The illustrated catalogue of the Universal exhibition, published with the Art journal
Ansted, D. T.
Art materials and products in clay, artificial stone, marbles, granites, &c., pp. 165-194
THE ALRT-JOURNAL CATALOGUE OF Th3engravingunderneathis fromoneofthecharmingproduc- This BEDPTEAD, "complete," is contributed by the renowned firm of FOuuRDIXow, tions "invented" by Mr. THOMAS C. MARSH-an application and is surpassed by no work in the Exhibition in any style of Art-manufacture; not = l I dl I I W; ii i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~,,l I~~~~~~~~, I !11 iih:iIy W~I even by the beautiftl Cabinet, produced by the same master-mind and hand, which of glass to the surface of mirrors-for lights and flowers. we have previously engraved. It is impossible adequately to picture or to describe it. always b3 depended on as yielding a large and uniform supply. I shall first speak a few words concerning the clays, then allude Thus new sources are not trustworthy. to the terra-cottas, and afterwards to the artificial stones and Under Ihese circumstances it is fairest and best, and will marbles.. Next will come the stones as distinguished from marbles, certainly be most calculated to do justice to the Exhibition, if I and then the whole group of marbles (the finest and most valuable consider together Art-materials and the Art-manufactures, or' of the stones) and all other materials, whether really similar or Art-products obtained from them, rather than describe first all the not, which are generally spoken of in the trade or among artists materials, and then all the results. It may be the case that some as marbles. These, of course, include a number of materials of the wo ks of Art I shall have to allude to will be described 1 capable of being treated in many ways, having many properties, elsewhere. I shall, however, endeavour in all cases to limit my and varying much in quality, in value, and in adaptability to remarks and criticisms to the result as connected with the material, Art-purposes. These I shall also subdivide. In this manner I and not to the absolute result as a work of Art. In many of the hope to be able to give a useful and practical outline of the chief simpler cases this is easy enough. contents, of this vast and imposing collection, so far as it relates I propose to consider in succession the principal materials. Thus to the subject before us. 166
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