Category Archives: Drawings and Sketches

Gustave Louis Jaulmes

Today's artist, #GustaveLouisJaulmes (1873-1959) was born in Switzerland and died in Paris.  He was an eclectic artist whose vast range of interests and wonder had him creating monumental frescoes, paintings, posters, illustrations, cartoons for tapestries,  carpets and decorations for objects … Continue reading

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Jane Austen 

One expects that great and renowned authors like #JaneAusten would be instantly recognisable but in fact only five or six images of Miss Austen have been authenticated and most of them are taken from a drawing done by Jane’s sister … Continue reading

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Federico Barocci ‘Hagar and Ishmael’

Today we look at a drawing, acquired recently, which is after #FedericoBarocci.  Barocci (1535-1612) was an Italian master.  He was born Federico Fiori in Urbino, Italy.  He was nicknamed Il Baroccio, which is the term for a two-wheel cart drawn by oxen. … Continue reading

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Adelaide Webster

In the last few weeks I have added several portraits to my collection.  We begin with #AdelaideWebster, painter in oil and watercolour.  Adelaide was born in Glasgow in 1877.   Adelaide Webster succeeded early in her career. She regularly exhibited … Continue reading

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Jacobus Houbraken Etcher

#JacobusHoubraken (1698-1780) was the son of Dutch painter and writer Arnold Houbraken.  He was one of ten children, several of which followed their father into the arts. Jacobus Houbraken was possibly the pre-eminent Dutch etcher of his time.  He excelled in … Continue reading

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William Stobbs Illustrator

Recently, it seems that I have found a number of pieces by book illustrators.  Especially those involved in children’s literature.  This week’s chapter is from another illustrator and his name is #WilliamStobbs (1914 – 2000).  He was born in June … Continue reading

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Peter Gilman and Julia Cassels

For me #PeterGilman (1928-1984) is a local artist.  He was born in Surrey and lived in Bedfordshire.  Peter specialised in marine and landscapes in oil, acrylic, and watercolour.   He loved to paint in situ outdoors enjoying the companionship between painting and nature … Continue reading

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Lontar

Unless you have been to Bali or Indonesia one most likely has not come across a #lontar.  A lontar is made of palm leaves which have been dried and smoked.  Due to dampness, insect activity, mould, and fragility lontars needed … Continue reading

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King’s College, Cambridge

Just down the road is one of the most prestigious colleges in the world.  King’s College, Cambridge has for centuries had a reputation for excellence.  It is, also, due to it’s architecture and chapel, a favourite with artists of all … Continue reading

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Claus Hoie

#ClausHoie (1911-2007) was born in Stavanger, Norway and emigrated to the United States with his family when he was 12 years old.  Coming from a family of seafarers, the sea was also in Claus’s blood and he went to sea … Continue reading

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