Category Archives: Drawings and Sketches

A Form of Flattery

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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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Gordon Frederick Browne illustrator

Is it possible to be too successful as an artist. #GordonFrederickBrowne (1875-1932) was a prolific artist and illustrator of children’s books. He was exacting in his craftsmanship and strived for accuracy in his work in all details. He was so … Continue reading

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Robin Craig Guthrie artist

When I try to draw something, there is often too much stuff on the page. The focus of today’s chapter is a drawing which certainly does not have ‘too much’. The artist #RobinCraigGuthrie (1902-1971) was born in Harding, Sussex. His … Continue reading

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Henry Alken artist

Today a visit with an English artist who was known for his sporting and coaching scenes. #HenryThomasAlken (1785-1851) was a painter and engraver. In fact, we could talk about a number of the Alken family who were artists. His father … Continue reading

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The Art of Portraiture

Portraits are often considered to have little value if one does not know the sitter or the artist. In the previous chapter we looked at a photographic portrait of Edward VII. This chapter concerns another portrait but in this case … Continue reading

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Thomas Faed artist

I recently purchased a drawing which I think is both artistically and historically important. The charcoal drawing is of a young woman sitting in a graveyard on the shore. The oil painting of this scene hangs in Manchester Art Gallery. … Continue reading

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