"Reviews," Art Journal, 1884

Title

"Reviews," Art Journal, 1884

Date Created

1884

Creator

Anon.

Source

The Art Journal 46 (1884): 256.

Subject

Artists at Home

Abstract

A frequently quoted review published after the third fascicle was issued criticizing the artificiality of the photographs and the likenesses of some of the portraits.

Rights

Public domain

Contributor

Omeka record contributed by Linda Merrill

Date Submitted

November 17, 2016

Text

“ARTISTS AT HOME.” Parts I. to III. (Sampson Low and Co.) –This publication does hardly more than the one just mentioned,[1] to admit the public into the real sanctuaries of the life artistic. True, a large and in some cases skilled photograph, taken by Mr. Mayall, and reproduced by photo-engraving, accompanies the notice of each artist which Mr. F. G. Stephens has written. But these plates do not show us the artists really at home; or, at least, they show them only as they are at home to the photographer. All the handsome furniture has been piled into that part of the room which is represented in the plate, while the owner of the studio has posed himself gracefully at the right point. The portraits of Mr. Millais and Mr. Marcus Stone are excellent likenesses, but those of Mr. Alma-Tadema and Mr. Pettie somehow miss the distinguishing characteristics of the two men.

[1] Maurice B. Adams, Artists’ Homes, published December 1883.

Original Format

Journal article

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Collection

Reference

Anon., "Reviews," Art Journal, 1884

Cite As

Anon., “"Reviews," Art Journal, 1884,” Victorian Artists at Home, accessed May 26, 2024, https://artistsathome.emorydomains.org/items/show/98.

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