Kamis, 31 Maret 2011

Stephen Reid - The Wife of Bath's Tale

oil on canvas
84 x 17"

Mary Cassatt - Mother and Child

Eloise Harriet Stannard - Black Grapes ...

Black grapes, peaches, greengages and whitecurrants beside an ornamental gilded tankard with bacchanalian decoration

oil on canvas
15 1/8 x 18"

Ada Margetts - Grapes ...

Grapes, tonatoes, peaches, a pineapple, a chilli, flower pots and a wicker basket and mat, on a marble ledge

oil on canvas
21.5 x 33"

Great Exhibition online catalogue 1851

Some very good original illustrations: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/teach/century/paris.html#51images

Samuel Austin - St John's Market, Liverpool, 1827

Rabu, 30 Maret 2011

W Goscombe John - Childhood – Head of a Girl’ 1896

This is a bust of the artist’s only daughter, Muriel, aged four. It is cast in gilt bronze and set on a marble base. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/online/exhibitions/childhood/childhood.asp

John Alfred Arnesby Brown - 'In June' c1917

(J.) Herbert MacNair - The Gift of Doves

Child imitating Charlie Chaplin

Edward Henry Corbould - The Marquis of Waterford at the Eglinton Tournament

Watercolour 1894 http://www.thomasdelmar.com/catalogues/as101208/page9.htm

Senin, 28 Maret 2011

Frederic Lord Leighton - On the Coast, Isle of Wight

Benjamin Williams Leader - Summertime near Dolgelly North Wales 1881

William Henry Hunt - Blowing Bubbles

William Henry Hunt - Loves Missive

The Princess of Wales, 1889

Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life – review

[1831 engraving of a young Venetian woman, aged 23, depicted before and after contracting cholera. Photograph: Wellcome Images] http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/mar/27/dirt-filthy-reality-wellcome-collection http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/dirt-grime-and-reason-2247592.html#

Sabtu, 26 Maret 2011

William Henry Knight - The Young Artist 1861

Edmund Bristow - The Turk’s Head Inn, Eton 1845

Thomas Smythe - Beach Scene with Figures by a Jetty

Frank Holl - Newgate - Committed for Trial


Holloway collection.

oil on canvas
60 x 83"
painted 1878

The painting made Holl's reputation when it was exhibted at the RA in the same year and he was subsequently elected an ARA. Holl visited Newgate and the Governor became a friend. The section painted was called the Cage where prisoners on trial were allowed at certain times to see their friends. Holl wrote it moved him to see prisoners of all sorts awaiting the results of their trials.

Holl himself died of heart disease at the early age of 43.
In the same year as this painting, 1878, he began painting portraits which mt with a lot of success. He painted many famous people such as the Price of Wales, Gladstone etc. His range of subjects is impressive.

Ventnor Pier

The Victorians: Britain Through the Paintings of the Age by Jeremy Paxman


Interview with Jeremy Paxman


Reviews by A N Wilson



BBC Shop - DVD


Kamis, 24 Maret 2011

Victorian Photography

from the brilliant Jeremy Paxman series

The Maas Gallery

Edwin Long - To her Listening Ear Responsive Chords of Music came Familia

Edwin Long - Love's Labour Lost

Poverty Deserved?: Relieving the Poor in Victorian Liverpool

Anthony Miller (Author)


Frank Dicksee - An Urban Family

Rabu, 23 Maret 2011

Frank Moss Bennett - The Kings Arms, Ombersley, Worcestershire

oil on canvas
25 x 30"


Henry Gillard Glindoni - A Fortune in a Tea Cup

oil on panel
17 x 22"

Mary Cassatt -- Simone in a White Bonnet

c. 1903


A restrike etching

When an etching has been made, prints are made from the metal block. Very often these are not numbered. However, for collectors' items there is often a fixed number, say 200, and the individual copies are numbered, very often in the form 1/200, and so forth. Sometimes the block is then destroyed and cannot be used again.
Sometimes, however, the block is kept and used again. If this happens there should be a clear indication that the 'print run' is that of a re-use or to use the technical term, a re-strike. One common way of doing this is to use Roman numerals for the re-strike.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_restrike_etching#ixzz1HAMaanow

Non-navvy drink seller, Manchester Ship Canal

Selasa, 22 Maret 2011

Thomas B. Seddon - Boats on the Nile

Watercolour, 14 x 7.5 inches (35.56 cm x 19.05 cm). Private collection, Canada. This watercolour appears to be a sketch painted on site that Thomas Seddon likely used to paint the oil-on-canvas painting titled View on the Nile.


John Frederick Lewis - The Street and Mosque of the Ghoreeyah, Cairo

Watercolour and oil on paper, 29 3/4 x 40 1/2 inches. Forbes Magazine Collection

Visions of the harem
Of all the British artists who went east in the 19th century, for Ahdaf Soueif, only John Frederick Lewis looked beyond colonial stereotypes to capture its true spirit. Cairo gave him the colours, light and architecture to become a great painter.
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