Category Archives: Mezzotint

Duncan Grant artist

A little over 5 years ago, I wrote a chapter on a sequence of prints displaying their progression through subsequent states. I, at that time, had another set of prints which until this past week remained unattributed. By accident, I … Continue reading

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Sir Edwin Landseer

Today, we look at an artist whose reputation as a painter of animals was and is unrivalled. #EdwinHenryLandseer (1802-1873) was and is best known for his paintings of horses, dogs, and stags. Landseer was also a sculptor and if you … Continue reading

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Dolly Varden

It is at this time of year that Dickens becomes a household name. His story ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a stalwart on television and radio with numerous productions and remakes for every following generation. It is in so many ways … Continue reading

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Robert Thornton’s ‘Temple of Flora’

Today, I managed to find a plate from one of the finest books ever made. It is the frontispiece to folio size of #TempleofFlora by #Dr.RobertJohnThornton published in 1807. Robert Thornton (1768-1837) was the son of Bonnell Thornton an English … Continue reading

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Art To Be Thankful For

Today an artistic and a medical advance which helped develop their concerned fields. We begin with #DescentfromtheCross.  A colour print by #GeorgeBaxter.  Most of us would not recognise his name but we possibly should. George Baxter developed/advanced the art of … Continue reading

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Art in Portrait

Since I started collecting art pieces, I have acquired several portraits of fairly well known people. Granted the pieces tend to be fairly old but it is amazing what one can do scratching marks on a copper plate. A fine … Continue reading

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