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Art Unsigned

I often come across pieces that are not signed but are still of good artistic value.  Today a chapter of few words but of an artistic worth of which the paintings may speak for themselves.  They all come from the … Continue reading

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Art by PW Tompkins

#PeltroWilliamTompkins (1759-1840) was an English engraver.  The son of a landscape painter with a brother who also specialised as a draughtsman and aquatint engraver of course he followed into the family tradition.  Tompkins studied under the great #FrancescoBartolozzi working in … Continue reading

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Art Over-shadowed

At times artists, although finely talented, are over-shadowed by others or even the place which they portray.  Two artists who might be in this category are Thomas Bushby and Joseph Middleton Jopling. We begin with #ThomasBushby (1861-1918).  An artist who … Continue reading

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Art of Bridges

Man has built things to assist his development from his beginning.  #Bridges and their development through time epitomise the changes in design and materials available to man’s ingenuity. So two very different bridges ancient and modern from two different parts … Continue reading

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Art from Harrow

Today, Harrow is part of the greater London area but from this etching by #EdwardDuncan, one would be hard pressed to see that.  Edward Duncan (1803-1882) was a superbly skilled artist in his preferred media – that of watercolour.  In … Continue reading

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Art Added

Almost a year ago, I wrote a chapter called ‘art on sale’ and in that chapter I wrote on two pieces by Beatrix Holms.  This past week I came across another piece by her.  I never did find any information … Continue reading

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Art of the Dot

I beg your indulgence as I return to a topic which I have talked about earlier.  The artistry and beauty of the stipple engraving. Perhaps some might call what is portrayed in this picture dated, idealistic or naive and in … Continue reading

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Art of Charity

All of today’s art in this chapter has been purchased through charity shops.  This does mean that at times I acquire it at a very affordable price, but I never haggle at these shops since their profits go toward which … Continue reading

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Forgotten Art

I have had in my possession for many years a print, so many years that I do not remember how or where I acquired this print.  I know that the print shows the meeting of the Leprozengracht canal and the … Continue reading

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Art of Etching/Engraving

How does one make art. For most of us we might draw or paint but we would not generally consider the  art of etching or engraving. The idea of scratching lines onto a sheet of metal sounds like to much … Continue reading

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