Category Archives: Aquatint

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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Frits Thaulow artist

A visit to an artist who should be far better known. He was an artist who walked the line between Impressionism and Realism. #FritsThualow (1847-1906) was a Norwegian painter known for his beautiful landscapes. As a young man he was … Continue reading

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Thomas Malton (the younger) engraver

Today, I came across a set of four engravings by #ThomasMalton (1748-1804). Designated ‘the younger’ to distinguish him from his father, also Thomas Malton. ‘The younger’ was born in London. His father was a noted architectural draughtsman and author on … Continue reading

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Thomas McLean Publisher

  Every once in a while, I come across a set of items which are related somehow.  The set of 6 prints which I acquired the other day were published by #ThomasMcLean (1788-1875).  McLean was a London based printseller and … Continue reading

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From Insurance to India

Two prints which I bought along with the drawings of the two previous chapters are this weeks focus.  One is certainly art but the other might be a surprise.  Let’s begin with the unexpected. I guess this is recommended for … Continue reading

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German Art

Just been to Berlin for a long weekend and enjoyed the Kupferstichkabinett (Print Gallery) special display called ‘Gone to the Dogs’.  A collection of their prints and drawings which include canines in the image.  Durer, Rembrandt, Nicholson to name a few.  Covering … Continue reading

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Frederick Varley Art

I picked up a couple of pieces this week which were created because an artist found a niche in the market and needed money.  This allowed him to survive and eventually move to Canada where he continued and expanded his … Continue reading

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Art of the Hunt2

When it comes to the painting of rural and country life #GeorgeMorland was one of Britains’ greatest.  I acquired a stipple engraving  and an etching both after Morland  paintings.  They both are concerning the pastime of hunting and I will … Continue reading

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Art from a Folio

As with last weeks chapter the images in this chapter come from a folio created by a single artist, I believe. The artist has not signed his works and all the works are created after other famous artists paintings.  Artists … Continue reading

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Art of Birds

When one considers birds in art one must consider ornithologists by the names of #PrideauxJohnSelby (1788-1867) and #JohnGould (1804-1881). A pair of British ornithologists who were and still are renowned for their studies of birds. I have only one etching … Continue reading

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