Society of French Artists exhibition
|Topic||Society of French Artists exhibition|
|Keywords||Soc. French artists|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
75 November 27 Academy
Society of French Artists.
Rossetti, William M. "The International Exhibition 1875." Academy (November 27, 1875): 186. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti offers a Roybet as the most conspicuous work in the gallery and explains briefly why he feels the distinction is warranted. In Lhermitte [sic], Rossetti notes a "dangerous comparison" with the works of Legros, whom he suggests could be properly named as the chef e'cole in the line of figure painting.
James McNeil Whistler's chalk work is noted for its "slightness-a few things told, others that are only implied: a quality not to be confounded with heedlessness. Indeed, they are worthy of leisurely examination." Rossetti considered James McNeil Whistler one of his Cheyne Walk circle of friends.
The other figure-subjects are only briefly mentioned, as are landscapes and flower-painting.
Standards of Judgment:
Rhetoric and tone:
Rossetti, William Michael. Some Reminiscences of William Michael Rossetti. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner, 1906. Print.