Tag Archives: Scotland

Pieter van den Keere engraver

It is not often I come across pieces which are extremely old but this past week I did. They are a set of six small maps of Scotland with their written description on the back. Nowadays they are known as … Continue reading

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Misssed Places

When my wife and I holiday, we tend to work out and plan what we might like to see and do. Our itinerary is not solid but is flexible on the chance that we encounter something we might like to … Continue reading

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Art of Maps 3

Maps can be both beautiful and practical.  Both maps in today’s chapter are fine examples of both qualities. We begin with a map by an unaccredited cartographer.  The map of the #CountyofForfar was published by #RobertSayer & John Bennett.  Sayer … 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 of the Forgotten

As I collect art, I find myself wondering how some fine artists just disappear from public knowledge.  They may be found in galleries but they are not well known.  How does one compete with Turner or Constable?  Today a few … Continue reading

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