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1 PAINTINGS AND PRINTS. 4 tvrrcnt Exhibitions, Mostly of American Art. .Amonp the men who have made Independent exhibitions of their work this sra.«on— and the list has boon lone -no one has Justified himself tnor- clearly than has Mr. Emil Carlsen. Ho is a skilful painter with a good sense of color, and the pictures which he is showing at the Bauer- Foisom gaDerj leave a ver>' Interestfaig lmi ression. His best work Is done, in studies of the pea. sparious and luminous canvases to whhh be gives you the truth delicately touched nith his temperament The sparkling picture THE RETURN HOME (From the painting t> Messionier.) called "The Bin* 1 of the Ocean,"' the silvery "Moonlight on Kattegat," and the wild, moving seen.' which he has painted in a light key, "Ska gens Odd* — the Meeting of the Seas." are all fine in conception and fin»-!y painted. Curiously, however, even these beautiful pictures leave the observer wishing that they might have been Biad< just a shade more powerful, that they night have been painted with greater gusto and freedom. -Mr. Carlsen has a feeling for breadth He could not, otherwise, have painted -The Blue •■• the Ocean." But Ik never seems to lei himself go, to paint with an eager emo tion. He would appear to work, rather, in a literal mood, carefully recording his facts and, bo t-' say gathering up all the loose ends as though he were in pursuit of an ideal at neat ness and finish. He is too sincere an artist, he %as too genuine a gift, for his work to become jierely hard and dry. Bui with greater flex- Sbilit\ and boldness his art would be enormous ly strengthened. He would then make, we dart- Bay, a better picture of his "Fishing Boats Going to Sea," for example, a work which, as it stands, with its woolly surf, is oddly disappointing. It is because of the somewhat nerveless handling in them that his four or five blond impressions of Venice fail of their full effect The suavity and restraint with which they are painted go perilously near to landing them in insipidity. Nevertheless, Mr. Carl sea, with all his limita tions, exercises a charming talent. His exhibi tion should not be missed. At the Macbeth gallery there is a collection of thirty-four pictures by Mr. Louis Loeb. It 1? a retrospective show. Several portraits and other paintings reappear from old Academy ex hibitions and in fact we renew acquaintance with most if not all of the more ambitious pieces which this artist has produced in a number of years. His ambition is one of his chief virtues. He is interested not only in landscape and portraiture but in ideal subjects. We have more than once paid tribute to his imaginative aim, and it is a pleasure to praise him again for this none too common trait. In such pict ures as his "Nymph" or "The Dawn" or "The Summit" he loses a winning vein of r.> ma!. 1 . i sentiment. He is, too, a capable crafts man. adequate though not at all distinguished in his draftsmanship and modelling. These merits are especially conspicuous in his portraits, ■which are all straightforward and sound per formances. There Is, however, a strange dis crepancy between Mr. Loeb's abilities and the attitude which he holds toward nature when he turns from portraiture pure and simple. Just twice in this exhibition, in the painting of "The Lake' and in the figure study called "The Pea cock," he suggests that he has come to close quarters with his material, and painted it with direct For the rest, his facile pictorial habit steadily betrays him. He makes his pict ures graceful and pretty rather than strong and beautiful. The assembling of a considerable quantity of his work only emphasizes his be setting weakness. An air of unreality hangs about this collection, for all that it testifies to such conscientiousness and to such thoughtful feeling NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. APRIL rUJLOOO- A number of paintings at the Durand-Ruel galleries Illustrate the art of the late Victor Huguet, an artist who almost but not Quite suc ceeded In exploiting an exoUc motive to truly brilliant purpose. There have been many French Orientalists since the great days of Matrilhat and Decamps. Rarely have they pro duced works of the highest order. Huguefs studies of Arab scenes are clever, animated bits of painting very effective with their staccato play of light and shade. I>ui not in their finest estate do they persuade you that he had a wholly satisfactory warrant for painting them. His composition is good, and sometimes he achieved a certain quality in his tone. Witness "Ix Ravin," a decidedly handsome canvas, and the mildly Impressive picture of "The Statues of Memnon Near Thebes." But Huguet is at bottom a rather commonplace type, a man des tined to fill only a minor place in the art of his time. Pome water colors by a young French man of the present day, M. Fernand Janin. may be seen at the Knoedler gallery, vivacious im pressions of Spanish and Moorish scenes with others noted in Belgium and in Paris. His work is a. little spotty and his drawing espe cially is without .harm, but he uses his bright colors in pleasing fashion, and in a. small way makes an entertaining effect. In the next room there are half a dozen portraits by Mr. Edwin B. Child, decorative canvases painted with some aptitude. At the Photo-Secession gallery there are some sketches in oil by Mr. Alfred Maurer and some water colors by Mr. John Mann. The latter pears to be beating out a method of his own which may some day be productive of in teresting results. His color even now is not without merit, and there are signs of good ob servation in his sir. seems, but in respect to style his experiments are u-s yet unconvincing. Mr. Maurer-s crude sketches are even less prom ising. At the Montross gallery there is an ex hibition of pictures tainted by Mr. ChiJde Has sam in th.- desert in Eastern Oregon. The cur rent exhibition at the Powell gallery is given to pictures by Mr. C. P. > »rupi • A Whistler exhibition, about evenly divided between his etchings and his lithographs, has been opened at the Wund rli. h gallery. M i* small bui choice. The etchings ineluie some i.ire and very Leautiful impres.-ions. They rang< rrom early plates like that amusing "Title t.i th Frenth Set" in which the artist portrayed himself with such graceful humor, to- specimens ..f that period in which he • ncentrated tfce learning of a :i r ' time into an exquisit* ly dainty play of line. What amazing freshaess then s in hi? etchings: He could, indeed dispen ■ that ••In. man interest" of which be was so picious. Take, for example. -The Velvet Dress." thai tighth touched portrait of a lady in which elements of • haracter have no i rominence what ever. Just the carriage of the figuie is what he drives at, and just the Bow of drapery These things ;:n enough. With th'-n: he produces a design of incomparable elegan • The litho graphs make a fas inating array. Among them i £ one littl known portrait the unfinished sketch of Lady Haden. This, to \m sure, is more Interesting as a raritj tlian for any other rea son, though there are some characteristic touch. .- in :t More appealing in every way ar< sucfa bits of picturesquenesa as "The Pantheon j^ytAimMMTAwm Anglo-American Fine Art Co. J. D. Ichenhauser, President 523 Fifth Avenue (Feiwen 43rd & 44ih Streets Nelt> York PAINTINGS by Old Masters of the Early Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, Herman and Fnglish Schools. Galltrin Off, <> •*< •'' IM—4 o'c. t INSPfcCTION INVITED from the Luxembourg Gardens," of the delight ful drawing made at Vitre II is interesting, by the way, to compare the full rich quality of this lith.-irrajh and of two or three of the figure subjects with a condensed note like the "•lakty Stage Door." In thai little sketch Whistler works a Kind of magic, celling his picture as though ly sleight of hand. Then is an exhibition of eighteenth century French engravings at the X- ppe] gallery which ronti-ins many good plates and has be* ar rani^ed on an especially good ! lan. The de signers are placed in. the for. ground; we are asked to admire the tine « raftsman:-hi;> which went to the making of th-se prints, tut we are asked even ore to consider th« painters without whom they could searce'.y have existed. The artist* of the eighteenth century «>n both sides of th. Channel were singularly fortunate in the reproduction of th. ir masterpiece* Side by siov with Reynolds Gain^borousli and the other i-r.-a: portrait painters ■■; England there flourished a large group of mezzotint engrav ers, consummately qualified to translate their work into I iai and white. Watteau and Lan , ret. Boucher and Fragonard. Chardin and Lav reinee. were equally lucky. Then • Frenetanen even had a certain advantage over the English jainters. inasmuch as the stuff in which they worked was more per>ct!y suited to th'- uses it the engraver They, too. were skilled in por traiture, but they were above a!! things inter preters of a serial movement, i<-'» brants >f fashion .-ostume- and the lighter emotions. In their graceful compositions the gayety and .••»- K an<e of a Measure loving period are daintily poetised and at the -a ■■. time most truthfully portrayed. Their decorative interiors, carefully copied from the boudoirs and drawing rooms OolNt; TO WORK. (From ;tie painting !•> M:l:«-t_> V. G. FISCHER ART GALLLRILS, 527 and 529 l>th St., WASHINGTON. D. C. Dealers tn *>"•" Pa'ntinr* "f a:: *r*ino\n. Kner.-iv!n«» -f IJurer It-mbrandi. Whtxf>r Marten. Meryon. Hr.t-v Brae. BiodinK» and Rare Book* Ainslie Art Gallery ONE VALL ST., C.r. 8.-oidw. Exhibition of Ten Cattle and Linfscapj Paintings, By F. C COURTER, AT SPECIAL PRICES. JAMLS E. UNDfcRHILL - • PICTURE FRAMES ; ETCHINGS. GRAVURES ar 33-35 John Strec;. or. Nassau. manners, i . ored to r ■ THE -tVS'TINF.t. (From the ... nting by Bars :*.> genius f>f the turin was in this instan^ - in absolute harmony with the genius of the > r:-h. Witt: and his followers live their own life in thes- prints. It is au< rdingly almost the essence ol their art that you get ir. this *n chanting little exhibition. With the ab?*r.. - »l color there so*-s. of course, much of tocir beauty, but the spirit of an epoch remains. Th*> exhibition at the Anvri. an. Art Galleries this week is <•' th. paintings of trw Barbizon and other modern schools which were eoßeet<-«l by the late John T. Martin. The sale takes r'.a<-»at Mendelssohn Hail on Thursday and Friday even ings. The pit-tunes repi«.d'Jced on this pa?? are from the Martin collection. The pictures be longing to Sc*M Mendonca. which were plac^i on view at the Fifth Avenue Art Galleries la.«t week, will be sold in the Grand Lail R.-om -r the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday. Tuesday ard Wednesday evening*. The American Art Asso ciation announces the dispersal c the ar:istic proper) in the resident eof Mr. Henry W. P.».r. on Oramercy I'ark. It consist.-- of old Italian carved and decorated ceilings. Italian and Span is* .arved mantels and d<*>rways. ;ir.:uiu p &&■ niture, Gothic and Renaissa.r.- -c tapestritt bronze?, silver and divers miscellaneous objwt* Cards to be obtained on written application »s:i admit visitors to the h.'U=- on April 19 and L'j- The sale is set for the aftt-rr.t.«_ r.s of A; -;: -" 5 and -'4. p - c . XA TCRAL A/>T>\/>>- It was at a. railrfad junction :n ::• sonth t?;-t the Northern traveller foun.l h:n.-=-:.' bassrj". but with only two mir.utt-s to ypa« bef<we h-i train left. -Til take a cup of eoffe< " h« sa^ » the young woman in charge o' thi r-.staaran •Tve no time for anything tlse." •You can take a!! the time yon want s:r. said the young woman, cordially. -Too iwfe -t this bill of fare, and 111 telephone to the su?*r intendent to delay th. train a little while." '"Why. can that I- JoneT" askf-d the travt!.»r, in amazement. -Certainly,- said the young u.rr.an. -ours, it can. Its a bru:.. h roaJ. and no t.tfrr train* coming or going «>\er it t.-Jay-ar.a n* superintendent would want you t* l na*e * &**~ m^at He owns this resraurunt." -Toutlt'S Cw» j>a.ni"ii.