Still-life

Still-life art is the presentation of inanimate objects and it is amazing how beautiful those simple objects can be.

Dartford Warbler after Francis Orpen Morris & Alexander Francis Lydon @1855

Dartford Warbler after Francis Orpen Morris & Alexander Francis Lydon @1855

Black Redstart Nest after Francis Orpen Morris & Alexander Francis Lydon @ 1860

Black Redstart Nest after Francis Orpen Morris & Alexander Francis Lydon @ 1860

Two finely executed watercolours by an unknown artist.  I believe that they might have been painted for #FrancisOrpenMorris and his work ‘A Natural History of Nests and Eggs of British Birds’.  The #DartfordWarbler nest is very much like the engraving which was produced for the publication.  The book was published in 1850 and was the first of a number of very popular publications.  The Rev. F. O. Morris worked with publisher Benjamin Fawcett and engraver Alexander Francis Lydon.  The publications ranged from : A History of British Birds, A Natural History of Nests and Eggs of British Birds, A History of British Butterflies, A History of British Moths and The County Seats of  the Noblemen and Gentleman of Great Britain.  

Still-life by Edward Sharard Kennedy

Still-life by Edward Sharard Kennedy

#EdwardSharardKennedy was a genre, portrait, and still-life painter.  He was born in 1837 in Sussex and died in 1900.  I can find little information on Edward Kennedy other than that he was active as an artist from 1863 to 1890.  He often did not sign his works rather he used a small embossing stamp to imprint his monogram ESK on the artwork.  It can be found in the lower left on this painting.

And finally to a piece by H. Lintott.  Possibly #HenryJohnLintott (1877-1965).  He was born in Brighton, studied at the Royal College of Art in London, worked at the Edinburgh College of Art, and died in Edinburgh.  His son Sir Henry Lintott was High Commissioner to Canada.

Plant Study signed H. Lintott (Henry John Lintott?)

Plant Study signed H. Lintott (Henry John Lintott?)

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