Suffolk Street Gallery
|Topic||Suffolk Street Gallery|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
|Notes||". . . a photographic air of sudden, spontaneous truth."|
77 March 17 Academy
Suffolk Street Gallery.
Rossetti, William M. "Fine Art." Academy (March 17, 1877): 235. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti warns that there are 863 works in the exhibition, so there's little chance of him exhausting all that could be said about them, but most of them, he says, are mediocre anyway. He gives preference to the best artists, including Wylie and Meyer and to the latter, he attributes an almost "photographic air of sudden, spontaneous truth." Most of the commentary is brief remarks concerning technique or devices, their relative success or failure, but no long, complete discussions of theme, scheme, execution, and effect. Rossetti concludes with an extensive listing of "mentions" of artist names and works.
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