Monday, March 31, 2008

Sebastian Pether

[A Castle in a Moonlit river Landscape] 1820

George Morland

[An Angler in a wooded river Landscape]

[The Labourers Luncheon] 1792

S. Joseph Clark - Feeding the Calf

This is signed S J Clark so I assume is not Joseph Clark who is much better known.

Frederic Leighton (studio) - Lady Sybil Primrose

This was sold by Christie's in 1996. It seems to be a smaller version of the painting by Leighton which was exhibited in 1885. The original is the same pose but rather different. I love her name.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Thomas Faed

[The Silken Gown]

[Last of the Clan]

Thomas Faed (1826 - 1900) was the son of a millwright and the brother of John Faed. He specialised in painting Scottish peasant life. He was very popular in his day and his pictures commanded high prices, but went blind in the last seven years of his life.

A Pre-Raphaelite Marriage book

The Lives of Marie Spartali Stillman and William James Stillman

by David B. Elliot

PUBLISHER: Antique Collectors' Club

Size: 8.5 in x 11 in.
PAGES: 248

[Marie Spartali Stillman]

[A Rose from Armida's Garden] 1894

Herbert James Draper

A Life Study

by Simon Toll

PUBLISHER: Antique Collectors' Club


Size: 8.5 in x 11 in.
PAGES: 160
ILLUSTRATIONS: 54 col., 123 b&w

[Lament for Icarus] 1898

Benjamin Williams Leader

His Life & Paintings

by Ruth Wood

PUBLISHER: Antique Collectors' Club

Size: 8.5 in x 11 in.
PAGES: 148
ILLUSTRATIONS: 64 col., 50 b&w

[A Welsh Cornfield] 1862

Myles Birket Foster - Gathering Lilac

1825 - 1899.
Originally an illustrator, from 1859 he painted almost exclusively water colours, often featuring children in a landscape.

Marcus B. Huish, Birket Foster, his Life and Work (1890)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

William Holman Hunt - The Light of the World

John Atkinson Grimshaw - Piccadilly at Night

signed and dated Atkinson Grimshaw/+/1885-6
oil on canvas
30 1/4 x 25"

Piccadilly looking towards Piccadilly Circus with Burlington House on the left.

Charles Spencelayh various

[Here's to Victory]
oil on canvas
20 x 24"

[Our Polly]
oil on canvas
8 x 6"


oil on panel

8.5 x 6.5"

Frederic Leighton - Head of a Girl

oil on canvas
17 x 16"

believed to be painted during a visit to Ireland in Sept 1895, not long before he died in 1896.,_1st_Baron_Leighton

Friday, March 28, 2008

Herbert Gandy

[The Love Letter] 1895

fl. 1879, died c. 1920

illustrator and painter.

Henry Ryland

[A Classical Beauty]

1856 - 1924.

W. Anstey Dollond

[Classical Beauties]

fl. 1879 - 1889.

Augustus Jules Bouvier - Pompeian girls

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Arthur Drummond

[Making Attar of Roses in Old Greek Temple] 1894
signed A Drummond 94 c.r.
oil on canvas
36 x 26 1/4"

Walter Crane - Peacocks

['Bluebeard and Gloriana' - Peacocks on the terrace at Rode Hall, Cheshire] 1871
signed with monogram 1871 l.r.
watercolour, bodycolour and coloured chalks
11.5 x 17.5"

Rode Hall (Cheshire) was the home of Mr and Mrs Randle Wilbraham, friends of the artist in the late 1860's. It was exhibited at the Dudley Gallery.

Frederick Goodall - Mrs Charles Kettlewell


Oliver Rhys

[Patience] 1895

fl. 1876 - 1893.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Charles Frederick Lowcock

[In the Temple] 1881

fl. 1878 - 1922.

Hector Caffieri

[October Days]

1847 - 1932.

George Percy Jacomb-Hood

[Entangled] 1899
signed G P JACOMB-HOOD/1899
oil on canvas
58.5 x 38.5"
exhibited RA 1899

1857 - 1929.

Percy Tarrant

[A Frosty Morning, Bringing Home the Bargain] 1889

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tom Trythall Rowe

[Overtures] c. 1891

Edgar Bundy - The Rose Grower

[The Rose Grower] 1901
signed EDGAR BUNDY l.r.
oil on canvas
36 x 24"

Leonard Charles Nightingale

[Welcome Visitors]

Philip Richard Morris

[Sunday Best]

Delapoer Downing - Make A Wish

Frank Holl - Newgate: Committed for Trial

Monday, March 24, 2008

John Brett - The Stonebreaker

1857 - 8

William Frederick Yeames - And when did you last see your father?



1835 - 1918.

Frederick Roe

[Beating the Bounds - Tower of London] c. 1902

1864 - 1947.

Arthur Wardle

[The Reward]

1864 - 1949.

[A Hot Meal]

Delapoer Downing

[Secret Garden of Dreams]
signed Delapoer DOWNING
oil on canvas
20 x 30 1/4"

fl. 1885 - 1902.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

John Singer Sargent - Daughters of Edward Darley Boit

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Arthur Hughes - The Long Engagement

[The Long Engagement] 1853-55 Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

[Fair Rosamund] 1854 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1832 - 1915.
One of the most talented of the Pre Raphaelite influenced painters, though his skill at painting seems to have declined after about 1870, though he still produced some wonderful illustrations. Of Welsh parentage, his ruddy cheeks earnt him the nickname 'Cherry'. Rossetti said of all his male friends, Hughes was the sweetest and had the most ingenuous nature, the least carking and querulous, and the freest from envy, hatred and malice, and all uncharitableness.

The Babylonian Marriage Market - Edwin Long

This was a large painting (68 x 120 inches, oil on canvas) commissioned by Edward Hermon MP. The price was a reputed 1,700 guineas an enormous sum for the time. The subject is from George C. Swayne's The History of Herodatus which includes a description of the marriage auction of the Babylonians.

The painting was an enormous success and gained him an Associateship of the RA. It took two years to paint and notices in the journals of 1875 were ecstatic. Critics agreed on the quality of the colour, its 'spirit and dramatic power'. Large crowds came to see it and Long concentrated on Egyptian scenes after this.

[Preparing for the Festival of Anubis] 1889