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SIR MOSES EZEKIEL, SCULPTOR What should have been an unalterable point of contact structurally and sentimentally, looks misplaced on account of the lack of skill shown in designing the pedestal.
An inspired conception, rendered with artistic elegance, is reduced to a faint echo, and the eloquence it should breathe forth is muffled by a discordant setting. The author of the Declaration of Independence; the Liberty Bell, (emphasized by allegorical figures representing Liberty, Justice, Equality, and the Brotherhood of Man) a pedestal, a speaker's stand, and a courthouse. This was the proposition, and a more symmetrical theme could not have been asked for Had it been organically treated, these elements would have blended into a complete and harmonious picture.
This is no artistic compromise, but the happiest arrangement of the kind we know of.
Without considering the style, it represents one of those rare compositions in which art and nature have been combined to establish a prominent point of interest inseparable to the site.
It terminates a long level walk in the rear, and a steep inclined vista in the foreground, down which the water used first in a drinking fountain falls in numberless cascades after having been used decoratively as shown above. It is a masterly composition in which every step, bench, and baluster plays a symmetrical part.
A TOURAINE GARDEN
BY WETHERILL P. TROUT
WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR
HATEAU D'USSE, is its greatest charm : secluded from the modern
by a high protecting wall (since demolished),
miles of farming coun- The pavilion on the west connecting with the try must be traversed to the nearest railway sta- main building by means of a gallery, and the tion-hence its obscurity. But this very isolation beautiful little Renaissance chapel (now smarting