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Jim Barton, (graphics)

Baker, G. H.
Barton, Jim
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Lithograph. 2d premium. $10. [P. 192.] Engraving on Stone.--G.H. Baker, of Sacramento--second premium. "Jim Barton"--The works of this industrious artist on stone generally possess the merit of great fidelity to nature. The execution of Jim Barton in full action is fine. The subcutaneous muscular development is correctly rendered, and the whole drawing displays a great deal of spirit. We regret to perceive, however, not only in this instance, but also generally among the lithographs executed in California, that the practice is one of dull routine in which nothing but the main chance is studied. No chemistry of material, none of the scientific processes by which Englemann achieved in his chromo-lithography, appear to be ever thought of. We trust the time is not far distant when the noble attributes of lithography will no longer be ignored in our ateliers, but that as it has ever been everywhere in the progress of our race, so in California, the natural complement of production will follow with the fulfilment of all the higher thoughts and hopes which art engenders, revealed in her fairer and serener daughter--science, of which she is but the comely and more vigorous mother. [Pp. 282-283.]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Artist address: Sacramento.
Portrait male
Control number:
AECI 02610088
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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