Unsigned review, 'Bat', May 1886
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Unsigned review, 'Bat', May 1886 book
Douglas Cooper is in error when he states that George Moore's narrative in 'Confessions of a Young Man' (No. 19) 'is the only account by an Englishman (so far as I am aware)' of this exhibition in the rue Lafitte ('Cour tauld Collection', p. 30). Just possibly this piece also is by Moore, since he is on record as having contributed art criticism to the 'Bat': if so, it is another example of the critical unreliability of his memoirs. The 'Bat* seems to have been aimed at a politically conservative, leisured audience of young-men-about-town (to judge by the advertisements which it contains). Modern French art is something to be praised because it is esoteric, even elitist, in its appeal.