Water-Colour Institute, second notice
|Topic||Water-Colour Institute, second notice|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
75 May 1 Academy
Water-color Institute, second notice.
Rossetti, William M. "The Water-Colour Institute." Academy (May 1, 1875): 156. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
In this very brief notice, Rossetti allows that the landscapes of this exhibition "are not of a very striking kind." He sees Wimperis as too imitative of Cox. There are few significant critiques, only mentions and titles, although there is an enthusiastic review of Wolf's landscape. He praises Edmund Warren's "portraiture" of trees, saying it is "portraiture rather than portrayal," then explaining the effect. He also credits Syer with excellent treatment of torrential water flow, and credits d'Egville with creating "truth" in his work. Wolf is credited with the highest standard of accomplishment in the area of "plumage-drawing."
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