Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb. 23, 1919, p. 52
and and gets into park "The the almost in a typical -note. bluish group brush is in of a a and of Pier" old are Courtyard" posed rapt is of ability the and at well-known a girl's heavy, with Blue" leon him the and and of "Orn-stein's conventional is an who are include atmosphere, I1r-ures; spice tlm i "The in mnkes and and De- sculpture is ably represented in "Ann" and "Jane." Old Masters' Paintings at Ehrieh's The exhibition of old American masters at the Erich Galleries has been happily styled one of "American Primitives." Notwithstanding tho title, the pictures have charm and impres-siveness, even if there is much formality and sometimes a quality of woodenness. Copley, Stuart, West and Sully, carjy American painters, whose names stand for American art, are not the only local painters, as Badger, Woolaston, Theus and Jeremiah Paul, are past masters in portraiture. Jeremiah Theus has the portraits, "Mr. Mathewson" and "Mrs. iMathewson," each on a, separate canvas, both South Carolinians, and typical ones. The woman is aggressively plain and was painted in an amazing gown, light In texture, with floral em-liroiderings. She feeds a parrot, and wears a ruby necklace and a ruby ornament, stillly pinned in her hair. There is quaintness and stiffness, but the husband's picture, in a wig and velvet coat, is delightful, showing character and atmosphere. "Col. William Perkins," by Edward Savage, is artistic and fine; black velvet .ruffles and powdered hair, make up an effective whole. The faco is full of charm. Mrs. Rachel West Clarkson, sister of Benjamin West, tho painter, was a charming theme for Jeremiah Paul, with her dark hair under its cap, the strings tied demurely under her chin, a short bang of hair, the lovely face and the neck veiled in a white 'kerchief. "Baron Newhaven of Carrick Mayne" is by Copley, and in dark blue velvet and lace rallies is a fine strong portrait. Ralph Karl's '"Portrait of a Lady" is affected in pose', gown and expression, but probably true to life. It has none of the charm of old Eng lish masters, even when they painted i tho most lackadaisical portraits of I women. Tho bushy dark hair, enormous pearls on a childish, white satin, short waisted dress, excite a feeling of mirth, yet there is something of na ture pure and simple in it all. "Thomas Barrow." a sitter with an amused look, is well done, indeed. In black , and rullles against a warm background the portrait charms. John Woolaston's portrait of "Mr. Dies" in brown and nifties is masterly. The genial, pleasant face Is painted with great sympathy and the details of the 'costume are even d ishingly painted. I Tito important portrait of "Mrs. Dies" is in the stylo of Knealey, a seated im-! prossive figure against a suggestion of l.rov.'n landscape background. There j is marvelous painting in the face, j the texture of the satin gown and liiinils. "Jeremiah Belknap," a wooden- laeeil boy, bv Jo. eph Badger, has the 1 face o'.'l. th.ninh young, the only ; iiiptom of life about (he composition 1. ing the jiood little dog. "John Weiitworthy," by Copley. Is perhaps the gem of the collection, superb ill pose, facial painting and modeling. The exhibition lasts to March 12. Satisfying Exhibition at Macbeth'. The Macbeth Galleries aro showing of instruc-of bv useful of X. W.