3 APRIL 1920, Page 3

By the admission of Sir Edwin Lutyens to its brotherhood,

the Royal Academy has certainly honoured itself no less than that distinguished architect. Whether we now have amongst 118 a writer or a musician of the highest order we are very far from sure. In the matter of the drama and of sculpture we have long been rather painfully alive to the absence of any dominating genius. Amongst the poets and the painters, NVO believe that there we two or three just men vho have earned or will earn something of immortality. Be that as it may, in architecture at least we can acclaim a Master with something approaching unanimity. Sir Edwin Lutyens, R.A., is scours of an honourable and well-won place in all future histories of British architecture. His promotion will be as popular with his brother-architects as with the public whose taste he has done so much to raise.