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others, places where the sculptor's art is most free 
to express itself in what Canova declared to be its 
only language, viz., the nude. There fancy and 
idealisation may rightly Find their congenial home 
and atmosphere. It has, indeed, been objected 
   
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that, in a severe climate 
like ours, nude white 
figures have a cold and 
forlom aspect in winter, 
It may be so, but no 
such objection can hold 
good in the case of bronze 
and leaden statuary. True, 
these metals are not in- 
expensive; but statues, it 
should be remembered, 
are luxuries that require 
t0 be paid for, and are 
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worth paying for, too, if they possess any merit 
as decoration or any charm whatsoever. There 
can be no possible satisfaction in cheap plaster 
Hgures, nor poor sculptured stone, which time 
ancl weather, so far from mellowing and enhanc- 
ing, inevitably render shabbier and grimier and 
more mouldily decaying year after year. a 
In the way of modern sculpture for garden 
statuary, Mr. Basil Gotto's "Slinger" (opposite) is an
        

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