Date 1877-12-29
Publication Academy
Topic Water Colour Society, second notice
AP display
RA display
Subject art
Keywords landscapes
Standards PRB aesthetic standards
Notes Primacy of sentiment
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Annotation details

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.




Water-Colour Society, second notice

Standards of Judgment:

Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic standards

Rhetoric and tone:



Andrews, Moore, Goodwin, George Arthur Fripp, Holman Hunt, Allingham, Palmer, Keats