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ART AND LITERATURE. MR. SMYTH'S memoir of William Terries deals with his career in intimate detail. His real name, of Course, was William Charles James Lewin, and h;e was born in St. John Vwood, his father being a bar- rister, who did not, however, practise much. Young in Had: &n tTdventurous turn.' went &T sea* for » time, and visited the Falkland Islands. Beginning as an amateur actor, he took to the stage, at Birming- ham, in the year 1868. He jjlayed Chouser in The Flying Scud," and got 18s. a week for doing so. There is a preface by Mr. Clement 6c#tt, wHo is very ■tppreciative of Terriss a9 the man and the artist. IT is probable that the "Life" of R. L. Stey^nson on which Mr. Sidney Colvin has for some ti»^ been jngaged will be piiblishe'd during the auiqmn season.- It wil oe looked for with keen interest by many, for Y, or in spite of the talk about t;he waning popularity of Stevenson's books it is only the fickle public, jtHe public'that forgets to-day what it read yesterday— Lisually very wisely, if unintentionally--t at is likely to relegate Kidnapped" and The N<}w Arabian Nights to the less accessible shelves of the bookcase. MR. G. COCHRANE KERR'S Drawings of Sherring- ham and the Norfolk Coast" are at present to be 3een in the galleries of the Fine Art Society. Mr. Kerr is an artist with considerable vivacity of touch, and with an appreciative sense of atmospheric refine- ments. In Norfolk he has found ample material of :he kind that suits him best; and he has treated it with a great deal of power and judicious variety. some of his best drawings are those in which he has been occupied with cloud forms, and with effects of light and colour.' In these his. skill is dietinctly appa- rent, and the freshness and adaptability of his method are seen to best advantage. A LARGE book. treating of the cross in tradition, history, and art is about to be published. The con- tents were prepared by the Rev. William Wood Sey- mour, an American, who had made the subject a study. He died, however, before seeing his manu- script into print, a task which was taken by his executor. The first chapter gives the story of the cross, prior to the Christian era, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and America. Other chapters deal with types of the cross, its legends, the early forms of it in use, and the doctrinal teaching of the Crucifixion. There are, many illustrations, the frontispiece being a picture of an ancient Irish cross. Miss ROSE BARTON, ;ftn Associate .of the Royal Water Colour Society, is holding, at the Clifford Gallery, an exhibition of water-colour drawings of London subjects. Thev are for the most part well- handled interpretatipns of familiar points of view in various districts, and are interesting as much for their associat ions as for their artistic value. St. Paul's from Cheapside," "Full. Tide, Chelsea," Evening in the Green-park," and Queen Anne's-gate," may be selected as typical examples of the artist's method and as agreeable instances of the opportunities which London offers to the painter. Besides the street, views several studies of child life are included in the exhi- bition. c MR. JOIIIT HOLLINGSHEAD ifnished his "Chronicles of the Gaiety Theatre" somelittletiine ago, and the book may be expected immediately. The idea has been t'o tell the history of Gaiety: Theatre from the beginning, in particular its many personal asso- ciations. Mr. Hollingshead was so intimately identi- fied with the establishment of the theatre that his book is largely an autobiography. the 'dramatic pro- ductions of the'Gaiety have been; an infinite variety, and almost all our notable actors and actresses have at some time appeared on its stage. There is evi- dence of this in the illustrations, which include por- traits of Sir Henry'Trving, Mr. John L. Toole, Mr. Edward Terry, Madame Sarah Bernhardt. and Mrs. Kendal. Messrs. Coristabfc anhbtihCe flW book. IN the Magazine of Art appears the first instalment of an account of the Academy show, and a criticism by M. Ferand Khnopff on the New Gallery. Among this other articles in the number are "John Chariton" by Mr. M. II. Spielmann, The Queen's Treasures of Art" by Mr. F. S. Ilobinson, A Great Goldsmith Lucien Falize," by M. Henri Frantz, Coloured Windows" by Mr. 'Aymer Yallarice, ánd-n. kindly and appreciative biographical note, by Mr. G. A. Storey, on the late P. H. Calderon, which is accom- panied by many reproductions of the artist's works. A short account of some recent sculpture by Mr. Alfred Drury is also given. A photogravure of Mr. Charlton's picture After the Battle: Sedan," is used as the frontispiece. I AN interesting.disepvew of Xgpqr first exhibited work "has just been recorded* Tnis early production of the famous artist is a drawing of the Arch- bishop's Palace at Lambeth, executed When he was a lad of 16 or 17, and shown at the exhibition of the Royal Academy at Somerset House in 1790. The pedigree of the drawing seems to be beyond dispute, and:, apparently,^the history of its adveztturescnn be exactly traced. It was found by the present owner among a collection of odds and ends in the shop of an Essex furniture dealer. MR. F. MARION CRAWFORD is now writing a work .on Italian history''which will contain the most interesting stories and legends of that country from the earliest times to the present. He is also writing a romance which will deal with the times of the' Sfebond Crusade; and particularly with St. Bernard, for whom Mr. Crawford has a great admiration. The scene will be laid in England Italy, and Palestine. THE Summer Exhibition at the Goupil Gallery in London consists" mainly of French and Dutch pic- tures, but there are portraits by Hogarth, Reynolds, and Kneller, and Air. J. M. Swan's "Edge of the I Jungle" displays his mastery in the delineation of animal life. Gathering Seaweed," by James Maris,, is remarkable as being out Of the usual range of his subjects. A fiat beach, an open sea, and a cart are the simple elements of a tall picture flooded with, sunlight. ^Israels is well represented, especially by When One Grows Old," a woman crouchi.Qg over a fire. There is a VIArtetieristic Afauve "Oxen Ploughing," and works by Blommers, Van Soest, and other Dutch painters. The French contingent con- tains several exquisite Corots, a forest scene by H. Rousseau, and another by Diaz.. Some superb pastels by Lhermitte, a harbour scene by E. Boudin, a very beautiful." Banks of the .Oisi, by Da,ublgny, and a Breton woman, by Jules Breton. Among the Bar- bizon pictures is placed a small landscape by Mr. a I Peppercorn. The broad, vigorous work of Jongkind, and two large water-colours by Hagemans, are note- worthy. IN his Songs of Action," Mr. Conan Doyle not only shows a fine sense of the swing and spirit of the best pttriotic and pathetic ballads, but finds opportunity for the expression of the vigorous fancy which he has long since shown in prose. Military heroism, as in The Storming Party," the excitement of sport, as in The Farnshire Cup," or the tragedy of the sea, as in "The Home-coming of the Eury- dice, are very vividly realised, and the metrical quality of the verse, if occasionally somewhat hard, is very frequently wholly admirable. Accuracy is not perhaps a supreme merit in poetry, but the writer of this note," who from the beach watched the Eury- dice sail into the snowstorm which concealed the catastrophe as with a screen, can testify to the fidelity of the poem to the phenomena of that sudden and terrible squall. THE lecture delivered by the Duke of Argyll at Inveraray last Christmas, entitled "What is Science?" has been reprinted. It states with much eloquence the view of Evolution held by those who recognise the gre*t importance of the work 0f Darwin and his disciples, without accepting the Agnostic conclusions based on it by such teachers as Huxley and Spencer. THERE has been acquired for the British Museum Reading Room a facsimile of the original manuscript of Bret Harte's poem, The Heathen Chinee. THE volume to be issued under the joint AUSF)ices of French and Belgian journalists and men of letters as a tribute to M. Emile Zola will shortly be pub- lished in Brussels. Its contents relate almost entirely to the (in)famoiis trial, of which it will remain a per- manent memorial. Mme. Severme traces the h,story of the proceedings, and, in addition to full reportSj there appears a list of protestation which includes over 12,000 names. Various authors comment after their own particular fashion. Amofig others M. 'de Pressense refers to M. Zola as un sdblime chr&ier,' and Maurice Maeterlinck recalls Sieves memorable phrase, "lIs veulent être libres et ils ne savent pag 6tre justes."

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