§ MR. COURTNEY (Cornwall, Bodmin)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what amount of space has been allotted to the exhibition of the works of British artists, past and living, at the forthcoming Paris Exhibition; and what proportion will be appropriated to works of art produced since the last Paris Exhibition, thus securing the primary object of such periodical exhibitions—viz., the illustration of the progress of contemporary art.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HANBURY, Preston)
The space allotted in the Paris Exhibition for British works of art executed since the 1st May, 1889, consists of three rooms and part of a corridor in the new Palace of Fine Art. These rooms afford 466 feet run of wall space available for hanging paintings, drawings, 1187 etc. Sculpture of all nationalities will be distributed throughout the building at the discretion of the French authorities. Works of art may also be exhibited in the British Pavilion on the Quai d'Orsay, but the Royal Commission have decided to reserve this building mainly for the display of works by old masters of the British School.