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77 December 15 Academy
The Water-Colour Institute.
Rossetti, William M. "The Water-Colour Institute." Academy (December 15, 1877): 560. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
This exhibition calls for, in Rossetti's qualified terms, "moderate-decidedly moderate-approval." He discusses Gregory and Hubert von Herkomer in terms of design, execution and effect, finding both to be moderately successful, then adds that Small should be included in the same category.
Rossetti credits Walter Wilson with depicting a humorous scene without succumbing to the "itch to be 'funny.'"
Gregory, Hubert von Herkomer and Small are noted as the "leading contributors."
Rossetti terms Linton to be "not so conspicuous as usual," discussing his work in both qualitative and quantitative terms. The remainder of the notice is extensive "mentions" without critical evaluation or discussion.
Standards of Judgment:
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