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Jane Austen 

One expects that great and renowned authors like #JaneAusten would be instantly recognisable but in fact only five or six images of Miss Austen have been authenticated and most of them are taken from a drawing done by Jane’s sister … Continue reading

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Robert Hills O. W. S.

#RobertHills (1769 – 1844) is not a name which most people will recognise for being influential in the British painting scene.  Hills was an English painter and etcher, working mostly as a watercolourist and etcher with the odd venture into … Continue reading

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Adelaide Webster

In the last few weeks I have added several portraits to my collection.  We begin with #AdelaideWebster, painter in oil and watercolour.  Adelaide was born in Glasgow in 1877.   Adelaide Webster succeeded early in her career. She regularly exhibited … Continue reading

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Jacobus Houbraken Etcher

#JacobusHoubraken (1698-1780) was the son of Dutch painter and writer Arnold Houbraken.  He was one of ten children, several of which followed their father into the arts. Jacobus Houbraken was possibly the pre-eminent Dutch etcher of his time.  He excelled in … Continue reading

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From a Poet Priest to an Adulteress Muse

Two people who in different ways either created or caused to be created beautiful art.  We visit with #GeorgeHerbert and with #JaneBurdenMorris. George Herbert was born into an artistic and wealthy Welsh family.  Herbert received a fine education culminating at Cambridge. … Continue reading

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Art of Joseph Bell

This weeks chapter is one of speculation and imagination in regards to an aquatint in my collection.  It is a portrait of a man  who was  the inspiration for a very famous fictitious character known around the world. I believe … Continue reading

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Historical Photography as Art

I have only a few photographs in my collection but I acquired one the other day that qualifies as art as well as history.  Being a Canadian living in England this photo intrigued me because of where it came from. … 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 of Recent Times

I find that I do not come across what one might call ‘modern’ art very often.  Many of the pieces that are in my collection are by recent or living artists but they might be considered to be in a … Continue reading

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