'in 1889 the first number of The Dial appeared, edited by Charles Ricketts and his pupil Robert Shannon.'
One may wonder how Charles was rechristened Robert in the first place, and then - while he was two years older - became to be seen as his pupil. Of course, literature about Ricketts and Shannon was rare and not that well informed at the time. But still, the misguiding detail seems to betray a more than superficial knowledge about the pair.
|Front cover for the Dutch translation of S. Tschudi Madsen, Art nouveau (1967)