Appreciation of sculpture; a handbook by Russell Sturgis ... . d to face it. Moreagreeable is the study of creatures which[U9J The Appreciation of Sculpture have dignity without ferocity. When theTrocadero Palace was built in time for theexposition of 1878, there were set up, at thefour corners of the tank or basin into whichran the cascade from the Chateau dEau,four magnificent beasts, the horse by Cain,the elephant and the rhinoceros by Fremiet,and the bull of Jacquemart: and these aresplendid decorative objects forming as com-pletely as a simple composition can, aworthy setting to this inte

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Appreciation of sculpture; a handbook by Russell Sturgis ... . d to face it. Moreagreeable is the study of creatures which[U9J The Appreciation of Sculpture have dignity without ferocity. When theTrocadero Palace was built in time for theexposition of 1878, there were set up, at thefour corners of the tank or basin into whichran the cascade from the Chateau dEau,four magnificent beasts, the horse by Cain,the elephant and the rhinoceros by Fremiet,and the bull of Jacquemart: and these aresplendid decorative objects forming as com-pletely as a simple composition can, aworthy setting to this inte
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Appreciation of sculpture; a handbook by Russell Sturgis ... . d to face it. Moreagreeable is the study of creatures which[U9J The Appreciation of Sculpture have dignity without ferocity. When theTrocadero Palace was built in time for theexposition of 1878, there were set up, at thefour corners of the tank or basin into whichran the cascade from the Chateau dEau,four magnificent beasts, the horse by Cain,the elephant and the rhinoceros by Fremiet,and the bull of Jacquemart: and these aresplendid decorative objects forming as com-pletely as a simple composition can, aworthy setting to this interesting architec-tural centre. The last named piece formsthe subject of our Plate XXXIX. Theseanimal sculptures are to be taken as seriouslyas any study of humanity, the purpose be-ing the same as that in the noblest works ofhuman sculpture, namely, fine decorativeand purely artistic effects, with this onlydrawback, that to our eyes the forms of man-kind are more subtile and therefore are cap-able of being far more noble than those ofthe lower animals. [150]. CHAPTER VIII RECENT ART, PART II, SENTIMENT The second of those divisions into whichwe have parted, rudely enough, the sculp-ture of our contemporaries (Page 137), isconcerned with Sentiment. In this connec-tion, of course, there is room for infinitefailure to understand—there is room forquite immeasurable differences of opinionas to what should go into the monumentaland what into the sympathetic group. For,to consider at once such a piece as thevery attractive one at the Ecole Militaire,the statue, an ideal portrait, of Le GrandConde (Plate XL), we note that an idealstatue is at once a decorative piece intendedto adorn a hall, a frontispiece of a greatbuilding, or the like and a study in patri-otic or purely historical record. The artistis free to study the known portraits of hissubject as far as he pleases, and in this veryinstance Mr. Caniez had an excellent con-temporary original to study—Coysevox The Appreciation

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