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Malcolm Osborne engraver

#MalcolmOsborne was born in 1880 at Frome, Somerset. At the age of 20, he moved to Streatham, London with his brother. From 1901 to 1906, he studied under artist and print maker Frank Short at the Royal College of Art. … Continue reading

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Edward Nevil

No one is quite sure who #EdwardNevil was. Little information regarding him can be found. The name may be an alias so as to avoid contractual obligations something a number of artists did. He was a prolific artist working around … Continue reading

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Chinese watercolours

Over the time, which I have been collecting, I have found myself truly admiring the art which comes from the Far East. Chinese porcelain, sculpture, scrimshaw, drawings, and watercolours. The breadth of this facet of art is enormous. To be … Continue reading

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Basil Ede, an artist twice over

I came across an oil painting this past week which was suspicious until I read up on the artist. I recognised the artist’s name but the painting which I was looking at was something way out of the ordinary for … Continue reading

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A glimpse at the Victorian Parlour

Art is able to show us many things. Past, present and future representations are common in art. People and events are also often the focus of art. But when we look at someone’s home are we voyeurs or historians or … Continue reading

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Arthur Anderson Fraser artist

We visit with an artist who I would call a local. #ArthurAndersonFraser was born in Bedford, 1861 and died in Holywell, 1904. His family hailed originally from Scotland but moved to the East of England in the mid 19th century. … Continue reading

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Sir John Hayter portraitist

Today, we look at a piece I picked up some 5 years ago from a small furniture shop which sold the odd vintage item. I bought this portrait because she was very nicely done. An image done with pencil, crayon, … Continue reading

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Sir Thomas Lawrence artist

Today, I would like to revisit a piece from quite a while back. At that time I suggested that the two children posed might be of royal blood. In revisiting this picture, I would like to suggest an alternative identification … Continue reading

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Lucas van Leyden, master artist

I bought a couple of engravings this past week. They are both biblical scenes and created by the same artist. If they are by the original artist and not later copies by another engraver they are a couple of the … Continue reading

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The Castle Inn or Five Bells, Chiddingstone, Kent

I recently was able to associate an oil painting in my collection to a location. The painting is unsigned and undated but bears an artist dealer stamp on the verso. It is stamped Winsor & Newton, 38 Rathbone Place, London … Continue reading

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