The Prohibited Book, Fritz Zuber-Buhler

Georges Pierre Marie Van den Bos, in spite of his name, which smacks strongly of the Netherlands, is a Swiss by birth, and has his studio in Paris. His "Prey of Cupid" serves as a good example of his style. Jean Benner, the painter of "Reverie," is the twin brother of Emmanuel Benner, several examples of whom have been given in this work. He, like his brother, was a designer for the factories until about thirty years of age, when his savings enabled him to study painting. he went to Italy in `866, after having had instruction in Paris from Pils, Henner, and Leon Bonnat. He had exhibited pictures at the Salon, however, since 1859, and since 1872 has received a number of medals. "Night" is a decorative and beautiful composition by a Flemish artist, resident in Paris, A. de Courten. The prohibited book is the one which is always certain to be read. This young person has been commanded not to read a certain novel - and she takes it to bed to read and dream over. Fritz Zuber-Buhler, the artist, was born at Locle, in Switzerland. Locle is a town chiefly devoted to the manufacturing of watches, and as the boy had a taste for drawing he was employed to engrave designs on the cases of the higher priced pocket time pieces. In its small way, this engraving for the jewellers is a profitable business to the employees, so Zuber-Buhler was able

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