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Men of the Cloth

We will continue from last chapters characters, Thomas Cranmer and Nicholas Ridley, with two more portraits of great religious leaders.  Let’s begin with the Rev. John Fletcher.    #JohnWilliamFletcher (1729-1785) was born in Nyon, Switzerland.  His real name was Jean … Continue reading

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A Pair of Portraits

Two stipple engraving portraits by two separate artists are today’s focus.  Let’s begin with a work by #WilliamHoll Sr. (1771-1838) (I believe) of #ThomasCranmer.  William Holl Is thought to be of German background.  He studied stipple engraving under Benjamin Smith … Continue reading

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Art of Royalty 2

Royalty has long been a favourite subject for artists.  Sometimes because they were reimbursed for it and other times for the sake of history to mark a personage or event. We begin with a wonderful engraving by #HenryBryanHall (1808-1884) of #QueenVictoria … Continue reading

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Art of Stipple Engraving

Stipple engraving has for the most part disappeared as an art form.  It was popular in the 1700’s as an art form in itself but had been used with line engraving since the 1500’s.  Stipple engraving is a technique which distributes dots … Continue reading

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