Art & Architecture, Paul V. Galvin 
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The Ferry
Painted by Walter Osborne
(Great Britain)

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"This painting, from the Royal Academy of 1889, testifies that the painter, like all the rest of the world, has been to Capri and found it picturesque. In fact, if he had not been careful to write 'Capri' in the corner, under his signature, it might have been thought by the untravled that he had exercised his ingenuity in posing some fishermen out of the comic opera. His necessary local color is further assured by the presence of the pretty spinster who looks on. The painter's second picture at the Exposition gives us some English hay-making girls taking their midday rest."

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