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Olney Hymns

One might consider that today’s topic has little to do with art but in fact the book I wish to focus on today is the combining of two great artists, both poets and hymn writers.  The #OlneyHymns is made up completely … Continue reading

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Sir Frank Short Engraver

Art is made up of many different fields – oils, watercolour, graphite, pastel, etching, mezzotint, etc – that at any one time one aspect will be in the fore while another has receded.  Certainly, #SirFrankShort, revived the field of mezzotint … Continue reading

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Rothenburg Etching

As I slowly collect pieces, I find that my appreciation for etching an ever growing thing.  This week I acquired six etchings by the same artist.  The etchings are signed but I have yet to decipher the signature. The only … Continue reading

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From a Poet Priest to an Adulteress Muse

Two people who in different ways either created or caused to be created beautiful art.  We visit with #GeorgeHerbert and with #JaneBurdenMorris. George Herbert was born into an artistic and wealthy Welsh family.  Herbert received a fine education culminating at Cambridge. … Continue reading

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Art by E M Synge

#EdwardMillingtonSynge (pronounced sing) was born in 1860 in Great Malvern.  Educated in Norwich and then Trinity College, Cambridge.  He became a land agent.  He loved to draw and one day saw an advert in a shop window saying ‘Etching taught … Continue reading

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Art a la Latouche

#LouisLatouche (1829-1884) is a name that is not well known to people and possibly even to experts but to a few very famous artists he was well known.  Latouche was a painter.  His applications to exhibit his paintings at the … Continue reading

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Expansive Art

I live in a part of the country which is quite flat  and I am also a hour from the coast.  Some people consider the fen landscape boring but when one stands out in the fields and looks over the … Continue reading

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Art Known and Unknown

Often as I collect pieces of art, they may say or not by whom they are by.  It is then that my search begins for the artist who created the pieces that have intrigued me.  I have numerous pieces which … Continue reading

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Art of George Fall

In an earlier chapter, I talked about an artist by the name of #GeorgeFall.  The piece I talked about was unsigned and I speculated that it might have been by George Fall (1848 – 1925).  Today, I came across three … Continue reading

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Art of JMW Turner Or Not?

Recently, I went to the #AshmoleanMuseum in Oxford with a friend taking with us a watercolour painting. I did so as an an amateur art lover to compare it with the Turner painting which the Ashmolean holds. So here I … Continue reading

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