Category Archives: Mezzotint

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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