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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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Wenceslaus Hollar Etchings

I have mentioned #WenceslausHollar previously as part of an earlier chapter. I acquired another small etching by him this past week but we will begin with a quick recap of the earlier chapter. The etching comes from Hollar’s work illustrating … Continue reading

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Travel via Art

Through the art I collect, I am able to travel the width and breadth of this country.  Art is able to take me to places I have been, to places I have not and at times to places that have … Continue reading

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Art from a Folio

As with last weeks chapter the images in this chapter come from a folio created by a single artist, I believe. The artist has not signed his works and all the works are created after other famous artists paintings.  Artists … Continue reading

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Art of Myles Birket Foster

Today a chapter on one of the most popular artists of the Victorian period.  He was both illustrator and watercolourist – expert in both.  Born in 1825 , the seventh child of a brewer his talent as an artist was … Continue reading

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Ladies of Printing

I am heading to Cambridge to see the exhibition #CarolineWatson (1760-1814) and Female Printmaking in Late Georgian England’.  She is regarded as ‘the first British professional woman engraver’.  Born in London  she studied under her father, James Watson, an Irish … Continue reading

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Art of Travel

Certainly, in this country as well as many others, the rail-road has been and still is a large part of the industrial framework and development of society.  A way to move not only freight but people too.  And the workhorses … Continue reading

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Art of Bovril

Just the mention of #Bovril likely makes one think of beef extract – but Bovril licensed the reproduction of thirty-nine paintings between 1901 and 1914 from the leading print publisher #CWFaulkner.  Twelve of these were after works by Elsley and six were after … Continue reading

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Art of a Green Land

Again this summer, my wife and I took a holiday in Northern Ireland.  The weather was wonderful and the countryside verdant and green.  The sites we visited were not all different from last year since we drove friends to places … Continue reading

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Art of the Forgotten

As I collect art, I find myself wondering how some fine artists just disappear from public knowledge.  They may be found in galleries but they are not well known.  How does one compete with Turner or Constable?  Today a few … Continue reading

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