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Princess Victoria

When it comes to identifying a person in a portrait, it can be a painstakingly long process. A number of months back, I considered that the young woman in a graphite and body colour portrait in my collection might have … Continue reading

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Art Drawn

I come across drawings while I search for pieces to add to my collection to blog about.  Many are unsigned and not readily identifiable, but I add them to my collection and would like to share a number of them … Continue reading

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From Rossini to Morris

The way I collect art is for most collectors of art so very random and non-specific. I do not search for works by an artist or visit galleries, or art auctions to collect but rely solely on people donating art … Continue reading

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Art by Pencil

The art of pencil and charcoal drawing is something which we do not see a lot of nowadays but there was a time when it was very popular and even main stream.  Prior to photography becoming a viable art form … Continue reading

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Art in Portrait

Since I started collecting art pieces, I have acquired several portraits of fairly well known people. Granted the pieces tend to be fairly old but it is amazing what one can do scratching marks on a copper plate. A fine … Continue reading

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Art as Purveyor of Beauty

The lovely young woman on the left is (I believe) Emma Hamilton, who began life as Amy Lyon.  She was the daughter of a blacksmith but she had big dreams.  Dreams of wealth and prosperity.  Emma moved to London, centre of wealth … Continue reading

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