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THE SDN, SUNDAY, OTAHCH 31. 1918.
Views and Reviews in the World of Art monotonous and endless series of small rooms, exactly alike in regard to size and shape, into which a large exhibition is likely to form itself. Notes and Activities in World of Art Philadelphia, 3, 27, 1918. To Mr. Henet McBiauE: I never some how sec Tint Sck on its proper day. You have settled the Chase portrait of Whistler and I quite agree with you that what re mains of the unfortunate portrait of "Con nie Gilchrist" is another disgrace. "Whistler first showed how bad it was by drawing a black brush mark from the top to the bottom. Then he tried to buy it back from Henry Labouchere then after some adventures with dealers the omnivorous Hearn secured it and dumped what was left of it on the Gallery. "Though Whistler would have destroyed it I do not advocate giving such power into the hands of the people. The Her mitage is said to exist no longer or even directors or trustees, they are only people they would not have purchased or from Washington for the opening of the exhibit, land it was for this purpose that the opening was postponed. Mrs. New bold Le Boy Edgar and Mrs. Robert Bacon are at the head of the New York committee which acting in conjunction with the French High Commission has arranged the exhibit for the Sandnz Mis sion, which came to America expressly for the purpose. An exhibition of well selected works by half a dozen French soldier painters will open at the Ralston Galleries April 3. There are water colors by Charles Hoff bauer, details of French army movements ringing with sincerity. It will be remem bered that this French painter was at work on the decoration of the Thomas Ryan Confederate Memorial Hall of Richmond, Va, when the war broke out. Lucien Jonas, who might be called the official portrait painter of the French army, sends a small portrait of King Al bert of Belgium, the only portrait for which the King has posed since the war. There are also several originals of the war cartoons for which this artist lias be- and one of them, recently seen at Durand Ruel's, recalls a story that is curious enough. "This painting, a Degas, represents Munet and his wife, in their salon of the Rue de Saint Pctcrsbourg. Manet, seated indolently upon a divan, his head resting upon his hand, regards Mme. Manet, who in a corsage of white muslin and robe of gray taffeta is apparently seated at her piano. " 'Apparently,' did we say t The can vas, in fact, has been cut from top to bot tom near the middle of her face, and it is only a piece of Mme, Manet that one sees. What is the meaning of the lacera tion T "Mystery t , - "On the contrary, the mystery is slight. It is simply a witness of one of those friendly quarrels, sometimes sharp, which never ceased between Manet and Degas. Degas had wished to paint Mme. Manet as she was; that is to say, passably corpu lent, and that displeased at the same time the model and her husband. Mme. Manet expostulated. Manet took a knife and cut the canvas, to the fury of Degas, who or M islHHHHHHHHHHHllHBHIiBBBHHHHBBH ' "Gunners of the 3rd of May," by Goya, in the Prado Museum. Courtrsy of Knniiir & Co. even accepted the worst lot of Whistlers in any public gallery in the world. "Joskpii Pkxnell, "Hotel Windermere." The George Grey Barnard Cloisters were opened to the public daily for three years until November 1, 1917. They were then closed to help economize coal. They will be reopened to-day for the year 1918, daily from 10 to 5, except Mondays. An admission fee of 50 cents for Saturdays and Sundays and $1 for other days will be charged for the liencfit of the widows and orphans of French sculptors. The Cloisters are on Fort Washington avenue at 189th street, and are reached by the Broadway subway to 181st street. Artists, art schools and any school classes will be admitted free on applica tion by letter to the secretary, Miss Ames, 454 Fort Washington avenue. come famous. Maurice Chainaux, a young Belgian who has served in the French army, sends some curious pastel decorative sketches, and Jean Duval a series of two toned chalk drawings. seized and carried off his niutihited pic ture." Such is the story. It .should be added that the remains of the picture constitute a very interesting portrait of Manet. It is definitely announced that the ex hibit of paintings, autographs and docu ments brought here under the auspices of the Sandoz Mission and the Society of the French Artists of the Beaux Arts, to be shown-at the former resilience of Col. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, will open to-morrow, Easter Monday. Included in the objects to Ik shown will be the paint ing "On Guard lor I.ilerty." painted by .T. Berne Bellecourt, which is to be pre sented to President Wilson as :i gift of the memliers of the Society of French Artists of the Beaux Arts of Paris. An elaborate ceremony is to be arranged in JV-onnection with the presentation. jjf It is further announced that IJi-hop David M. Greer and Rahhi Joseph Sil verman of Temple Emauu-KI have been added to the list of prominent men anil women of Xew York who have accepted invitations to act as honorary patrons. It is lielieved .that Ambassador Jusser and will be able to come to New York Henry de Forge recounts in a recent French newspaper this story of a Parisian painter who receives pupils. The artist said: "I've had for some time a new pupil, Mme C, an unexpected pupil, because she is no longer of the age that learns. Her seventy years have known little of paint ing. Her education, therefore, has to be gin at the beginning. "Nevertheless, I've never had a more submissive, zealous or attentive pupil. She has the determination to paint, a tenacious will. It is necessary that she accomplish within a few months some (Mrtraits. She means to paint only por traits. The photographs she possesses seem vain to her. She wishes to have the life that color gives and attitudes that she has in mind, the souvenirs that she guards in her eyes, in her heart, in all their details. "To paint them she has only to look within herself, where she see?. thee image intensely. With what feverish vmotion, once she knows how. will she realize these dear portraits from the depths of her ten derness, with the gestuies she prefers and the posts she loved. Because that is the end of these patient lessons, so that she may have the ability in the long last years of life, all alone now, to pass the hours in painting, in remembering her three sons, her only children, dead in the war at thir-tv-one, twentv-seven and twentv years." The following war poem by Miss Ger trude Stein will be read with interest. It was inspired by the entrance of America into the war: A rATICIOTIC LKADIXfl. VKRSK I. Indeed indeed Can you see The stars. And regularly the previous treasure. What do e have without measure. We know. vkr.sk ir. We suspect the second man. vek.se hi. We are worthy of everything that happen. You mean weddings. Naturally I mean weddings. VERSE IV. And then we are. Hail to the nation. VKKSh v Do you think vie believe it. vmsh vi. It is that or bust. VKR.SK vii. VV raunot host. VKKSK VIII. Thank you. VKItsK II. Thank vou sy much. Another recent French newspaper story which may or may not be exactly true is thi-. of Degas and Manet: "We are to have the Degas sales. The second of them, which is to occur in May, includes the works of the dead master, Mrs. Joseph Kpes Brown of Brooklyn has presented the Brooklyn Museum with a collection of prints, photographs, liooks on art and a complete set of the Arundel Society's ehromo-Iithographs, which are the only extant reproductions in color of the early Italian frescoes. This gift is made in memory of her husband, the late Joseph Epes Brown, and represents the main portion of an art collection which had bees in process of formation since INNES S AND WYANT Many Superb Examples George H. 615 Fifth Avenue Taka Elevator Ainslie Mr. Brown's college days. It has long been the ambition of the museum to pos sess a set of the Arundel Society chromo lithographs, j This society was founded in 1848 witk the special purpose of preserving ths memory of such Italian (frescoes aa were in danger of disappearance by gradual decay, but has ultimately included all of the most important early Italian wall paintings. These have! been published vear by year until the total number of the series is now about 225. ' The total number of iprints presented by Mrs. Brown is 203, mainly copper plate engravings, mainly works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Aside from the distinction of the periods and artists represented, the quality of the impressions is remarkably line. Some of the artists represented an- mentioned here as follows: 7 Barto'lozzis. eighteenth century; I Cornelius Bega (superb first state of "The Cabinet" before all let ters), seventeenth century'- 1 Agostino Caracci, after Tintorctjo's "St. .leromo Visited by the Virgin"! (brilliant proof, very rare), seventeenth' century; 9 Bre vets, early eighteenth crntury; 12 Rich ard Erloms, eighteenth (century; 7 Ede lincks, seventeenth century-; 1 etching by Van ilen Enden (superli first state of his portrait of Daniel Heinsius), seventeenth century': 12 Val. Greens, late eighteenth century; 5 Antouiiis Massons, seventeenth century; 3 Raphael Morgens; 2 Pirane sis; 1 Antonio Kuiniondi, sixteenth cen tury; 2 William Sharps, late eighteenth century; 2 Robert Stranges.late eighteenth century; 1 etching by Van Dyck (third state of the first plate, afterward bur nished with the graver by Vorsterman); -I .Tames Watsons, late eighteenth cen tury; 7 William Woolletts; 3 Francois de Poillys, late eighteenth century; 4 P. Van Schuppens, late seventeenth century; I Joseph Keller; I Lomghi, early nineteenth century; 1 Alcssandro Cardien, por trait of Paul Barms, late eighteenth century; 1 Desnoyer; 1 Raphael Mas sarnl, portrait of Louis XVIII., early nineteenth century; 1 Vogel; 1 Mundel, nineteenth century; 4 large engravings by Audran from paintings by I Brun from the life of Alexander the Great (these are the same subjects shown by the enormous tapestries now on exhibi tion at the Brooklyn Museum); 1 Mas sard, representing the Rape of the Sa bines, by David; I Laugicr, after an other subject by David; 1 Joseph Mar cucci, late eighteenth century: 2 Fai thonies, seventeenth century. The photo graplis include 128 large mounted sub jects of classic sculpture in Italian mu seums and of Italian painting and sculp ture. The books presented represent ap proximately about 100 volumes of rare and standard works in flue bindings. Old Chinese Porcelains Jadet, Bronzes Gins, Brocadei and other Ontnta! 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