Etcher, Lithographer, and Author
By ROBERT FRAYN, Washington
autographed three copies of This
Realm, This England, Portrayed by Its
Greatest Etchers, by Samuel Chamberlain, Washington Alpha '17, to be sold
for the benefit of relief activities in England. This signal honor calls attention
not only to the place this Phi occupies
in the world of art,' but also his unselfish
contributions to the various relief agencies.
This Realm, This England is the second of a series which Chamberlain has
brought out. The first, France Will Live
Again, is composed of reproductions of
his own work, etchings, lithographs, pencil drawings, and photographs; a third.
Fair Is Our Land, on the American
scene, published this summer, will be
sold by various relief organizations.
This Realm, This England is a collection of representative etchers, mostly
English, with a foreword by Donald
Moffat, and an illuminating discussion
of the works (which include several of
his own) by the designer and editor.
Brother Chamberlain. No attempt is being made to review this volume (published by Hastings House, New York
City), but in passing, to those who wish
an enlightening new study on what is
England and what is an Englishman,
the foreword by Moffat and the selections by Chamberlain are highly recommended. Both these men have given their
profits on the sale of the book to the war
relief agencies. The Duke of Kent, while
in this country last summer, showed a
great interest in the volume, which was
then in process of production.
Many people, while knowing of Brother Chamberlain as a proficient etcher, are
probably just as familiar with a number
of his booTcs of photography, depicting
New England, published in recent years.
Among these are Small House in the Sun,
Open House in New England, Beyond
New England Thresholds, and a number
of voltimes listed as camera impressions,
including the titles Nantucket, Martha's
Vineyard, Lexington and Concord, Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Historic Boston.
ESSEX VILLAGE, from This Realm, This England