Dudley Gallery, first notice
|Topic||Dudley Gallery, first notice|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
77 February 10 Academy
Dudley Gallery, first notice.
Rossetti, William M. "The Dudley Gallery." Academy (February 10, 1877): 304. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
In this exhibition there is, according to Rossetti, a good deal to commend, but not much to praise. He singles out Mrs. Stillman for praise, citing her effective transmission of feeling through imagery. There is discussion of composition, design and effect.
Rossetti points out that Sir Edward John Poynter is much "more certain and mature" than the female artists. He examines Poynter's and in turn, Scott's work in similar terms of design and effect. The remaining figure-subjects he groups into a large concluding section of mentions only and reserves the landscapes, which he says as usual comprise the larger proportion of the exhibition, for a second notice.
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