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Sir John Hayter portraitist

Today, we look at a piece I picked up some 5 years ago from a small furniture shop which sold the odd vintage item. I bought this portrait because she was very nicely done. An image done with pencil, crayon, … Continue reading

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Sir Thomas Lawrence artist

Today, I would like to revisit a piece from quite a while back. At that time I suggested that the two children posed might be of royal blood. In revisiting this picture, I would like to suggest an alternative identification … Continue reading

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A Form of Flattery

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Sir Hubert Von Herkomer artist

Today, we visit an artist who was a successful portrait painter but is known for his early works picturing the life of the poor. #HubertvonHerkomer (1849-1914) was born into a poor family in Waal, Bavaria. His father was a very … Continue reading

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The Art of Portraiture II

I have a number of other portraits in my collection, a few of we will visit in this chapter. I do not know the identity of the two gentlemen pictured or the artists that painted them while there appears a … Continue reading

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The Art of Portraiture

Portraits are often considered to have little value if one does not know the sitter or the artist. In the previous chapter we looked at a photographic portrait of Edward VII. This chapter concerns another portrait but in this case … Continue reading

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Carl Vandyk, Photographer to Royalty

I don’t usually collect photographs but I couldn’t resist this one. It is a portrait of a fine looking gentleman sitting at an amazing table in a wonderful chair. On the mount just below the picture is the name C. … Continue reading

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Kabuki, the art of Japanese Theater

#Kabuki is the traditional dance-drama theatre of Japan known mostly for it’s elaborate make-up worn by the performers. Kabuki began in 1603 as a new form of entertainment performed by an all female cast portraying both men and women in … Continue reading

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Henry Perronet Briggs portraitist

As I acquire pieces for my collection, I find myself leaning towards original works. Even works from artists that I may not have heard of. Certainly, #HenryPerronetBriggs (1793-1844) was one of those artists. Briggs was born in the town of … Continue reading

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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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