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'.' ' THE ' OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY EVENING,1 FEBRUARY .2. 1910.
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H N.ORDER to bring; thebest art of the world; .within the'resich of all its readers, The Journal has arranged'
to offer to them a series of pictures such as' no publication lias heretofore been able to putoutJ - ; ' ?
- .The world's best pictures are the prbperty of ;men or women of wealth and of governments and municipal
ities. The pqssessioh'of a masterpiece is to the manor family, of moderate- means an impossibility. Jht
knowledge and appreciation of such works-is, however, the birthright and the - privilege of al) intelligent
i people. 'This is so because art has been made" the protege of governments of states and cities. To have this
same 'art in; the home istheVprivilege thathas: always been' denied the many. Here and there bad copies of:
famous works i; have been- made and sold by struggling' and starving artists. Once in a great while one of these
pictures finds its way mtd printed form, but printing processes, have been woefully inadequate to proper repro
duction until recent years. The steel.and copper Engravings had their day, but they were not great successes.
They depended upon the fallible human eye.and the more fallible human han, and the reproduction too often
failed to follow: the: original- ' No 'process of the century in the .minds of artists, so well reproduces the
painting, without ihe 5 painting's coloring, as the photogravure"' -For. year's this process, cultivated abroad, Has
held its own; but its very perfection has been the best reason fdr the, maintenance of a price , standard under
which the" possession 6f: a first-class 'photogravure reproduction was .'almost prohibited to the art lover of
; A The evolution of mechanical processes, backed by the, force of newspaper enterprise, has brought the photo
gravure. within the reach of all who appreciate art; ;j V,:' y 1 "'v'"
i The Journal has undertaken to bring photogravure reproductions to its readers on terms that will surprise
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? f "LA CIGALE' (Edbuard Biason)
I I This picture represents the utrifltly modern school of Fronoh painting.' Beauty of the form and face
of .the main flguret1s wlit has been aimed' at and aehleveci The vcharaater uomes from the central figure of
i: La Fontaine' fable, ' "Ia Cfgale,". an3. 1U delineation Is clear enough. : " r
f Edouard Bleson, the painter of '.'La Clgale," Is a member of the Society. de Artlstes of Paris, and . Is :
prominent exhibitor at all of lta shows. . Hli standing Is such that his pictures re always hung In these ex-'
niouions wiinoui oeing : passed upon Djr-a jurjr. ' ; , .. m -. :p
The Process That
"There .is no , ruestion
about it," said a well known
director of a famous art gal
lery, "that the public is awak
ing to a real appreciation of
art. Just as ..'every famous
painter of the world made
most rapid progress by con
tact with the masters, by
close range study of their
works that almost' enables
him to breathe their spirit, so
the research of the present
into the famous paintings
cannot lead not only to a bet
ter understanding on the part
of the average person, but
also serve as an inspiration
to a future generation of
"Now, just as Edwin
Landseer was developed in
art by the contact with in
taglio reproductions of fa
mous paintings, just so will
a future generation of really
capable artists be developed
by contact with real intaglio
photogravures of famous
'These photogravures are
made by a method of photo
graphic engraving by vhicb
the intaglio plates are made
the agency for the transfer
ring to the paper the repro
duction, line for line and tone
for tone, of the compositions
of the greatest painters the
world has ever known and
the original of mant of
which cannot be bought at
"There is no process which
so thoroughly duplicates the
value of a picture as this real
intaglio plate photogravure,
but for such work the cosf is
practically prohibitive, since
but a few hundred impres
sions can be made from each
It . is this class of picture
that The Journal offers to its
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LAST CHANGE (Hey wood Hardy)
There Is nothing more excltlnf .ln sports thsn the quick changes of the coaching trip. ' Try as they
will, the moderns cannot kill coaching. It Is as popular now as s pastlms as It formerly was as' a mode of
travel. There Is that about the sport that keeps the blood stirring, and the same quality Is part of the real
coaching picture. To tell the story of the excitement, to get all the action of the reality Into a picture Is a
task for a master. In "The Laat Change" Hardy has accomplished It Sporting blood cannot but pulse faster
when the eyes convey the message of this masterly work.
Heywood Hardy was born in Englsnd. He is ranked high as a genre painter and exhibits at the Royal
Academy and at the Qrosvenor Gallery. Among his works .are "Little Sisters," "The Sleeping Beauty."
"Lion In Love," "The New Arrival," "The Rear Guard," "8ale of Cavalry Horses" and "Trespassers."
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THE HORSE FAIR (Rosa Donheur) , 5
Animal painters have come snd gone, and may continue to come and i ro. bnt in the popular , mind
Rosa Bonheur's work will never be surpassed and. "The Horse Pair" will never lose place as first among her
productions. The original picture is lit the Metropolitan Museum, New. York, but so marvelous-is its appeal
to popular taste that New York was not allowed to possess this great prize alone. Replicas of the subject j
were executed by the great painter, and one of them now hangs In the National Gallery at London, while
ths other was purchased and hung in the Louvre. . ,-, .. ' " j '
When "The Horse Fair" was first exhibited. In 1863, It was matter for general astonishment that a wo
man should possess the power to accomplish a work 'so powerful and important. It was to obtain material
for this picture that Madame Bonheur adopted masculine dress, which" she never discarded. '
Madame Bonheur was born at Bordeaux in 1822. and died In 18. She began exhibiting at Bordeaux
In 1841, and rose steadly. The crown prince of Prussia ordered that her home and studio : be respected dur- .
lng the Franco-Prussian war. She founded and directed ths School of Deal en for young Girls at Paris-
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THE DOCTOR (Samuel Fildes)
Description of a picture like "The Doctor" Js wel nigh useless. . Its strosg points are so strong j that
the. picture Itself telhj Its own story more forcefully than any mere words that could be " employed. - The
picture speaks to the heart. to the better and more tender emotions. Never has brush, depleted more power
fully the expressions of professional amity, paternal grief, fatherly hopelessness or childish helplessness.
Every bit of the picture,-all the 'surroundings of an humble home, are In harmony with 1 the great ; central
lesson that the picture tells. .
"The Dgctor" is one of the most sought for of modern art subjects. Photogravure reproductions of the
painting havo been sold to the well-tp-do at high prices. . 'v
Luke Fildes, the painter of "The Doctor," was born In Liverpool in 1844, and it Is not strange that a
man who showed such feeling should have been the illustrator of "JEdwln Drood," the last. Dickens novel. In
fact, Fildes shone as an illustrator long before he became a painter. . Mr. Fildes . became , a member, of the
Royal Academy in 1879. Some of his best known paintings have been "kTair Quiet and Sweet Rest. "Appli
cants for Admission to an Accident Ward" "The Widower," "Return 'of a. Penitent," "Venetian Floww Glrl.''
Mrs. Fildes, like her husband, was also a painter of genre pictures. . v A ' J
WHERE THE PICTURES CAN BE SEEN
A set of the beautiful Journal pictures will be on exhibition (
beginning today in. the windows of the
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-The" Pictures Can Also Be Seen at The Journal, Off ice. ' ,
HOty TO SECURE THE PICTURES
.Every day, starting Monday February 7, there will appear
. in The Journal a numbered coupon. Secure seven coupons,
"consecutively numbered, bring them to The Journal office,
with 5 cents to cover cost of handling the pictures. ' Take your
choice of one of the four pictures. ? To secure the second, third
.and fourth photogravure of the set, follow the same lnstru'c-.
lions in each case.:. If the pictures are to be mailed, send 10
;cents'additiohal to cover cost of mailing. , ,
FRAMING SPECIAL RATES OFFERED
Journal readers who desire to have their pictures iramed'
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