Agnew exhib. "High-class Watercolour Drawings"
|Topic||Agnew exhib. "High-class Watercolour Drawings"|
|Keywords||Priv. exhib. Agnew water-colour|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
|Notes||Painted by William Millais noted.|
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.
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