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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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Andrew Watson Turnbull and William Tatton Winters engravers

I added a couple of engravings to my collection this week. #AndrewWatsonTurnbull (1874-1957) was a painter, etcher, and stained glass designer. He was born in Edinburgh. His training was done at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy. … Continue reading

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Schloss Oranienstein

#SchlossOranienstein is found at Diez on the Lahn. It is a castle or palace which was home to #WilliamV,PrinceofOrange for a number of years. The palace was built on the ruins of #DiersteinAbbey for the CV ountess Albertine Agnes of … Continue reading

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Ferdinand Jean Luigini artist

We visit a French Impressionist painter known for his many landscapes, marine views and city scenes. #FerdinandJeanLuigini (1870-1943) was born in Orleans, France. His father was a renowned composer of ballets and operas. His sister was a concert harpist and … Continue reading

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh – The Walberswick Florals

#CharlesRennieMackintosh (1868-1928) is world renowned as an artist and architect. His greatest architectural masterpiece was the Glasgow School of Art. After his success working for # Honeyman&Kepple, he attempted to set up a practice of his own. The failure of … Continue reading

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Some Canadiana

Having moved across the pond, some 25 years ago, I am always pleasantly surprised when I come across a piece of Canadian art as was the case today. To be true it is not a stunning work but just a … Continue reading

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Richard Earlom engraver

A look at one of the finest mezzotint and stipple engravers of his day. #RichardEarlom (1743-1822) apprenticed under GB Cipriani to learn his craft of engraving. His studies brought him to work with #JohnBoydell for which he produced around 300 … Continue reading

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David Aldus artist

We visit Wales today to drop in on painter #DavidAldus (1941-). The majority of his works are landscapes but he also created a good number of maritime scenes as well as a few portraits. David was born in the town … Continue reading

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