Category Archives: Watercolour paintings

Anton Mauve painter

#AntonMauve (1838-1888) was born in Zaandam, The Netherlands. He was a realist painter best known for his works depicting peasants working in the fields beside their animals. His father was a Mennonite Chaplin and shortly after Anton’s birth the family … Continue reading

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George Cattermole artist

A while back, I purchased a watercolour to add to my collection. It is a scene showing a group of people crowded around a table beside a very large fireplace. The signature on the verso reads #GeorgeCattermole (1800-1868). When one … Continue reading

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Schloss Oranienstein

#SchlossOranienstein is found at Diez on the Lahn. It is a castle or palace which was home to #WilliamV,PrinceofOrange for a number of years. The palace was built on the ruins of #DiersteinAbbey for the CV ountess Albertine Agnes of … Continue reading

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh – The Walberswick Florals

#CharlesRennieMackintosh (1868-1928) is world renowned as an artist and architect. His greatest architectural masterpiece was the Glasgow School of Art. After his success working for # Honeyman&Kepple, he attempted to set up a practice of his own. The failure of … Continue reading

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Edward Nevil

No one is quite sure who #EdwardNevil was. Little information regarding him can be found. The name may be an alias so as to avoid contractual obligations something a number of artists did. He was a prolific artist working around … Continue reading

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Chinese watercolours

Over the time, which I have been collecting, I have found myself truly admiring the art which comes from the Far East. Chinese porcelain, sculpture, scrimshaw, drawings, and watercolours. The breadth of this facet of art is enormous. To be … Continue reading

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A glimpse at the Victorian Parlour

Art is able to show us many things. Past, present and future representations are common in art. People and events are also often the focus of art. But when we look at someone’s home are we voyeurs or historians or … Continue reading

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Arthur Anderson Fraser artist

We visit with an artist who I would call a local. #ArthurAndersonFraser was born in Bedford, 1861 and died in Holywell, 1904. His family hailed originally from Scotland but moved to the East of England in the mid 19th century. … Continue reading

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Sir John Hayter portraitist

Today, we look at a piece I picked up some 5 years ago from a small furniture shop which sold the odd vintage item. I bought this portrait because she was very nicely done. An image done with pencil, crayon, … Continue reading

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T H Victor artist

I thought today we might travel to two places. One which I have visited and the other not. Firstly, a trip to the south west of England to the small fishing village of Mousehole, Cornwall. Three miles from Penzance, this … Continue reading

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