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Are a Pair of Hearts on a Tree Equal to This Heart of Stone?

Above: “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder“. English historical genre painter and illustrator, Marcus Stone was born on 4th July, 1840, and according to the ‘Dictionary of Victorian Painters‘, he was trained by his father, Frank Stone ARA. Marcus began … Continue reading

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Blessed Beatrice be thy name

Beata Beatrix  (Engl. trans. ‘Blessed Beatrice‘, 1870) is an oil on canvas painting by Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. It depicts Beatrice Portinari from Dante Alighieri’s poem La Vita Nuova at the moment of her death. La Vita Nuova had been … 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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