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from the province of ornament

front endpaper
(visible in this form only in pdf)
The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue : The Industry of All Nations, 1851.
University of California copy, digitized March 21, 2008 (?)

to that of mere imitative Art.

“The convulsive movements of the fingers under a fit of epilepsy, have as much title to the credit of intelligent design as the pencillings of the hand that wanders over the paper uncontrolled by a cultivated taste.”

ex Ralph Nicholson Wornum (1812-77 *) his "The Exhibition as a Lesson in Taste" (same volume).

23 February 2015

convulsive movements; ornament; taste
R. N. Wornum