Mr. E. W. Payton gave a popular lecture on “Art and Photography”.
The lecturer discussed the claims of photography to a place among the fine arts, treating the question from the point of view of both artist and photographer. He described the chief points of difference between the works of the artist and the photographer, particularising the excellencies and defects of both. The value of a knowledge of photography to an artist, and its dangers, and the value of an artistic training to a photographer, were both fully treated of. The lecture was illustrated with a large number of lantern-slides prepared from the best works of the most celebrated artists of Europe, and from photographs of high merit.