Category Archives: Watercolour paintings

Robert Hills O. W. S.

#RobertHills (1769 – 1844) is not a name which most people will recognise for being influential in the British painting scene.  Hills was an English painter and etcher, working mostly as a watercolourist and etcher with the odd venture into … Continue reading

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Philip Wilson Steer

#PhilipWilsonSteer (1860 –1942) was known as a British painter of landscapes, seascapes but he also dabbled in portraitures and figure studies.  His sea and landscape paintings made him a leading figure in the Impressionist movement in Britain but in time … 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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Robert Newton Hurley Artist

In a previous chapter, I wrote about living in the fens under it’s vast expansive sky.  It gives one a feeling of being small and insignificant.  It is why some people do not appreciate living in the fens. #RobertNewtonHurley (1894-1980) … 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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Raphael Tuck & Sons

For those who recognise the company name #RaphaelTuck&Sons, one would expect this chapter to be about postcards.  But it’s not.  Surprise.  Tuck & Sons was one of the most innovative companies of it’s era.  Founded by husband and wife team, … Continue reading

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Caroline Crossland and Asun Balzola

One could be forgiven if recognition of the names in the title were to elude oneself.  You might have had a better chance if you were a young child, for both #CarolineCrossland and #AsunBalzola are children’s book illustrators.  I came … Continue reading

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St. Mary’s Church, Sompting

The watercolour of today’s chapter was acquired at the same time as last weeks topic.  It once again is unsigned and undated but I estimate this painting and the last to be roughly the same age .  The church at Sompting, … Continue reading

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Anne of Cleves

#AnneofCleves (1515 – 1557) was the fourth wife of King Henry VIII and was the luckiest of the eight. The union was urged by Henry’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell as a politically astute alliance.  The consummation of the marriage was … Continue reading

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John Knapp Fisher

Born in London, #JohnKnappFisher spent much of his youth in the Kentish countryside.  His father was professor of Architecture at the Royal College of Art.  John spent a great deal of time painting and drawing alongside is father.  Studies in … Continue reading

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