University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture

Page View

The illustrated catalogue of the Universal exhibition, published with the Art journal
(1867-1868)

Boutell, Charles
General introduction.,   pp. 3-76


Page 3


                      Ty A                    \T\\A, IA
WE commence an ILLUSTRATED CATALOGuE by the son of that jeweller and goldsmith
who pure Art combined with manipulative skill.
                                         was styled, and not unduly, the
"Cellini of * Hereafter we shall supply copies of its other,
                                         France." The firm has lost
none of its high
                                         renown.  Its contributions are examples
of
         and more important, productions. The principal
engraving some works of FOXENT. 31EURICE,                               
       Iobject on this page is a BRAcELET, presented by
Ladies of Bourdeaux to the then Queen of Naples. The other wrsare examples
of the "every-day" prodace of the Establishment.
                            GENERAL INTRODU(~~TION.           implies the
existence and the operation of rivalry as a condition
                J~ IVLRY,~WITHOUT HOTILIY, isa defnitio  M ~of his being.,
Every man, in his own strife; and struggle to attain
   JI'andsigitintof the p8ryiscpeo al deintioeti one'ocise superiority,:constitutes
himself the rival of his fellows; and all
     tions.  ere,  of these icpe    falItentoa Exhibi- men are conscious
that in every other man they may see a Comn-
 motv foreum        e same three words, is set forth the true petitor in
the common conflict, in which they all alike are engaged.
            fr  action'; and in the sentiment which they con- But this universal
rivalry possesses a twofold nature. As it may
 vey may be discerned the existence of a power, capable of exercising become
essentially hostile, so also it may continue to be absolutely
 the most beneftcial influence upon human life.               without hostility.
The aim and the purpose, indeed, remain ever
   That aspiring element in the mind of man which instinctively the same.
There always exists the very same strong impulse of.
 urgeshim7-                                                   sontaneo~us
-growth, prompting and pressing men on towards
                                                              self-exaltation.
In the one case, however, the desired ahe'mn
           'Atv a4&v?sa6Etp X(U, brfipoxov lppmat Vs)~,v,    issuhprasatgtecertainlyminno
icnidrbe ere
                                "Ever to_                    through
the oppression and degradationofall rivals
               'To name Thd fame, and highest elence,r              m   
             elevates the successful competitor, by
                        a  PRTArenow. IX onibudns ar examles 3


Go up to Top of Page