Date 1875-02-13
Publication Academy
Topic Agnew exhib. "High-class Watercolour Drawings"
AP display
RA display
Subject art
Keywords Priv. exhib. Agnew water-colour
Standards PRB aesthetic standards
  ↳ past practice
Notes Painted by William Millais noted.

Annotation details

75 February 13 Academy


Agnew & Sons "Exhibition of High-class Water-Colour Drawings."


Rossetti, William M. "Messers. Agnew's Water-Colours." Academy (February 13, 1875): 145. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.


Rossetti admits that he had low expectations of the gallery because the Agnews "do not, as a rule, lay themselves out for the more intellectual water-colours, or those of the most advanced artistic style, produced by living painters." But his expectation is disproved by a large Turner landscape, as well as works by Sir Edwin Landseer and Houghton included in the exhibition, Rossetti characterizes the latter painters as artists "of the past."

Among those works receiving brief but typical Rossetti commentary is on by William Sir John Everett Millais, brother of Everett Sir John Everett Millais.




water-color exhibition, private, Agnew

Standards of Judgment:

PRB aesthetic standards, relative merit, past practice

Rhetoric and tone:



Agnew, Sir Edwin Landseer, Houghton, Turner, W. Sir John Everett Millais