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Portraits of Eminent Painters

Every once in a while, I come across a book that I think is special. Today , we look at a book published in 1739. Although the book is not in great shape. It is intact. It contains the an … Continue reading

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Gordon Frederick Browne illustrator

Is it possible to be too successful as an artist. #GordonFrederickBrowne (1875-1932) was a prolific artist and illustrator of children’s books. He was exacting in his craftsmanship and strived for accuracy in his work in all details. He was so … Continue reading

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William Taylor Longmire artist

We visit the Lake District to consider the work of #WilliamTaylorLongmire (1841-1914). He was born in #Troutbeck near Ambleside and he was expected to carry on his fathers trade as a farmer and butcher. After the family move to Stavely, … Continue reading

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Ada Louise Powell artist

We visit with an artist not known for watercolours but as a designer of pottery for Wedgwood. #AdaLouisePowell (nee Lessore) was born in 1882. She was the daughter of an artist and studied embroidery, calligraphy, and illuminating. She and her … Continue reading

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William Lionel Wylie artist

Today, we look at British artist #WilliamLionelWylie (1851-1931). He was a painter of maritime scenes and considered the ‘most distinguished marine artist of his day’. His works are held in the many of the major galleries and museums in this … Continue reading

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Laurie & Whittle Publishers

I have a number of old maps in my collection and they usually appear as singles or pairs when I come across them. But a couple of years back I came across a bunch of them. Some 33 maps or … Continue reading

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Thomas Faed artist

I recently purchased a drawing which I think is both artistically and historically important. The charcoal drawing is of a young woman sitting in a graveyard on the shore. The oil painting of this scene hangs in Manchester Art Gallery. … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Pleasure

This past week saw me purchase a small artwork. I went to the local Saturday market at which there are several dealers of curios. One of them had a number of old prints and some watercolours. But a small black … Continue reading

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Cyril Edward Deakins artist

Most will not recognise the artist of today’s chapter for to me he is a local man. #CyrilEdwardDeakins (1916-2002) was an artist who worked in many mediums – oils, tempera, watercolours, wood-engraving and etching. His technique was sound and his … Continue reading

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Thomas Bush Hardy artist

We visit an artist known as a marine artist. #ThomasBushHardy (1842-1897) was born in Sheffiel, England. Amazingly, he was mostly self taught and even so he is regarded as one of the finest marine water-colourist. The watercolour in my collection … Continue reading

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