Water Colour Society, second notice
|Topic||Water Colour Society, second notice|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
|Notes||Primacy of sentiment|
77 December 29 Academy
The Water Colour Society, second notice.
Rossetti, William M. "The Water-Colour Society." Academy (December 29, 1877): 603. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti cites thirty-three items that caught his attention in the exhibition, rating them "something more than ordinary." Andrews captured Rossetti's attention with a landscape illustrating a descriptive catalogue passage, discussing it in qualitative and quantitative terms, more extensively than any other work in this notice. Moore, Goodwin, George Arthur Fripp, Holman Hunt and Allingham also receive comment but without complete discussion of design, execution and effect.
Rossetti quotes from the catalogue description of Andrew's landscape, then explains how Andrews successfully fulfilled the promise of the description.
Rossetti discusses Palmer's landscape of Keats's burial place, noting the divergence in imagery from the actual burial place but nonetheless capturing the sentiment, illustrating the value Rossetti places on the latter.
There follows a section of brief mentions.
Standards of Judgment:
Rhetoric and tone: