I thought today, I would write about two pieces which I recently added to my collection. They come from very different times and were made half a world apart.
We begin with the most recent artwork. A piece done in pastel by artist #BerylTristNewman (1906-1991). Beryl Newman was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. She is best known as a portrait artist but also produced a wide variety of local and foreign landscapes, religious studies and images of children and animals. She married Reverend Canon Rupert Newman and lived in Lustleigh, Devon. She studied art in Bushey and then London under Hubert van Herkomer and Roland Wheelwright. She traveled extensively and produced many pieces during her travels. She exhibited regularly and was a great supporter of Exeter Cathedral Choir.
We travel back now to Japan, 1838, to artist #UtagawaHiroshige, a Japanese woodblock artist. I have mentioned works by him in previous chapters but I acquired another fine work by him. It is apiece called #WeepingCherryandBluebird. It bears the Hiroshige signature and seal (almost unreadable) as well as a poem which reads “I hear a song of a nightingale when I enter the mountain lane“. A very beautiful piece to have added to my collection.