Category Archives: Lithographs

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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The French Nude

Today, our focus is a piece which involves two French artists.  The creator of the original painting, #JeanJacquesHenner (1829-1905) and the creator of the lithograph #JulesArmandHanriot (1853-1930).  Henner began his training when he was 12 years old. He debuted at the … Continue reading

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Napoleon and Marengo

It always helps to paint or have famous people as the inspiration of your art.  This week I want to look at a couple of pieces which have Napoleon as there subject. We begin with an image of Napoleon by … Continue reading

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David Roberts Artist

If one were to begin collecting lithographs, one could do worse than beginning with #DavidRoberts (1796-1864) lithographs created by #LouisHaghe (1806-1885).  Roberts is known for his depictions of Egypt, the Near East and the Holy Land. After apprenticing as a … Continue reading

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Jane Elizabeth Giraud

#JaneElizabethGiraud (1810-1868) is a name that few will know but she deserves to be well-known.  She was a well respected artist and lithographer in her day.  Even to the the point of being appointed lithographer to the queen.  This meant … 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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Naive Art

I come across pieces of naive art as I continue to build my collection.  #NaiveArt has a child-like quality but is not childish in any way.  Often one considers that the creators of this type of art are untrained but that … Continue reading

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From Gauffering to Gauging

Two topics which were often seen in years past but which are seldom seen today.  This chapters’ focus is on two books which I have recently come across.  One gauffered and the other an instruction manual for gauging.   We … Continue reading

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Architectural Drawing as Art

I have several architectural drawings of buildings which are in many ways pieces of art.  They are also pieces of history showing buildings as they were conceived and built.  There are several avenues to research such items.  They can be … Continue reading

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