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  THE FALCONER - We have before us a reproduction, in white and black, of the work of Eugene Fromentin, one of the greatest geniuses of the world, whoses pictures and books are the priceless possessions of the wealthy and the scholarly. The splendid picture of "The Falconer" was lent to the Fair by D. W. Powers, of Rochester, N. Y., and was hung in the United States collection on the west wall of Gallery 42, in the northeast corner of the east annex of the Art Palace. P. A. B. Widener, of Philadelphia, also lent the magnificent Fromentin, "The Audience with a Caliph." These pictures show that the painter and writer of LaRochelle knew Arab life and Algerian manners from personal observation, and portrayed them with rare genius. Here the excitement of the chase and the spirit of the riders of the desert are depicted with such a hand as strikes the canvas only for the delight and astonishment of mankind. Fromentin died in 1876. He wrote a dozen books.

THE EMPTY SADDLE - This picture was remarkable for the brilliancy of its colors, but at the same time it conveyed a tale of sorrow. It was painted by S. E. Waller, of London, and was first on the catalogue of Great Britain's oil paintings. It hung in Gallery 12, which may be described in the surveyor's phrase as in the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of the main Art Palace. The riderless horse returns from battle; the lady faints.
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