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The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art. FOURTEENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION. Once again the time has come for a Press View of the ever-welcome works of art at the popular Plas Mawr Exhibition, and a somewhat hasty look round on Wednesday last enables us to say, generally, that, both as to numbers and quality, the pictures shown this year uphold the high reputation established in former years. This year, however, most of the oils have a far better locale as regards light than has hitherto been the case, as they are located in the handsome new Gallery, a full description of which we publishe I at the time of its formal opening (on the 11th of February) this year. We may as well say at once that we do not now offer our readers a complete account of the pictures now on view. Neither do we claim that our criticisms are those of an expert. They are rather a series of impressions of such pictures as immediately attracted onr attention, anJ which, we imagine, will similarly attract the notice of any who visit the Galleries on Monday or after- wards. Owing to the greatly increased accommodation afforded by the new Gallery, the first three rooms in Plas Mawr are, this year, only sparsely hung with the fruits of the last yeir's work, but in the first room—the Banqueting Hall-a noble work (No. 4, Sunrise on the Matterhorn," by Mr. S. Lawson Booth, F.R.G.S.), at once fixes the roaming glance. Sheer up into the clear sky rises the majestic and imposing- mass of the famous "Matterhorn." On its western slopes- steep and craggy—just the suspicion of morning's red light glints. An impression of utter quietude is felt in gazing at the picture, most suitable to the hour depicted, namely, sunrise. Early as it is, a few irrepressible tourists are seen preparing to cross the slender bridge that spans the mountain stream at the foot of this kingly crag. The general atmospheric effects are splendidly brought out. "Mountain, Stream, and Meal" (No. 7, B. Fowler), will doubtless charm many, though many, doubtless, too, will look somewhat superciliously on the mass of rock doing duty tor the Mountain." As a whole, however, the picture is a charming one, breathing a still peace and calm. In No. ig-" Llanheris Lake, Dol- badarn Castle "—Mr. Lawson Booth again asserts himself, and the beauty of the whole picture is enhanced by a delicious little glint of light falling on the water at the far end of the lake, beyond which the great mountains recede on either hand into the distance, forming a magnificent gorge-like background for a tore- ground replete with beauty. F. W. Hayes is well represented by a couple (Nos. 23 and 24) of portrait studies, Sweet Seventeen," and Lady Belty," both characteristic of the artist. Mr. E. A. Norbury, the genial ex vice-president of the Academy, sends a glimpse of his new far-away home in No. 25, Boat Landing and Chinese Bridges, Klong Kup Mai, Lower Siam," a work full of interest. Mr. J. Clinton Jones contributes a splendidly-conceived excerpt, entitled, On the Way to Dulyn (No. 35), a quiet, restful scene, high up in mountain land, with a dour rain- shower falling heavily at one side of the scene. A human interest in the scene is created by the figure of a solitary shepherd with his dog, in the very centre of the picture, quietly wending his way home. Again Mr. S. Lawson Booth's work forces itself on our notice, in Snovvdon, from Llyn Llydaw (No. 47), and we may here explain, seeing that this is the third time Mr. Lawson Booth's work has already been noticed, that this is not the result of a deliberate selection of this artist's work to the deliberate exclusion of others, but simply the result of a determination to deal only with such pictures as at once, and of themselves, attracted our attention, before we looked at the name of the painter. We are aware that this is not the ordinary method of doing this kind of work in which is usual to give equal prominence to a number of the best-known artists. We have, however, in this instance, chosen to regard the pictures, as nearly as possible, in the same way that a casual visitor to the exhibition would do, and thus pay attention only to those of the paintings which, so to speak, are obtrusively noticeable, at once, either on account of their subject, or the striking excellence of their handling. The omissiun of the name of any particular artist must not, therefore, be regarded either as a slight, or as a token of con- demnation neither, on the other hand, must the frequent mention (whenever it occurs) of any particular name be held to signify our estimate of the importance in the collection of the work of the owner of that name. As a matter of fact, there are, and necessarily must be, scores of pictures well worth detailed examination, criticism, and high commendation, which must be passed over here, and these, those who visit Plas Mawr, will doubtless do full justice to at their leisure. To proceed then 011 our way. No. 47*gives us a somewhat idealized view of the Alonarch of Welsh Mountains, a sort of New Jerusalem view of it. Out of a mass of cloud surrounding its summit, rises a sharp triangular peak which we, certainly, after a pretty long familiarity with" Y Wyddfa," have never had the fortune to see. It is only right, however, to add that we have never looked at Snowdon from Llyn Llydaw. The whole picture, nevertheless, has a dre IInlike charm, and the water at the foot is splendidly treated. Another of the pictures which donia ite the scene, is Mr F. F. Sibley's Windsor Castle (No. 48), and this not merely because of the historic associations surrounding this majestic pile, but because of the inherent excellence of the work as a picture, familiar to all though the subject now is. O.ie is at one e re ninded of Ten- nyson's fine description of Camelot, in looking at this beautiful work :— Far off they saw the silver-misty mora Rolling her sm.Ae about the Royal Mount, That rose batxveeu the forest atil the tield. At times the summit of the hiySi city tlashei At times the spires and turrets halt-way down Prickei through the mist at times the great gate shone Only, that opened on the field below. Another g!ance round the room (The Still Room) reveals to us, singularly enough, another of Mr Sibley's works (No. 30, Wnen the Sun is Low"), a work which in our eyes seemed perfect in every detail and effect. The red sinking sun is shining dully over a desolate coast, through dull red clouds, luridly illumining a desolate wreck.—Passing on to the Wynne Room," our eyes are naturally attracted by a noble present- ment of The towers of Conway" (No. 79), by Mr Oliver Baker, R. P. E., while in the same room Mr George Crozier demands notice with his sple-idid No. 70, A Relic of Past Ages- Girgenti, Sicily." The same artist compels admiration with his beautiful work Sea Gulls by the Shallows (No. 72). We may, however, say that we have never seen sand of the colour painted here by Mr Crozier.Ciose by, Mr A. W. Ayling charms us with a lovely scene, in which the colour of the gorse is most effective, entitled Misty eveiiiiig, -Stissex (No. 69). As is proper, the new Gallery is crowded with the cream of the pictures sent up for exhibition this year, and here, among the first to catch our eye is Mr Joseph Knight, R.A.'s "An Upland Pasture" (No. 88), a spacious moorland scene, with a splendid sky and clouds, and a character- istic gloom over all. Again Mr Lawson Booth comes before us, this time with Llanberis Pass" (No. 101) pure and simple. Mr Booth's treat- ment of this grand subject presents the famous Pass in one of its grandest aspects, the tremen- dous masses of rock on either side being splendidly handled. The whole picture is most striking. — Mr Hamilton Marr's The Dying Day" (No. 102) is to our mind absolutely the loveliest of all the pictures we saw in the Exhi- bition, and we will say no more of it than this. Mr J. Clinton Jones, in No. 104, Evening in the Vale of Conwav," shows an ambitious work in which the colouring to our mind is for the greater part rather too gorgeous. The general effect is, however, spacious, and the trees in the fore- ground are particularly well grouped and drawn. A confre e spoke rather harshly of Mr B. Fowler's In summer time (No. 117), but in our opinion it is a work of great merit, and its treat- ment of the cool lights and shades of a deep wood is extremely fine and effective one sees the idea aimed at, and, more than that, one sees the idea very completely realised.-Pi-ofessor Herkomer shows his famous work Our Village" in this room (No. 133), and it is one that is sure to please visitors, be they experts or not. Just under this Mr S. Sidley shows a charming little study en- titled The Sigual" (No. 134), which will appeal to many sympathies, and, close by, the grand Early Snow (No. 136) of the genial President, Mr H. Clarence Whaite, R.W.S., is another proof that neither his hand or his eye has lost anything of cunning. We, however, prefer the master's handling of A Stronghold of Edward I. (No. 170), on the other side of the room, the descrip- tion of which in the catalogue is It stands four square to all the winds that blow." If we mis- take not, it represents Harlech Castle, and, as Mr Whaite has dealt with it, it embodies to the last tittle the very essence of both title and de- scription. Mr Whaite's treatment of the great rock on which the Castle stands is, of course, superb. Mr J. C. Salmon comes along with a splendid bit of mountain work, Glydir Fawr, from Ogwen (No. 140.) The subject is a mag- nificent one, and it is magnificently handled, the whole work being one of extreme impressiveness, perfect harmony of grouping, and splendid technique. The deep gloom of the valleys and
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The Gwynedd Ladies Art Society. SECOND ANNUAL EXHIBITION IN THE I ROUND ROOM. The cosy little home of the Gwynedd Ladies Art Society, erstwhile a cock-pit, is now charming with all the graces of female occupation. It is also to our mind charming tor another reason, namely that it contains the actual efforts of ladies striving tor excellence in the noble art to which they have devoted themselves. It contains no masterpieces, chefs-damvres would perhaps be a more suitable term, but, on the other hand, it contains no trifles hastily "hit on" by unla- borious master hands "just as a matter of duty, —or kindness. No, every picture in the Round Room,' good, bad, or indifferent,—and there are some which come under each of the above headings,—is at anyrate the outcome of honest, eager effort and striving alter excellence, and, in the contemplation of the results of this feminine effort and striving, lies lo our mind one of the chiefest charms ot this petite "show," the hon- ours of which are done with such gentle courtesy by Miss Colyer. Miss Lilian Woodcock's excel- lent contribution, A Still Pool on the Llugwy (No 105) first fixed our attention. The whole scene is justly proportioned, the still pool," being a marvellously faithful reproduction of a bit of charming river scenery. Mrs Sophie Marr's In the Sunlight" (No 102) is a luscious group of fruit which almost makes one's mouth water to look at, so natural is the presentment ot the sub- ject.—In "Sunshine and Showers" (No 128), Miss A. B. Pugh Evans has attempted, with much labour, to give expression to a very grand idea, and for the effort she is deserving of praise. More than that, the effort is full of promise. However, we are compelled to say that the drawing is in parts very crude and cramped, but this is essentially a failing which practice and experience will correct.—Miss Mary L. Breakell's Royal Oak Day (No 28) is another very charming conception, and shows the richness of the material at the command of the Society. It shows a surging crowd of youngsters rushing tumultuously through a half-opened door, and bearing oak blossom, as it eagerly bent on cele- brating this feast. The grouping ot the pushing figures, is excellent and full of lite and movement. —In No 43, Miss Ethel M. Sidley presents a charming little portrait of Master Hubert Dyson. We have not the pleasure of this young gentle- man's acquaintance, but, if he is at all as nice as he is represented by Miss Sidley s facile brush, he must be a very nice little fellow indeed. —Miss E. Harrison has an extremely natural bunch of fruit (No 22), and Miss J. Knowle's Talycafn Ferry is by no means without merit.—Again glancing mconsequently round the walls, we are fascinated by a picture which we find on reference to the catalogue to be marked £ ,15 iSs., the title being "Sea by Night- Lamplit." it is No. 68, and, it we mistake not, represents a view across the Menai Straits from Llanfairfechan, taking in Puffin Island, the Penmaen Lighthouse, and a portion ot the main- land ot Anglesea. In spite ot the very considerable sum asked for it by Miss R. Magnus, we cannot regard the work otherwise than as an "attempt to realise an idea which properly handled would have produced a most effective picture. As it is, however, it is full of crude work. The solitary lamp on the Carnarvonshire coast, shines with an unearthly light, not at all like anything we have ever seen, whiie the mass of lights on the opposite shore, certainly should not be where they are, if the locus in situ. has been adhered to in the drawing. We also ate rather afraid that the perspective is not what one could desire for the money.—Miss Mary L. Breakell has a capital piece of work in "Cottages on the Ouay, Cioveiiy," and Mrs J. 1'. Watts, 111 her E,lrly Spring oil the Liugwy," has turned out an excellent picture. In No. 108, Miss Constance M. Christie shows a really masterly "Study in Red," 111 which the exceeding difficulties ot a set task have iieen triumphantly solved, with the result ot producing a most pleasing picture.- "Ciocks-A Study in Llandudno Meadows" (No. 112), by Miss Lilian Woodcock, is another triumphant work, and one tnat will bear looking at a long time witti a critical eye, and stiii longer with an idea for enjoyment. —111 a Chinese Lantern (No. 35), marked in the catalogue at £31 10s, Miss Magnus has produced a masterpiece, one of the most striking and realistic bits ot work in the collect 1011. At the Fishing Grounds (No. 4j) and Waiting for the l"ide 42), are two lovely little gems, monochromes, by Miss Colyer, which are sure to make all visitors come to a pause when they cast their eye-, on tilelll. — Miss Mary Mason has chosen a delicate tas.c in her Do Trust Me (No. 54), and it is the merest justice to her to say that she has well suc- ceeded in that task, involving as it does delineate nig and expressing on canvass, two of the most complex emotions ot the female mind. Tne ac- cessories to the main features of this little gem are handled with conspicuous skill. In conclusion, we would strongly urge our readers not to miss tnis little Ltdies Show in the Round Rooai. it is full of interest and cnarni, and we are sure tnai our readers Will be gratified with what they see there. The flanging Committee were Miss Bellis, Miss Magnus, and Miss R. Knowles, who have done ttieir work in a manner at which no one can cavil.
The Conway Volunteer Camp. Preparations for a big Volunteer camp at Conway Morta, are already in tull swing, several fatigue parties having already arrived, together with an enormous quantity of baggage. It is expected that a total of 5800 men will oe under canvas on the Conway iVlorfa next week, includ- ing the 1st V. B. Lancashire Fusiliers, at 5.30 on Saturday evening; the 211,1 V.B.L.F., arriving at 5 and 5.15; the 3rd V.B.L.F., arriving at 0.30 tue 1st V. B. Soutn Lancashire, arriving at 8.35 tlie 2nd V.B.S.L., arriving at 8.50; the3rd v.B. Cneslhre Regiment, arriving at 7.22 and 7.34; and the 5th V.B. Cheshire Regiment, arriving at 11 and 11.35 on Sunday. by a arrangement adopted this year, all tde camp baggage will be taken direct to a central depot established in the camp at the debouchure of the bridge over the Chester and Holyhead Railway, instead ot direct to the quarters ot each Regiment as in former years, from whence it will be distributed to each Regiment as required,— not a very economical arrang-ement, as it involves double cartage charges, one to the depot and one from the depot to the various regimental quarters.
Conway and Llandudno County Court. CONWAV, THURSDAY, MAY I-1-TH.-Before His Honor Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd. A PROPERTY CASE FROM LLYSFAEN. Several hours were occupied in hearing a case in whLh J. R. Roberts claimed possession of a house at Llystaen, called Ty nyffynnon, at present held by his tmcie, Edward Roberts. The case for the plaintiff, who also claimed £so rent, and for whom Mr Amphlett appeared, was that his grandfather had acquired a freehold title to the property from the Crown in September, 1872. His grandfather and grandmother died without a will, and so did his father and mother. His uncle, the defendant, took possession of the property, and it was over a year ago that he was told by Mr Thomas Hughes, the postmaster at Llysfaen, that he (the plaintiff) had a legal claim to it.- Several witnesses having been called as to these points, Mr E. Roberts (Rhyl), for the defence, submitted that, when the plaintiff's mother died, Mr Peter Jones (Llanddulas) was called in as a trustee to settle the family affairs. The plaintiff's father became a bankrupt some time prior to that, and owed the defendant £ 40. It was therefore, arranged that the defendant should have the deeds ot the house in question. He called the defendant, who gave evidence to that effect.— His Honour asked whether that was the way property devolved upon people in Wales ?—The defendant said that they preferred giving him the deeds ot the house rather than the furniture, which he could have claimed.—The Judge So you take the property of your nephew to dis- charge a debt owing by your brother.—Having' referred to the evidence, His Honour held tnat- the plaintiff had proved his right as heir-at-law to the title, and judgment would be given hin1 accordingly. As to the rent, it could only be claimed for the past six years. In that matter, a verdict for Zi5 would be entered.
glens, the red light on the side of the tremendous crag, and the appropriate shades of the varying greens, are all dealt with absolute truth to nature, and combine to produce on the mind of the spec- tator an impression of natural grandeur not easily surpassed. A gloomy subject which fills the corner of the room is entitled "Unhallowed Ground (No. 144), by Mr J. Pain Davies. It is a large desolate-looking landscape, snow-covered, with a dull laden sky. A pale light is diffused over the scene, by a cloud-hidden moon. As tar as can be gathered, it represents the funeral of a suicide at the junctio I of four roids, the junction being marked by a signpost, at the toot of which stands a solitary monk, and blazes a wood fire. In the middle distance a group of trunks, clad in dense black, stand out with startling clearness, bearing the corpse of the suicide, and them- selves preceded by a couple of other monks also in deep black. The whole scene is depress- ing to a degree, and the difficult low tones are managed with rare skill. It is a grand piece of work. A more cheerful bit of work is found on the opposite wall of the same room, in Mr Joseph Knight (R.I. )'s The Sentinel of the Morn (No. 164). It embodies a grand conception. The sun is just tingeing the hills with gold. Below, profound abysses gloom wlillc--L)n a grassy plateau, midway the ficight,i few sheep quietly browse. Distinct in the clear air above the utmost height of the topmost crag, sails over the abyss a great eagle with outspread pinions. A splendid idea splendidly carried into effect.— Passing by many others well worthy of special note, we just notice a couple of fine portraits by Mr Leonard Hughes two masterly portraits by Mr Paul Knight, and a life-like portrait of Morien" by Mr B. S. Marks, and turn into Room No. 6, known as The Queen's Bedroom." Here a real treat is awaiting the visitor. Visitors, like our- selves, will probably spend a good deal of time at Mr F. T. Sibley's marvellously perfect work, Llwyn Cwm Ffynnon" (No. 187), one of the very finest pictures in the building. In an altogether different key, is Mr J. Finnemore's rollicking Whe 1 the King shall enjoy his own again" (No. 203), a refreshing bit of work but we fancy Mr Finnemore would be puzzled to get the loyal Cavalier's sword into the same loyal Cavalier's scabbard. -M r S. I. Hodson, R. W.S., in the next room has a bright item (No. 235) Street in Junsbruck," which is vis-a-vis to a little gem, by Mr Harold Swanwick, entitled" The Plough- man homeward plods his weary way."—Two of the most striking works in this room, may be seen in Nos. 259 and 264, by Mr J. T. Watts and Mr W. H. Sullivan, respectively. Their titles, in the order named, are "Cheshire Fir Trees" and Disclosing a Plot-The Traitor." We are not very familiar with Cardinals, but we imagine that there is some little incogruity in the wearing, by the ecclesiast in Mr Sullivan's fine picture, of a waxed moustache as well as a carefully groomed imperial. However, that is a detail, and, for aught we know. may be strictly correct, but, for the rest, both Mr Sullivan's and Mr Watts' works are very fine. Our hurried visit closed with a glance at a collection of paintings by the late Mr J. H. Cole, which are well worth looking at, in the Lantern Room, which is this year devoted entirely to the works of this artist. As we have said, ours was only a cursory view. We can assure our readers that the Exhibition is far more worth seeing than may be gathered from this notice, and that among the 295 pictures shown, are many to which we are unable now even to refer, which will each repay a visit. As usual, we have to acknowledge the kindly courtesy of Mr and Mrs Furness, who always "do the honours of Plas Mawr with a grace and urbanity quite in keeping with the nature of their duties in this historic old pile. Visitors, we are sure, will find the same attention and courtesy at their hands. We trust that this year's Exhibition will prove as successful as its predecessors have done, and that the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art will more and more extend the sphere of its operations, till the objects contemplated by its establishment shall have been fully realised.