The Listener, 8th June 1939

1188 THE LISTENER 8 june 1939 Imaginative portraits of famous composers specially drawn by Batt. The masterly portrait of “Beethoven the Man ”is Batts latest addition to his gallery of imaginative portraits of famous composers. There are now nine in the series. With wonderful skill and sympathetic understanding, Batt has succeeded in showing each composers dominant characteristics Schubert among the vineyards of Grinzing Bach extemporising at the organ Liszt the sincere artist and the cynical society idol in his coach Mozart playing a meditative game of billiards and Wagner reclining amid a setting of silks and satins. In addition to “Beethoven the Man 5 5 there is “Beethoven ”at Work a representation of the master in his later days. There is also a picture of Handel in his London study solaced by his churchwarden pipe and another depicting the mighty forces that inspired him in the writing of“ Messiah.5 5 These reproductions will particularly appeal to readers of THE LISTENER. Ccpies have been prepared and treated by the special Fermoid process which results in an attractive rigid highly-glazed print that needs neither glass r.o frame.r The finished article which measures ii in. by 9} :n. is a complete picture strutted and ringed, ready to be steed or hung in the chosen position imme­diately it is received. The price including postage is 2s. :.'l- Permoid prints can be obtained from B B C PUBLIC A T IONS (LR40) 35 Marylekone High Street London W .l or through your usual bookseller or newsagent. The ordinary prints on plate sunk paper mounts are still oj course available price 6 d. each post free from the above address
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