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The Other Turner

Many people will recognise the name JMW Turner but how many would know that at the same time there was another Turner. #WillianTurnerofOxford or TurnerofOxford as he is and was known so as to distinguish himself from JMW Turner. Born … Continue reading

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Norwegian Art

Today, we visit a country not truly known as being a centre of the arts. Norwegian art is mostly grouped together with the other Scandinavian countries under the name Nordic Art. For most of Norways artistic history, it has been … Continue reading

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Alfred Sharpe painter

Although #AlfredSharpe was born in Tranmere, Cheshire, England he became one of New Zealand’s most important artists. His father, a well to do Liverpool merchant, was an art lover and collector. Alfred studied at the Birkenhead School of Art. A … Continue reading

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Edmond Adolphe Rudaux artist

Today, we look at an artist from France. EdmondAdolpheRudaux (1840-1914) was a painter, etcher and illustrator of genre and idealised scenes. He was born in Verdun and went on to study painting and etching under artists like Lanielle, Leclaire and … Continue reading

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Stybarrow Crag, Ullswater

Having been to the Lake District on vacation, I can attest that it is truly one of those beautiful places which one should not miss. Around every corner traveled lies another vista worth stopping and taking in. Leave your car … Continue reading

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Dolly Varden

It is at this time of year that Dickens becomes a household name. His story ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a stalwart on television and radio with numerous productions and remakes for every following generation. It is in so many ways … Continue reading

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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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