19 MAY 1923, Page 21


The Burlington Magazine.

Mr. Muirhead Bone makes a strong appeal against the extra paying days at the National Gallery, the Tate and the Wallace. We find his arguments unanswerable. But why has he not mentioned the National Portrait Gallery, which suffers from a similar Treasury imposition, suffers more, perhaps ? It is only the force of public opinion which can remove this intolerable barrier between the public and our great collections. Besides other interesting matter, the May issue contains the conclusions of Sir Charles Holmes's articles on the Giorgionc problems at the National Gallery and Mr. D. S. McColl 's on French eighteenth-century furniture at the Wallace Collection. Mr. Collins Baker makes a scholarly examination of Catena.