Date 1876-04-29
Publication Academy
Topic Society of British Artists, second notice
AP display
RA display
Subject art
Keywords Soc. Brit. Art.
  ↳ figures
  ↳ landscapes
  ↳ water-c.
Standards PRB aesthetic standards
  ↳ merit
Notes Intertextuality: Tennyson x 2.

Annotation details

76 April 29 Academy


Society of British Artists, second notice.


Rossetti, William M. "The Society of British Authors." Academy (April 29, 1876): 208. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.


Rossetti proposes to "dispose of the remaining works" not covered in his first notice "with expedition." Those remaining works include "Figure-Pieces," "Animals/Still Lifes," "Water-Colours," and "Sculpture."

He very briefly notes works, but makes a notable literary allusion to Tennyson twice, comparing paintings of a subject similar to a Tennyson work, partly for comparison, partly to explain the intended imagery and effect.

He cites Prinsep's quotation of a Tennyson pair of couplets in the catalogue, demonstrating an interchange of poetic and visual imagery in the textual accompaniment Rossetti advocates in order to impart true, intended meaning to gallery viewers.

The critical commentary is very brief, mostly simply descriptive and mention of titles and painters' names.




Society of British Artists, second notice, figure pieces, landscapes, animals, water-colours

Standards of Judgment:

Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic standards


Miss Walker, Charles Leslie, Scott, Barnes


evaluative, definitive