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 PARIS UNIVERSAL EXHIBITIOY. M. A. VEYRAT holds high rank among the | PIECE are both the productions of M. CuoIsz- examples of his many admirable con- tributions to the Exhibition; they arec of silver, the COFRFT being partially gilt. It is designed by MN. JULES Fos- sEY, and is exquisitely modelled and wrought. The VASE and CENLRE- goldsmiths of France. This page contains three M LAT, an artist-sculptor to whom the fabricants _ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~II | i 11uII carnelian, agates, and other siliceous gems) inlaid in black marble, I have endeavoured in this account of the minerals employed in bld rlie, showing about half the substance represented, and for Art purposes inthgraexitonogveoteradrf generally so selected that the natural colour of the stone is that the Art-Journal a tolerably clear outline of all those objects in11 of the object imitated. Thus bunches of currants, grapes, &c., are my department that are gnst remarkable, and of the impressions marvellously copied, and form the most beautiful ornaments that' made on me. I may not have seen all that are there. I may can be imagined for caskets and cabinets. Work of this kind is, have passed by some that were well worth pausing to examine however, most costly, and not 'very common. It is, therefore, and allude to. In a building so vast it is impossible not to have' well fitted to the taste and style of St. Petersburg, and seems done so, but I think my general impression will be found to re- especially easy to Russian workmen, who regard time as of little present the true state of the case. I may conclude in a few brief value, and whose patience is almost as remarkable as their taste.; sentences, pointing out that France has exhibited her usual taste, Several objects of this manufacture are exhibited, and all are and has shown that she possesses in her own bosom and her good. It is evident, indeed, that Italian inspiration has first colonies Art-materials of great beauty and value. Italy has' guided the taste both of producer and patron; but most of the hardly done justice to the well-known and acknowledged excel- designs are now the result of native talent. lence of her supplies, and the genius of her sons. Greece has 193 3 c
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