WMR pans Flemish Gallery exhibition
|Topic||WMR pans Flemish Gallery exhibition|
|↳||not all Flemish|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
|Notes||Leys, 1 painting|
|↳||not all Flemish work|
|↳||on page: Woolner replaces Foley RA.|
74 December 12 Academy
The Flemish Gallery
Rossetti, William M. "The Flemish Gallery." Academy 2 (December 12, 1874): 136. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
This very brief review comprises only two paragraphs. Once again Rossetti searches a gallery for "an artistic or an emotional point of view" and finds this exhibition lacking. He also points out that despite the name, the collection is not exclusively Flemish, although the work he determines to be the best is from Belgium (a Baron Leys). A handful of paintings are mentioned briefly in largely quantitative terms; comparisons are made between this gallery and both French and Italian galleries in general. Rossetti finds that the Italian paintings have achieved a "creditable standing" among all of the paintings exhibited.
Standards of Judgment:
"a close-thoughted, rather stern personage."