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Rudolf Haybrook artist

Today’s artist is better known for his WWII paintings some of which are in the #ImperialWarMuseum. #RudolfHaybrook (1898-1965) was a portrait and figure painted. He also designed sets for theatres. Haybrook was born in London, studied in Brighton and served … Continue reading

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Walter Henry Sweet artist

Today we travel to the southwest of the country -Devonshire- to visit an artist who specialised in working in watercolour. A man who painted harbour scenes, cottage scenes and moorland. #WalterHenrySweet (1889-1943) was a prolific and popular artist at the … Continue reading

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Wensley Mill, Yorkshire

My wife and I have decided that a short holiday up north would do us good. There are a number of places which I am tempted to visit on the way. I have a number of pieces of art which … Continue reading

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Joseph Yelverton Dawbarn artist

We visit a local artist for me. #JosephYelvertonDawbarn (1856-1943) was born in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire (about 25 miles from where I live). Although Dawbarn read mathematics and law at Queen’s College in Cambridge he did not practice long as he … Continue reading

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Art with Inscription

This past week, I added what I thought was a nice ‘Italianate scene’ watercolour to my collection. On the back is an inscription. Now writing on artworks or books does not necessarily make them more valuable (usually less). The writing … Continue reading

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William Henry Hunt watercolourist

It’s been a while since my last post, so I thought we would start with a newly acquired piece. #WilliamHenryHunt (1790-1864) was a key figure in the nineteenth century English watercolour world. His works were readily collected in his lifetime … Continue reading

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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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