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Record Number: 26848


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I read your “Grosvenor”; I’ve seen more interesting articles of yours (beg parding!); but it seemed to me very nice in tone, and I think all the fellows should be pleased, except perhaps poor Tissot. I can’t think anything “debased and odious” that has such a nice light and air about it, as anything of his I ever saw; that seems to me to be an ideal after a fashion.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: Jun 1877

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Uncommitted

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sidney Colvin

Title:

"The Grosvenor Gallery"

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Article in the Fortnightly Review, June 1877.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26848

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

211

Additional Comments:

Letter 472, To Sidney Colvin, [June 1877], [17 Heriot Row]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing material in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 211, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26848, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

On p. 211, Editors’ Note 2 to Letter 472 reads: “In 'The Grosvenor Gallery', in the June 1877 "Fortnightly Review", Colvin described the French painter J.J.J.[Jacques Joseph, known as James] Tissot (1836-1902) as a ‘craftsman of astonishing industry and cleverness, and a realist who, instead of adding a grace to nature, takes a grace away…the rendering of material facts, and especially of atmospheric facts is simply masterly; the types and sentiments simply debased and odious.’”

   
   
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