Category Archives: Drawings and Sketches

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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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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Jean Dryden Alexander artist

A look at a local artist, today. #JeanDrydenAlexander (1911 – 1994) was born at Priest Cottage, Shenfield, Essex. Her father (RGD Alexander) and mother (Effie Alexander) were well known watercolours. Through her parents circle of artist friends she met people … Continue reading

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Edmund Morrison Wimperis painter

I came across a rough watercolour the other day and although only a sketch it had something about it. An efficient artist, one who was use to working quickly and in sittu. The small watercolour had a monogram on it … Continue reading

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Russian and Eastern European Art

As I have stated before, I often buy pieces because I like them. That should be a main reason for anyone buying art. This being said, we will look at a number of pieces from #Russia and Eastern Europe. I … Continue reading

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