Announce Simpson's "Round the world" exhibit
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74 March 21 Academy
Announcement of Simpson's "Round the World" exhibit.
Rossetti, William M., "Round the World." Academy (March 21, 1874): 225. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti specifies the details of the exhibition and the scope of countries covered in Simpson's displayed work. There are historical subjects that record events, as well as geographical subjects, conveying the view of far-off countries like China.
Rossetti carefully equivocates on the critical value of the exhibition, focusing on the journalistic, illustrative quality of the works which allow exhibit-goers to witness both historic scenes and distant lands in an artistically creditable way. The notice is largely descriptive with no analysis or qualitative comment.
Standards of Judgment:
Rhetoric and tone:
"As regards artistic excellence, it may perhaps be said that the majority of the designs are up to the average of such as were previously known from Mr. Simpson's hand . . ."