced total of $8,380 
for some 71 numbers out of 96 
offered in the Catalog. The sale so 
dragged with such lifeless bidding, 
that it was stopped by its chief pro- 
moter, at the late hour of 11 o'clock 
with 25 numbers still left. It was 
not announced whether the total 
above given was net or gross. 

There were only 175 persons 
present at the Plaza sale by actual 
count at any one time, and the ma- 
jority left early, so the audience 
was not a large one, as some of the 
dailies stated. The evening was, 
however, a delightful one from a 
literary standpoint, as the address- 
es of Mr. Sherill and the Belgian 
Minister (the, latter spoke in 
French) were charmingly expressed 
and delivered, and Mr. Robert Un- 
derwood Johnson, who stated that 
he "acted as assistant auctioneer," 
made a most feeling and sympa- 
thetic appeal when the original MS. 
of Eugene Brieuz*s famous "Letter 
to a Soldier," (purchased by Mrs. 
Sherill for $100), was offered. 

The concluding sale at Clarke's 
Auction Rooms on Tuesday eve- 
ning, of the pictures left over or 
passed at the Plaza sale, with ad- 
ditions, was best described by the 
Auctioneer, who appealed to the 
au'dience of only 25 people, "Will 
anyone suggest how to thaw this 
frost?" There were virtually no 
bidders, and two score or more 
works offered before the sale was 
stopped, were, with a few excep- 

tions, "Knocked Down" to Mr. 

Partridge. No total was announced. 
It was stated by Mr. Partridge that offers 
had been received for many of the works, 
which woiild be sold privately. 

After the close of the attempted auction 
it was announced that the exhibition would 
be continued through today and afterwards 
carried on at No. 15 West 38 St., with the 
idea that the works unsold can be disposed 
of at private sale. The announcement was 
also made, that on the suggestion of 
Kenneth Frazier, on which the Belgian 
Minister was consulted, negotiations will 
be entered into with the Belgian Govern- 
ment for the bringing here of some of the 
famous Old Masters, notably, Rubens 
"Descent the Cross," removed, from the 
Belgian Museums and Cathedrals for 
safety, for exhibition to aid the Relief 
Fund. ^ The general comment in art circles 
on this plan is, that while it is possible 
of accomplishment it is rather chimerical 

For the benefit of promoters of art or 
other benefit sales during the war it may 
be said that it is apparently unwise to 
arrange an exhibition and following sale, 
composed of or containing art works or 
articles on which their owners have placed 
a price limit, unless such "reservation," as 
is the case in the "50-50" art sale now in 
progress in Mrs. Whitney's studio, is frank- 
ly stated in the announcements, and in the 
preliminary newspaper stories of said sales. 
The Catalog of the Plaza and Clarke Auc- 
tion Room sale detailed the "Reserved" 
works — those in other words, which could 
only bring to the fund any amount over 
the limit set by their owners, but it was 
(Continued on page 2, Column 4) 


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Andre Desarrois a young French art 
critic who was sent by the French govern- 
ment last Sprin.e: to study the Morgan col- 
lection at the Metropolitan Museum, has 
"been seriously wounded in France. He 
^wrote an appreciative preface to the exhibit 
of Messrs. Burroughs and Lawson at the 
Oalerie Levesque in Paris last Summer. 


Editor American Art News. 
Dear Sir: 

Robert Henri's recent (December) article 
in "Arts and Decoration" has elicited some 
attention from the press and much enthusi- 
astic appreciation among many of the artists. 
I feel the idea should be given the very 
widest publicity and 1 therefore hope that 
through your valuable periodical attention 
may be called to the matter. 

Mr. Arthur Hoeber in the "Globe" of 
Dec. 8 devoted his department to a discus- 
sion of the prints made by Mr. Henri and 
'exclaimed' a number of criticisms which are 
perhaps typical of the contrary point of 

Self Judging Groups. 

"I will not recapitulate the points made by Mr. 
Henri or the exceptions taken by Mr. Hoeber, feel- 
ing that all those interested in this subject will have 
already given the article and the criticism a thorough 

"It would probably be well for the general reader 
to state that the plan, opposed as it is to the present 
scheme in official exhibitions of accepting works on 
the judgment of one jury, proposes the choosing of 
confreres and juries (self-judging groups) of mutu- 
ally sympathetic artists of from eight to twelve men, 
a round of groups to take their turns in the gal- 
leries, allotting definite and equally divided space to 
each group and* each exhibitor for a period of one 
month, all exhibitions to change on the first day of 
each month for the season of nine months; no judg- 
ment or restrictions to be exercised by authority 
outside of the several groups themselves, except an 
oversight to the extent of preventing work being 
shown which might be legally or morally detrimental. 
Mr. Hoeber raised a loud cry that this is only an ex- 
tension of the jury system. I wish to point out to 
Mr. Hoeber . and to those who may have hastily 
agreed with him a number of considerations which 
they have either missed in Mr. Henri's original article 
or on which the author may not have sufficiently 

Many Schools of Thought. 
■ "There are in New York today, and this is a 
phenomenon which is ever and always present 
throughout the world, many groups and schools of 
thought, many distinct and independent individuals 
among whom philosophy, technique, point of view, 
and sympathies are either diametrically opposed or 
at least for all working purposes come pretty close 
to being so. 

"The National Academy of Design and many art- 
ists, not of the academy, are complaining and have 
been complaining for years that there is no adequate 
building. devoted to the purpose of showing the works 
of American: artists to the pubrlic^of New York City. 
There is warm feeling that such a building should be 
erected and there is warm feeling in:; many, quarters 
that it should, when erected, be better managed- than 
our academy or any other academy has hitherto 
shown itself capable of managing such undertakings. 
This feeling has apparently been sufficient to pre- 
vent the academies' acquisition of its longed-for 
public concessions. . 

. Mutually. Distinctive Juries. 
"Is it not obvious to all that any jury voting on 
the majority principle, if composed of men of dia- 
metrically opposite philosophies or taste, will be a 
mutually destructive one if equally divided? Artists 
are usually men of too much independent initiative 
for such an absolute condition to arise, but I have 
seen juries often approximate this condition. Some 
pictures will pass which are weak in every direction, 
but please everybody a little. The things about which 
the majority enthuse are accepted often with ac- 
claim, but many works about which the majority 
have no understanding and" which please the. minority 
immensely are rejected, or, if you wish to quibble, 
*left unhung.' It is also most important to remem- 
ber that juries are selected and therefore colored by 
a more or less circumscribed body of men, and' these 
considerations are, of course, based on the possibility 
that men of widely differing tendencies are able at all 
to find themselves elected to serve on such juries. 
Institutions are eternally offering the sop to radical 
men by appointing a useless minority to serve on 
juries always dominated by more or less back water 

"In my experience as an artist I look back on my 
own judgments of pictures with an enlightening inter- 
est. The meeting with men and with pictures, the 
opening u*^ of new points of view, the discoveries of 
new techniques, the making acquaintance with more 
and more of the old masters, the suggestions and 
philosophies which I have come in contact v/ith, have 
caused me to discover great beauty in certain things 
which hitherto I had failed to get. My outlook is 
continually changing. Many artists speak of a cer- 
tain 'high standard,* but since they all fail to agree 
on what the standard is based it consequently does 
not exist. And I for one do not believe that any 
si:ch standard can ever be fixed, even temporarily or 
in any definite idiom. 

"All artists are in differing stages ©f development, 
some in one direction, others in other directions, 
some far away, many rather close at hand ; but the 
important fact is this, that with many roads to fol- 
low and infinite trails to be cut, many are not taken 
and no man can follow them all. One body of men, 
one official jury, will therefore never succeed even 
in approximating a just presentation of conten?- 
porary painting. Some other plan must be arrived at 
if we are to see represented in a fair mart under 

democratic conditions and under public or semi-pub- 
lic patronage the serious work of the artists of the 

Henri Scheme Simple. 

"Mr. Henri's scheme is simple, and it has been 
put to the test and found to run smoothly and with 
a delightful freedom. At the MacDowell Club large 
numbers of artists have annually selected and been 
selected by mutual admirers in the formation of 
small, congenial groups and have hung what they 
themselves thought best after a thorough acquaint- 
ance with the work. Freedom has proved itself 
again. The exhibitions have been interesting in the 
extreme on certain occasions, the occasions differing, 
of course, with different people. Three objections 
which have been found in this 'trial' gallery, and 
which have kept it from being an astounding success, 
are objections which disappear with the blossoming 
of the plan on a larger scale. I refer to there being 
but one room, with the consequent feeling of the 
prospective visitor that as the gallery usually only 
presents one kind of thing at a time, it may or may 
not be the kind in which, for the visitor, interest 
may lie, and unless favorably familiar with the per- 
sonnel of the group, in whole or in part, a visit is 
not attempted. 

"In the next place, many artists who carry the 
'official' stamp of approval in the shape of honors, 
prizes, and easy acceptance do not care to show 
outside the glamour of officialdom or in galleries not 
devoted for the time to their personal glory and 

"The third objection is merely the practical one of 
artificial light necessar-"- in the MacDowell Club 

"A democratic public market place, such as is 
rjeeded in this and every city for works of art, must 
not be entailed by official gentlemen who happen to 
work their way into positions of power and pater- 
nalism. Mr. Henri's plan is exceedingly 'efficient' in 
the immensely enlarged opportunities of space, time, 
and numbers of artists given a showing, even if 
buildings already available were put to this use. It 
strikes the balance which we eternally seek between 
liberty and license,, of . freedom with restrictions. It 
is a plan which I recommend to the exhaustive con- 
sideration of all men interested in getting as big a 
slice right here and now of the 'perfect state,' or of 
Mr. Hoeber's 'millennium,' which that gentleman 
feels rather hopeless about. 

Writer's Jury Experience. 

"During the last two weeks I have served on four 
juries in three different cities, selecting works for 
our national exhibitions and the Panama Fair. I 
have seen things I liked immensely go down and out 
and things I disliked immensely accepted with ap- 
plause. I am not a rare and strange individual; at 
least I find myself continually elected to such duties 
— fighting for what I believe in technically, or philo- 
sophically blurting out opinions, ^making enemies 
thereby; trying to push what I feel is important, 
making quick judgments under the rush of necessity 
— ^judgments I would often change had I better 
acquaintance with some of the hastily seen things — 
the whole business a helter-skelter of hit and miss, 
each man with definite or indefinite prejudices ari^ 
limited understanding. 

"This is all unnecessary, not to say witless ; so 
witless, in fact, that many of our most important and 
distinguished painters feel either disinclined to send 
or refuse on principle. 

"Time is needed to estimate any work of art. 

"Space is needed to show any work of art. 

"Congenial company is essential in the hanging of 
pictures together. Freedom is necessary for the de- 
velopment of all art: freedom to create and freedom 
to show. 

"Places in the Sun." 

"It is not an answer that radicals and unique 
men may have the most open opportunities in private 
galleries. In a public institution all earnest men 
have an equal right to 'places in the sun,', and we 
all have a right and should have a desire to see the 
works of all men there. I do not believe that there 
will be any genius so rare that he cannot find seven 
discipes. This we may call the only restriction, al- 
though there is another and most important restric- 
tion not in the rules proposed. It is a fact of human 
nature that the mediocre or commercial person is 
never anxious to show With his kind, but eternally 
seeks the reflected light of those 'higher up.' There 
would be, therefore, the strongest retard put upon 
the works of mediocrity by the sheer weight of 
opinion, small groups of artists taking their turn 
with the public, a carefully considered choice of 
confreres and of works. 

"To galleries run on such a plan known quanti- 
ties would attract their crowds, unknown quantities 
would attract the curious, the interested and the 
studious. Today every one knows what to expect in 
an academy exhibition or in an armory show. In a 
public institution devoted to art both should be under 
one roof, with room, enual opportunities and a beau- 
tiful showing for every applicant, a place of con- 
stantly renewed and always varied interest, to which 
there would be no limit but the size of the building, 
which, when figures are consulted, proves surprisingly 
small for the undertaking suggested. 

MacDowell Club's Record. 
"In a gallery about forty by sixty- feet, the Mac- 
Dowell Club exhibitions, changed every two weeks 
for a period of eight months, show approximately 
1,300 works by 216 artists. With six galleries of this 
size and the time for each group extended to one 
month for the season of eight, 576 artists showing 
3,456 works (room for six large canvases or more 
smaller ones to each) would be given place. This is 
hardly more than the present area where the academy 
exhibitions are held, if as much; but, of course, we 

re confining ourselves to a consideration of painting 

"Finally, again, and most important of points, al- 
though, as Mr. Hoeber states, the jury system re- 
mains, it is a jury selected by the artist himself and, 
in addition, the artist retains the right and the op- 
portunity of having a definite oversight in the hang- 
ing and display of his works. This plan works with- 
out friction, without envy, without malice, or politics. 

New York, Dec. 23. 


There is much amused comment in the 
studios over the real or fancied connection 
of the hanging of the works sent the 
current Winter Academy by Will S. Foote 
and W. S. Robinson in comparatively poor 
places in the Fine Arts Galleries, and the 
"merry war" which raged in the artist 
colony at Lyme, Conn, last summer, over 
the proposed new art building — the plan- 
ning of which has now been put over, owing 
to this controversy. 

It is whispered that this merry war 
raged around the devoted head of one 
Thomas Ball, beloved of Jules Turcas, who 
is, in turn, beloved of Gifford Beal, who is. 
in turn, on the Academy Hanging Com- 
mittee of three. As it is said, Messrs. 
Foote and Robinson were inimical to Mr. 
Ball in the Lyme controversy some artists 
draw the conclusion that their works suf- 
fered in consequence, through the Ball-Tur- 
cas-Beal connection. The story as told, 
while rather a far fetched, is a good one. 
But "Can such passions dwell in Celestial 
(Lyme) minds?" 


Mr. Faris C. Pitt of Baltimore, who re- 
cently sold a large corporation picture by 
Pieter Van Lint (1609-1690), "The Ant- 
werp Guild of 1649," has been unable to de- 
liver the work on account of the war. 


(Continued from page 1) 

noticeable that, with very few exceptions, 
even the few bidders at the Plaza sale 
would not meet this limit price, and so the 
works were monotonously withdrawn with 
the depressing announcement of "Passed." 
Mr. Partridge himself announced at the 
Tuesday evening sale that " It was not a 
forced one and no works would be sold 
unless they reached their proper value," and 
this semingly discouraged bidding. 

There can be no possible reflection on the 
motives of the worthy people who organized 
and managed the exhibition and sale and 
some of whom, notably Mrs. Partridge, la- 
bored earnestly for its success, or in its 
disappointing result, and it may be that a 
tidy s'um for the needy Belgian and French 
artists may yet be realized by the disposal 
of the works left over, at private sale — but 
it is the province and duty of an independent 
chronicler of art news to tell the truth, 
and the truth is that the sale was a sad 
disappoinment to those who had expected 
much from it. 




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December 16, 1914. 
The current exhibition of The New Eng- 
lish Aft. Club shows that already the spirit 
of the times is being mirrored in contem- 
porary art and that artists from whom we 
should least have expected it, are beginning 
to assume a martial manner. Those who 
have grown familiar with the somewhat 
decadent subjects which have hitherto 
s^eemed to appeal to Walter Sickert to 
the exclusion of all else, will find much to 
surprise them in his "Soldiers of King Al- 
bert The Ready," for it shows a compre- 
hension and S3''mpathy with a phase of life 
which they might well have supposed to 
have hardly come within his sphere. 

This is no mere catalog of uniforms, no 
literary account of some harrowing or blood- 
curdling incident, calculated either to stir 
the emotions or to arouse a sense of dra- 
matic horror, but a piece of realism, touch- 
ing in its simplicity and a personal com- 
mentary on the heroic aspect of a common 
phase of military life. This moving picture 
of two common troopers is something more 
than a mere pictorial achievement; it is in- 
finitely more valuable as a suggestion of the 
power that lies behind and which will no 
doubt eventually make of Mr. Sickert an 
artist worthy to rank with the great military 
painters of France who, while putting on 
one side the externals of warfare, have 
given us its soul and true inwardness. Some 
clever work is contributed by Wm. Orpen 
and sT particularly fine landscape is sent by 
C. J. Holmes. 

Planning Greater London. 

r Although the present is hardly a time in 
which to set on foot plans for the architec- 
tural improvement of London, there is much 
.to be said in favor of the scheme suggested 
by the London Society for planning a 
"Greater London," on the lines 'oi other 
great capitals which have been the outcome 
of design rather than, as in the case of our 
ow^n metropolis, of chance. Naturally one 
has just now the advantage of being able 
to draw upon the services of many leading 

' architects, surveyors, and artists who, ow- 
ing to the war, find themselves compara- 

■ tively inactive and whose co-operation in a 
matter of this kind would, to a large extent 
guarantee its success. The Earl of Ply- 
mouth is taking an active part in the scheme 
and it is his object to evolve a memorial 
in a regenerated London which will form a 
fitting commemoration of the crisis we are 
passing through. Whatever plan may even- 
tually be formulated it is sincerely to be 
"hoped that those responsible will not fail to 
give due weight to the fact that London 

•owes the major part of her charm to her 
haying grown up irregularly and in a hap- 
hazard way, and that a series of regular 
streets and boulevards and of uniform shops 
and buildings would do away with her in- 
dividuality, and negative her attractions. But 
so far as the improvements make for more 
efficient lighting and sanitation, there is 
nothing to be urged against them. 

Stuart — Not Beechey. 

The claim made by Mr. Charles H. Hart 
of Philadelphia that the delightful por- 
trait of Mrs. Siddons, presented to the Na- 
tional Portrait Gallery in 1858 by Mr. De- 
lane of "The Times" was by Gilbert Stuart 

.'and not by Beechey, as was believed, 
seems to have been accepted by the authori- 

" ties for the name of the artist inscribed on 
the frame has now been altered from Beech- 
ey to Stuart. As was pointed out by Mr. Hart, 
there is no record of the great actress ever 
having sat to Beechey, whereas she is re- 
corded as haying sat to Stuart, and as all 
trace of the latter's portrait has been lost, 
there is ev^ry reason to suppose that this is 
the one. It is distinctly in "American- Stu- 
art's" style and is probably. that sold for two 

' guineas in London in 1829. 

The death of Charles Sainton, which 

. js announced from New York, removes one 
of the best artists in silver-point from our 

; midst. His "one-man" shows invariably 

'.drew together all the leading art-lovers in 
town,. for the delicacy and charm of his 
work appealed to persons of the most wide- 
ly differing tastes. 

, The sale rooms still remain quiet, though 
several sales of minor importance, have tak- 
en place from time to time. Thus, Puttick 
& Simpson's were recently occupied with 
a sale of Baxter color-prints, while Messrs. 
Hodgson announce a sale of 17th and 18th 
century bound books. War loans as well 

' as art sales go to prove that there is no 
lack of money in the country just now, and 
that spending is steadily tending to regain 

. the normal, though large' disbursements 
^ay be looked for in vain. 

'L. G.-S. 


The habitually genial critic of the "Tran- 
script" appears to have been driven almost 
to desperation by the collection of Colonial 
and imitation relics now on view at the Art 
Club and which will later adorn the Massa- 
chusetts building at the Panama-Pacific Ex- 
position, and frees his mind as follows: 

"One has a vast deal of esteem for Copley 
and Stuart and a good deal of respect for 
some of the people they painted, and a prop- 
er degree of awe with regard to the Colonial 
Dames of America, but in spite of these sen- 
timents,^ we must say that this is rather a 
depressing exhibition. No doubt the Co- 
lonial Dames did the best they could and 
'angels could do no more,' but we do not 
value copies very highly, even when they are 
good copies, and to say that some copies 
are not good is to put it very mildly. We 
hope the San Francisco people will not form 
their judgment of our early American por- 
trait painters on the basis of the evidence 
afforded by this collection of copies." He 
further comments caustically on the naivete 
which affixed labels to the aforesaid copies, 
giving in much detail the 'name and descent 
and titles to distinction of the sitter, without 
a single mention of the name of the artist 
who painted the original.' 

The Colonial Dames may take comfort, 
however, for the critic of another daily says 
that these works will serve their purpose ad- 
mirably, and are as good as better things 
would be by way of wall furnishings. 

The St. Botolph Club is offering a col- 
lection of portraits, decorations, sketches for 
decorations, studies, drawings and photo- 
graphs of completed decorations by Kenyon 
Cox. Among the portraits that of Maxfield 
Parrish is sure to attract attention because 
of its remarkable interpretation of character. 
The others, 4 in number, are all strong in 
their grasp of the sitter's personality. Mr. 
Cox has a style in decorative work which 
is positive and commands respect, although 
frequently harsh in color and over-academic 
in general treatment; however, his work is 
in refreshing contrast to much so-called 
modern decoration by reason of its self- 
subordination to the architecture of which 
it forms a part and its carefully balanced 
design. Rich and royal in color are the 
studies for the mosaics in the dome of the 
Wisconsin State Capitol and the figures typ- 
ifying "Justice," "Government," "Legisla- 
tion" and "Liberty," are all extremely fine. 

The Corcoran Gallery has just purchased 
Philip Hale's recent work, "A Portrait," the 
canvas which received a medal at the Art 
Institute Exhibition a few weeks ago. This 
painting shows an attractive young woman 
in gay furs, big muff held close to the face, 
the background light grey. The face is de- 
lightfully seen in a high key, the fresh color 
agreeable, offset by the dark note of a dark 
hat which nearly surrounds. 

John Doe. 


Albert Rosenthal, of Philadelphia, is hold- 
ing an exhibition at the Peabody Galleries 
of 24 canvases, among/which are strong por- 
traits of Chief Justice White, the late Judge 
Lurton, associate justice of the Supreme 
Court, Judge W. W. Wiltbank, Dr. J. C. 
Morris, Edward Biddle and Paris C. Pitt, 
the Baltimore art dealer. 

The greater number of the paintings are 
portraits and portrait studies of women, all 
charming works, revealing Mr. Rosenthal's 
brilliant, facile style and his resourcefulness 
as a colorist, to excellent advantage. 

On the other side of the gallery there is 
an exhibition by seven Baltimore women: 
Mmes. Florence Hochschild Austrian, Nich- 
olas G. Penniman and -Misses Margaret 
Wood, Lillian Giffin, Eleanor Hurd and 
Bertha Swindell. 

Five Baltimore artists have work hung in 
the current Corcoran Gallery display, Wash- 
ington. They are Maiide Drein Bryant, 
whose paintings are now shown at the Fol- 
som Galleries, N. Y., Mary Kremelberg. 
Camelia Whitehurst, Marie de Ford Keller 
and Everett Lloyd Bryant. Mrs. Bryant 
has. three canvases in the show and Mr. 
Bryant, her husband, has two. Both make 
a specialty of decorative flower pieces and 

Miss Keller sent her portrait of Dr. Sam- 
uel C. Chew, Miss Whitehurst, her "Easter 
Morning," and Miss Kremelberg, her 
"Mother and Child." 

Two sculptures by William Henry Rine- 
hart were purchased for the Peabody collec- 
tion at the N. M. Matthews' sale, a few 
days ago. The subjects are "Marbles," 
"Night" and "Morning." The collection con- 
tains several beautiful works by Rinehart, 
mcludmg his chef d'oeuvre, "Clytie." 

The nineteenth exhibition of the Balti- 
more Watercolor Club will be held at the 
Peabody Gallery Jan. 8-28. Exhibits will be 
received Jan. 2. 

W. W. B. 


Black and Whites at the Century. 

Most attractive is the display of works in 
black and white by members of the Cen- 
tury Club, 7 West 43 St., which continues to 
Jan. 4. G. W. Breck signs some capital 
Washington portraits in crayon and pencil, 
one of Sen. Morgan, and G. H. Smillie at- 
tractive pencil sketches with Italian and 
American subjects. F. Hopkinson Smith, 
among other charcoals, has one where the 
quality of Venetian marble steps is repro- 
duced by remarkably clever use of the gray 
paper and Chinese white. W. H. Lippincott 
signs some delightful drawings and etch- 
ings, some going as far back as 1880. H. 
Bolton Jones is represented by excellent 
landscapes and Francis C. Jones by charm- 
ing full and half nudes. Robert F. Blood- 
good has fine bird etchings and J. Alden 
Weir excellent pencil drawings and a quite 
remarkable study of a feather. C. T. Chap- 
man is at his best in pen, wash and etched 
marines. Carroll Beckwith has attractive 
drawings and Frederick Dielmann striking 
drawings and etchings. Others represented 
are Messrs. Walton, Henry, Hinton, Rogers 
and A. C. Morgan. 

Cubists at the Carroll Galleries. 

Cubism and curliculism are rampant at 
the Carroll Galleries, 9 East 44 St., where 
the First Exhibition of Works by contem- 
porary French artists is on to Jan. 2. The 
very clever group of gentlemen who ex- 
tract the unlovely from the nude with great 
skill and suggest it with blobs, sweeps and 
scratches, and represent nature in human 
form and landscape, as a bibulous struggle 
of cubes and curved surfaces with prisms 
and planes, are in fine spirits and full force. 
There is no doubt of the abilities of MM. 
Cros, Derain, Dufy, De la Fresnaye, Gleizes, 
Picasso, De Segonzac, Seurat, Signac and 
Villon among others, while works of curious 
interest and strong technique are Duchamp- 
Villon's "Study for a Statue," a drawing, 
Villon's study in planes, "A Young Woman," 
an etching, and De la Fresnaye's fine "Fe- 
male Figure," in pen and ink. Much of the 
rest is a mixture that looks like a cross be- 
tween the drawings of those who have lost 
their minds and those who have not yet got 

Works by George Inness, Jr. 

George Inness, Jr., has taken a studio at 
366 Fifth Ave., where he is hoMing an exhi- 
bition of some twenty recent canvases, 
through Jan. 1. The display includes land- 
scapes, animal and figure subjects-. Several 
brilliant sunsets, are full of the dramatic and 
poetic qualities which characterize his 
work, and there is a winter landscape with 
well-painted snow that reveals the artist's 
intimate knowledge of nature which he inter- 
prets with rare poetic feeling, "After a 
Storm," a summer landscape is faithfully 
rendered, and there is a sheep picture that 
is also a thoroughly successful work. The 
other examples shown are equally interest- 

After the exhibition closes here it will be 
shown during the month of Jan. at the 
Montclair, N. J., Museum. 

Christmas-tide Pictures. 
Pictures by old masters, with subjects per- 
taining to the Christmas season, are on 
view through the holidays at the Ehrich 
Galleries, 707 Fifth Ave. There is a dis- 
tinguished "Madonna and Child," by Raf- 
faelino Del Garbo and an interesting trip- 
tych by Henri Met de Bles, including a "Na- 
tivity," an "Adoration of the Kings," and a 
"Flight into Egypt." A "Madonna and 
Child" is much to the credit of Marco Belli, 
while another is from .the facile brush of 
Joost Van Cleef. The master of Frankfort 
and Marco Palmezzano picture the Holy 
Mother and Child with saints, while others 
represented are Morales, Naldini, Piazza, 
Van Scorel and Van der Neyden to whom 
is attributed an "Adoration of the Shep- 

Impressionist Flower Pieces. 

There is now on view to Dec. 30 at the 
Folsom Galleries, a collection of 16 most 
interesting oils which are Maude Drein 
Bryant's impressionist exploitations of pic- 
turesquely arranged groups of flowers and 
porcelains with the introduction of a figure 
in the case of "The Antique Teapot" and 
"The Dreamer," and three landscapes called 

Restoring of Old and Modern Pcuntings 


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Estab. in New York since 1907 at 452 Fifth Avenue 

Highest References 

from Museums. Collectors and Picture Dealers 

The Gorham Foundries 

give to the casting of life size, 
colossal, and small statuary 
that painstaking and sympa- 
thetic handling whicn alone in- 
sures the most successful result. 
€L Particular attention is being 
given to the patining of statu- 

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I'Druid Lake," 'The Hillside House," and 
"The Dormer Window." The color is good 
and the handling vigorous. Cornelia C. F. 
Brown shows in an adjoining gallery some 
interesting Spanish -figure studies. 


Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney's "SO-SO'" 
sale for the benefit of the Apierican Ambu- 
lance Hospital, at her studios, 8 W. 8 St., 
has been a great success. Several 

thousand dollars has been realized. Mrs. 
Arthur Scott Burden purchased "The 
Dance of the Wind," and Mrs. Payne 
Whitney "The Dance of the Nymphs." 

Among the contributing artists end their 
examples donated are Ernest Lawson, who 
gives a landscape, "The First Snow"; George 
Bellows, with his "War Ships on the Hud- 
son"; Van Dearing Perrine, with his "Look- 
ing Across the Bay"; A. L. Groll, with an 
'Arizona Desert," and D. Putnam Brinley, 
with his "Salt Ships at Gloucester." 

Allen Tucker sends "Veils of Spring"; Paul 
Cornoyer, a river scene; Randall Davey, 
"Rocks and Sea," Miss Lillian Genth, "The 
Coming of Spring"; Irving R. Wiles, "The 
Brunette';; Frank de Havei, "Mamaroneck 
Lake"; F. Hopkinson Smith, "The Glean- 
ers"; Chcfrles Bittinger, "Alone"; Eli Har- 
vey, "Jardin du Luxembourg"; Blendon R. 
Campbell, "Macdougal Alley"; Jonas Lie, 
"The Golden Age"; Colin Campbell Cooper, 
"Lanfenberg on the Rhine"; E. W. Deming, 
"The Challenge"; Arthur Hoeber, "Moon- 
rise"; Robert Chanler, "Hopi Snake Dance"; 
Miss Cecilia Beaux, a drawing, "Head of a 
Man," and Arthur E. Davies, three drawings 
of figures. 

Miss Anne Goldthwaite sends "Courtyard 
of Hotel"; Henry Fitch Taylor, "The Trail 
of Jack Frost," and William Zorach a 

Among the sculptures are "The Tortoise 
Boy" and "Young Pan," by Janet Scudder; 
"The Debutante," by Herbert Adams; "In- 
dian Pony," by James E. Eraser; "The / 
Sleeping Nymph"; Paul Manship, "Laugh- 
ing Girl," by Victor Salvatore; "Bubbles,'" 
by A. St. Leger Eberle, and there are works 
by Chester Beach, Isador Konti, Mrs. An- 
nette Saint Gaudens and the late Louis Saint 

The drawings include the original black 
and white of Melvina HofiFman's Pavlowa 


The press and public' of Hungary feel 
bitterly toward Philip Alexius Laszlo de 
Lombas, the most eminent portrait painter 
of the country, because since the beginning 
of the war he has become a British citizen. 
His three oils have been taken from the 
walls of the Buda-Pesth Museum. These 
are the portraits of Pope Leo XIII, of the 
former German imperial chancellor. Prince 
Hoheneohe, and of Bishop Fraknoi. The 
"Pesther Lloyd" says: 

"Philip Laszlo, who owes his name, his .fame and 
the origin of his wealth to Plungary, renounces his 
birthright at a time when his country has to fight for 
its existence. He leaves us to enter the ranks of our 
worst enemy, of those whose fault it is that this cruel 
war has to be fought. He has betrayed his country 
in the moment of extreme peril and sides with those 
who offer him gold, 

"Philip Laszlo, whom we were oroud to call a 
Hungarian artist, has ceased to exist for Hungary. 
Hereafter we shall not think of him as a Hungarian 
nor as an artist. We are turning his pictures out of 
our galleries, where we honor the works of Lavery, 
Sauter and Lawrence. Out with the renegade!" 


Loie Fuller left Paris Dec. 11 with sculp- 
tures by Rodin and Riviere, which she is to^ 
auction at the Panama-Pacific Exposition 
for the benefit of French and Belgian war 
charities. Learning that she was to visit 
San Francisco, Rodin asked Miss Fuller to- 
dispose of several of his best works, the 
proceeds to go to the French Red Cross, 
while the widow of the other sculptor gave 
her all of his works remaining in her pos- 
session to be sold for the benefit of the Bel- 
gian refugees. 




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Mr. Bellows writes as forcefully as 
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up the dry bones in this not over lively 
art season. We welcome other ex- 
pressions of opinion on this subject so 
important to American art interests. 


The interesting letter from George 
Bellows, the artist, which we publish 
elsewhere in this issue, in advocacy of 
Robert Henri's irecently announced 
plan for the substitution of a series of 
successive group exhibitions, the mem- 
bers of each group exhibiting to act 
as their own jurors — for the present 
system of juries still in vogue in the 
large American art institutions which 
hold regular exhibitions — will be read 
with interest by not only artists, but 
collectors and art lovers and further 
carries on the controversy which Mr. 
Henri started. 

This group Jury idea was originated 
by Mr. Henri three years ago at the 
opening of the gallery of the Mac- 
Do well Club in this city, and seems to 
have worked well in that compara- 
tively small show place. As Mr. Bel- 
lows well says, however, the system 
should be expanded to a Democratic 


The closing days of this fateful year 
bring many reflections of a new nature. 
Never in the memory of the oldest liv- 
ing artist, collector or dealer has a year 
brought such a complete reversal and 
upheaval of the very nature of things 
in the world of art as that which is now 

While the fact that art is more or 
less a luxury, and that the artist and 
dealer, in particular, are dependent 
upon the vicissitudes of the commer- 
cial world — there has been some mar- 
ket for the wares of the artist and deal- 
er, some activities that produced, not 
only interest, but needed revenue, in 
all the years of the past two centuries, 
in Europe at least. It lias taken the 
breaking out and continuance of the 
long-feared "Armageddon," with its 
earthquake effect upon the financial 
markets of the world, to destroy the 
long-cherished belief that art is always 
in demand, although ''Kings and 
Thrones may perish." 

The paralysis, for it can be rightly 
given no other name, that came to the 
art world in early August last, and 
from which it is now only slowly re- 
covering, was so utterly unexpected 
that it is still difficult to realize. 

But, as the weeks pass and sober, sec- 
ond thought comes to those whose liveli- 
hood depends upon the art market — it is 
beginning to be realized that art will 
some day come again into its own, and 
that when the great conflict shall have 
ended, those who have been able to en- 
dure, dealers who have kept their busi- 
ness alive, artists who have painted or 
worked bravely on, and collectors who 
have not become dismayed and unwisely 
sacrificed what of their belongings they 
could find purchasers for, will reap a 
deserved harvest. The really valuable 
works of old and living artists will ap- 
preciate, not depreciate, in value after 
the war. Rembrandts, Raphaels and 
Rubens will not sell for less, but more, 
in days to come, and those living artists 
whose work is good will find a better de- 
mand for it in future. 

The minds of men will turn quickly 
with the coming of Peace, from the too 
long contemplation of the horrors and 
sadness that the war has brought, and 
there will be an art as well as a spiritual 
uplifting, which will create a desire for 
the beautiful. 

"All passes — Art alone 

Enduring stays with us 
The bust outlasts the Throne 

The Coin-Tiberius." 

verses are almost psychologically ap- 
propriate to this Ghristmastide of 1914. 


1 1 heard the bells on Christmas Day 
Their old familiar carols play, 
And wild and sweet 
The words repeat 
Of Peace on earth, good-will to men. 

And thought how, as the day had come 
The belfries of all Christendom, 

Had rolled along 

The unbroken song 
Of Peace on earth, good-will to men. 

'Till ringing, singing on its way 

The world revolved from night to day, 

A voice, a chime, 

A chant sublime 
Of Peace on earth, good-will to men. 

Then from each black, accursed mouth 
The cannon thundered in the South, 

And with the sound 

The carols drowned 
Of Peace on earth, good-will to men. 

It was as if an earthquake rent 
The hearth-stones of a continent, 

And made forlorn 

The households born 
Of Peace on earth, good-will to men. 

And in despair I bowed my head, 
'There is no peace on earth, I said, 

'For hate is strong 

'and mocks the song 
'Of Peace on earth, good-will to men.* 

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep 
God is not dead, nor doth he sleep, 

The Wron^ shall fail, 

The Right prevail, 
With Peace on earth, good-will to men. 

News from the Trenches. 

Editor American Art News. 
Dear Sir: 

My many American friends I have not 
forgotten and I often regret I will not see 
them as long as this war keeps going. 
However, 1 think of you all a good big lot 
and remain just as interested in art matters 
as ever. Please give my greetings through 
your valuable journal to my many artist 
friends and accept for yourself my best 
wishes and remembrances. 
Sincerely yours, 

Edouard Ziegler. ^ 
France (Name of place deleted by Censor) 

Nov. 28, 1914. 


Charles H. Rutan. 
Charles H. Rutan, 63 years old, of the 
architectural firm of Shepley, Rutan & Cpol- 
idge of Boston and Chicago died Dec. 17 at 
his home in Brookline. Mr. Rutan was born 
at Newark, and became asociated with Gam- 
brill & Richardson, New York architects, 
with whom he remained until 1878. Then 
Mr. Richardson moved to Brookline, and 
Mr. Rutan went with him. In 1886 he 
formed a partnership -with George F. Shep- 
ley and Charles A. Coolidge. Mr. Rutan 
was a member of the Boston Society of Ar- 
chitects, the American Institute of Archi- 
tects and was a trustee of the Constantino- 
ple Colege. His wive and' two daughters 
survive him. 











CHRISTMAS (1862-1914) 

The following now, alas, almost for- 
gotten verses, were written by Long- 
fellow in the darkest hours (from the 
Northern or Union viewpoint) of the 
Civil war — those of the closinsr days of 

It seems to the Art News that the 

France, Mother of the Arts. 

To the Editor of the 

American Art News. 

A new era for France is about to begin. 
The darkest hour precedes dawn, and while 
Germany proclaims "Finis Galliae," instead 
of being stricken off the map of Europe, 
France will continue for centuries to come, 
to give birth to writers, to artists and to 

But if Europe wants to enjoy an era of 
peace and prosperity, the German Empire 
must be broken up, and after the first great 
defeats that the Allies will now, soon in- 
flict upon it, it will not take more than a 
flick of the finger for the old dislike of the 
German southern states for Prussia to re- 
vive, and therefore to upset the whole edifice 
of the German Empire. 

That edifice is no more the fatherland of 
Goethe, of Lessing, of Schiller and Kant, 
but the Germany of Bismarck. May it per- 
ish forever. 

It is responsible for the destruction of the 
University of Louvain and of the Cathedral 
of Rheims, and still the Bismarckian Ger- 
many ought to have respected and under- 
stopd such glorious monuments of the best 
Gothic art, when their own is the sparkling 
radiation of the great civilization of France 
in the 12th and 13th centuries. 

The Cathedral of Rheims was more than a 
Church, it was the Parthenon of Christ, the 
symbol of a world already 20 centuries old, 
one of the most magnificent monuments of 
Christianity, and its perfect beauty and in- 
comparable majesty were greater than all 
the edifices of reality or dream. What Will- 
iam the second has destroyed in 1914, Mar- 
I shal von Moltke respected in 1870. Dur- 
ing the eight days that he occupied Rheims, 
he went daily inside the Cathedral, ending 
his visits always by a station in front of the 
Rose Window of the portal. He sat often 
in the chapel of the Cardinal, and gazing at 
the admirable stain-glass, with the most 
harmonious light glaring through it, the 
great tactician seemed to be lost in. religious 
contemplation, his mind wandering far away 
from his bloody visions, absorbed by such a 
spectacle of perfection. 

The vandals of 1914, who have pointed 
their sruns on the monument which aroused 
in 1870 the admiration and respect of their 
great general, prove to what extent, conceit 
and pride, have corrupted whatever their 
race may have once possessed of idealism. 
It is fair to add that German idealism, 
praised too much by Madame de Stael, was 
due to the influence of the French ideas in 
the 17th and 18th centuries, which raised 
Germany far above itself, when it became 
cosmopolitan and therefore humanitarian. 

The marvelous cathedral of Rheims is no 
more, and like Attila, supreme chief of the 
Huns in the fifth century. Kaiser William 
can, in the twentieth century, also truthfully 
say: "Ego sum flagitium Dei." 

Edouard Brandus. 
Paris, Nov. 20, 1914. 

Daniel Parish. 

Daniel Parish, seventy-three years old, 
died in Roosevelt Hospital Dec. 17, follow- 
ing a fall two weeks before. 

Mr. Parish was born in this city in 1841, 
and in his early life started a collection of 
antiques, curios and old -coins, and up to the 
time of his death had a very large^i^ollection. 
He was ex-president of the American Nu- 
mismatic Society and a member of the New 
York Historical Society. He is survived by 
his brother, Henry Parish, president of the 
New York Life Insurance and Trust Com- 
pany, and two sisters,^ Misses Susan and 
Helen. ' "* 

Mrs. Walter Crane. 

Mrs. Walter Crane^ wife of the painter, 
designer, lecturer and writer, was found 
dead, Dec. 19, on the railway near Ashford, 
Kent in England. A Coroner's jury rend- 
ered a verdict of suicide while temporarily 
insane. Mrs. Crane was formerly Mary 
Frances Andrews of Hempstead, . Essex. 
She married Mr. Crane in 1871. 

Albert Gross. 

Mr. Albert Gross a member of the firm of 
Edward Gross, picture publish 2rs at 853 
Broadway, died in the railroad station of 
New Rbchelle on Dec. 18, his 43 birthday. 
He leaves at his home in New Rochelle a 
widow and young son. i 


Somebody bought an "early Greek bottle" 
in this city a day or two ago for $125. It 
niay have sold once for an obolus. Its value' 
today is not in itself but in the buyer's cu- 
rious mind, which discovers precious suali- 
ties in it that the maker probably never 
dreamed of. What are they? Why has this 
bit of glass, surviving for millenniums 
through some accident of "falling soft" into 
a Hellenic kitchen, Suddenly acquired an 
enhanced value of more than 4,000 per cent. 
— perhaps 1 per cent, a year since it. was 
first blown from Mediterranean sands 
and ashes of an olive grove? The trite • 
newspaper report of the sale describes it as 
of dark blue glass with opalescent and silver 
lights. Does the charm reside in the' color 
and the gleam, which are certainly due to 
no fine handicraft, but only to the mellow- 
ing chemistry of countless ages? Or does 
it spring from the heroic and hallowed as- 
pect which the fresh, strong youth of the 
race assumes in the modern imagination? 
Is it because the men and women who kept 
essences or perfumes in it were so many 
generations nearer to the gods and goddess- 
es, the heroes and the sirens of the days be- 
fore mankind had become altogether of the 
earth? ^ Probably the buyer would find him- 
self quite unable to account for his appraisal. 
Perhaps there is somewhere down in his 
soul the hope that with the vessel, he has 
bought some immortal inspiration, some dis-.^ 
tillation from the old Promethean draught "*• 
of life, imprisoned in the glass and waiting 
to be the slave of a modern master like the 
genie in the Arabian tale. — N. Y. Sun. 


The Hackley Gallery has loaned to the 
Panama-Pacific Exposition six oils from its 
permanent collection. They are Gainsbor- 
ough's "Sir William Lynch," Hogarth's 
"Anne, Viscountess Irwin;" Beechey's "Mr. 
Munroe Furgeson;" Goya's "Don Juan Jose 
Perez Mora:" Whistler's "A Study in Rose 
and Brown," and Blakelock's "Ecstasy." 



The members of the Artists Guild have i 
made their Fine Arts Shop a veritable treas- ' 
ury of fine art in painting, arts-crafts, and 
little bronzes. Among the artists represent- 
ed are Anna L. Stacey, W. M. Clute, Ada 
W. Schultz, Pauline Palmer, Lucie Hart- 
rath, Marie Blanke, J. L. Reichmann, Mar- 
garet Baker, Ida Peterson, Adolph Schulz, 
Kate K. van Duzee, Jessie B. Evans, Sarah 
F. Kline, L. O. Griffith, J. Stacey, Al. Jour- 
gens, C. A. Herbert, B. F. Glaman, A. E. 
Albright, Frank Peyrourd, Edw^ard Ertz, 
Mary Butler, F. M. Pebbles, Frora Leuter, 
Mary Butler, C. F. Browne, Jeannette Buck- 
ley, Mary Wetmore, J. S. Wittrup and Wal- 
ter Ufer. 

Carl Werntz, Director of the Academy of 
Fine Arts, is leading the school's classes in 
painting winter subjects. Pupils now are 
transcribing lake-shore landscapes with 
much success. The post-graduates are ac- 
complishing skillful work. It will be re- 
called that this Academy has turned out 
some successful competitors for the scholar- 
ship at the American Academy at Rome. 

A feature of the week is a Christmas ben- 
efit sale of her paintings for Marion Blake- 
lock, daughter of the painter, R. A. Blake- 
lock, who has been insane since 1897. Miss 
• Blakelock's oils recall her father's work. 
Mr. J. W. Young has six pictures by Marion 
Blakelock in his galleries, and is calling es- 
pecial attention to them, and offering them 
at less than their value in order to alleviate 
the distress of the Blakelock family. He is 
making this effort to sell the paintings in 
response to a letter recently sent him by the 
young artist. Mr. Young has received a 
check of $50 each, and there are prospects 
of other sales. 

The exhibition of stage-craft, at the Art 
Institute, is an aftermath of the show of 
picturesque costumes by Leon Bakst, last 
year. The display illustrates the cosmopoli- 
tan attitude of the Institute towards "art for 
the puSlic." Messrs. Sam'Hume and Arthur 
Aldis gave iaddresses on this stage-craft ex- 
hibition before its opening. Mr. Dudley 
Crafts Watson, assisted by Mrs. Alfred Em- 
erson, will give a lecture on "Nature's 
Moods," as applied to painting, in Fuller- 
ton Hall, Art Institute, Jan. 13. 

William Pennhallow Henderson and John 
W. Norton have finished medallions includ- 
ed in the series for one of the large dining 
rooms of the La Salle Hotel. The medal- 
lions are enhanced with heads in the Pom- 
padour style, with powdered wigs and other 
"period" significations. 

Paintings by Jane Peterson, Charles War- 
ren Eaton, Robert Vonnoh, Geo. Bellows, 
Geo. H. Woodtury, etchings by Earl H. 
Reed, and sculptures by Bessie Potter Von- 
noh, all in one show, continue to attract 
visitors at the Institute. 

The Austin-Brownes have returned to the 
city, from a successful exhibition of their 
work in Milwaukee, to their studio in the 
Tower Building. 

H. EflFa Webster. 


The "Philadelphia Prize," founded by 
Mr. Edward Bok and to be awarded partly 
to the artist, and partly to the Academy 
schools, while somewhat unusual in its con- 
ditions is nevertheless in its intent and 
purpose, a step in the right direction 
towards the stimulation of the popular in- 
terest in art, as a phase of civic betterment 
and in the Academy's Annuals as the 
educational center of such a movement. 

The work of leveling the site for the new 
Municipal Art Museum is still proceeding, 
but the loan of $800,000 voted by the people 
at the last election will not be available for 
some months yet, as various formalities, 
advertising among others, must intervene 
before the money can be touched. Mr. 
Harrison Morris' generous oflfer of his 
holdings of Academy of Fine Arts stock, 
apparently still remains to be accepted by 
the city, and it is to be hoped that some 
amicable arrangement on this basis may 
be reached. Mr. Morris in this connection 
denies absolutely any responsibility for the 
inexplicable sale, some years ago, of many 
pictures of the Academy's permanent col- 
lection, as he was merely a subordinate 
officer at that time. 

While all the items concerning the sale 
of the works contributed to the Allied Arts 
Relief Fund Exhibition have not yet been 
accounted for, it is known that the sum 
realized will be nearly if not more, than 
$^,000. Mr. John Frederick Lewis con- 
ducted the sale by auction and disposed of 
a small landscape by Rafaelli for $300, 
"Water Garden," by Henry McCarter for 
$285, small sketch "World's Fair," by 
Twachtman for $225, landscape by ^R. B. 
Farley $200; L. G. SeyfiFert's "Dutch- 
Woman," $170; "Village in France," E. W. 
Redfield, $150; "A Study," by Violet Oakley, 
$155; "Colloque Sentimental," by A. Borie, 
$115 and the rest of the list at lower prices. 

The Christmas Ball Committee of 
students of the Academy has issued, in- 
vitations for an Egyptian Dance on New 
Year's evening. 

Eugene Castello. 


Trinity College has acquired for its me- 
morial gallery at Jarvis Hall a portrait^ of 
former president George Williamson Smith, 
painted by Ruel Compton Tuttle. Mr. Tut- 
tle, has represented the subject in cap and 
gown, treating the design with marked origi-^ 
nality. Other notable portraits in theTrin- 
ity collection are Montague Flagg's "Pro- 
fessor Pynchon"; Louis Potter's busts of 
Professors Pynchon and- Luther; C. Noel 
Flagg's "Henry Keney" and a number of 
interesting representations of early presi- 
dents of. the college. 

A replica of the marble bust of Senator 
C. C. Cook of Hartford, by F. M. L. Ton- 
netti of New York, acquired by the Frenrch 
government for the Luxemburg and exhibit- 
ed last season at the National Academy, will 
very likely be made for Hartford. Senator 
Cook was instrumental in securing for the 
decoration for the Connecticut Supreme 
Court building the services of the sculptor 
who has done some of his best work on 
this commission. 


The Grand Rapids Art Association has 
recently held an exhibition of oils by 
Gardner Symons, which emphasized the un- 
usual versality of the artist. Among the 
canvases were marines, painted along the 
rocky coast of California, the snow-clad 
Berkshires, brilliant Autumn foliage, delicate 
Spring wood interiors, and glimpses of 
quaint St. Ives and its fishing craft. 

The Association purchased for its perma- 
nent collection 'his large and {important 
canvas "Evening Glow," which received such 
favorable notice in last Spring's National 
Academy display. 

Mr. Symons paid a brief visit here during 
his exhibition and left behind him much 
good advice in regard to a much agitated 
art museum. At a banquet at the Associa- 
tion of Commerce, tendered the artist, he 
spoke strongly in favor of a museum located 
in the heart of the business district, em- 
phasizing the fact that it would more than 
pay for the additional expense of main- 
tenance by the greatly increased admission 
receipts. Mr. Symons was emphatic as to 
the need of the Museum's accessibility. 


That the National Capital is much inter- 
ested in art, is shown by the fact that at a 
recent lecture of the National Museum on 
the decorative arts by Frank Alvah Parsons, 
there was an attendance of over 800. 
Richard N. Brooke, principal as well as 
vice-president of the Society of Washington 
Artists, recently gave a talk at the Corcoran 
School on "The Use of the Sketch Book." On 
Dec. 16, Dr. Christian Brinton gave in the 
National Museum before the Society of Fine 
Arts an illustrated lecture on "Contemporary 
Painting." By special invitation a group of 
watercolors by the late James Henry Moser 
is to be shown at the Panama-Pacific Fair. 
The exhibition of the Society of Washington 
artists for the benefit of the Belgian suffer- 
ers was quite a success. 


The letter, republished from a London 
periodical in the Art News of Nov. 14 last, 
from Mr. Furst of Hanfstaengle and Co.. 
and which, at the time, appeared to us to 
betoken courage on the part of that firm, 
seems to have stirred up, rather than allayed 
the ire of the English art trade against the 

A correspondent of the Fine Arts Trade 
Journal of London, under the heading of 
"German Bunkum," writes that publication 
as follows: 

"I must emphatically protest against the 
statement in the letter headed 'No change 
of Name,' signed by Messrs. H. E. A. Furst 
and von Schubaert in last month's Journal, 
viz., that, because he has a branch in Brit- 
ain, Franz Hanfstaengl, London, is not 
'morally an enemy.' This mischievous state- 
ment is so palpably ridiculous, that I must 
apologize for nailing it to the counter; but 
here and there traders believe these German 
statements. Franz Hanfstaengl is a Ger- 
man-owned house relying (with the excep- 
tion of a few British-produced etchings 
and watercolors) entirely upon its Ger- 
man-produced publications. It employs 
two German-speaking managers of Ger- 
man birth, as well as other Germans 
upon its staff, which would doubtless be all 
German were it not for the language diffi- 
culty. The twaddle in the letter about 'bind- 
ing guarantees,' that *no money will be re- 
mitted to Germany or Austria during the 
war is beside the point, which is that we as 
Britons owe it to our country and ourselves 
not to help the enemy in any way. 
Franz Hanfstaengl, London,* is an enemy, 
Mr. Fiirst must have known well, and, see- 
ing that he and Herr von Schubaert could 
not have altered the name had they wished, 
the object of the letter seems vague. Over 
a month ago, Mr. Fiirst circularized the 
trade with a form by which one might have 
inferred it a privilege to be allowed to buy 
German gravures. Those who wished to 
buy from Hanfstaengl's had to fill up an un- 
dertaking to pay for what they received — 
otherwise they would not receive delivery. 
This circular was obviously the result of the 
decision that German-owned houses, having 
branches in this country, like Hanfstaengl's, 
are 'enemies,' and as such have no locus 
standi in British law courts, whilst the war 
lasts. Mr. Furst is well aware of the fact 
that 'there is no need for Britons to pay any 
debts to German-owned houses during the 
war and that it is very inadvisable to do 

"Take the case of Hanfstaengl's, for in- 
stance. If the British trader pays his Hanf- 
staengl accounts, he is simply playing into 
the hands of the Munich headquarters by 
providing the monej'- which it would other- 
wise have to find to keep the branch open. 
Not only that, but he is providing the sinews 
of war for those forthcoming British-pro- 
duced publications nientioned by Mr. Fiirst, 
productions brought put, be it noticed, with 
the idea of providing profit for and main- 
taining an enemy's firm. Whether the pub- 
lications be produced in Britain, the U. S. A., 
or Timbuktu is immaterial; the point to be 
noted is, they are to benefit an enemy's firm, 
and, consequently, that enemy's country. 
Moreover, what is there to prevent Mr. 
Fiirst from sending remittances to Hanf- 
Istaengl's New York house, which may be 
very handy in these critical times? Herren 
Fiirst and Schubaert have brought these re- 
marks upon themselves and their firm. 
They must be aware that many of the 
smaller traders have but a hazy idea of the 
law in this crisis; that if a certain propor- 
tion are sufficiently fed up with half truths, 
in approved German fashion, and threatened 
with proceedings, they will pay, for the 
sake of peace. I hear that travellers for 
German-owned firms ha*ve threatened pro- 
ceedings, and in view of this, and the state- 
ments in Mr. Fiirst's letters, I conceive it 
but my duty to put the position plainly, even 
though nine-tenths of the trade are already 
fully aware of it. Further than that, if these 
threats by British travellers, on behalf of 
German firms, continue, I shall deem it my 
duty to consider naming offenders." 


The Detroit Museum has just become the 
possessor of the bronze group "Centaur 
and Dryad," by Paul Manship. The pur- 
chase was made through popular subscrip- 
tion, and the Museum was fortunate enough 
to secure the original bronze, which was 
awarded the Helen Foster Barnett prize 
at the National Academy last year Of 
the four replicas made, the Metropolitan 
Museum has purchased one. The Museum 
has also received a landscape presented 
by the estate of Samuel Isham, in 
accordance with his wishes. The picture 
was selected for the Museum by Edwin H 
Blashfield. . * 


D. C. French, the N. Y. sculptor, was the 
unanimous choice of the Lincoln Memorial 
Commission on Dec. 18, to design the 
bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln to be 
placed in the Lincoln memorial building in 
Washington. ^ 


. Mr. Charles Vezin has composed an 
imaginary dialogue between an exhibitor 
and a juor of the current National 
Academy. His dramatis personae discuss 
the effect of "effectism." The exhibitor com- 
pares the exhibition picture to the penknife 
u ^^? ^^^^ ^" ^^^ window of a hardware 
shop, a foot long and with a hundred 
blades, good for nothingbut exhibition." He 
compares the experience of the jury to a 
man who alternates sips of claret with sips 
ot Rhine wine, and follows them up with 
cognac. He says he painted a "futurist" pic- 
ture for the Lighthouse of the Blind one 
day, all in ultra-marine, cadmium and ver- 
mihon, and it took hours to get his retina 
into a natural condition again. He com- 
pares the art that comes before the jury to 
music from trombones, bass drums, brass 
instruments, flutes, violins, 'cellos, and the 
human voice, and says that the strings 
should have their chance in the orchestra. 

Mr. Vezin thinks that an exhibition pic- 
ture IS like a social dazzler, charming at a 
dinner, but impossible and fatiguing in a 
home. He compares it to the strong man of 
the vaudeville stage, who can do stunts of 
strength, but never a good all-dav's work. 
He says that an artist who truly has "punch" 
IS never muscle-bound and that, the "four 
incredibly slender cables of the Brooklyn 
Bridge are made of the finest piano wire," in 
order to stand the strain put upon them. 
These are only a few of the things that he 
says to the juror, and the main thing is a 
good bit of constructive criticism. He 
thinks the jury should appoint a Committee 
of One to pick out the loud things from the 
tender and sensitive things, and that the two 
classes should be judged on separate days, 
the quiet works first, so that the eyes of the 
jury could come to them fresh and alive to 



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After two years of discussion the question 
of whether the Detroit Museum of Art is 
entitled to legally expend the taxpayers' 
money is to be decided by the courts. If 
the court decides against the museum, the 
plans for the construction of a $1,500,000 art 
center on Woodward Ave. will fail, and the 
. institution must be turned over to the city 
if any progress is to be made. Corpora- 
tion Counsel Lawson contends that the mu- 
seum is a semi-private institution and not 
entitled to enjoy municipal appropriations. 
The suit is to be a friendly one and will be 
instituted by Judge William L. Carpenter 
who will mandamus Controller Engel to pay 
Assistant Director Clyde Burroughs's salary 
for the first two weeks in December, the 
controller having decided to withhol'd pay- 
ment. A $300,000 bond issue for the mu- 
seum has already been approved by vote 
of the people. — Detroit Free Press. 


To the "Century" for January, Mr. Kip- 
ling, Max Beerbohm and three others con 
tribute stories, J. L. Allen the conclusion of 
his serial and L. N. Parker a play in verse. 
W. K. Stone and C. L. Bull, collaborate in 
writing and illustrating a nature article, A. 
C. Benson has an essay and E. A. Ross a 
continuation of his description of South 
American natives. Estelle Loomis describes 
the receipt of the declaration of war in 
Paris, J. H. Robinson the German state of 
mind and S. P. Orth the French, while E. D. 
Schoonmaker tells of Russia. There ■ are 
three poems, and the pictures are by J. Pen- 
nell, A. B. Frost, A. Rackham and Anna W. 


Henry Clews, Jr., the artist, and Mrs. 
Elsie Whelen Goelet were married on Dec. 
19 at the bride's residence, 8 North Wash- 
ington Square. 






American Fine Arts Society, 215 West 57 St. 
—National Academy Winter Exhibition, 
through Jan. 17. 1915. 

Arlington Galleries, 254 Madison Ave.— Ex- 
hibition of Woman Painters and Sculptors 
to Dec. 26. 

Berlin Photographic Co., 305 Madison Ave. 

Porcelains, by Komroff, and Color 

Prints from Wood Blocks, by Edna Boies 

Carroll Galleries, 9 E. 44 St.— Works by 
French Modernists, to Jan. 2. 

Daniel Gallery, 2 West 47 St.— Small oils by 
American artists,, to Dec. 31. 

Ehrich Galleries, 707 Fifth Ave.— Old Mas- 
ters with Birth of Christ and Kindred 
Subjects, to Jan. 2. Animal Sculptures by 
Albert Humphreys. Print Room — The 
Old Masters of Photography, to Dec. 31. 

366 Fifth Ave.— Works by George Inness 

Jr., to Dec. 31. 
Folsom Galleries, 396 Fifth Ave.— Pictures 

by Maude Drein Bryant, to Dec. 30. 

Herter Galleries, 841 Fifth Ave.— Mirza L. 
Raffy Collection of Antique Persian Fai- 
ence, Stuffs, Lacquers, Miniatures and 

Katz Galleries, 103 West 74 St.— Thumb- 
box Sketches by American Artists, to 
Dec. 31. 

Goupil Galleries, 58 West 45 St.— Third An- 
nual Exhibition of Works by the Mem- 
bers of the Society of British Graver 
Printers in Color, to Dec. 31. 

Hispanic Museum, 156 St. and B'way— 
Spanish art, etc. Daily and Sunday, 10 
A.M. to5 P. M. free. 

Kelekiiin Galleries, 709 Fifth Ave.— Persian 
potteries and Chinese hangings. 

Kennedy & Co., 613 Fifth Ave.— Pastels by 
Whistler, Old English Prints in color and 
Audubon's Birds, to Dec. 31. 

Kent-Shmavon Galleries, 668 Fifth Ave.— 
Objects of Ancient Art, Persian Faiences, 
Manuscripts and Miniatures, Persian, Chi- 
nese and Spanish rugs. 

Keppel Gallery, 4 East 29 St.— Etchings and 
Drawings by T. F. Simon, to Jan. 2. 

Kouchaki Freres, 715 Fifth Ave.— Flemish 
Tapestries, Rugs, Bronzes, Eastern An- 
tiques, Potteries and Glass. 

Knoedler Gallery, 556 Fifth Ave.— 18 Cen- 
tury Color Prints, to Dec. 31. Early Chi- 
nese Paintings, to Dec. 31. 

Little Gallery, 15 and 17 East 40 St.— Ex- 
hibition of Byrdcliffe Pottery, Rogers 
Jewelry and Silverware. 

Macbeth Galleries, 450 Fifth Ave.— Exhi- 
bition of Pictures for a Home, to Dec. 31. 

MacDowell Club, 108 West 55 St.— Group 
exhibition including: Oscar Fehrer, B. J. 
O. Nordfeldt, P. O'Malley, B. Rasmussen, 
Bertha Sanders, H. Vance Swope, Harriet 
S. Vincent, C. L. Wright, to Dec. 27. 

Metropolitan Museum, Central Park at 82 
St. East— Open daily from 10 A. M. to 
5 P. M.; Saturdays until 10 P. M.; Sun- 
days 1 P. M. to 5 P. M. Admission Mon- 
days and Fridays 25c. Free other days. 
Morgan and Altman collections on public 

Milch Galleries, 939 Madison Ave. — Ameri- 
can Paintings, to Dec. 31 

Montross Gallery, 550 Fifth Ave.— Works 
by Kalail Gibran, to Dec. 31. Works by 
Bryson Burroughs, Jan. 2-16. 

Municipal Art Gallery, Washington Irving 
High School, 16 St. and Irving Place.— 
German Association for Culture, to Jan. 

Murray Hill Art Galleries, 17 W. 31 St.— 
First Exhibition of Work by American 

National Arts Club, 119 East 19 St.— Na- 
tional Arts and Crafts, to Dec. 28. 

New York Public Library, Print Gallery, 
(Room 321). — Etchings of 15 Century 
Artists. Stuart Gallery (Room 316) — i 
Bracquemond and Peter Moran Memorial! 
Exhibitions. — Millet Centennial Exhibit. 

— Recent additions to the Print Collection. 
Room 322 — English 18 Century prints be- 
queathed by John L. Cadwalader. Main 
Floor — Mr. Isaac N. Seligman's Loan Col- 
lection of Washington Irving, MSS., Let- 
ters and Portraits. 

Photo-Secession Gallery, 291 Fifth Ave. — 
Works of Picasso and Brague, to Jan. 5. 

Pratt Institute Gallery — Landscapes by 
Gardner Symons, Jan. 5 to Jan. 23. 

Mrs. Clarence C. Rice's Studio, 16 W. 56 
St. — Exhibition of Pottery from the 
Durant Kilns. 

American Art Association — American Art 
Galleries, Madison Sq. South. — Mr. Thom- 
as B. Clarke's Collection of Antique Chi- 
nese Rugs, sifternoons of Jan. 6, 7, 8 and 9. 
Anderson Auction Company — Anderson Gal- 
leries, Madison Ave. and 40 St. — 
Books from the Library of Mrs. Helen L. 
Grace of Brookline, Mass.,, Thursday af- 
ternoon, Jan. 7. — ^Autograph collection of 
General Horatio C. King, of Brooklyn, 
Friday afternoon, Jan. 8. Part II of the 
Joline collection, consisting of English 
Books and Foreign Autographs, on Exhi- 
bition Jan. 9 to sale in five afternoon ses- 
sions beginning Jan. 18. — Part II of the 
Robert Louis Stevenson Collection of 
Books, Autograph Letters, Manuscripts 
and Curios from the South Seas, on Exhi- 
bition Jan. 16 to sale in three afternoon 
sessions beginning Jan., 25. 
Metropolitan Art Association — Anderson 
Galleries, Madison Ave. and 40 St. — A col- 
lection of noteworthy early English, 
French and Italian Paintings, Bronzes, 
Rare Mezzotints, Porcelains, Chippendale 
and French Furniture and a Library of 
Rare Books and Fine Bindings consigned 
by Mrs. Henry B. Hollins of New York, 
on exhibition from Jan. 1 to sale on after- 
noons and evenings of Jan. 12-13. — Mod- 
ern Etchings, Engravings, and Mezzotints 
printed in color, chiefly the Collection of 
the late Henry A. Bateman of Baltimore, 
on exhibition Jan. 7 to sale on the eve- 
nings of Jan. 14-15. — Part V of the famous 
Napoleon collection formed by William J. 
Latta of Philadelphia, on exhibition Jan. 9 
to sale in four afternoon sessions Jan. 


Mr. 1. Simmons, of Lewis and Simmons, 
581 Fifth Ave., arrived from London, 
on the Lusitania. There has just been placed 
in the window of the gallery a capital 15th 
century portrait by Van Loo of a French 

Mr. D. K. Kelekian, of the Kelekian Gal- 
leries, 709 Fifth Ave., has returned to his 
Paris establishment from Lausanne, Swit- 

At the Reinhardt Galleries, 565 Fifth Ave., 
there are now on view four interesting por- 
traits by old masters. They are a spirited 
presentation of an English gentleman by 
Romney, a Dutch gentleman robustly pic- 
tured by Van Ceulen, a Dutch lady by Ge- 
rard de Vos and "Mrs. Pringle," by Beechey. 

Mr. Charles Gardmer of the Galerie 
Levesque, 109 Faubourg St. Honore, in 
Paris, has recently arrived in New York. 
Mr. De Blives of the gallerv is at the front 
and so are the two porters Gaston and 

Messrs. Arnold Seligmann and Emil Rey, 
lately formed a N. Y. Corporation under 
the title of Seligmann, Rey & Co., Inc., to 
succeed the old firm at 7 W. 36 St. They 
?re both in Paris and do not know when 
they will be able to sail for this country. 


The Brooklyn Museum of Fine Arts has 
recently purchased from Cottier & Co. six 
oils by Albert Ryder. The subjects are: 
'Shepherdess," "Autumn's Golden Pathway," 
"The Waste of Waters in Their Field," 
"Summer's Fruitful Pasture," "The Moon- 
rise." and "The Grazing Horse." It also has 
acquired John Sargent's "Summer Idyl." 
The works will be shown at the exhibition 
beginning Jan. 4, together with other recent 
accessions of paintings and works of deco- 
rative art. 



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In the comprehensive galleries 
of the House are shown English * 
Antiques of importance— Fur- 
niture, Silver, Porcelains, Pot- 
tery and Glassware. 

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and invite inspection^ 
of their collection of 
Objects of Ancient Art 
now on exhibition 
which consist of Rare 
and Beautiful Persian 
Faiences, Manuscripts 
and Miniatures, also 
an unusual collection 
of XVth, XVlth and 
X V 1 1th Century 
Persian, Chinese and 
Spanish Rugs. 

New York, December 1914. r 


Paintings by 

Choice Examples always on View 
Small Bronzes— Volkmar Pottery 


Ke'%v York 


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Embroideries and Laces 



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ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE OF NEW YORK. Fine Arts Building, 215 West 57 St. 
30th Annual Exhibition. 

Last day for entries Jan. 4, 1915 

Last day for exhibits Jan. 21, 22, 1915 

Exhibition dates Feb. 7-27 inclusive 

CONNECTICUT ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, Hartford. Conn., 5th Annual Exhibition. 

Entries by Feb. 

Day for receiving works at the gallery Feb. 

Closes Feb. 

Opens Mar. 


Works from San Francisco or vicinity or imported' from artists' agrents. 
"Notice to Agent." 

Entries by '..•••■ Jan. 

Works received Jan. 2, 4 and 

Exposition opens '. • • Feb. 20, 1915 

Exposition closes Dec. 4, 1915 

PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, Philadelphia, Pa., 110 Annual Exhibition. 

Entries by Jan. 5,1915 

Limit day for receiving^ works at the gallery Jan. 18, 1915 

Opens .....Feb. 7, 1915 

Closes • - Mar. 28, 1915 







.^ OBJETS de 

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, has been 
purchased bv the Galler}^ for its permanent 

Henry O. Tanner arrived from France on 
' the St. Louis Sunday last, and will shortly 
; hold an exhibition of his works. 

:fifth avenue 

^S K4SR- EL-NIL - 



William Funk, who has been painting 
portraits in London for the past two years 
has returned to his studio, 143 West. 42 St., 
where he is at work on several portrait 
commissions. He was recently elected a 
member of the Munich Academy, 

The third term of Mr. George Leland 
Hunters Lecture Promenade, on furniture 
and tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum, 
will beg-in Feb. IS. 


Wm. Otis Swett, Jr. returned from O gun- 
quit, Me., in late November to his Hol])eiri 
studio, where he is now holding an exhibi- 
tion of marines and rock pictures, the re- 
sult of his Summer's work. The works, of 
which there are some thirty, include large 
and small canvases painted in a high key, 
in pure color. Beautiful iridiscent effects 
combined with life and movement qualify 
these paintings and it is an interesting and 
harmonious display. Among the strongest 
examples are "Jeweled Rocks" convincing 
and colorful, "Silver Foam" expressing an 
individual view point, while ''Low Tide" 
'"Xarrow Cove" and ''Bald-head Rock" are 
-all successful. 

At his studio, 7 West 42 St.-, Warren 
Davis has recently completed a number of 
landscapes, in which he has introduced 
groups of small nude figures in graceful 
poses. While different in design from his 
usual subjects these recent works are, if 
anything, more beautiful than his charrning 
nudes, with which the art public is familiar, 
and will proA-e a treat when exhibited. 

Aloysious O'Kelly will sail for France 
next week, and purposes to paint the 
French and Belgian churches and cathe- 
drals ruined or injuried by the war, and to 
get as near to the battle line as possible, 
to paint war pictures. He will remam 
al^road at least a year. 

Edmund Greacen's exhibition of twenty 
■canvases now on at the Toledo Art Museum 
is meeting with decided success. The dis- 
play consists of landscapes, garden pictures 
.and figure subjects. 

De Cost Smith returned in early Decem- 
ber from Idaho Falls, Idaho (where he 
painted several Indian subjects and land- 
scapes) to his Holbein studio where he is 
■settled for the Winter, 


Frederick W. Kost returned last week 
rom Brookhaven, L. I. and is at work in 
his Holl^ein studio. 

Four remarkable paintings by Augustus 
Vincent Tack, shown last Summer at the ■■. 
New Paris Salon are now on their way j 
to this city where they will be exhibited i 
during the season. These works, which ■ 
differ in subject and technique from any- j 
thing the artist has yet done, are individual I 
and striking, and are done in pure color in 
the mosaic style. It would not be surpris- 
ing if the coming exhibition should prove 
one of the sensations of the art season. 

William J. Baer returned last week from 
Cincinnati where he painted the portraits of 
Mrs. Roger K. Rogan, Master Robert 
Brandon Harrison and Mrs. Charles F. 
Hofer. He is now at work at his studio, 
226 West 59 St. 

Margaret Huntington's large, colorful 
still life composition, shown at a Mac- 
Dowell Club exhibition last year, recently 
passed the San Francisco Exposition Jury, 
her studio, 51 South Washington Sq., she 
At her studio, 51 South Washington So., 
she has some interesting landscapes and 
figure subjects, painted at Nahant and Cape 
Cod, Mass., the past summer. 

Helen M. Turner's large picture "The 
Chinese Lantern," now on exhibition at the 

At the studio of Herman N, Matzen, a 
memorial to Tom L. Johnson is receiving 
last touches. The memorial will be placed 
in the public square in connection with a 
free speech rostrum and a stone bench low 
enough for the children, whom Mayor Tom 
loved, to be comfortably seated. 


The coming issue of The Americas, the 
journal of the National City Bank, will con- 
tain an interesting account of a proposed 
Pan-American coin on the dollar basis of ex- 
change. It will say: 

"As a help to the popularization of the 
dollar in South American trade, Horace G. 
Knowles, former Minister of the United 
States to several Balkan and Latin-Ameri- 
can countries, has suggested that a sou- 
venir five-dollar gold piece be coined in con- 
nection with the opening of the Panama- 
Pacific Exposition, so designed that the re- 
publics of South America may later be pre- 
vailed upon to adopt it among their own 
national coins and thus establish a form of 
money that will ultimately pass current any- 
where in the Western Hemisphere." 

The face of the design for the suggested 
coin contains a reproduction of a male and 
female head, significant of North and South 
Americas. One is a forceful Inca head, rep- 
resenting the earliest government in this 
hemisphere, and the other is a refined Col- 
umbia head, representing the most modern. 
At the top of the design are the words 
"peace, brotherhood, and justice" in Latin, 
while at the bottom is the inscription "5 — 
Dollars — 5." The design also shows twen- 
ty-one stars, significant of the twenty-one 
American republics. 

Mr. Knowles suggests that the reverse of 
the coin would probably be of special de- 
sign for each of the countries adopting the 
piece, but that some compromise might be 
found even for that. The design is said to 
be the only one for a coin that contains 
the heads of both the male and female of 
the human race. 

^JO less than six of the world's 
great museums have added to 
their collections Paintings from our 
galleries in the last year. 

It is such confidence which has made 
these galleries headquarters for dis- 
criminating collectors. 






Folsom Galleries 

396 Fifth Avenue (bet. 36 & 37 Su.) 

Selected American Paintings 

Rare Persian Faience 


'Works of Art 



A Babylonian vase of reddish earthen- 
ware, with variegated turquoise glaze, deco- 
rated with hydra-shaped devices, brought 
$440, the highest price, at the final session 
at Silo's Fifth Avenue Art Galleries Dec. 18 
of the Khayat sale of Persian potteries and 
Egyptian jewels. Miss C. Timkin was the 
purchaser. Mr. E. P. O'Reilly, buying for 
a Western collector, paid $180 for a Mille- 
fiori bowl in amethyst crystal paste. Among 
the other bidders and buyers were Messrs. 
Harry A. Norton, J. H. Fry, Mrs. J. G. 
Rinwalt and F. H. Ambrose. The total of 
the session was $5,500 and of the entire sale 
of $11,248. 


The sale of Part I of the late Adrian H. 
Joline's library was concluded by the Ander- 
son Company, Dec. 18. The total for the 
four sessions was $10,651. 

Mr. Gabriel Weis obtained for $186 "Our 
Presidents," by Virginia F. Townsend, one 
of an edition de luxe, limited to 500 copies 

,and extra-illustrated. 

i An autograph letter of President Wilson 

iwas in an extra-illustrated "Memorial Book 
of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the 
founding of the College of New Jersey and 
of the ceremonies inaugurating Princeton 
College," for which Robert H. Dodd gave 


I Mr. George D. Smith paid $210 for an ex- 
tra-illustrated copy of "The Loyalist Poetry 

:of the Revolution," edited by Wmthrop Sar- 

igent. Mr. Smith also obtained for^^$95 a 
large naper copy of Lester Wallack's "Mem- 
ories of Fifty Years." Inserted m it are 
fifty-eight autograph letters and signatures 
of celebrated actors. 

Mr W^alter R. Benjamin gave $127.50 for 
an%xtra-illustrated "The Presidents of the 
United States. 1798-1902," by John Fiske and 
others. James C Wilson, editor. 


Through an error in the Art News re- 
view of the Winter Academy last week, 
it was stated, that the Helen Foster Barnett 
Sculpture prize had been awarded to 
Caetano Scarpitta. This error, due to the 
fact that the Catalog was not ready when 
the \rt News writer studied the exhibition, 
and the further fact that the cards were 
misplaced on the sculptures, was regrettable 
but unavoidable. Mr. Ulrich deserved the 
prize for his welLmodelled figure. 





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High Class Old Paintings 
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