Author Archives: ronald972

A. Victor Coverley-Price artist

An artist born in Winchester in 1901 is the subject of our chapter today. #ArthurVictorCoverley-Price was an adventurous soul. He loved both painting and climbing things especially those mountains which were a challenge. Coverley-Price was a talented artist from his … Continue reading

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A Form of Flattery

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Alfred R. Blundell and Cavendish Morton

Today, we travel eastward from my home into the shire of Norfolk and experience the unique landscape through an etching by #AlfredRBlundell. Breckland Pines – etching by Alfred R Blundell Alfred Blundell (1883-1968) was an all-round artist – dabbling in … Continue reading

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Items of Interest

I often find myself adding things to my collection not for any monetary reasons but for glimpses into the past. Today, we look at two watercolours for such a reason. We will begin with a landscape which displays a copse … Continue reading

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The Love of the Pen

When we moved to England, my daughter was 9 years old. I was amazed that children were taught to write using fountain pens. Fountain pens are not a regular site in early educational institutions in North America. Since moving here, … Continue reading

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Jean Dryden Alexander artist

A look at a local artist, today. #JeanDrydenAlexander (1911 – 1994) was born at Priest Cottage, Shenfield, Essex. Her father (RGD Alexander) and mother (Effie Alexander) were well known watercolours. Through her parents circle of artist friends she met people … Continue reading

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Pieter van den Keere engraver

It is not often I come across pieces which are extremely old but this past week I did. They are a set of six small maps of Scotland with their written description on the back. Nowadays they are known as … Continue reading

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Roy Calne artist

To most people , the artist #RoyCalne is an unknown entity. They might know him better as a surgeon working in nearby Cambridge. Roy Calne was Professor of Surgery at Cambridge University. His pioneering work was in the use of  … Continue reading

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Middle East Art

I do not come across modern artworks which originate in the Middle East very often. I have two works by #SumbatKiureghian (Iranian artist) and this piece which we will look at today (I think Lebanese or Syrian). It is a … Continue reading

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Edmund Morrison Wimperis painter

I came across a rough watercolour the other day and although only a sketch it had something about it. An efficient artist, one who was use to working quickly and in sittu. The small watercolour had a monogram on it … Continue reading

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