Date 1877-06-09
Publication Academy
Topic Exhibitions: Miss Thompson, M. Pichio
AP display
RA display
Subject art
Keywords Miss Thompson
  ↳ Pichio
  ↳ Hugo
Standards facts
  ↳ comparative merit
  ↳ achievement
Notes Victor Hugo comment.

Annotation details

77 June 9 Academy


Picture Exhibitions of Miss Thompson, M. Pichio.


Rossetti, William M. "Picture Exhibitions-Miss Thompson, M. Pichio." Academy (June 9, 1877): 521. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.


Rossetti combines exhibitions of two artists into one review. First, Miss Thompson's exhibition at The Fine Arts Society gallery is noted as exceptional not only because of its quality, but also because she as a woman nonetheless paints mostly military scenes which according to Rossetti, is unlikely for any painter not associated directly with the military, and especially so for a woman. He discusses her work in terms of description and some analysis, pronouncing the entire exhibition to be a success.

Rossetti then describes Pichio's exhibition at the London Stereoscopic Company, focusing primarily on the work titled "The Triumph of Order," which Rossetti says was banned from consideration by the French Salon due to the politically volatile subject matter. He mentions a few other works by Pichio, and adds that Victor Hugo termed Pichio's "Triumph" a "Sublime Horror."




Miss Thompson, M. Pichio

Standards of Judgment:

Pre-Raphaelite artistic standards

Rhetoric and tone:

evaluative, definitive


Thompson, Pichio, Hugo