Author Archives: ronald972

Oscar Kokoschka artist

This week, I came across a print. In its’ frame, one cannot see any signature or any information about the image at all. It intrigued me so I acquired it. A quick image search on Google tells me that this … Continue reading

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Montague Dawson marine artist

Recently, a charity I frequent held a sale. I could not go in the morning due to other obligations but went in the afternoon even though I figured most things would be well picked through. There were very few pictures … Continue reading

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Anton Mauve painter

#AntonMauve (1838-1888) was born in Zaandam, The Netherlands. He was a realist painter best known for his works depicting peasants working in the fields beside their animals. His father was a Mennonite Chaplin and shortly after Anton’s birth the family … Continue reading

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When companies change

I do not usually buy ceramics/pottery but recently I picked up a couple of pieces; one for ornamental use and the other for interest only. The ornamental one, now sits on a corner wash stand I have in our spare … Continue reading

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Gwen Raverat woodcuts

I came across a woodcut by artist #GwendolenMarieRaverat (nee Darwin) 1895-1957, this past week. Again from a charity shop but it was in their trash bin ready to be disposed of. It was a little damp (no long lasting damage) … Continue reading

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George Cattermole artist

A while back, I purchased a watercolour to add to my collection. It is a scene showing a group of people crowded around a table beside a very large fireplace. The signature on the verso reads #GeorgeCattermole (1800-1868). When one … Continue reading

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William Etty artist

Not that long ago, I purchased a drawing. It is a portrait ofb a young lady done with black and red chalk and a touch of body colour white. The portrait itself is not signed but on the backing paper … Continue reading

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Joseph Syddall artist

I recently picked up an oil painting by #JosephSyddall. Joseph Syddall (1864 – 1942) was born in Old Whittington near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The son of a master carpenter he started his working life as a clerk in a solicitor’s office. … Continue reading

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Wu Shuang Pu – heroes and heroines

I bought a teacup some time back. Not what westerners would call a teacup since it has no handle but a Chinese teacup. It has around the outside four images from a book created by #JinGuliang in 1694 called #WuShuangPu. … Continue reading

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Bessie Hevenor artist

I picked up a pastel portrait at a charity shop this past week. It is nicely drawn and coloured and created by artist #BessieAcker (neeHevenor). Not an artist which I had come across before and there is not too much … Continue reading

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