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Correspondence (incoming): Shea - Sher, 1891-1904

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has qualities of a very remarkable kind, and abounds with admirable examples of masterly accomplishment. It is agreeably free from uniformity as each contributor has been allowed to exercise his discretion in the treatment of the subjects assigned to him, and to work in whatever medium suited him best. Some have drawn in pen-and-ink or chalk, some in wash, others have painted in oil monochrome, and a few have expressed themselves in colour. There is ample variety, too, in the technical character of the illustrations, for some are minute in handling and elaborate in statement of detail, and others are expressive sketches, slight in manner but full of masterly suggestion and thought.

How great this variety is can be well appreciated by a comparison of such works as M. J. L. Gérome's "Rizpah" or Mr. F. Dicksee's "Judgement of Solomon", with their careful finish, and Mr. E. A. Abbey's "Deborah", M. Benjamin-Constant's "Christ raiseth Lazarus", and Puvis de Chavannes' "Jesus Scourged" with their wonderful freedom of method and breadth of touch. Again, the earnestness and severity of Segantini's Miriam contrasts effectively with the daintiness and decorative charm of Signor Morelli's "Jesus in Galilee", or with the dramatic force of Signor Michetti's "Saul on the Way to Damascus". There are contrasts even more striking

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come Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Sir L. Alma-Tadema, Messrs. Walter Crane, Frank Dicksee, Briton Riviere, and J. M. Swan; from America, Mr. E. A. Abbey; from France, M. Benjamin-Constant, J. L. Gérome, J. P. Laurens, Puvis de Chavannes, Rochegrosse, and J. J. Tissot; from Italy, MM. Morelli, Michetti, and Giovanni Segantini; from Germany, MM. A. Kampf, S. Schneider, Max Liebermann, and F. von Uhde; from Russia, M. Ilja Repin; from Hungary, M. V. de Brozik; from Sweden, M. Albert Edenfelt; from the Netherlands, M. Josef Israels; from Belgium, M. Juliaan de Vriendt; and from Spain, M. José Villégas. Many of these artists are not in the ordinary sense illustrators, so that their participation in the work is interesting as in some measure a departure from their usual practice. Indeed, from every point of view the appearance of this Bible must be considered a momentous event in Art history. It has given to many men a rare opportunity of achieving great things in the way of imaginative effort, and it has produced an almost unprecedented series of religious masterpieces."

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