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It’s Orpen Understood that War Time Painters Efforts are Seldom Recognised

Early Morning (1922)  90cm x85cm, London. Major Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen was born on 27 November 1878, in Stillorgan, Co.Dublin, Ireland. He was the fourth son of Arthur Herbert Orpen  and his wife, Anne Caulfield (daughter of the Right … Continue reading

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I’ll Spruik for Tuke for I Feel He Was No Fluke

English artist Henry Scott Tuke was born on 12th June 1858 into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street, York. Tuke was a prolific artist with over 1300 works listed and it is suggested that even more are still to be … Continue reading

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Here is a Valentine’s Day Post

If you think “posting” thoughts is something belonging to the 21st Century form of communication, think again. People have been “posting” their thoughts for hundreds of years. Here’s an example of 19th-20th Century posting. The above image is entitled: “Love’s … Continue reading

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There is no malaise involved with the art of John Millais

The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA who was born in Southampton, on 8th June 1829, a prominent Jersey-based family.  Millais was an English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. … Continue reading

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Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band

Believe it or not, there is a tambourine featured within this image. (see left). Can you detect who is holding it? Regardless of whether you notice it or not this illustration by Thomas Rowlandson is entitled:  “The Tambourine“.  Rowlandson, an English … Continue reading

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