Messrs. Goupil's Gallery
|Topic||Messrs. Goupil's Gallery|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
|Notes||Fortuny school "flawed"|
77 April 28 Academy
Messrs. Goupil's Gallery.
Rossetti, William M. "Messrs. Goupil's Gallery." Academy (April 28, 1877): 374. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti introduces the gallery in fairly neutral terms, stating that the Goupil's as "speculators" are unsurpassed in bringing foreign pictures "of an attractive kind" to the London public. He cites a work by Fortuny as the most interesting of all, but notes with dismay that the school is flawed, even though it grows in popularity regardless. Further, he notes that since the gallery plan calls for frequent changes in the way of additions and substitutions, no catalogue will be compiled and issued.
There are brief mentions of names such as Gerome and Goupil, but no real critique of individual works, which are numerous, "ingenious, skillful, picturesque or passable."
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