Oppermann biography of Sculptor Ernst Rietschel
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76 July 22 Academy
Introduce Oppermann's biography of sculptor Ernst Reitschel.
Rossetti, William M. "The International Exhibition." Academy (July 22, 1876): 164. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti introduces the Reitschel biography, explains its origins, writer and subject, then traces the narrative of Reitschel's life through his early years, to his years of training, and then to his major works, summarizing events, noting dates and significant occurrences in the sculptor's life.
While Reitschel is not familiar to most Britons, but the praise in the book, "panegyric notwithstanding," is very close to the truth, according to Rossetti.
It's noteworthy that the majority of this notice is a summary of Reitschel's life with very little commentary on the writing itself.
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