Royal Academy, fourth notice
|Topic||Royal Academy, fourth notice|
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76 June 3 Academy
Royal Academy Exhibition, fourth notice.
Rossetti, William M. "The Royal Academy." Academy (June 3, 1876): 213. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti proceeds with little detail and only minor comments and mentions of the "Animal Pictures, then moves to "Water-Colours," commenting more extensively on Mrs. Stillman's portrait work, referencing it to a Boccaccio couplet and questioning part of the strategy. He mentions that the water-colour display is small but interesting, moves to "Crayons" and mentions only Mr. Frederick Sandys, a Cheyne Walk stalwart (320), then on to "Etchings and Engravings," making a wide range of mentions but little critique.
Within the "Sculpture," Rossetti finds what he terms the highlight of the exhibition in the work of Alfred Stevens, which he says belongs in the collection of the year's best Academy art with that of Sir John Everett Millais, Sir Frederick Leighton and Sir Edward John Poynter. He spends the remainder of the notice and the bulk of this essay discussing the sculpture.
Standards of Judgment:
Rhetoric and tone:
Rossetti, William Michael. Some Reminiscences of William Michael Rossetti. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner, 1906. Print.