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|Notes||"Epoch of nouveaue riche"|
76 June 10 Academy
Rossetti, William M. "Messrs. Goupil's Gallery." Academy (June 10, 1876): 214. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti offers social commentary which explains the rising popularity of the continental school gaining popularity: "Theirs is art made for an epoch of nouveaue riches, keen capable people laden with money, willing to have taste, but not certain as yet whether they actually have a taste or not; Russian countesses, Americans who do Europe, French Imperialists who have no backstairs now to climb, picture-dealers who don't mind what they spend in commissions, and who dictate or subserve the last fashion that pays."
Nonetheless, Rossetti observes that there is a large amount of talent among the painters of this continental school which he suggests is driven by the innovative work of Fortuny and that of Y. Gonzalez Vincente Palmaroli, whom he notes is from Spain, not Italy, as he wrote in the French Gallery review (4-22-1876).
Rossetti's Cheyne Walk associate Alma-Tadema receives mention (323).
He describes some of the works, explaining the color scheme and the scheme of imagery and effect, then states he will not "go minutely" through the others. Rather, he lists and mentions various works and painters, closing with a mention of the value of a catalogue that includes the added value of photo-engravings of certain works.
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Rhetoric and tone:
Rossetti, William Michael. Some Reminiscences of William Michael Rossetti. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner, 1906. Print.