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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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Art From Ceylon

The country once known as #Ceylon is now since 1972 known as Sri Lanka.  At the time that these four paintings were done the WWII was possibly just over. I would love to tell you about these paintings and whom … 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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Art in Solitude

I wonder if the life of an artist is lonely at times, or possibly, do they seek out solitude for the sake of their art.   The image I present to you is to my eye a masterful example of … Continue reading

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Art In Variety

Three different types of art today, a linocut, an aquatint, and a pen and ink drawing, all from modern artists.  Very different techniques and yet they produce beauty in their own ways. A linocut by James Kerr entitled ‘The Cockerel’. … Continue reading

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Art of Open Space

Today, three views by three different artists of wide open spaces.  Three scenic prints of three different countries.  To begin, I invite you to travel to what is most likely Shropshire , the source of the river Trent. An etching … Continue reading

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Art of Print

  This week I have added two large antique prints to my collection. The first is titled ‘The Last Watch of Hero’. The original was painted by Lord Leighton(1830-1896) around 1887. Lord Leighton is renowned for his drapery or the … Continue reading

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