Dudley Gallery, part 2
|Topic||Dudley Gallery, part 2|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
74 February 14 Academy
Dudley Gallery, second notice.
Rossetti, William M. "The Dudley Gallery, second notice." Academy (February 14, 1874): 182. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
This is the "second notice" covering The Dudley Gallery (the first was published the week prior; February 7, 1874).
Regarding the landscapes in the exhibition, Rossetti finds them lacking in quality ("There is not in this exhibition any landscape supereminent for importance or excellence combined"), a common complaint in his criticism of British painting.
Rossetti finds some satisfactory work (". . . a well-managed balance of the various qualities suitable to such a theme . . .") but overall, has only an unenthusiastic appraisal of most of the work, much of it listed by painter with a few quantitative and qualitative comments about particular works.
Highlighted in this notice is the work of the Goodwins, several men and women of the same family, and Rossetti finds their work acceptable. This notice is fairly short and only elaborates with occasional notes on techniques and attempts rather than explaining an artist's plan, execution and effect as he does in other notices
Standards of Judgment:
"There is not in this exhibition any landscape supereminent for importance or excellence combined," ". . . a well-managed balance of the various qualities suitable to such a theme . . ."