Dudley Gallery, second notice
|Topic||Dudley Gallery, second notice|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
76 February 12 Academy
Dudley gallery, second notice.
Rossetti, William M. "The Dudley Gallery." Academy (February 12, 1876): 197. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Although the collection is "multitudinous," in Rossetti's words, nonetheless, "not one is especially distinguished above all the others by importance at once of scale, of subject, and of artistic merit."
Rossetti proposes to "run rapidly through the general mass," yet opens with a concentration on the "Moores:" Henry, Harvey and William-the first of whom is a regularly featured painter in Rossetti's art critiques. Henry Moore, says Rossetti, is as "a matter of course, one of the best exhibitors."
The follow-on review section is of a cursory, for Rossetti, nature, leaning more toward mention than analysis with few comparisons or explanations of artistic intent and effect. Kate Goodwin is singled out for a landscape the captures "true sentiment," but the remainder of the review is largely simply mentions of works and painters.
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