Colour prints are among the most delightful things at one's command. The original eighteenth century French and English prints are now almost priceless, but there are excellent reproductions at fair figures, as well as travesties which should be shunned at any price. This is also true of the old sporting print, so admirable in its proper environment.

"The Connoisseur" and some extra numbers of "The Studio" contain excellent reproductions of colour prints that may be used where small pictures are required.

Good old Japanese prints (not the modern garish things) are highly decorative and the work of the masters is great art. Some are naturally exceedingly rare and costly, but it is surprising how many good examples can still be bought at moderate figures.

The German lithographs are colourful but full of the deadly heaviness which seems to oppress all German art.

With the "Modern" style of decoration Bakst and other such atrong and striking things are best. Some of the effective covers of such periodicals as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, House Beautiful, etc., may be used to great advantage when mounted as passe-partouts.

Reproductions of miniatures are frequently very attractive and dainty bits of colour decoration.

Monotint reproductions, lithographs, etchings and drawings are admirable for libraries, men's rooms, professional offices and living- and other rooms if of a scholarly or rather plain character. With the exception of etchings of figure subjects in the brighter vein, monotints are not so appropriate for use in rich and handsome drawing-rooms and boudoirs. The reason for this is given in the section on framing. Furthermore, in a room where paintings in gold frames occur it is inadvisable to use monotints or other pictures in wooden mouldings.