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WORKS BY JOHN RUSKIN.
New Cheap Editions, complete with all the Plates. Cloth, small post 8vo., 7s. 6d. Now ready. THE SEVEN LAMPS OF ARCHITECTURE.
1. The Lamp of Sacrifice.-2. The Lamp of Truth.-3. The Lamp of Power.-4. The Lamp of Beauty.-5. The Lamp of Life.6. The Lamp of Memory.-7. The Lamp of Obedience.
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1. Of the Division of Arts.-2. Idolatry.—3. Imagination.—4. Likeness.-5. Structure.-6. The School of Athens.-7. The Relation between Michael Angelo and Tintoret. ARIADNE FLORENTINA. Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving, and Appendix. With 4 Full
page Facsimiles from Holbein's "Dance of Death," and 12 Autotype Plates.
1. Definition of the Art of Engraving.-2. The Relation of Engraving to other Arts in Florence.-3. The Technics of Wood Engraving. 4. The Technics of Metal Engraving.-5. Design in the German Schools of Engraving (Holbein and Dürer).-6. Design in the Florentine Schools of Engraving (Sandro Botticelli).-7. Appendix.
VAL D'ARNO. Ten Lectures on Art of the Thirteenth Century in Pisa and Florence. With 1 Steel Engraving and 12 Autotype Pla es.
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MUNERA PULVERIS. Six Essays on the Elements of Political Economy.
TIME AND TIDE, BY WEARE AND TYNE. Twenty-five Letters to a Working Man of Sunder
land on Laws of Work.
THE CROWN OF WILD OLIVE. Four Essays on Work, Traffic, and the Future of England. With Article on the Economy of the Kings of Prussia. Fifth Edition.
QUEEN OF THE AIR: A Study of the Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm.
THE TWO PATHS. Lectures on Art and its Application to Decoration and Manufacture. Delivered in 1858-59. With New Preface and added Note.
'A JOY FOR EVER" (and ITS PRICE in the MARKET). The Substance of Two Lectures on
the Political Economy of Art. With New Preface and added Articles.
THE EAGLE'S NEST.
Ten Lectures on the Relation of Natural Science to Art.
STUDIES IN RUSKIN: Some Aspects of Mr. Ruskin's Work and Teaching. Illustrated with Eight full-
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A RELIABLE and well-informed correspondent in a responsible position in Ireland, writing on the subject of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 1882, says: Ireland furnishes a striking contrast to the state of things existing in England, where recently the conference of archæological societies decided to memorialize the Government to increase the allowance at present made under this Act, to enable General Pitt-Rivers to continue the preparation of the valuable models made by him. In Ireland the Parliamentary vote for the year 1889-90 under this Act was the small sum of £150. A reference to the "Fifty-eighth Report of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland" for the past year shows that of this £150 only about thirty shillings has been spent, and the balance goes back to the Treasury. The Irish Board of Works, who are entrusted with the administration of the Act in Ireland, do not seem to be fortunate in the selection of an inspector -if they have one--as manifested in this inability to accomplish the purposes of the Act. It cannot for a moment be contended that there are not numberless ways in which this money could have been most profitably spent, the condition of many of the scheduled monuments being most deplorable.
Dr. Joseph Anderson, of Edinburgh, and Mr. W. F. Wakeman, of Dublin, have from time to time lifted up both voice and pen to protest against the manner in which the socalled restoration of several of these monuments have been effected, notably, that at Innismurray, where an ignorant foreman, left
to his own devices, constructed niches and other innovations in the surrounding cashel, totally at variance with the archaic character of the structure. At Glenmaulin, parish of Glencolumbtrillo, county of Donegal, a sepulchral monument of the greatest interest-one of a series in a district second only to Carnac, in Brittany has by an ignorant mason been transformed into a cashel by building up the spaces around the standing stones with a solid wall of dry masonry, about twelve feet in thickness, thus completely transforming the character of the monument. It appears the Board of Works did not send any inspector to see this work, which was left entirely to a stonemason and his fellow workmen. An effort is being made to induce the Government to restore this unique monument to the condition in which they found it, and it is to be hoped they will now consult an archæologist to advise, as, had they done so at first, they would not have been led into perpetrating such an act of vandalism. With this sad experience before them, Irish archæologists are somewhat consoled that nothing has been done during the past year. It is hoped that in the new Bill promised by the Irish Government some better arrangements may be made for its administration, and that due use may be made of the experience and knowledge of the local archæological societies. de de de November usually brings with it more or less erudite reflections with regard to the Lord Mayor's Show. This year, as the state-coach was repaired at a well-known and accessible coach-builder's, various reporters obtained a "private view." Cannot someone set at rest the disputed question as to the painter of the panels? Surely the Corporation accounts would furnish the necessary information. The Pall Mall Gazette says that in all England there are but two others like it-one is her Majesty's, the other the Speaker's. The Lord Mayor's coach was built in 1757, and it is not wholly for pomp that six horses are harnessed to it when it is dragged in solemn procession on Lord Mayor's Day. The weight of the vehicle is considerably over three tons. The cost of it was enormous. The regilding of it alone cost £600. It is a singular thing that, though it is one of the
most magnificent vehicles in England, and is the first state-carriage a Lord Mayor of London ever used, yet nobody now knows who built it. There is a legend that Cipriani painted the panels. Cipriani was a Florentine painter who settled in London in the middle of the eighteenth century, and did a great deal of this kind of work. Great artists did not disdain the painting of these panels, and many by Dance, R.A., Cotton, R.A., and Hamilton, R.A., are still in excellent preservation.
A most admirable idea for keeping green the memory of that kind-hearted and deeply-read scholar, the late librarian of the University of Cambridge, has been formulated. The "Henry Bradshaw Society" for editing rare liturgical texts held its first meeting on November 25, with that profound student of the Vulgate (the Bishop of Salisbury) in the chair. When we mention that the council includes the Rev. Canon Cook, F.S.A. (chairman), Mr. W. H. St. John Hope, M.A., Mr. J. T. Micklethwaite, F.S.A., and Dr. J. Wickham Legg, F.S.A. (hon. sec.), it will be at once seen that good work is sure to result. The following works have been already offered to the society: Westminster Missale, containing the coronation and funeral services of the kings of England, benedictional, etc. (Dr. Wickham Legg); Tracts of Clement Maydestone (Rev. Christopher Wordsworth); Bangor Antiphoner (Rev. W. C. Bishop); Hereford Breviary (Very Rev. W. G. Henderson, Dean of Carlisle); Seven Pontificals of the twelfth century collated together (Very Rev. W. G. Henderson, Dean of Carlisle); Hora of York, Durham, with appendix of Sarum (Very Rev. W. G. Henderson, Dean of Carlisle); Canterbury Sacramentary in the Parker Collection at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, No. 270 (Mr. Martin Rule); Hora secundum usum Anglia (Mr. H. H. Gibbs); Paris Missal of 1481, collated with the manuscripts (Abbé Misset); Sacramentary of Robert of Jumièges and Benedictional at Rouen (Rev. S. S. Lewis); and Martyrology of Sarum as read at Sion (Rev. F. Procter).
ရာ ရာ There is now open at the Grosvenor Gallery, in Bond Street, an Exhibition described in
the catalogue as the "First of the Society of British Pastellists," but the list of exhibitors gives the names of several artists who are certainly not British, and some of whom are not living in England, whether British or not. Many of their works are valuable additions to the exhibition. Amongst the portraits, of which there are a large number, Edward Tofano, in Nos. 25 and 308, has two subjects, with the merit of originality of idea and skill in treatment; the portrait of Mrs. Holdsworth must strike the observer as a novel and effective treatment of the sitter, and No. 308, "Winter Twilight," is well worthy of careful notice. Nos. 87 and 92, by J. J. Shannon, are excellent, and vigorous in colour and effect. No. 77, by Miss Deane, is a clever head. No. 112, by H. Vos, although not altogether quite pleasing, is effective. No. 124, "Viola," by A. E. Emslie, is a charming study, simply and artistically treated. Ellis Roberts, in No. 142, has a most careful and elaborate drawing of Mrs. Albert Gray; and No. 221, by the same artist, is a soft and delicate rendering of a refined profile. No. 250, a portrait of the artist by herself, is good in colour and bold in treatment. Amongst other subjects, No. 219, by R. Machell, is a striking and well-conceived figure. No. 227, "Captive," by St. George Hare, is admirable in tone and drawing, though not otherwise a pleasing subject; while No. 272, "Playmates," also by him, is a delightful picture, although in point of beauty the left arm of the mother is somewhat lacking. C. Kerr, in No. 336, has an excellent effect of a scene on the Medway. Besides these there are many other pictures worthy of notice if space permitted, while for the same reason those works are omitted which might receive unfavourable comments. An hour may be very pleasantly spent at this exhibition in studying the various subjects and effects produced in pastel; it seems especially adapted to the treatment of portraiture. oke * ske
At Col-drum, near Kits Coty House, in the parish of Aylesford, Kent, there is a dolmen in the midst of a number of monoliths. Altogether there are about thirty-four ancient stones, each of considerable size, in this monument of our remote forefathers. On