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King, R. Macbeth, C. Murray, R. Newton, J. Park, F. Place, J. Watkins, and H. Engravings : — A very scarce portrait of Queen Elizabeth in a rich dress, by W. Rogers ; impres- sion from the reduced plate, which has not hitherto been noticed. Newcourt, engraved by W. Portrait of Miss Lewis, after Liotard, by J. A very fine proof, before the plate was cleaned, of the engraving by S. Others by F. Bartolozzi, R. Bond, T.

Burford, W. Byrne, J. Caldwall, F. Chesham, G. Clint, J. Collyer, T. Cross, S. Davenport, W. Dickinson, W. Dolle, Gainsborough, Dupont, R. Elstrache, J. Faber, W. Faithorne, junr. Finden, G. Glover, V.

Green, A. Hertochs, L. Johnson, F. Jukes, C. Knight, T. Lupton, W. Marshall, J. Payne, R. Purcell, W. Ryland, J. Sherwin, John Smith, J. Smith, J. Spils- bury, J. Stirt, R. Vaughan, G. Vertue, T. Watson, G. White, R. White, and R. Drawing : — A cavalcade, sketch in black chalk on grey paper, by Diego Velasquez. Anderdon, bound in volumes. The British Museum accounts, presented to the House of Commons, show that, during , , persons were admitted to view the general collections, a considerable in- crease over the numbers admitted in previous years ; for in there were , ; ,,; in , ,; in , , ; in , , ; and in , , Edward A.

Bond, the Librarian, reports many changes in the arrangements of the exhibits since the commencement of the removal of the Natural History Department to South Kensington. Magniac asked the right honourable member for Cambridge University whether it was the case that by reason of the Acts constituting the British Museum it was impossible to remove, even temporarily, objects of art therein deposited to any other National Museum ; and, if so, whether this prevented the formation of exhibitions of classified objects which had conduced materially to the amusement and instruction of the nation ; and, whether any remedy short of an Act of Parliament could be applied.

Walpole said the trustees were bound to keep all these objects within the Museum. An Act of Parliament would be required. Philip Cunliffb-Owen, K. Festing, R. Scott, C. Wallis, F. Soden Smith, M. Library and Collection — A. King, F. Matchwick, F. Sandham, R. Laskey, C. Worsnop, R. Sketchley, B. E, Acton, J. Appell, J. Barrett, B. Derby, B. Streatfeild, A. Coles, W. Johnson, O. Scott, W. Kill, W. Key, W. The hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays are from 10 A.

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Free Tickets of admission may also be obtained by persons of the following classes, on application to the Secretary of the Science and Art Department, S. Persons engaged in teaching and certificated either in 2nd or 3rd grade Art. Students attending Local Schools of Art, Art classes, or Training Colleges, who have been successful in the 2nd grade examination, or who have taken medals, medallions, or other Department Prizes. Persons qualified to earn payments on the results of Science instruction. Tickets of admission to the Edinburgh and Dublin Museums of Science and Art are granted to persons qualified as above, on application by letter addressed to the Directors of those Museums.

A course of twelve lectures on Anatomy as applicable to the Arts is given in each term. The Spring course may be attended by ladies. Fee for the course, 6 j. For a single lecture, is. Other lectures will be delivered occasionally, and duly announced. The National Art Training Schools are open free for the inspec- tion of the public every Saturday, from 2 till dusk. Entrance through the Museum. Galton, Kenneth Muir Mackenzie, and Mrs. Constable ; the collection of paintings, drawings, engravings, and books, bequeathed by the Rev. Alexander Dyce ; the collection of paintings, drawings, books, and manuscripts including the originals of many of the works of lighted from sunset till 10 P.

M,, and great precautions against fire are necessary. There is a detachment of Royal Engineers on the premises to act if wanted. The use of the electric light, however, diminishes this risk. The numbers attending the Museum since the opening in , have been 19,,, of which 6,, attended in the evening.

It is open under the same regulations as the Art Library, and was attended by 23, readers in Regulatio7is for Copy mg , — Any person may, at any time when the Museum is open to the public, sketch or make notes of any objects in the Museum see exceptions below , pro- vided such copying do not necessitate his or her using an easel or extra seat, or otherwise obstructing the circulation of visitors. No application to copy the works of any living artist can be entertained unless it be accompanied by the written permission of such artist. Such permission will only allow of works being copied by means of water-colours, or on porcelain, or by drawing or engraving, copying in oil not being permitted.

Applicants must, if required, send 1 All visitors to the Museum who have paid on entrance, and all ticket- holders, are entitled to admission to the Libraries. The charge for tickets is stated on the previous page. No copying can be permitted except on the days devoted to study ; and not more than four persons can be admitted at the same time to work in any apartment. No work can be removed from the walls for the purpose of copying. This Museum having been handed over to the Science and Art Department, will in future be reported on under the heading South Kensington Museum.

Full details of the transfer will be found on p. The following are extracts - New Biiildings. Some addition has been made to the offices of the staff of the Department. Lighting of the Museum. The light is on the whole satisfactory, though it is not so steady as could be wished, and a slight increase in quantity of light would perhaps be desirable. The gas fittings have been removed, as this apparently may now be done with safety as the electric lights have worked without any accident for so long.

It is proposed to try lamps in some of the Picture Galleries and in the Art Schools. Zerfd on the History of Orna- ment, and by Mr. Bellamy on the Anatomy of the Human Form, were attended by 3, and 1, persons respectively. Wallis, the Keeper, reports as follows : — The number of objects acquired by purchase, gift, or bequest during was , as against in The most important presentations during the year were a fine collection of silk and velvet fabrics of the i8th and 19th centuries, by the Chamber of Commerce of Lyons, France ; and four studies of heads in oil, by Mons.

The various contributions on loan have been kept up to the usual standard, as on any withdrawal by the owners of collections the space is immediately filled up by other loans, the offers being always in excess of the space available for exhibition. The with- drawal of the Schliemann Collection at the end of the year will facilitate the renewal of the Special Loan Exhibitions which have proved so valuable in past years. The former Director for Art, Mr. The historical collection of oil paintings has been enriched by the purchase of two important landscapes by William Hodges, R.

The purchases of water-colour drawings, with the exception of three representative works of Richard Doyle, have been confined almost entirely to examples for circulation. Three valuable oil pictures, and a number of interesting water- colour drawings, by foreign artists, but representing scenes of English history or English life, have been presented to the Museum by Mr. Bryan ; and Mons. Legros has added four more studies, portraits of distinguished men, to those he has already given.

The additions during the past year have been : gifts — ii oil paintings and 17 water-colours ; purchases — 4 oil paintings and 1 5 water-colours ; in all 47, as against 27 in , and 97 in The number of subscribers has been 7,, compared with 7, in , and 7, in ; of students, 19,, against 18, in the previous year, and 15, in This increase is the more remarkable as there is no means of accommodating the readers in the evenings when the attendance is usually at its greatest ; many are obliged to stand and make shift as well as they can while using the books they come to consult ; that the attendance should increase under circumstances so un- favourable would alone prove that the Library supplies a felt and acknowledged want.

It is therefore reasonable to expect that when fitting accommodation is at length provided, the use made of the valuable collections will amply justify the claim which it has been my duty to urge year after year for a building suitable to the extent of the Library and the needs of the readers.

The building which was commenced in May, , has made slow progress, the grants of money not having been sufficient to carry out the original contract within the specified time. The system of classification of books on the shelves has been much interfered with owing to the crowded condition of the library shelves, but it is still carried out as far as practicable. The number of acquisitions have been : — Books, 3, ; original drawings, designs, and sketches, 2,; engravings, 4, ; photo- graphs, 2, Of the books, were presented ; of the drawings, 2, ; of the engravings, ; and of the photographs, Dyce and Forster Reading Room.

Compared with the year , these figures show an increase of 13 visits, and a decrease of issues. An illustrated handbook to the two collections has been published. A catalogue of the Forster collection is in pre- paration. The art of reproduction by electrotype and other processes is being carried out with increased activity, due not only to the growing demand for examples for loan to provincial institutions which cannot be adequately met by original objects alone, but also to the great facilities afforded to the department by the owners of decorative plate at home and abroad.

Sir Philip Cunliffe Owen reports the results of a visit paid by him to Russia in order to select examples for reproduction from the large collections opened to him by the Emperor and by various ecclesiastical bodies and private persons. The courteous permission and assistance of the authorities of the Colleges of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, of Trinity College, Dublin, of the City of London Livery Companies, and of other owners of rare ornamental plate, have afforded a wide scope for selection, from which numerous specimens are being reproduced.

It is hoped that a complete set of these reproductions, illustrating the work of English gold and silver smiths for the last years, will shortly be ready for exhibition in the Museum. Advantage was taken of an exhibition of ancient gold and silver plate held at Amsterdam during the summer months, and per- mission obtained, through the courtesy and liberality of the owners, to mould 35 examples, which are now in course of repro- duction.

This branch of the operations of the Science and Art Department becomes every year more important, and increasing efforts are made to meet the demands upon it. On the 17th June, , the system of loans from the South Kensington Museum, hitherto confined to museums and other institutions connected with Schools of Art, was extended to Corpora- tion Museums. Original art objects, paintings, water-colour drawings, electro- type reproductions of objects from foreign museums and private collections.

Circulation or distribution of works specially prepared from. The assistance thus given to Schools of Art, provincial museums, and local exhibitions has been as extensive as in most years, and through increased means the contributions have gene- rally kept pace with the demands made for them. It has been found absolutely necessary to respond to urgent requests for a higher Art Standard in the objects selected. The increased and increasing taste of the people can now only be met by selections of examples of Industrial Art of a high class, and great satisfaction has been expressed in important localities by the contributions sent out during the past year.

Mediocre works are worse than useless as lessons in Industrial Art. Applications for circulating collections for exhibition during any year must be made on or before the 31st March of each year, and the Committee of the Institution must be prepared to furnish the department with full information, when asked for, as to the nature of the building in which the exhibition is to be held, provision for the safety of the objects from fire, police arrangements, the admission of the public, especially artisans, the dates of opening and closing the exhibition, and on such other points as may be deemed necessary.

Collections have been lent to 21 permanent museums and public exhibitions, and to 14 local institutions, as detailed in the following table Town. Permanent Museums. Burslem January to December 25, Free. Preston August to December 88 7, Free. January to December , 1, 18 8 Sheffield January to December , Lree. Stirling January to December 41, Free.

Keighley January 24 6, 84 0 7 Sheffield Sch. Paris 0 No returns. Newcastle- on - Tyne June and July 27 4.

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September 83 11 6, TI 4 Leek October. It will thus be seen that the York Exhibition received the largest sum, while the Museum at Edinburgh had by far the largest number of visitors. In addition to the above, paintings and drawings were lent to Schools of Art for the purpose of copying. August — 96 Yeovil, Sci. November 83 City and Spitalfields Sch. Slagg seconded and Mr.

Ecroyd supported the amendment. Would he give them a schedule of the towns to which his motion applied, stating the limits of the sums required? Caine supported the amendment. Howard suggested that casts of specimens should be sent from South Kensington to museums in the country. Wiggin and Mr. Magniac also spoke to the amendment. Mundella fully recognised the importance of this subject.

Great original objects could not, however, be given from the central museums to provincial museums. They were too rare and costly. But even located in London they were available for the advantage of the provinces. Indeed, South Kensington Museum, for which alone he was responsible, existed far more for the provinces than for London. South Kensington was doing most efficient work. No country of Europe was, in fact, doing as much for Art connected with in- dustry as England was at present doing through the medium of South Kensington. It had been resolved to set on foot a gallery of casts at South Kensington, and from this the provinces would be supplied by means of this vote.

But the best way for the provinces to obtain museums was to help themselves. He hoped a good deal from individual liberality in the provincial towns. It was not by State help that the great museums were built up during the Middle Ages on the Continent. Sir J. Lubbock pointed out that the trustees of the British Museum had no power to hand over any of their collections for cir- culation throughout the provinces. The trustees were strictly tied down by Acts of Parliament. After remarks from Mr. Illingworth, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Guest, and Mr. Woodall, the House divided. For the amendment, 48 ; I against, 85 ; majority against, Scharf, F.

Open free every day excepting Friday, when it is closed for cleaning — summer, lo to 6 ; winter, lo to 4. The Twenty-fourth Annual Report July, mentions that since the last Report five works have been added to the collection by donation and eight by purchase. These include portraits of Lord Clyde, Thackeray, Dr. Johnson, Lord Bexley, Mrs.

Thirty-eight pictures have been protected by glass. A large number of autograph letters have been added to the collection commenced in The Report states that The number of visitors has been 76, during The catalogue has now been completed and published. Whilst opera- tions of improvement were being carried on in one direction, a serious mischief was gaining ground in another.

Early on the morning of Friday, the 28th of January, when a considerable accession of heat had been required, a flue became red hot and set fire to inflammable materials accu- mulated round the base of it, in communication with a wooden platform that extended to the flooring of the lower western gallery and the foot of a spiral staircase before mentioned. Happily the watchman gave alarm, and by the prompt assistance of the Museum officials the fire was checked.

But the possibility of such a calamity has been made the more manifest, and the Trustees feel it their duty to urge that the chimney shaft and furnace used to heat the water for warming the entire length of building, not only for the National Portrait Gallery, but for the numerous portions occupied by other collections, should be placed apart from the building itself.

This Institution is quite distinct from the South Kensington Museum. Like the National Gallery, it is directly under the Treasury, and may ultimately occupy an independent building. No pictures are received on loan. The collection is composed solely of gifts and purchases. Copying in oil is not permitted ; but artists are encouraged to make notes and pencil sketches in portable books at all times, and for this no special permis- sion is required.

Sheridan, John Rennie. In the House of Lords the following discussion took place, August 17 Lord Lamington called attention to the report of the trustees of the National Portrait Gallery. The Earl of Morley agreed that it was desirable to place these portraits in some building where they would be safe from fire.

Earl Stanhope trusted some alteration would be made in the National Portrait Gallery. This Museum, opened June 24, , is a branch of the South Kensington Museum, and is under the same regulations. The officers in charge are under South Kensington, and are frequently changed. Admission is free every day except Wednesday, when a charge of sixpence is made. From the returns of visitors it would appear that this Museum is not nearly so popular as it was in the first years of its existence.

The numbers show a regular decrease. It may be expected, however, that the recent transfer of modern examples of Art manufacture from South Kensington will serve to increase the attendance, as is explained in the report which follows. The total number of visitors in was ,, in it was ,, in , ,; in , ,; and in , , The Assistant Resident Keeper in his Report mentions that The paintings and drawings on loan in the Fine Art Division are highly popular with the artisan classes, and the increasing use of the Museum by these visitors shows the force of the reasons for establishing district museums urged from the first by the promoters.

The Ornamental Art Division of the Museum has been greatly increased since September, , by the temporary transfer from South Kensington of all modern examples of Art manufacture in the Museum of the second half of the nineteenth century, covering the period of thirty years, from the Exhibition of to the present time. The immediate result has been a considerable increase of visitors, 97, for the last eleven weeks of against 83, for the corresponding period in , an increase in favour of of 14, visitors. This, perhaps, more clearly than words can tell, ] shows that the working men will appreciate and utilise any oppor- tunity of seeing examples of Ornamental Art bearing on their daily work, and of learning what the working men of other trades or nations have produced within the memory of most of them.

The appreciation of these modern Art manufactures is not only shown by the careful examination of the objects and by the often expressed approbation of the visitors, but also by the number of sketches or memoranda made in note-books. It is now demonstrated by incontrovertible facts, that if this great manufacturing country is to hold her own in the commerce of the world, we must give our artisans the same opportunities of improvement in matters of taste and applied science as are enjoyed by other nations.

Let our artisans only start fair with equal advantages of education, and we fear no rivalry in the Arts either with France, Germany, or any other nation. Richard A. Immediate steps were taken to prepare an inventory of the specimens, which was completed in January, , and contained descriptions of over 20, objects. On the removal of the ancient sculptures and the specimens of natural history to the British Museum, and the botanical speci- mens to the Royal Gardens, Kew, the Indian collection from the South Kensington Museum was amalgamated with the new col- lection, and the whole re-arranged in the galleries of the Com- missioners for the Exhibition of known as the India Museum.

The collection was enriched by loans of many beautiful objects from Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh, Lord Lytton and other gentlemen, and further by a large and interesting series of water-colour drawings made in India by Mr. The building was officially handed over to the Science and Art Department on the ist of January, and the collection re-classified and arranged by the 1 5th of May, when it was opened to the public by Her Majesty in person.

Purdon Clarke, who is professionally attached to this section, has, at the request of their Lordships, and with the con- currence and co-operation of the Secretary of State for India, pro- ceeded to that country in order to acquire additional illustrations of the Art manufactures of various parts of the empire. His Excellency the Viceroy has aided him in his mission in every possible manner, and the success he has already met with gives good reason to hope that the collection will be largely increased, and the modern manufactures of India made more widely known and appreciated in this country.

See page 67 for information connected with Scotland. See page 79 for inforjnation connected with Ireland. Any addition to, or alteration in, the laws made by the Council must be sanctioned by the General Assembly of all the Academicians, and subsequently be approved by the Queen, the head of the Institution, before becoming law. There is no fixed date for elections. For the Associateships any member may put down the name of any Artist he thinks deserving of the honour ; from the list thus made up Associates are elected.

Their election must be ratified, by the Queen, who signs the diplomas. Cousins, Samuel, Esq. Deo, George Thomas, Esq. Redgrave, Richard, Esq. Webster, Thomas, Esq. Gallait, Louis. Gerome, Jean Leon. Meissonier, Jean Louis. Eugene, 1 See Diploma Gallery, p.

J Ansdell, Richard. Armitage, Edward. Armstead, Henry Hugh. Barlow, Thomas Oldham. Calderon, Philip H.