Category Archives: Drawings and Sketches

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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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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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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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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Sir John Hayter portraitist

Today, we look at a piece I picked up some 5 years ago from a small furniture shop which sold the odd vintage item. I bought this portrait because she was very nicely done. An image done with pencil, crayon, … Continue reading

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Sir Thomas Lawrence artist

Today, I would like to revisit a piece from quite a while back. At that time I suggested that the two children posed might be of royal blood. In revisiting this picture, I would like to suggest an alternative identification … Continue reading

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Frans Vervloet artist

This week I picked up a small watercolour by a Belgium painter. #FransVervloet (1795-1872) received his early training in Brussels along with his brother. His aptitude for painting was noticed and he received a scholarship to study in Rome. He … Continue reading

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Gwalior Fortress, India

I was given a watercolour this past week by a friend. He and his wife are moving and down-sizing. This work was painted by a distant relative of his wife. The sketch/watercolour was done by #MrsGranvilleBrowne in 1872. Even though … Continue reading

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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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A Form of Flattery

study of an old man – St Jerome after Albrecht Dürer Continue reading

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