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Byron Harmon Photographer

I came across two pieces of Canadiana this past week which hve travelled 7000 km (4400 mi), around 80 years, and is in part about a man with an almost impossible goal.  A man who had a huge effect on photography … Continue reading

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John Ewbank and Edward Badham

The artists #JohnWilsonEwbank (1799-1847) and #EdwardLeslieBadham (1873-1944) are this weeks artists.  I acquired graphite drawings created by both of these artists, recently. This serene view by John Wilson Ewbank is of the city of Perth and the River Tay in 1825. … Continue reading

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Art Unsigned

I often come across pieces that are not signed but are still of good artistic value.  Today a chapter of few words but of an artistic worth of which the paintings may speak for themselves.  They all come from the … 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 of Myles Birket Foster

Today a chapter on one of the most popular artists of the Victorian period.  He was both illustrator and watercolourist – expert in both.  Born in 1825 , the seventh child of a brewer his talent as an artist was … Continue reading

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Art of Maps II

The maps in my collection cover many areas and times and recently I picked up an atlas.  The art of map-making was at it’s most beautiful in the 16th and 17th centuries.  Prior to that maps were on the the … Continue reading

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Expansive Art

I live in a part of the country which is quite flat  and I am also a hour from the coast.  Some people consider the fen landscape boring but when one stands out in the fields and looks over the … Continue reading

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Art of Postcards

Postcards are not something which I deliberately search for when looking at art to expand my collection but the other day I did add some postcards to my collection.  I chose these 26 postcards since they were from 1907  and … Continue reading

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Art Known and Unknown

Often as I collect pieces of art, they may say or not by whom they are by.  It is then that my search begins for the artist who created the pieces that have intrigued me.  I have numerous pieces which … Continue reading

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Art of Bridges

Man has built things to assist his development from his beginning.  #Bridges and their development through time epitomise the changes in design and materials available to man’s ingenuity. So two very different bridges ancient and modern from two different parts … Continue reading

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