Society of British Artists, second notice
|Topic||Society of British Artists, second notice|
|Keywords||Soc. Brit. Art.|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
|Notes||Intertextuality: Tennyson x 2.|
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.
Standards of Judgment: