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Arts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2



A Practical Magazine For The Studio, The Workshop And The Home.

TitleArts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2
AuthorHutchinson & Company
PublisherHutchinson & Company
Year1904
Copyright1904, Hutchinson & Company
Arts Crafts A Practical Magazine

London: Hutchinson & Company Editorial Offices: 37 & 38 Strand W.C.

A Monthly Practical Magazine for the Studio, the Workshop, and the Home.

Net, 1/= Monthly.

June, 1904.

Vol. I

December, 1904.

Vol. II

Yearly, 12/= Postage paid.

-Contents
No. 1. The Cover Design of Arts and Crafts. 2. Motive for a Border Decoration. 3. Decoration for a Retable or a Superfrontal. 4. Stole Decoration (the Holy Ghost Orchid). 5. Japanese Stencil. ...
-Our Policy And Aims
The distinctive field chosen by our magazine is indicated by the title. As a periodical of practical art it will be unique in this country, although publications on similar lines have attained great p...
-Modelling From Life
A Practical Demonstration by Professor Lanteri (of the Royal College of Art). With Blackboard Illustrations and Special Photographs, showing, in its various stages, the production of a Bust. Part I ...
-Modelling From Life. Continued
The first measurement (Fig. 3) is across the head - from ear to ear. It must be taken at the point indicated on Fig. 4. With a straight-edge see the relative position which the tip of the nose bears ...
-Palettes For Figure Painting
In Oil Colours, Water Colours, and Mineral Colours. Oil. Water Colours. Mineral Colours. Dresden. La Croix. White Chinese white Pompador re...
-The Training Of An Illustrator. A Preliminary Glance At Past And Present Mediums Of Reproduction
The held for illustration for publication is so much wider now than formerly, that it is not surprising to find it crowded with eager aspirants who, under the old conditions, would not have dreamed of...
-Flowers In Their Season. I. - Pansies: Their Treatment In Pen And Ink
With Practical Suggestions For Drawing And Painting Them the many flowers useful to the student of pen-drawing, pan-sies probably offer the best opportunity for study of texture, form, and colour. ...
-II. - Pansies: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours
There is perhaps no simpler garden blossom than the pansy to put before the beginner for a first essay in flower painting, whether in oil or in water colours; but it is a model that calls for studious...
-III. - Lilacs: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours
Like all flowers made up of masses of little single blossoms, it is a difficult thing for the student to render satisfactory, not so much on account of the colour as of the drawing and proper distribu...
-Some Students' Questions Answered
There is a school of art where the students are invited to send in questions, which the principal reads out in the class-room with his answers to them. We give some of the answers; for they will inter...
-The Technical Processes Of Enamelling. I. - The Nature Of Enamels
By Alexander Fisher. There are five different processes of enamelling: - namely, champleve, cloisonne, plique a jour, bassetaille, and painted. The latter is generally termed Limoges. Enamels are m...
-The Wagner Belt
This charming work by Mr. Alexander Fisher may fairly be considered not only the best thing of the kind that he has done, but perhaps the best piece of original jewellery that has been publicly exhibi...
-Ecclesiastical Photography. "Arts And Crafts" Prize Competition For Amateurs
Every artist now admits that photography occupies the place of a handmaid to Art, and in these pages we hope to show that it may assume a similar position with regard to Crafts. It is our purpose to o...
-Sun Artist. Lessons In Wood Carving. I. - A First Essay In The "Viking" Style
(For Designs In Viking Style, See Following Pages.) AN easy kind of wood carving for beginners is that in the Scandinavian style, or Viking style, as it is sometimes called, because the old Nors...
-II. - For A More Advanced Pupil. A Tray In The Gothic Style
(For Design of Gothic Tea tray, see pages 28 & 29.) We have here a preliminary glimpse of the Gothic style, which will be considered more fully later on. The design is in the flat Gothic, and may be ...
-The Art Of Bookbinding. I. - Forwarding
Bookbinding is one of the fine arts that appeal to all cultured persons, who, possessing good books, naturally desire good bindings. It is an art particularly suitable for women, whether taken up as a...
-The Art Of Bookbinding. I. - Forwarding. Continued
While the book is in the press the end papers can be made, and the boards cut and lined. The end papers consist of one coloured piece and one plain, each double the size of the book. They must be care...
-Good And Bad Bookbinding
AT the very creditable Spring Exhibition of the Royal Society of Amateur Artists, no branch of the applied arts was, on the whole, better represented than bookbinding, but there were many lamentable i...
-The Personal Note In Home Decoration
A Great mistake is made in the treatment of wall surfaces in our ordinary houses, without due reference to picture hanging. A wall-paper, be it ever so rich or novel, becomes in itself wearisome and e...
-Contemporary Art In The Church
Implicity and broad treatment in wrought iron work undoubtedly are commendable qualities; but, with that perverse tendency of the day towards extremes in technique, whether it be in the fine or in t...
-Ecclesiastical Linens
The articles made of linen which are in most general use in churches are the communion or fair linen cloth, the corporal, the puriricator, the pall and chalice veil, and the credence table-cover. T...
-Treatment Of Designs. Needlework
Sermon Cask or Corporal Cask Decoration (Page 45). The design for a sermon case is suitable for festivals. It may be adapted for a corporal case by making all the arms of the cross of equal length. It...
-Orchid Design For A Stole (See Supplement)
This design is a conventional treatment of the South American orchid known as the Dove Orchid or Flower of the Holy Ghost. It is intended for a Whit-Sunday stole to be worked on red damask or othe...
-Lotus Design For A Sofa Cushion Or Screen Panel
A firm textured, coarsely woven, natural coloured linen would be the ideal ground for this simple but spirited design. The colours should be the Egyptian greens, reds, and blues. Make the disk in the ...
-Retable Or Superfrontal Decoration. (Supplement.)
On crimson velvet this design would lend itself admirably For the decoration of a retable, or (if enlarged by the addition of a small conventional border on each side) for a super frontal. In working,...
-Design For An "Arts And Crafts" Portfolio. (See Supplement.)
The delightful arrangement of Sun and Tree which figures on the cover of Arts ami Crafts has been worked out with charming effect for a portfolio to contain the numbers as they appear from month to mo...
-China Decoration
The Ideal Head given in one of the supplementary sheets would be effective painted on a plaque of fine porcelain and named in a square flat moulding of bronze or old silver. Make the flesh tints fair;...
-Repousse Brass Work
Stationery Box (see Supplement). The brass for this should be in one piece and of 7 metal or 25 standard wire gauge. After the metal has been properly prepared, the design should be accurately transf...
-The Editor's Note Book
The number of pictures refused by the Academy this year is said to be greater than ever before. But let the unsuccessful candidates take heart. Rejected, but not dejected should be their motto. Of ...
-The Editor's Note Book. Continued
Mr. Boughton told me a story of Whistler the other day that I do not think has appeared in print before. The famous little American was visiting an art school in Paris, and his entrance, of course, ca...
-Handbooks For Amateurs
The Leland-Holtzapfel Manuals It may be doubted whether any designs published in a popular manual of wood carving have, while keeping in view so clearly the practical -side of the subject, reached th...
-Materials For Amateurs
For Colouring Photography and Post Cards, Barnard's Velvotint Powder Colours do all that is claimed for them. They are used dry and worked in with paper stumps. We have seen some prints in the Barto...
-Modelling From Life. A Practical Demonstration By Professor Lanteri (Of The Royal College Of Art)
(Concluded from page II.) The work that remains to be clone on our bust is simply drawing, said the Professor, and before we proceed to another stage, let me impress on you how all-important this d...
-Short Talks With Artists. I. - With George H. Boughton, R.A
For rapid sketching from the model there is nothing better than common carpet paper and black crayon, and white chalk for putting in the lights. You buy the paper by the yard, and cut it to suit yours...
-Figure Painting In Pastel
By J. L. Boyd. Pastel seems just the medium for amateurs. One may get charming effects in a very short time, there are no brushes to wash or colours to mix, and when you are tired, the work may be pu...
-Ecclesiastical Photography. The "Arts And Crafts" Prize Competitions For Amateurs
Beautiful hammered iron, in the form of hinges, latches, bolts and scroll work, are general on west and south doors; there are also railings around private chapels,. Chancel Screens, Altar Railings, C...
-The Training Of An Illustrator. I. - The Need Of Cultivating The Habit Of Observation
NO one can hope to become an illustrator who has to rely on the work of other illustrators to show him what to do. So obvious a fact would hardly seem to call for serious statement; but it is the rule...
-II. - The Materials Necessary For Pen Drawing
It has often been said that where nine men are successful in wash-drawing only one succeeds in pen and ink. To such a man its first demand is unlimited practice, so that every line from his pen may be...
-II. - The Materials Necessary For Pen Drawing. Continued
We may now practise cross-hatching by horizontal lines, as in Fig. 4. Let the hand rest lightly on the paper in all these exercises. In Fig. 5 we have an example of cross-hatching with diagonal lines....
-Flowers In Their Season, With Practical Suggestions For Drawing And Painting Them
NO apology will be required for the space we devote this month to the acknowledged queen of all flowers. It is our purpose to show the rose as it may be represented by various mediums of artistic expr...
-IV. - Roses: Their Treatment In Pen And Ink
IN making a pen and ink study of roses, such as that on the following page, which was designed for a tail-piece - it is well to make first a rough sketch of the subject just as you have it in mind. Th...
-V. - Roses: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours
Double flowers are certainly the most difficult of all flowers to represent adequately, and this difficulty is greatest when the flower faces you squarely and you look into its depths. As a bud, or in...
-VI. - Deep Red Roses: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours
The oil colours generally used in painting a deep red rose like the American Beauty - or its English equivalent, the Mrs. John Laing, which it closely resembles - are madder lake, vermilion, ivory...
-VII. - The Painting Of Hydrangeas
The hydrangea and the guelder rose, like such other clustered small Bowers as the lilac we discussed last month, offer to the artist a class of problems different from that involved in the representat...
-VIII. - Useful Water-Colour "Palette."
With the thirteen colours mentioned in the following hints, one may obtain any desired effect in flower painting: - (1) Ivory black; (2) Chinese white; (3)Cobalt: There is hardly a shadow or a reflect...
-China Painting. To Paint The Rose Tiles
(See Designs on the next page.) Begin by rubbing a few drops of turpentine over the china; then neatly trace the design, making sure the tiles join properly. First paint the flowers a delicate pink, ...
-Exercises For A Beginner
The first thing for a beginner in china painting to learn is how to lay flat washes of different degrees of strength in monochrome on a flat surface. Brun Rouge is a suitable colour. Fill your largest...
-What Colours Will Mix?
TO this query we reply that, contrary to the general belief, most mineral colours may be mixed as freely to produce desired effects as as if they were oil colours or water colours. Yellows mix with a...
-The Art Of Bookbinding. II. - "Forwarding"
Last month the different stages of Forwarding were dealt with as far as the pasting in of the end papers. Now the student must proceed to glue the back of the book. The glue in the rough must be bro...
-The Art Of Bookbinding. II. - "Forwarding". Part 2
The fore-edges are now measured with screw compasses from the groove along the back (which is called the joint) to the outside edge of the first section, which measurement is then marked on the board ...
-Hints For Figure Painting
1. The drawing must be as nearly perfect as you can make it, the shadows and half tints being fully indicated. 2. All the shadows of flesh must have grey edges. 3. The darkest parts of shadows are n...
-End Piece For A Bookrest
This design presents no great difficulty to the novice in wood carving. There are, of course, two pieces to be worked up and they should be done on one piece of wood, and sawn apart-afterwards. Begin ...
-Lessons In Wood Carving. III. - Bellows In The "Viking" Style. (For The Design, See The Supplement.)
The beginner in wood carving should remember that it is wise not to try to climb too high at first, but be content with decorating simple objects, such as may be useful in the home and are easy to pro...
-Carving In The Round
Carving in the round, we need hardly say, is not the work for a novice, and only an experienced carver would attempt such a difficult subject as the spirited study by Mr. Walter Crane, which was made,...
-The Framing Of Pictures
Next in importance to the choice of pictures is the framing of them, once remarked a great French critic. Gautier's observation, provoked by some exhibitions of exemplary bad taste in the framing of ...
-The Dress Designers' Exhibition
The second display by the Dress Designers' Exhibition Society, held at the Don'- Gallery from May 7 to May 25, was disappointing in the meagreness of the show of costumes. The one design by Mr. Walter...
-Oxford Arts And Crafts Exhibition
Embroidery and wood-carving were, perhaps, the departments most creditably represented at the annual exhibition of arts and crafts, held in connection with the Oxford Prize Scheme for Needlework and I...
-The Album Mount
The Royal College of Art lost one of its most brilliant pupils in Miss L. Simpson, who, while yet quite young, died, in 1896, about two years after executing this exquisitely beautiful work, which was...
-Ecclesiastical Embroidery. On Some Designs For Applique
AS church needlework, applique embroidery may, perhaps, be more artistically employed than in any other way. Its value is in the fact that it can be seen at a distance, the effect being just as good a...
-Hints To Beginners
The materials usually employed on the best work are floss silk, purse silk, a fine and closely twisted silk known as Maltese or horsetail, and gold threads of varying make and sizes. Jewels and conca...
-M. B. H. White Embroidery
The thread for white embroidery used in church work is known as French embroidery cotton, although the best quality often bears the mark made in Germany. There is a great difference in the quality...
-Battersea Polytechnic Exhibition
The annual exhibition of work by students, held on June 10 and II, was highly creditable to all concerned, especially the woodwork and stone masonry. The design and executed detail of a mantelpiece by...
-A Wonderful Peacock
The peacock embroidered on a ground of white silk, now on view at Messrs. John Wilsons' Successors, 188, Regent Street, is a truly marvellous specimen of modern Japanese work. Somewhat larger than lif...
-A Rose Design
(See No. 16 in the Supplement.) This is especially suitable for an embn lidered table centre or sofa pillow. It may be worked upon linen, natural-coloured or of the palest green, delicate white cambr...
-Treatment Of Designs. Embroidery
Earth: The First of a Series of Four Panels ( The Elements). (See Supplement.) Cream linen, thick and firm of texture, and handmade for choice, or Roman satin, fine and even threaded, should be cho...
-Leather Work
The Buckle-Design could be easily worked up as an ornamentation for the back of a belt. Very little modelling is required, the general effect being quickly gained by tooling and pressing. The ground s...
-Wood-Carving. "Earth": The First Of A Series Of Four Panels (The Elements)
As .an example for low relief, this panel is excellent. Nothing could be better than the line cuts that may be executed. Well seasoned oak, without a flaw, should be the wood. Transfer the design, tak...
-Metal Work
Earth: The First of a Series of Four Panels (The Elements). As a copper panel, a fine study might be made of this design. The relief would be very much lower than that for carving, but the same effe...
-The Editor's Note Book 2
Necessity is the mother of invention, and if Daniel Vierge, the greatest master among modern illustrators, had not been required, at the beginning of his career, to make his process drawings for p...
-The Editor's Note Book 2. Continued
So much for the comedy of the Peacock Room. And now for the tragedy. Alas ! for the vanity of human hopes. Mr. Jeckyll, the original designer of the room, mortified at the destruction of his work, w...
-Correspondence
These columns are free to all. It is only required that(i) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets of paper with the writer's name and address on the back of each, and th...
-Water-Colour Practice
P. F. G. thinks that he has spoilt a water-colour sketch by laying in the sky unevenly, and asks if there is any remedy. Undoubtedly. Let him turn the drawing upside down, and, with a flat camel's hai...
-To Prove An Etching Without A Press
Hollar Of course, a good press for printing etchings is rather a costly affair. There is a way, however, of proving your plate without a press. Ink it in the usual way, and then pour plaster of Paris...
-To Oxidize Silver
S. F. P. - An excellent preparation for oxidizing silver is a solution of platina in hot aqua regina (or one part nitric acid to two parts muriatic). Let the fluid evaporate; wash the powder in water ...
-Sundry Queries Answered
E. B. writes: - May I suggest that you supplement the articles on 'Modelling' in your delightful Arts and Crafts by a chapter on Casting in Plaster, which seems to me the legitimate conclusion of t...
-A Portable Camera Obscura
This is a simple little device to aid the student in sketching from nature. Anyone handy with the glue-pot, saw, and plane can make such a machine with a very little outlay of money. With its assistan...
-Sketching From Nature. I. - Selection Of Subject
With Special Reference To Painting In Water Colours IN sketching with the point, the first thing to do is to indicate very lightly the ensemble; that is to say, put down a few faint lines to bound th...
-II. - Trees And Foliage
Landscape painters are often indifferent as to the accurate representation of the foliage of particular kinds of trees; but, in a broad way, they are careful to indicate the general character of the f...
-III. - First Steps In Practice
IF you have not sufficient confidence in your drawing ability to begin at once with the pen, let your first few sketches be made with the aid of a slight outline in pencil, just to assure the proporti...
-IV. - Hatching And Cross-Hatching
To the beginner in pen drawing it is at first a great relief to be allowed to use cross-hatching. It is so easy to make a light tint darker, an uneven tint more even by adding a few lines drawn across...
-Flowers In Their Season. IX. - Roses: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours. (Continued From Page 74.)
With Practical Suggestions For Drawing And Painting Them Bride Roses should have a thin wash of very much diluted gamboge over the whole flower, excepting on the curled over petals, where the highest...
-X. - Treatment Of Rose Leaves
There is so much diversity in the leaves of roses that those of each variety should be studied as carefully as the flower. Green leaves to the uninitiated are only green leaves, no matter whether they...
-XI - Background For Roses: In Water And Oil Colours
For pink roses, and, of course, other pink flowers, a light grey background always looks well and refined. The grey should be of a cool, rather purplish tone. In painting roses in water colours, this ...
-XII. - Nasturtiums: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours
For the pale yellow flowers for the local tone one may use light cadmium, white and a very little ivory black to give quality, in the shadows adding raw umber and light red. For the deeper toned yello...
-XIII. - Guelder Roses
A Set of problems different from those of roses and similar double flowers is presented here. The guelder rose is, perhaps, the best of its class of clustered small blossoms to study first, because it...
-XIV. - Guelder Roses: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours
A Good background for our guelder roses would be a light greenish grey, with a tint of purple in the shadows. In oil painting, the palette for this may be permanent blue, white, yellow ochre, raw umbe...
-The Art Of Bookbinding. III. - " Forwarding"
The first stages in the actual binding of the book are now approaching. The first step is making the headband. It is worked on a strip of vellum or catgut of the same width as the margin of the boards...
-The Art Of Bookbinding. III. - " Forwarding". Continued
Bisect the corner (a right angle) carefully, and draw a line. Then, with the fingers the leather must be pulled over and patted till it exactly meets on the line. Treat the other corners in this way, ...
-Tests For Silk
Valuable hints for testing the quality of silk are given by an expert, writing in an American paper. He says: The first thing to do with your sample is to try and tear it, both lengthwise and crosswi...
-II. - Cloisonne Enamelling
The process of champleve enamelling was described in a previous article. The one most nearly allied to it is that termed cloisonne. It is so named from the use of cloisons, or metal strips, in its...
-Illumination
IN view of the creditable attempts at illumination on the ancient Gothic lines that we have noticed at recent arts and crafts exhibitions, we are not without hope of a revival, at an early date, of th...
-Sun Artist
In all photographs of which landscape is the main subject, the human figure may be introduced, and often to great advantage. But at all costs, it is necessary to avoid the appearance of posing. Never ...
-An Historical Exhibition of Furniture
The summer exodus is upon us, and at an end - for this season at least - are the numerous minor exhibitions which on one plea or another have extracted the nimble shilling from the purse of the lounge...
-Lessons In Wood Carving. IV. - Byzantine Style - A Picture Frame
IT seems a natural transition to pass to this simple and effective style of wood-carving after some preliminary exercises in the Dragon or Viking manner. The Byzantine style of decoration dates from t...
-V. - Byzantine Style (Continued) - A Log-Holder
We enter now on the second stage of the Byzantine style of ornament, with a somewhat more ambitious, but not too difficult, Subject. Our log-holder, with its grotesque bird's head for a finish, is qui...
-Carving And Gilding
AT the recent exhibition of the work of pupils, of the London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, in the wood-carving class it was mainly confined to frames. In regard to this the follow...
-Gesso Work: The Art Of Modelling With The Brush
AS is the case in most of the popular handicrafts of the day, gesso is only a revival. Its manipulation was known to the early Egyptians and, later, by the Greeks. In Italy it was used for decorative ...
-Marquetry And Inlaying
A Series of practical lessons on these subjects is in preparation for early production in our pages. In the meanwhile several of the designs already given in the magazine will be found available, espe...
-Metallic Lustres
The processes used for obtaining the metallic reflections so much admired in line specimens of Hispano-Moresque and Gubbio wares have long been regarded as among lost arts, though many attempts have b...
-"White Work"
The conventional white embroidery is the most appropriate decoration for white altar linens. Great care should be taken in selecting designs for this work, for a mistake in the matter of svmbolism, ...
-Crosses For "White Work"
The different kinds of stitches to be used in these crosses, intended to be embroidered on linen, are generally indicated in the designs; but a few directions as to the manner of working may be helpfu...
-The Grape-Vine Border
(See opposite page and Supplement B.) The design is especially suited to the fair white linens intended to be, used for the altar and communion-table. As shown in the complete design herewith, it wou...
-A Sermon Case Cover
(See the Supplement.) Avery dark red, almost maroon, may be selected as the ground for the sermon-case cover. Velvet would look best. The diaper pattern should be worked in a lighter shade of red sil...
-Hints To Beginners 2
For church work, whether the embroidery be on velvet or silk, it should always in the first instance be worked in a frame (on linen or holland) and afterwards transferred to the richer material. Alter...
-Treatment Of Designs. Needlework 2
The Stole (See Supplement A.) This is to be embroidered in coloured silk, e.g., gold, on plain or brocaded silk. The Cross is ingeniously introduced as one of the characters in the sacred monogram. Th...
-Three Strawberry Borders. (See Pages 152-153.)
For a luncheon cloth of fine linen with hemstitched border, the first of these designs would make a charming decoration. A useful size is 20 inches square. Two threads of filofloss should be used for ...
-Alphabet For White Embroidery. (See Supplement A.)
The alphabet, which we continue from last month, is well suited for table linen of all kinds, and if enlarged it would serve for pillow slips and sheets. The letters should be carefully traced on the ...
-Gesso Work
The Casket illustrated on page 145 offers a good subject for gesso work. On a wooden box, the ornamentation would look extremely well, especially if coloured artistically. No amateur accustomed to the...
-Leather Work. The Purse
Use a thin soft piece of cow-hide for working this, as it wears much better than call. Either press or cut the pattern, but do not raise it; raised, it would he rather bulky for the pocket. The discs ...
-Pyrography
Air:- The Second of a Series ok Four Panels. This is admirably suited for relief burning, but it should not be attempted by a beginner. Choose a very white wood, at least 1/2 inch thick, close grai...
-Metal Work. Kettle Stand in Bent Ironwork

This stand should be made from strip iron 1/4 in. or 3/8 in. wide, and the work commenced by making the outside circle of a double thickness of iron. Next, make the inner ring, also of two thicknesses...
-Cut Metal Hinge And Lockplate. (See Page 133)
A fairly thick metal should be used; it should first be planished and cleaned and thoroughly polished. Small holes should be drilled for the sawblade to enter, and care should be taken in sawing, to a...
-The Beginner's Corner. (See Supplement B.)
For Repousse work the corner-pieces, Nos. 29 and 31, are very easy of execution, or they may be used for flat chasing only. The modelling is slight, especially in the No. 36. The lines, having been tr...
-Clasp For A Buckle
A. F. and J. A. - Two methods lor fastening the buckle designed by Miss Sparks, given in the magazine last month, are illustrated herewith. The upper one shown is very simple. Two catches are left on ...
-Woodwork
A Rack for Souvenir Spoons. The hanging rack for the display of souvenir spoons, shown on opposite page, is easily made. It is fifteen inches wide and twenty high, and consists of a piece of three-q...
-The Editor's Table. Correspondence
These columns are free to all. It is only required that (1) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets of paper with the writer's name and address on the back of each, and t...
-How To Clean A Plaster Cast
S.T.F. is in despair because he has, apparently, ruined a favourite plaster cast by following the advice given in the Art Column of a weekly journal. He says he was told to use a handful of bread cr...
-A Perishable "Crayon Portrait."
A Subscriber The kind of crayon portrait you describe is surreptitiously founded on what is known to the trade as a solar print, which, for this purpose, is a faintly printed life-size enlargement ...
-Improvised Etching Outfit
Hollar, Jr., writes: I was delighted to find the simple device you gave in the July number of Arts and Crafts for 'proving an etching without a press.' Now, is there any equally inexpensive way for p...
-Sundry Queries Answered 2
Sketcher you should work only in the early part of the day, when the sky and general atmospheric effects are less liable to sudden change. SlGma asks us to define the difference between a study and ...
-Arts And Crafts Exhibition
The seventh annual exhibition of work done by students of the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Crafts during the past session under the direction of Professor W. R. Lethaby, was held from July 13 to ...
-The Editor's Note Book 3
Readers of a magazine like, from time to time, to get an inkling of special features of interest provided for their delectation, and I may mention a few in connection with Arts and Crafts. First of al...
-The Drawings Of Alphonse Legros
By Sir Charles Holroyd. The drawings of Professor Legros are a most excellent study for the art student, for in them we can read most easily the message of style the master came over from Paris to de...
-A Method Of Portrait Painting
The following is a summary of an experienced teacher's method of portrait painting, as taught by him for many years with much success. Draw in charcoal. Get the general proportions of the head in sli...
-Principles Of Water-Colour
Form is always to be sacrificed to colour when both cannot be got in the time. If the colour is right in paleness or depth, the general result will of necessity include sound relations of light and sh...
-The Sketching Class
The summer sketching class is at work by the sea, and the master walks about from easel to easel and points out the mistakes of his pupils. He is a wise man, and gives no recipes for painting, and he ...
-V. - The Treatment Of Water
IN the series of sketches of objects reflected in water which illustrate this article, it may be observed that nowhere is the reflection calm and unbroken as in a mirror. In fact, though we often use ...
-Hints About Drawing For "Process"
The process in general use by the magazines for reproducing pen-and-ink drawings has been fully described in these columns; but we find it necessary, once more, to tell certain correspondents that ...
-Sketching From Nature. III. - The Foreground: Rocks And Herbage
The anatomy of the common forms of rocks in any particular district is soon learned. The sketcher has seldom to deal with more than two or three kinds, and will quickly come to recognise their charact...
-IV. - Sky, Distance, Water
The Sky The difficult point in painting a sky, whether clear or cloudy, is to make it recede. To succeed in this one should observe very carefully the colours and values of different parts of the sky...
-The Royal College Of Art: Exhibition Of Students' Work
The exhibition of the work of the students of the Royal College of Art, marking the close of the session at South Kensington, was very interesting, although it cannot be said that the indications are ...
-The Royal College Of Art: Exhibition Of Students' Work. Continued
The Late Lord Leighton, P.R.A. Facsimile of the Etching (First State) by Professor Alphonse Legros. The exhibition of the work of the students, we should have remarked, is divided into four sect...
-Exhibition Of Students' Work, At The Royal College Of Art, South Kensington
Design for a Memorial to Dante. By Arthur Rogers, of Manchester. Winner of the First Prize: a 50 Travelling Scholarship. The National Art Competition, 1904. The day of publication of the presen...
-Exhibition Of Students' Work, At The Royal College Of Art. Part 2
Awards Gold Medals to Charles I. J. Doman, Nottingham School of Art, for an admirable marble relief, carefully and skilfully executed ; Ernest Copestick (same school), for a fire-dog, excellent i...
-Exhibition Of Art Students' Work. Part 3
Book Illustrations, Colour Prints, And Posters The examiners (Walter Crane, T. Erat Harrison, Bernard Partridge) find, in book illustrations, a marked falling off both in design and execution; as a ...
-Exhibition Of Art Students' Work. Part 4
Awards Cold Medal to John Potter, Derby School of Art, for stencilled frieze for church decoration, commended for its dignified simplicity of treatment as well as for its [rank and well-harmonised ...
-Exhibition Of Art Students' Work. Part 5
Gold And Silver Work, Metal Work, Enamels And Jewellery The examiners (A. F. Brophy, Alexander Fisher, T. Erat Harrison) find the designs for gold and silver work even below the standard of last year...
-XV. - Asters: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours
These flowers, well illustrated in the large decorative pen drawing given as an extra supplement to the magazine this month, partake of the doubleness of the chrysanthemum, which is different from tha...
-XVI. - Sweet Peas: - Their Treatment IX Oil And Water Colours
Purple flowers with pink petals and white flowers with pale yellow petals are the varieties of the sweet pea from which our model (see double page) was drawn; they arrange very harmoniously. If a back...
-The Art Of Bookbinding. IV. - Finishing
IN this and the articles that are to follow, the decoration of the book-cover, or finishing, as it is termed, will be dealt with in detail. It is a subject capable of infinite variety of treatment a...
-The Technical Processes Of Enamelling. III. - Bassetaille
OF all the processes of enamelling, the one known as Bassetaille is the one to which I should like to draw most attention and to see more developed. There is scarcely an enameller in this country - ...
-Landscape Photography
Some excellent suggestions on landscape photography are offered to amateurs by Mr. Edwin S. Bennett, who speaks not only as an amateur photographer of experience and skill, but as also a painter of bo...
-IV. - A Flower-Stand In Gothic Style
A Preliminary glimpse of the Gothic style in wood-carving was given in the first issue of Arts and Crafts, the design being a tea-tray, for flat treatment. Our model last month was in the Byzantine st...
-The Art Of Modelling With The Brush. II. - Preparation Of Surfaces For Working With Gesso
When working a design on a soft, loose-grained wood such as deal or pine, the wood must be sized with glue to prevent the absorption of moisture in the gesso. If this be not carefully clone, the gesso...
-III. - Colouring Over Gilding
When the gesso is covered with a coating of gold, or gold leaf, transparent oil colours mixed with copal oil varnish give a very rich effect, reminding one of old Italian and Spanish leathers when gil...
-The Use Of Filo Floss
Filo Floss, of all embroidery threads, undoubtedly is most beautiful and most satisfactory for fine embroidery. It has a lustre which only unskilful handling will dull. It has also the slightest crimp...
-Treatment Of Designs. Embroidery 2
The Conventional Rose Design (see pages 206-7) for Bible cover and the alternative pomegranate design should be wrought in full ecclesiastical embroidery. They should be made heavy and rich in decided...
-Leather Work And Pyrography. Music Case
. (See Supplement B, No. 47,) This case is so simple that any saddler or leather worker could produce it. It should be made out of a good strong piece of cow-hide with shaped side pieces sewn in. It ...
-Metal Work 3
The Conventional Flower Border. (See Supplement B, No. 46.) Using this, for repousse work as a circular border, simply chase lightly, with a fine chaser, and mat in the ground work. In raising, the gr...
-Our Corner For Beginners. (See Supplement B.) Metalwork
The Corner Piece, No. 49, is a simple yet effective design entailing very little work. The beginner should cut out from the sheet enough for all the corner required and, having cleaned the metal, trac...
-The Editor's Table. Correspondence 2
These columns are free to all. It is only required that (1) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets of paper with the writer's name and address on the back of each, and t...
-How To Set About Becoming A Designer
E. G. (Surbiton) writes: Please tell me what is the best way to set about becoming a designer. I am a student at the Kingston Art School, and seem to have a slight taste for designing. I am rather in...
-Requirements Of Designs For Reproduction
H. A. X. A. (Fulham) asks: (1) What size should designs be made for reproduction - such as pictorial postcards ? Should they be larger, smaller, or of the same size as they are to be reproduced? (2) ...
-Sundry Hints About Painting
A. F. (Cromer). - An inexpensive screen for decorating in oil colours may he made with the coarse bagging material called burlap, which is cheaper than canvas. Stretch it tightly on the wooden frame o...
-Painting On Glass And China
Muffle (1) For painting on glass in mineral colours, fat oil is used for mixing the enamel to a rather thick consistency, turpentine to thin it and make it flow, or oil of lavender is used as a mediu...
-Hints About Embroidery
Ona We will suggest a design and scheme of colouring for your curtains if you give more particulars as to the character of your room. Selima You can use a Tambour frame for your fair linen cloth; t...
-Leek Embroidery
Some interesting specimens of this embroidery, on view at Mrs. Brackett's, 200, Regent Street, suggest a few remarks about a style of work that should he better known than it is. The Leek Society was ...
-R.C.A. Vacation Competitions
Much interest is manifested by the students as to the outcome of the vacation competitions organized by the Sketching Club of the Roval College of Art. The judges are Messrs. Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A., W...
-New Publications
Technics, a Magazine to Aid Technical Progress, at the close of its first half-year presents, in its bound form, such a fund of valuable information as no up-to-date student of science can afford to i...
-The Editor's Note Book 4
MR. Arthur Morton, who designed our Arts and Crafts medal, has virtually completed his work, and the plaster models have been delivered. The bronze pattern has now to be made, and it will have to be...
-Casting in Plaster. A Practical Demonstration Of The Process By Mr. Enrico Cantoni. I. - Making The Mould
Moulder to the Royal College of Art. Illustrated With Special Photographs. Before we begin the actual work of casting, of course we must have decided how many sections our mould is to be divided int...
-The Palette In Portrait Painting
Set your palette in such a way that an artist, by looking at the mere complexion, as it were, of the colours there prepared, might know at a glance that the subject was fair or dark for whom it was se...
-VI. - The Outline In Landscape Drawing
IN drawing with the pen, the distance should be treated very simply. It is a fact of nature, and a principle of importance in every art that aims to represent nature, that the more distant an object i...
-The Sketching Class 2
IN continuation from last month, we give below some more of the valuable hints by the master in charge of a summer sketching class by the sea, as jotted down by one of the pupils:- Never patch up a b...
-Sketching: From Nature. With Special Reference To Painting In Water Colours. V. - Tinted Papers - Some General Hints
IF you want a fairly easy yet interesting subject to sketch, choose a mass of trees or a range of hills against a twilight sky. Do not admit too much into the picture. Sketch it over and over. The clo...
-VI. - Perspective - Colour And Distance
If you do not understand thoroughly the principles of perspective, be very careful about admitting objects in your sketch that do not belong to nature itself. Buildings, bridges, etc, must not be intr...
-Hints On Flower Painting
See that your design is well placed on your paper or canvas, not too high nor too low, nor on one side. Then block in in masses. Never begin by shaping carefully some single feature, else when it is a...
-Flowers in their Season. XVII. - Chrysanthemums: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours
With Practical Suggestions For Drawing And Painting Them The beginner will find that the chrysanthemum presents no slight difficulties both in regard to drawing and perspective; but these having been...
-Painting Yellow Chrysanthemums
For the flowers of the lightest tint of yellow a general tone of light and dark is first laid in, covering the principal masses within the outlines upon the canvas. For the lighter portions, mix white...
-Painting Red Chrysanthemums
For the crimson and light red flowers we may use for the medium tones: madder lake, light red, yellow ochre, white, and a very little ivory black; for the dark red chrysanthemums: madder lake and raw ...
-Painting While Chrysanthemums
Leaving the paper clear where the lights are to be, wash over the rest with a delicate warm tone. Make this wash with lampblack, yellow ochre, and a very little vermilion. When it is dry, wash in the ...
-The National Art Competition, 1904.
(Continued from page 184.) IN making our selections for illustration from the six hundred and ten objects which received awards at the National Art Competition, we have naturally to consider their av...
-IV. - Plique-A-Jour
The next process which must engage our attention is the one known as plique-a-jour.* It is the one about which more secrecy has been maintained than any other, and it will always be regarded in the...
-Stencil Printing
Among the many crafts in vogue at the present day there is none, perhaps, which lends itself more readily to the requirements of the amateur than stencil painting. No long course of study is necessary...
-I. - The Positions Of Points Determine The Directions Of Lines
This is the first thing which the sketcher should consider. On paper one can only express points by placing them, as it were, geographically - north, south, east, and west - and if we can arrive at th...
-Woodcuts In Colour
From the official leaflet issued by the London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, we reproduce the following description of the method employed at the school for making and printing woo...
-The Painter's Use Of The Camera
That much-debated question, Is it legitimate for an artist to profit by the use of photography in his work? is still engaging the attention of some of our contemporaries. Surely it is not the use bu...
-V. - A Foot-Stool In Romanesque Style
(See Supplement for full-sized drawings.) Our design does not show the best way to place an animal or any other object that is to be seen from all sides; but as this is the only Romanesque example to...
-Ecclesiastical Embroidery. Altar Frontal Designs
The design for an altar frontal and a super-frontal given herewith are to be worked on red velvet; or rather the embroidery, first executed on linen, is transferred to the velvet. The detail for worki...
-A Host Box Cover
The original of this exquisite old design of red velvet, with gold and silver couched embroidery, is a covering of a box to hold the Host. It is Italian work of the 16th century, a famous object of ar...
-Treatment Of Designs. Embroidery 3
Poppy Design (See Supplement A, No. 54). Coarse Russian linen will be a good ground for this. The silk should be either Algerian or thick floss. The spiky leaves in the upper and lower borders must be...
-Cigarette Case
This is intended for one of those hand-stitched cases, made in two parts, that slip into each other. It should be worked on cowhide. Leather enough for both pieces should be selected and cut off at st...
-Our Corner For Beginners
(See Supplement A.) The Hinge.S (No's. 55 and 58) should be cut from a fairly stout piece of metal and sawn carefully to shape. They should be made, as shown in a previous number, with the other side ...
-The Royal College Of Art
Exhibition of Students' Work. (Concluded from page [76.) The exhibits of the School of Design comprised original designs, studies of work in the Museum, and drawings from nature. The practical work i...
-The Editor's Table. New Publications. Aids To The Study Of Design
No better indication could be needed of the constantly growing interest in the study of design than the number of new text-books and new editions of former ones that continue to appear. The practical ...
-Correspondence 2
These columns tire free to all. It is only required that (I) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets of paper with tin- writer's name and address on the back of each, and...
-The Preparation Of Designs
A. P. S., Torquay. - (1) Designs intended for wall paper, to be of practical value, should be drawn and coloured upon paper which in size is the exact count or dimensions of the special factory wher...
-Self-Instruction In Art
Two Subscribers. - No. Painting in oil or in water-colours, or in the art of the sculptor is not usually acquired satisfactorily by self-instruction, with no other aid than that afforded by text-b...
-Ruskin As An Art Teacher
T.C. (Carlisle) is a young art student who wishes to become a painter of both landscape and figure. He asks us if it is wise to follow Ruskin's course, and if any prominent men have gone through it...
-To Correct The Effect Of A Red Nose
Can you tell me if there is anything a poor woman can do to convert the high colour of a red nose? asks a correspondent. We reply that she can do much if she will give the subject due consideration ...
-When To Varnish
A.J. (Hudderslield) asks: How long must one allow a painting to dry before varnishing it ? - That depends on circumstances. For a lightly laid in picture, twenty-four hours is usually sufficient; fo...
-To Mend A Plaster Cast
Brahms You can mend a plaster cast by pressing the broken edges together with a coating of sandarac varnish, which is a combination of copal and sandarac gums, mastic, turpentine, pounded glass and a...
-The Editor's Note Book 5
IF the National Art Competition were really national as well as so in name, how much more significant the annual exhibition might be of our progress in art instruction ! This reflection must have occu...
-II. - The Plaster Cast
Our last step was to wash the mould thoroughly with clear water, and we left it to drain for a while. Now, before proceeding to make the cast, said Mr. Cantoni, we must prepare the surface of the m...
-Notes And Hints
IN choosiNg flowers for painting, get the largest of each kind, not only because they are the finest, but because they are the easiest to paint. One is also likely to make up for having small and poor...
-In The Painting Class. Some Valuable Hints Jotted Down By One Of The Students
There are some things you can learn, just as you learn grammar - general principles; but, after all, you are mostly self-taught, and it shall be my effort never to interfere with your individuality. Y...
-Drawing In Charcoal
There could be no better practice for the student who would become familiar with the technique of charcoal drawing than, first, to copy such an example as that of the head by Mr. Leon Olivie given her...
-The Training Of An Illustrator. VII. - Architecture And Interior Decoration
It is first of all necessary for the novice to train his hand in simple hatching and cross-hatching. When thoroughly proficient he-should be able to shade evenly a given surface almost without looking...
-How Students Should Sketch
One ought to be able in a few minutes with a few lines and shadows to grasp the essential characteristics of any object before him - to express in a simple and decided way the effect and sum of the wh...
-II. - Cones And Cylinders, And How To See Them
Here (Fig. 9) is a cone poised on its apex, its axis vertical: as a simple illustration propoitionately it is contained in a square, call it a foot. A A is the axis, the point P proportionately three ...
-V. - Limoges Or Painted Enamellings
Limoges, or painted enamels, are made in the simplest and most direct manner, as com-parced with any other process, in so far as the enamelling is begun without such elaborate preparation of the metal...
-Straightening Edge Of Copper On Steel Surface Plate With A Burnisher
The method of procedure is as follows: - The design is traced upon tracing paper, and the plaque is covered with a fine coat of white enamel. Then the tracing paper is laid upon the plaque and the de...
-The Art of Bookbinding. V. - Gilding
The next style of finishing to be described is known generally as gilding. A book of gold leaf, a gold knife and a gold cushion will be required (Fig. 37). Books covered in levant and hardgr...
-Lessons In Wood Carving. VI. - A Wall Cabinet In Renaissance Style. (See Supplement B.)
After the design is well traced or drawn, begin on one of the side panels, and cut down a quarter of an inch, or a little less. Be careful to have the outline correct and the margin lines straight. Sl...
-Three Useful Platinum Points For Pyrogravure
Fig. 1. - Flat Point. Fig. 2. - Horn Point. Fig. 3. - Extra Fine Point. of expression. The process is of much greater antiquity than the domestic poker; it was certainly known to the early Egyptian...
-II. - Tools And Appliances
The serviceable outfit by means of which I have, myself, practised pyrogravure, is known as the Original, No. 3. The box, complete, can be bought from any dealer in artist's materials, or at any of ...
-III. - Surface Pyrograycre On Wood
It will now be clearly understood that decoration by means of pyrogravure, or poker-work, consists of burning a design into wood or some other material with an implement having a metal point, which is...
-National Competition, 1904
We have already dealt so fully with the report, of the Examiners that the additional illustrations of prize exhibits that we give in this number call for no especial comment. It may not be out of pl...
-First Notice
The exhibition now in progress at the City Art Gallery is replete with encouragement for those who take a hopeful view of our art industries. Coming away from it, one wonders at the pessimism of Mr. B...
-Leicester Arts And Crafts Exhibition
Leicester is to be congratulated upon the excellence of the exhibition held there recently. In point of size (there were nearly 900 exhibits) and general high quality of work, it would compare very fa...
-Guilds Of Handicrafts
The unprecedented commercial and industrial development of the last hundred years has not been altogether an unmixed blessing; rather it has brought in its train, along with many good effects, certain...
-Domestic Pottery
Of late years the number of these Guilds has increased considerably, for, thanks to the training of the Municipal Technical Schools, craftsmen are becoming more and more numerous. Broadly speaking, t...
-Ecclesiastical Embroidery. A Pulpit Hanging
(See Supplement A, Design No. 64.) The pulpit hanging by Mrs. Rhodes, containing the emblems of the three persons in the Godhead, is intended for Trinity decoration. It must be worked on figured gree...
-The Banner Borne Before Her Majesty Queen Alexandra, At Her Coronation
The Arms represented are those of: (1) Denmark, (2) Schleswig, (3) Sweden, (4) Iceland, (5) Faroe Islands, (6) Greenland, (7) Jutland, (8) Van-dalia. In the centre shield: (9) Holstein, (10) Stormark,...
-A Chalice Veil
(See Supplement A, Design No. 71.) The veil is to be worked on a plain ribbed silk or gros-grain of a creamy tone. The design is a somewhat conventionalised treatment of the Rose of Sharon, and care ...
-Treatment Of Designs. Embroidery 4
The Box Top (No. 66) may be embroidered on satin, velvet or vellum. If on satin, the scroll work should be padded and worked in satin-stitch with fine twisted gold, great care being taken In keep the ...
-M. B. H
The Border (No. 69) would be most appropriately carried out in fine Japanese gold thread and olive-shaped spangles. It is well adapted for a dress trimming. The whole pattern could be outlined in Japa...
-Metal Work 4
The Poppy Decoration (page 292) would be effective as a pierced repousse overlay on a dark wood, or even as a repousse frame. The work - in the overlay especially - should be only slightly raised, b...
-Leather Work 2
The Poppy Decoration The treatment should be similar to that recommended for repousse. The finished leather work should be mounted on a wooden frame, and this will permit of a fair amount of relief. ...
-Wood-Carving
The Poppy Decoration The wood - lime or walnut - should be planed up true, and a rebate cut at the back for the glass and backpiece of the frame. The tracing having been done, the background is cut o...
-Marquetry
The Persian Design (pages 298-9), although it may appear difficult and complicated, may be easily cut by the marquetry worker. If the wood forming the design had to be made up of small pieces, heat st...
-Our Corner For Beginners 2
(See Supplement B.) The Repousse Lock or Escutcheon Plate is suitable for a cabinet or casket, and, with the exception of the pierced work, is simple. A slightly larger piece of metal should be cut ou...
-A Student's Burne-Jones
The many admirers of the late Sir Edward Burne-Jones whose purses are not equal to the purchase of the big, costly volumes devoted to the work of the master, will be grateful to the publishers for inc...
-Photographs Of Landscape Paintings
Mr. Hoi.lyek's Exhibition of Landscape Photographs, which, as we go to press, is being held at his studio, No. 9, Pembroke Square, Kensington, is probably the first of its kind. It is not of camera pi...
-Aids For Art Workers
For Bent-Ikon Workers A combination tool and table for bent-iron work, sent to us by the manufacturers, Hobbies, Ltd., is a wonderfully effective and compact arrangement. Indeed, it is all that is cl...
-Art School Exhibitions
Blackheath School Of Art The annual exhibition of this flourishing school was held very successfully towards the close of September. While in regard to the modelling and painting and drawing from lif...
-Correspondence 3
These columns are free to all. It is only required that(l) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets ot paper with the writer's name and address on the back of each, and th...
-The Editor's Note Book 6
With the present issue the magazine com-pletes its first volume, and the proprie-tor surely has reason to be satisfied with the wonderful progress it has made during these six months. It seems almost ...
-Supplements
No. 79. Design for a Chess Board (Persian) for Pyrogravure or Marquetry, by C. M. Jenckes. 80 Wall Bracket in Renaissance Style, by Karl von Rydingsvard. Nos. 81 and 82. Salad Spoon and Fork f...
-The Art Of The Medallist
OF the various branches of sculpture, the art of the medallist is one of the rarest in which excellence is attained. To the lay reader this may seem strange, for the model in relief looks easier than ...
-Maize As A Motive For Designers
Maize, or Indian corn, as it is called in America - to which it is indigenous - is so decorative in every phase of its growth that it seems to us remarkable that its adaptability to the purposes of de...
-Notes And Hints 2
The roughness of pastel-paper, worn smooth in places by frequent rubbing, may be restored by rubbing it with soft pumice-stone, cuttle-fish, or very fine sand-paper. If this treatment should wrinkle t...
-III. - The Drawing Of A Common-Chair
There arc many little hints which might be given on geometric models composed of straight and curved lines, but let us content ourselves with exploiting the drawing of a common chair, which will duly ...
-VII. - Wall Bracket
The bracket (shown full size in the Supplement) is intended to hold a vase or other decorative object. Half-inch stock should be used. Any wood would be suitable, even a soft wood that may be ebonised...
-VIII. - Sketching From Nature In Pen And Ink
IT is one thing to cover, another to adapt and invent; and the last is what everybody must do in some degree when he works directly from nature, especially when his subject is a landscape and his medi...
-IV. - Choice And Treatment Of Subject
After overcoming most of the difficulties explained, the novice may attempt some decoration which will give him confidence for work requiring greater skill. A chess-board offers excellent practice, b...
-V. - Relief Burning
This process is akin to carving, with the advantage that it is much more easily learned, and the ultimate result is more readily attained. As a Orchid Panel for Pyrogravure, with Pierced means of a...
-Second Notice
AS already intimated, the display of jewellery and silversmith's work was one of the most striking of the exhibition at the Leeds City Art Gallery, which closed last month. The exhibits of Messrs. Lib...
-Arts And Crafts At Leeds
White Altar Frontal, Exhibited by the Rev. mother of the House Of Mercy, Horbury. Executed by the Sisters, from a Design by Bodley. Jewellery By Miss Agnes Pool Gold Necklace In Enamel And Opa...
-Arts And Crafts At Leeds. Part 2
(To be concluded.) Oak Chest of Drawers with Cupboards. Designed by Ambrose Heal, Junr. Exhibited by Messrs. Heal & Sons. The newspapers inveigh against the extravagant pampering of pet dogs that...
-Arts And Crafts At Leeds. Part 3
Speaking of the fairness of the author brings us to the closing chapter, which we find the most interesting in the book. In it he discusses what he calls The 'Quaint Style' of Furniture. Under this ...
-Our Prize Photographs
IT is an agreeable surprise to find that our Arts & Crafts medal offered, in competition, for the best set of photographs of wood carvings taken in any church in Great Britain has to be awarded, not f...
-Our Prize Photographs Of Wood-Carving In Churches
By Mr. A. J. Loughton (Albo), Winner of Arts & Crafts Silver Medal. The Carved Oak Pulpit in the Nave of Southwell Minster. (Details shown on pages 37, 38, 39.) Mercians in the Trent. His con...
-Design For Embroidery
By g. may shepherd. For much enlarged Detail, see Supplement B. (For suggestions for treatment, see page 49.) Ecclesiastical Embroidery. ...
-An Embroidered Stole
(See Supplement B.) Our stole this month is intended for festival use, since the design is somewhat more elaborate than is now generally seen on an ordinary stole, although in olden times it was comm...
-Queen Elizabeth's Bible
WE have already alluded to the beautifully executed copies of embroidered book-covers of historic interest which arc a feature of the dainty productions of the Working Ladies' Guild. This month we giv...
-Silverwork And Jewellery
Last month, Mr. Alexander Fisher brought to a close in our columns his valuable series of articles-on The Processes of Enamelling, and to those The Plique-a-jour Enamel Process. From Silverw...
-Bookbinding
The title-page - Bookbinding and the Care of Books is the complete title - tells us that this volume is a text-book for bookbinders and librarians, and it would be difficult to say to which of the...
-Wood Carving. By George Jack
What strikes us most forcibly in perusing this capital little manual is the reaction it indicates, in high quarters, against that juiceless kind of conven- Carved Cupboard Doors. From Wood Carvi...
-Drawings of Hans Holbein
IN our notice of the first of the George Newnes' admirable series of volumes of Drawings of the Great Masters, we recommended it as A Student's Burne-Jones. To speak of the present volume as A Stud...
-Color Correct Photography
The eye accustoms itself to accept many a convention in art known to be in violation of the facts of nature. But, as the writer of this bright little pamphlet points out, some things are tolerated in ...
-A Handbook for the China Collector
This is the sub-title of English Pottery and Porcelain, by Edward A. Downman, whose trustworthy records of the characteristics of the chief fictile wares of the kingdom produced from the 16th to th...
-New Wood Carving Designs
WE have again to thank Messrs. Harger Brothers, of Settle, Yorks, for copies of their latest designs. They keep up the excellent practice of supplying with each full-size working drawing a photographi...
-An Inexpensive Chinese White
For the use of art students, and for decorative work on a large scale by artists and craftsmen, it is by no means necessary to provide the finest quality of flake while, and Winsor and Newton have don...
-Marquetry. The Chessboard
Of course, a light and a dark wood must be chosen. Black walnut and sycamore, mahogany and holly, ebony and sycamore are all suitable. A rich effect would be given if the outside border were mahogany ...
-Treatment Of Designs. Embroidery 5
The Maize Motiv for Embroidery (page 14) will be found very effective if enlarged to twice to four times the size given in the supplement. A tine outlining would bring it out very nicely, as a small a...
-Our Corner For Beginners 3
(See Supplement B.) The Floral Design, No. 83, suitable for the centre of a tray or panel, is very suitable for a beginner in marquetry. It should be made from two pieces of veneer - black walnut and ...
-Art School Exhibitions 2
The South Kensington Sketching Club At the Royal College of Art in November the vacation work of the students, in competition for the many prizes offered by the Professors and friends, made an inter...
-Some Embroideries From Germany
If the work by Frau Robert Hosel, lately exhibited by the Society of Artists in Bond-street, represents the present condition of art needlework in the Fatherland, we may congratulate ourselves in th...
-Correspondence 4
These columns are free to all. It is only required that (i) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheet of paper with the writer's name and address on the back of each, and th...
-Thoughts on National Art Competition
SO many complaints have lately reached the Editor in regard to the present system of the National Competition, in general, and of the late awards, in particular, that he has thought it desirable to in...
-Thoughts on National Art Competition. Part 2
The Professional Should be Barred. To the Editor of Arts & Crafts. The works of the assistant teachers in schools of art, also of professional designers and draughtsmen employed in offices of their ...
-Thoughts on National Art Competition. Part 3
Certificate Works While these are eligible for N.C. it is most inconsistent to mark a drawing N.C. and throw out the same drawing tor certificate. This has been done in many eases in my school. The D...
-Our Earliest State School Of Design
The death of Mr. Le Jeune, A.R.A., recalls the beginning of our State Schools of Design, for he was one of the staff of the first of them. The Government School of Design in Ornamental Art, it was cal...
-First Practical Steps in Enamelling on Metal. A Demonstration In Cloisonne By Albert E. Bonner. First Article
Illustrated by Special Photographs. I Shall be glad to give a demonstration for your magazine, as you are good enough to suggest, said Mr. Bonner to our representative, who had called on him at his ...
-Gold For Mineral Painting
There are two methods of preparing gold for mineral painting. In both the metal is dissolved in aqua-regia and precipitated from the solution in the form of a brown powder. In one the gold is precipit...
-How To Use Hydrofluoric Acid
I Wish to remove some painted blemishes that have been fired into a china plaque I have decorated, writes a correspondent, and I am told that this can only be done by means of hydrofluoric acid, wh...
-In The Painting Class
Further Valuable Hints Jotted Down by One of the Students. DO not let your work look as though you had been afraid of the subject you chose. Control your work so that you know when it's finished. The...
-In The Painting Class. Continued
The most brilliant lights may be made in the darkest shadows, or any part completely erased, at will, by using stale soft breadcrumb rolled up to a point in the fingers. Sometimes the pointed rubber s...
-Drawing For Illustration
More can often be learned by studying a well-drawn illustration than from columns of mere verbal instruction. For this reason we shall alternate from time to time our usual technical papers on The Tr...
-VI. - Relief Burning (Concluded)
One who is unfamiliar with the use of carving tools must be on his guard against cutting too deeply, or of cracking the wood across the design. Always carve out the wood going across the grain, and no...
-VII. - Coloured Pyrogravure
The employment of water stains with pokered designs has become very popular with a good many pyrographers, and although, to a certain extent, it eliminates some of the chief attractions of Poker Wor...
-Lessons in Wood Carving. VIII. - A Clock (Byzantine Style). (For Full-Size Working Drawing, See Supplement B.)
Our design shows a mantel clock-case of simple design and inexpensive construction, such as could easily be made at home by an amateur, without any elaborate outfit. The working drawing is the actual ...
-Lessons in Wood Carving. A Clock (Byzantine Style). Continued
HE subject of the present notice was for over twenty years Instructor at the School of Art for Wood Carving. When he first came to the School he was working with Messrs. Gillow and Co., who recommen...
-Oak Panel Designed and Carved
by The Late W. H. Grimwood (Dimensions: 20 X 11 in. Relief, | in.) School, if the family decide to have it of wood. At the cemetery there are already several carved Celtic crosses in teak, one of th...
-Second Notice 2
By R. C. Wallhead and H. Faulkner. O large was the number, and so high the quality, of the exhibits at the Clarion Guild's recent display at Manchester, that, though we are again devoting much spac...
-The Exhibition Of The Clarion Guild At Manchester
Panel. Designed by P. H. Crossley and Carved by G. H. Ridgway. Panel. Designed by P. H. Crossley and Carved by G. H. Ridgway. Executed by B. J. Colton. Shown at the recent Exhibition of t...
-Cup And Saucer Design
By G. W. audsley Introducing A Coat-Of-Arms (See page 106) Arts And Crafts ...
-Ecclesiastical Embroidery. An Embroidered Stole
(Concluded from page 41.) The silk part of the embroidery should be commenced first in feather-stitch as shown in the enlarged portion, and the veins may be put in afterward with fine Japanese gold s...
-About Needles And Silks
IN a previous issue of the Magazine, in relation to the care and handling of embroidery threads, and of filo-floss in particular, some hints were given for guarding against roughing the silks. Judging...
-Embroidery
Design For A Portiere. By M. L. Macomber. (For enlarged detail, see the Supplement.) Practical Aids to Art Workers. Some Books Of Permanent Value For The Art Worker's And The Art Lover's Librar...
-Embroidery. Part 2
Flowing Round. Flowing Two Ways. Flowing. Cruciform. Diamond. Pentagon. Hexagon. Various Ways of Decorating a Circular Space. From Lewis F. Day's Ornament and its Application....
-Embroidery. Part 3
Fig. 3. - Female Torso. From Richard G. Hatton's Figure Drawing. (By courtesy of Messrs. Chapman & Hall, Ltd.) Fig. 4. - Comparative Back Views. From Richard G. Hatton's Figure Drawing. ...
-Arts And Crafts At Newton Abbot
Embroidery and lace were the most attractive features of the Newton Abbot Arts and Crafts Society's ninth annual exhibition, at the Public Rooms, in November; although, among other things, there were ...
-Arts And Crafts At Bristol
The seventh arts and crafts exhibition promoted by the Bristol and Clifton Society was held in November at the Fine Arts Academy in the former city. It was opened by the Dowager Duchess of Beaufort, a...
-Minor Exhibitions
A Small Exhibition of Arts and Crafts by a Society of Art Workers, as it was modestly entitled, was held at Dickinson's Galleries in New Bond-street, in December. A more creditable display of the k...
-Art School Exhibitions 3
School of Art Wood-Carving. One always feels tempted to indulge in the prefix Royal in naming this admirable school at South Kensington, and we hope that the time is not distant when it may be in o...
-Art School Exhibitions 3. Continued
At the annual prize-giving on December I, Mr. G. Baker, J.P., chairman of the committee, made an interesting statement as to the work and progress of the Institute. He mentioned that during the second...
-Treatment Of Designs. Embroidery 6
The D'Oyly Design (see Supplement A, No. 101) would look well on Harris green linen, worked with white filo-floss silk (use two threads of silk) or with Harris flax thread, which has almost the lustre...
-China Painting
The cup and saucer on page 93 introduces a coat-of-arms for china decoration. The sprays of leaves are not heraldic, but they serve to break up the spotty effect that a mere coat-of-arms always has wh...
-Circular Maize Design
Wood-Carving The relief should not be very high, and when the form is cut down to the level of the ground, the cuts should be firm and decisive. At the junction of the leaves with the stalks and in t...
-Our Corner For Beginners 4
The Chip-carving Pattern (No. 109). - The little-nicks are of German origin, and may he left out. The cuts are easy: they may be done with either a chisel or chip-carving knife. The design, being in a...
-Correspondence 5
These columns are free to all. It is only required that (I) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets of paper with the writer's name and address on the back of each, and t...
-The National Art Competition
In response to our circular note of inquiry to art masters - (a) Do you consider that the present National Competition is the most representative that could be devised of the work of the art schools...
-Sundry Queries Answered 3
China Painter (York) We know of no one in your city who fires china, but you might send the service to Henry S. Ashwin, Stoke-upon-Trent, who makes a speciality of firing the work of amateurs. You co...
-The Editor's Note Book 7
Requests have lately reached us from different parts of the Kingdom asking us to give suggestions for the formation of local Arts and Crafts Clubs. It will be a genuine pleasure to do so; for next t...
-Discussions On Art Instruction In Japan, And On The Relation Of Drawing And Design To The Handicrafts As Taught In Our Schools. Morning Session
AT the conference of teachers in the elementary and secondary schools and technical insti-tutes of the Metropolis, convened by the London County Council, the most interesting proceedings, perhaps, so ...
-Discussion
Mr. Egerton Hine (Harrow School) said that we may imbibe too much Japanese for our own good. Still, there is no other nation in the world gifted with as high an aesthetic faculty as Japan. In Japanese...
-Afternoon Session
MR. Walter Crane presided at the after-noonsession. He said that it seemed tohim that on the one side the study and practice of art became mote and more individualistic, and in that direction it appea...
-Views Of Mr. R. Catterson-Smith
AN address by Mr. R. Catterson-Smith, prin-cipal of the Municipal School of Art, Birmingham, on The Influence of Handicrafts of Art Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Schools, was listened to with...
-Views Of Mr. R. Catterson-Smith. Part 2
Formerly it was the general practice that the artisan served an apprenticeship of several years . during which he was trained in all the branches of his trade, and became in the true sense of the word...
-Views Of Mr. R. Catterson-Smith. Part 3
In every case the drawing design or modelling should have a direct bearing on the practical work from the beginning of the student's attendance, and those responsible for the teaching of the former su...
-Views Of Mr. R. Catterson-Smith. Part 4
Lectures dealing with the historical and scientific considerations of some of the crafts should also form part in the school work. So far, the teaching has dealt only with evening classes, and indeed...
-Discussion 2
Mr. Halsey Ricardo said he would add a little bit to the possible irritation of the meeting by putting some aphorisms from the artisan's point of view rather than from the teacher's. The first is, tha...
-Hints About Pen Drawing
IN a pen-and-ink sketch the technical qualities should be so skilfully expressed that the beholder may enjoy it as a picture while almost unconscious of the medium used. To ensure this, great care mus...
-Pen Drawing For Illustration
Drawing by Henry Farrer. Pen Drawings by Daniel Vierge. London readers of Arts & Crafts who are studying drawing in pen and ink for illustration should not miss the present opportunity of studying...
-A Demonstration In Cloisonne By Albert E. Bonner
(Conclusion.) A Month has passed since we left Mr. Bonner before the little muffle-furnace, about to fire the enamel neck-slide and dragon-fly hair ornament which we saw-grow under his hands. But, as...
-Lessons in Wood-Carving. IX. - Advanced Example In Scandinavian Or "Viking" Style
(For Working Details, see Supplement B.| For such a rather heavy-framed object as a firescreen special care must be taken to get perfectly seasoned, kiln-dried wood. The width of the screen must be r...
-The Woodcarvers' Tools
IT occurred to me the other day as I went round the School of Art Wood-carving, and saw the students busy at their work, that it might interest some of my readers to see a few snap-shots of a carver a...
-The Router
Fig. 4. - use of Bent Background Tool inserted and worked backwards and forwards, as shown in the illustration, until the required depth is reached. Students should not, however, depend on it too much...
-II. - Editha R. Plowden
There was some difficulty in overcoming Miss Plowden's diffidence to allow examples of her work to appear in this series. It seemed, however, very suitable that our notice of the late Mr. W. H. Grim...
-Exhibition At The School Of Art Wood-Carving, South Kensington
Panel in Oak: Dandelion (13 X 21 in.). Designed by Lewis F. Day. Bracket in Teak. (7 in. high; 11 wide.) Designed and Carved by Miss A. Burton, Assistant Teacher at the School of Art Wood-carvin...
-Exhibition At The School Of Art Wood-Carving 2
Panel in Oak (16x 23 in). Adapted from a Design by George Jack. Carved by Harry Snowden. The Clarion Handicraft Exhibition. Third (Concluding) Notice. OF all the various branches of craft-work sh...
-The Recent Exhibition Of The Clarion Guild At Manchester
Candlestick in Copper Designed by M. R. Newey Executed by W. Jervis (The Potteries Cripples' Guild) Beaten-Copper Box By Mabel P. Sefton Copper Hinge Designed by M. R. Newey ...
-Church Embroidery. Framing And Pasting
IN stitching for domestic embroidery, if one succeeds in getting a good effect, generally the result is acceptable. In church work, on the contrary, to be acceptable, not only the effect must be fault...
-VIII. - Leather, Velvet, And Glass
Leather is a material that lends itself admirably to pyrographic decoration. Among the numerous articles which are made up and sold for this purpose are cushions, glove-boxes, blotters, collar-boxes, ...
-VIII. - Leather, Velvet, And Glass. Continued
The important work under consideration, Professor Lanteri informs us, is a development of his notes for his demonstration classes at the Royal College of Art. In their present extended form their valu...
-A Handbook Of Plant Form
By Ernest E. Clark. The first step toward practical Design being the making of studies direct from Nature, the question is, What forms of Nature, and it is answered satisfactorily by this volume. The...
-Method Of Composing A Design
From Plant-Form. (Mr. B. T. Batsford, Publisher.) and to harmonise with the given lines of the space, which arc of course the controlling lines of the composition. Having decided upon these, suggest...
-Exhibitions. The International Society's Exhibition
The displays of this society are always interesting, if only as the antithesis of the conventional exhibition of the Royal Academy type. The present exhibition of the International Society of Sculptor...
-Royal Academy School Prizes
The distribution of prizes to the students of the Royal Academy Schools on Silver Night was made the occasion of an interesting address, by the President, to those who had taken part in the compet...
-L.C.C. School Of Photo-Engraving
Ax exhibition of students' work followed the close of the Christmas term of this interesting school, the success of which, under the guidance of Mr. A J Newton, may be considered one of the triumphs o...
-The Editor's Table. Correspondence 3
These columns are free to all. It is only required that (I) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets of paper with the writer's name and address on the back of each, and t...
-The Editor's Table. Correspondence 3. Continued
Wood Carving S. F. - First saw the wood to shape, as shown by the outline-in the side view. Next sketch out the lines on each side, and work roughly to shape. A perfectly symmetrical leaf is shown, a...
-Sundry Queries Answered 4
Miniaturist Owing to the unlooked-for pressure on our space, due to our report of the Conference of Teachers, we have been obliged to defer Mr. Praga's Demonstration of Miniature Painting until our n...
-Treatment Of Designs. The "Euterpe" Panel (Supplement A.)
Such full directions were given for the treatment of the four panels of The Elements, of the same size and character, that we cannot do better than refer the reader to the issues of the magazine in...
-Our Corner For Beginners 5
Marquetry Staining The border No. 125 (Supplement B.) for marquetry staining should first be lined in with black stain with a fine pen, the colours afterwards being filled in, care being taken not t...
-Architrave By The Late W. H. Grimwood
Carved In Lime Wood (Dimensions 4 by 11 inches.) This design may serve as a suggestion to our correspondent, M.A., who wants something to surmount the Roster of graduates from his school who ...
-The Editor's Note Book 8
There were undoubtedly points of interest in the papers read and the subsequent discussions upon them at the two sessions of the Conference of Teachers held under the auspices of the London County Cou...
-Painting a Miniature. Part First
A Demonstration By Mr. A. Praga Yes, I am quite ready for our Demonstra-tion, said Mr. Praga to a representative of Arts & Crafts who called by appointment at the Grey House, the artist's quaint re...
-Painting a Miniature. Part First. Continued
Arts and Crafts. Fig. 1. - First Sketch of the Model. It was a bitterly cold day, and the young lady was glad to get to the fire. The painting was resumed. Our palette will be a little less si...
-In The Collection Of Mr. George J. Gould. New York
Shortly before the death of Mr. Joseph his collection of miniatures was offered at Christie's, and knocked down for 10,000 to Messrs. Agnew, who, it was understood, bought for Mr. Frank Woodroffe. Tha...
-In The Collection Of Mr. George J. Gould. New York. Part 2
Mr. Gilbert said that many statements had been put forward as to the date of this revival in England, but he would like, before going into this, to speak to them of the influence of a great man whose ...
-In The Collection Of Mr. George J. Gould. New York. Part 3
One first hears of him as a thin and sallow youth dawdling over a furrier's counter in one of the quietest streets in Albany, capital of the State of New York. He proved a failure as a salesman, and s...
-Notes And Hints 3
IN sketching from nature it is well to remember that water will reflect the colours above it modified with cobalt. The white paper should be left untinted to represent the ripples on the surface, shar...
-Pen-And-Ink Study
By Geo. H. Boughton, R.A Crayon Study By Geo. H. Boughton R.A. The Founder of the Impressionists. IN view of the interest that has been manifested in M. Durand-Ruel's striking and instructi...
-The Paris Salon. A Student's Reminiscences of Varnishing Day
March came,and our thoughts went beyond our little circle to take in the whole orbit of Continental art. The opening day of the Salon approached. But before the breaking of that radiant day came the o...
-A Study Of Tulips
A Few hints may be useful for painting such a study as that by Mr. Dangon, given on pages 192-3. Of course we do not counsel the copying of the drawing, but this graceful arrangement may well serve as...
-Guiding With The Left Hand And Pressing Forward With The Right
The discussion on Inlaid Mahogany and Satinwood constitutes perhaps the most interesting chapter in that fascinating volume, Old English Furniture, by Frederick Fenn and B. Wyllie, just published...
-III. - George Jack
IN much of Mr. Jack's work one feels an Oriental influence, particularly in his designs of foliage and flowers, and their execution. He is always anxious to impress on his students the immense value o...
-A Carved Bracket For King Edward VII
In Miss Eleanor Rowe's notice last month of the work of Miss E. R. Plowden, as a wood-carver, she mentioned the design of a Celtic bracket which the latter had the honour of carrying, out from suggest...
-Floral Decorative Studies
No. 8. - Tulips. Pen Drawing by Victor Dangon. (For Suggestions for Treatment in Oil Colours, see page 181). Working Drawings. ...
-Hints For Their Preparation For Embroidery, Decorative Painting, Stained Glass, And Other Work
Working Drawings vary with the different trades and processes concerned in decorating on a large scale. The working drawing, or, as he calls it, cutting drawing of a worker in stained glass is quite...
-Pen Drawing For Reproduction
Simple Study of Chestnut Foliage, Decoratively Treated. (First of a Series of Roundels (suitable for Pyrogravure or Painting). Marquetry Wood-staining. Stained Wood Clock-case. By W. & A. Danie...
-Pen Drawing For Reproduction. Continued
The stains may be freely mixed to obtain the desired tone, but if it should be necessary to use a colour which cannot be got from the stains at our disposal, it can be made from ordinary tube water-co...
-Shown At The Recent Clarion Handicraft Exhibition
So experienced a collector as Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, of Paris, was more than once swindled in the purchase of old enamels. In one case, however, the coun terfeiting was so well done that it i...
-Japanese Art Metal-work. I. - The Tsuba, Or Sword-Guard
The old saying, the sword is the soul of the Samurai, is familiar to every one who takes the slightest interest in wondrous Japan. In the old days it was the object on which a gentleman, no matter h...
-Church Embroidery. Altar Hangings
The hangings illustrated on pages 206, 207 are intended especially for Trinity Sunday, and for the seasons when green is used. The silk employed for the foundation of the altar antependium is generall...
-Framing And Pasting
(Concluded from page 148.) Put on the paste by smoothing it in the direction of the stitches, and then lav a piece of tissue paper over it. The matter of pasting is a very important one. It must be ...
-How To Identify Portrait Miniatures
By Dr. George Williamson, Litt.D. IN nearly all the graphic arts, choicest examples are to be seen at public galleries, accessible to everybody, and their study is made easy by means of numerous exce...
-Devonshire House
From How to Identify Portrait Miniatures, by Dr. Geo.Williamson, Litt.D. (Courtesy of Messrs. Geo. Bell & Sons, Publishers). All the great miniature painters on ivory of bygone days finished their...
-Miniature By J. D. Engleheart
From How to Identify Portrait Miniatures, by Dr. Geo. Williamson, Litt.D. (Courtesy of Messrs. Geo. Bell A & Sons, Publishers.) Plimer, which will be found no less valuable to students of their wor...
-Elementary Design
AS a suitable manual of elementary design which might be studied concurrently with Mr. A. Ernest E. Clarke's Handbook of Plant Form (B. T. Batsford), recently noticed in these pages, we had intended...
-Society Of Women Artists Exhibition
With the meagre opportunities in London open to women artists for showing their work, it is not surprising that the capacity of the wall space of the galleries in Suffolk-street is taxed to the utmost...
-Treatment Of Designs. The "Hebe" Panel (Supplement B)
For Embroidery This and the companion panel given last month will be effective for a two-fold screen, use strong cream-coloured Harris linen. It is 36 in. wide, and costs is. a yard. This width would...
-Our Corner For Beginners 6
The simple exercises in chip carving call for but little comment, In No. [36 the flat triangular bands should be matted with a punch. The little nicks, or sparklets, might be omitted. In No. 137 car...
-Correspondence 6
These columns are free to all. It is only required that (i) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets of paper with the writer's name and address on the back of each, and t...
-Sundry Queries Answered 5
F. T. - Acierage is the practice of steeling a copper plate which has been etched, so as to produce from it a large number of good impressions. In the opinion of such experts as Sir Seymour Haden,...
-The Editor's Note Book 9
When Mr. Gilbert, in his lecture, at Burlington House, on the revival of sculpture in England, spoke of what that art in this country owed to Dalou and his countrymen, he referred particularly to anot...
-Our Prize Competitions. Special Notice
IX the announcements of our Prize Competitions it is stated that the competitions for executed work in Enamelled Jewellery, Miniature Painting and Bookbinding are not open to professionals. A corres...
-Royal Amateur Art Society Exhibition
Miniatures by Mrs. J. W. Peyton. The left hand Portrait is that of Princess Louis of Battenberg. The Jewels are part of the Exhibit by Mrs. Bethune, awarded the Prize. ...
-Painting a Miniature. A Demonstration By Mr. A. Praga
President of the Society of Miniaturists. (Concluded from page 167. WE proceed now to the third stage of our work, Mr. Praga said. You see, I map out the principal shadows. First, the side of the ...
-Some Miniatures Shown At The Exhibition Of The Society Of Women Artists
An English Girl- By Mary Livock Mileham any undulation in the flesh - such as the slight sinking where the neck meets the collar-bone. These shadows are generally all of slightly purple tone and m...
-Landscape Painting in Water-colours. I. - Methods - Materials
There are, speaking generally, two methods of painting in water-colours, as practised by artists of the present day, and by either of them excellent results may be attained. These are known, respectiv...
-II. - First Steps In Practice
The first practice should be in the manipulation of flat washes. Separate studies of flat blue sky tones may be first made, with broad transparent washes over the clear paper. This will be found much ...
-Our Prize Competitions
Awards for Landscape in Water-colours. Agratifyingly large number of good studies have been sent in for this competition, and, in regard to the best of them, the level of excellence is so uniformly...
-Our Prize Competitions. Continued
There is an obvious advantage in using in your studies from nature the same pigments which you will use in your finished work. Otherwise your pictures must be translations of translations. My palette ...
-Pen Drawing By Victor Dangon
Daffodils: A Spring Study. Here is a handful of daffodils that we may arrange for our painting lesson to-day, said the Teacher. Their stems, you see, are of different lengths. We will place them i...
-XVIII. - Daffodils: - Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours
Daffodils are bright warm yellow, or they are greenish. The leaves are green, usually of a silvery grey quality, although rather dark in tone. In the half-tints and high lights such leaves are almost ...
-XIX. - Violets: Their Treatment In Oil And Water-Colours
Water-Colours Choose the single sort, and for a first study arrange loosely, say, two or three, with a leaf and a bud or so, against an upright sheet of paper as a background. Draw all the details ac...
-Drawing for Reproduction. Some Illustrations By Adolph Menzel And Others
The drawings in the present number of the magazine offer, for the purposes of the student of illustration, an unusual variety of examples of technique. Most generally interesting, no doubt, are the il...
-Half-Tone Reproduction
IT is necessary to remember, in preparing a sketch or picture for reproduction by the halftone process, that, as in the case with any other reproduction by photography, while some colours photograph w...
-Art Teaching in the Secondary Schools. Part Of An Address Delivered Before The Wolverhampton School Of Art
By Edward R. Taylor, Late Headmaster of the Birmingham School of Arts. Oppressive ugliness dominates our daily life in most of our towns. Some lay the blame on the invention of machinery, but surely ...
-Pen Drawing For Reproduction 2
Portrait Of A Russian Drawn By Dienay (See page 236) Old English Furniture. The forging, or faking, of antique furniture is a regular branch of industry, which flourishes exceedingly in Engla...
-Marquetry Panels
With veneers of sycamore (quite white) and ebony, the marquetry cutter may produce an excellent effect on the basis of the quaint design illustrated herewith. The white on the birds and foliage may be...
-IV.-Maria E. Reeks
Here are few craftswomen who have devoted as much time to the study of their craft as Miss Reeks. She has always been an inveterate worker, and early realised that there was no short cut to success....
-Reproduced For The Victoria And Albert Museum By Maria E. Reeks
Miss Reeks says she enjoyed doing this more than anything else she has ever carved, as she felt in perfect sympathy with the style, for which she has a great admiration. It took her three years to com...
-Japanese Art Metalwork. II. - The Tsuba, Or Sword-Guard
(Continued from page 202.) IN our previous notes on this subject we gave examples of tsubas of solid silver, of silver inlaid with gold, of chiselled iron, and of chiselled iron inlaid with silver. T...
-Society of Women Artists' Exhibition
(Concluded.) IN the departments of the applied arts there were, naturally, various exhibits in which modelling figured more or less; but in sculpture proper there were only two statuettes, by Amy A. ...
-A New Lace Embroidery
Under the title, The New Lace Embroidery (Punto Tagliato), Miss Louisa A. Tebbs has written a practical guide to a style of needlework which she is teaching with much success, and which, being thoro...
-The Royal Amateur Art Society Exhibition
The attractiveness of the Society's exhibition this year was undoubtedly enhanced by the setting it received in the magnificent rooms of Seaford House, Belgrave Square, which Lord Howard de Walden len...
-Needlework Combined With Tinting
Very suitable for this kind of work is the suggestion for a portiere given on pages 262-3. Of course, the design must be suitably enlarged. The lotus flowers, natural size, measure about ten inches ac...
-Lotus Design For Marquetry
By A. B. Bogart. For suggestions for treatment, see page 245. Enlarged, this Design would make an effective Portiere Decoration in Tinting and Embroidery. For suggestions for treatment, see page...
-Lotus Design For Marquetry. Continued
The inventor of engraving was Goshi Sonja, an early disciple of Sakya Muni, who dwelt on the mountain Reijiusen, in India. He engraved texts on copper plates, but without reversing the lettering. Fro...
-Geometry For Art Students
By John Carroll. WE had pleasure recently in noticing this very capable teacher's Pattern Drawing and Design. The present volume, which is smaller, but contains many times more pages, gives, incide...
-Exhibitions
An Exhibition of Arts and Crafts at Shanklin was held with much success on March 2, 3, and 4. H.R.H. Princess Henry of Battenberg, Governor of the Isle of Wight, showed her interest in the event by op...
-Treatment Of Designs. Clock-Case For Chip Carving. (Supplement B)
The wood - preferably lime, or, perhaps, walnut - should be about half an inch thick, with the sides and base dowelled together as suggested in the drawings. The dowels are short, round pegs, which ar...
-Applique Sofa Cushion
Miss Perrott's suggestions for working this design are as follows: - It would look well if worked on a dark cloth ground, the leaves in rather light green, the under part of the flower in crimson velv...
-Correspondence 7
These columns are free to all. It is only required that (1) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets at paper with the writer's name and address on the hack of each, and t...
-The Editor's Note Book 10
A Correspondent who signs himself Shibuichi, kindly calls attention to some typographical errors in our recent illustrated notice of Tsubas, by which the names of the artists, Kineiye, Takechika ...
-The School Of Industrial Arts, Geneva
Class of Figure Modelling: Student's Composition. A Fable from La Fontaine ( La Cigale et La Fourmi), executed in Terra Cotta. The School of Industrial Arts, Geneva. ...
-Instructive Exhibition At Leeds Of The Work Of The Students
Last year the Education Committee of Geneva authorised their School of Industrial Arts to receive a certain number of West Riding art masters as external students during May and June, and fifteen art ...
-Instructive Exhibition Of The Work Of The Students. Continued
But the life of the student at this school is no child's play. To quote from Mr. Butterfield's remarks in this magazine already referred to: There is a grim earnestness about the way a Swiss craftsma...
-Studio And Class Room
IN selecting brushes, let the sables be rather full, in order to avoid dryness of touch, particularly in the drawing of branches. Both bristles and sables should be placed in water for an hour or so b...
-Studio And Class Room. Continued
In Ross Turner's manual of water-colour painting, which, unfortunately, has long been out of print, we find the following useful hints, based on his own excellent practice: - The colour should be app...
-Drawing For Reproduction. Drawing Over A Photograph
WE have referred more than once to the labour-saving device of the Silver Print, which is much employed by professional pen draughtsmen, particularly for commercial work, and which is well known to ...
-The Presentation To Mr. R. Phene Spiers
Medallion in Commemoration of the recent Presentation to Mr. R. Phene Spiers. Modelled by Professor ED. LaNteri. (See page 321.) ...
-Pen Drawing For Reproduction 3
A Lady Visiting At Cairo Drawn By Camille Piton After A Painting By Fred- A- Bridgman (See Drawing for Reproduction, page 282) ...
-Landscape Painting in Water-colours. III. - The Woods And Fields In Spring
There are certain features of landscape to be found in the early spring, which cease to exist when the clays grow longer; and as stronger sun rays hasten all things to maturity, these gain an added in...
-IV. - Selection Of Subject
In painting a bit of spring landscape, one will find rare and delicate tints that are never repeated later in the year; a rare freshness seems to pervade everything, which gives its distinctive charac...
-Botanical Hints For Flower Painters
The flower painter should know a little botany, just as the figure painter should know a little anatomy, if only enough to distinguish readily the more important parts and to avoid being puzzled by th...
-Flowers in their Season. XX. - Violets: Their Treatment In Oil And Water Colours (Concluded)
Oil Colours If a painting on canvas is desired, select one with a fine surface, as the blossoms need to be carefully drawn and delicately treated. Draw the outlines correctly, and secure them with bu...
-XXI. - Lilies Of The Valley. General Observations On Their Treatment
TO paint the hollow cup-like blossoms of the daffodil was the lesson we set ourselves last month. The lily-of-the-valley, which we now consider, presents the same problems in miniature, and is a much ...
-Bookbinding. A New Series Of Practical Articles On Binding, Tooling, And Designing
By F. Sangorski, Teacher at the Northampton Institute, and G. Sutcliffe, Teacher at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. Introduction A Comparison between Old and New Methods. ON examining the...
-Articles On Book Binding, Tooling, And Designing. Part 2
Fig. 4. Sewing With the old method the sections are usuallv sewn together round five cords placed at intervals, which project from the back of the book. The thread passes out from the section, rig...
-Articles On Book Binding, Tooling, And Designing. Part 3
Having finished our comparison between the old and new methods, we will proceed to give instructions in several forms of binding founded upon the principles of the early bindings. Our directions will ...
-A Remarkable Book-Binding
The outer cover of the very rich example of book-binding, by Mr. F. Sangorski and Mr. G. Sutcliffe, shown on the opposite page (by permission of Messrs. Bumpus) is dark blue morocco, with light blue m...
-Some Oak Carvings In A Country Hall
The accompanying illustrations show some of the oak carvings lately executed by Miss Muriel Moller and her assistants at Holm-stead Place, Sussex, the seat of Colonel J. Charlton Humphreys. The mansio...
-Screens And Rood-Lofts
Avery interesting paper on West Country Screens and Rood-Lofts, illustrated by a fine collection of lantern slides, was read before the Society of Arts, on March 21st, by Mr. F. Bligh Bond, F.R.I.B...
-Some Oak Carvings In A Country Hall 2
Panel Carved by A. Montefiore. Panel Carved by Hilda Ware. Panel Carved by Gertrude Culley. Panel Carved by a. Montefiore. Panel Carved by Eileen Strick. Panel Carved by Gertrude Cull...
-Repousse Metal Work. I. - An Introductory Talk
A Demonstration By T. G. Gawthorp (See the Design for a Hot-water Jug, Supplement A.) When instruction in so many of the art crafts has been imparted in this magazine by means of the practical demon...
-Ways Of The Bibliophile
Some insight into the ways in which the French societies of book-lovers influence and promote the manufacture of fine books is given in M. Beraldi's Bibliotheque d'un Bibliophile. It is not only tha...
-III. - The Kodsuka, Or Knife-Handle
(Continued from page 252.) WE give a few more examples of sword-guards, including an interesting old example in iron, worked a jour, after the manner already described. After sword-guards, it is na...
-Wood Inlaying. Simple Lessons For Beginners
Inlaying is a craft that allows of no scamping, and should be attempted by no one who expects to get good results with little work. Its difficulties, however, are more apparent than actual, and are ov...
-A Furniture Exhibition
The ninth annual International Furnishing Trades Exhibition and Market, recently held at Agricultural Hall, although designed solely in the interests of the various trades represented, contained muc...
-The Arrangement Of Rooms
Despite the great improvements that have marked the arrangement of our rooms during the past decade or two, the tendency is to fill the home with beautiful things rather than to make the house itself ...
-Practical Aids to Art Workers. "Alphabets Old And New."
By Lewis F. Day. The two volumes which we choose this month as additions to our Practical Aids to Art Workers are not new. The title-page of each, indeed, bears the date of three years ago, and the...
-"Lettering In Ornament."
By Lewis F. Day. That in modern days we seem to have lost sight of the artistic possibilities of lettering in decoration is somewhat less apparent than it was when Mr. Day penned the observation, ...
-Two Notable Presentations
The lot of the art teacher, as we all know, is not altogether an enviable one; but there are occasional compensations for the devotion of the best years of his life and energies to the instruction of ...
-Treatment Of Designs. The Fruit Design (Supplement A)
Metalwork Either for repousse work or chasing this would be suitable. The relief in raising should be slight, otherwise the work would look lumpy. The fruit should be carefully modelled and underc...
-Correspondence 8
These columns are free to all. It is only required that (I) questions dealing with different topics be written on separate sheets of paper with the writer's name and address on the back of each, and t...
-Sundry Queries Answered 6
Teacher You will see, by Moeller & Condrup's advertisement, that they offer to give free lessons in relief burning (poker-work) to any teacher who wants to learn that useful craft. Subscriber (Birke...
-The Editor's Note Book 11
This magazine completes its first year with the present issue, and it is highly gratifying to say that its cordial reception by the public has more than realised the hopes of its proprietor. It is rar...









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