28 MARCH 1896, Page 25

Figure - Drawing and Composition. By Richard G. Hatton. (Chapman and HalL)—Mr.

Ration's subject is the human figure. He divides it, after preliminary observations, as "Aim and Method" and "The Figure as a Whole," into "The Head and Neck," "The Trunk," "The Arm," "The Lower Limb," and concludes with chapters on Drapery" and "Composition." The volume is abundantly illustrated.