Saturday, April 28, 2012

Devon, Totnes in the 1890's

Edgar Barclay - The faggott gatherers

signed and dated 'E. Barclay/1901' (lower left) 
oil on canvas 
36 5/8 x 61¼ in. (93 x 155.6 cm.) 

Flora MacDonald Reid - Potato gatherers

signed 'Flora M. Reid 83' (lower left) 
oil on canvas 
27 x 18 in. (68.5 x 45.7 cm.) 


Thomas Sidney Cooper - Four sheep in a landscape

signed and dated 'T Sidney Cooper R A/1879' (lower left) 
oil on panel 
10 7/8 x 15 in. (27.7 x 38.1 cm.) 

Westwood, K.J., Thomas Sidney Cooper C.V.O., R.A., His Life and Work, (David Leathers Publishing, 2011)

Louis Bosworth Hurt - In the wood

signed and dated 'Louis B Hurt/1882' (lower left) and inscribed, signed and dated 'In the wood/Louis B Hurt/Ashbourne/Derbyshire/1882' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas 
20 x 32.5 in. (50.8 x 82.5 cm.) 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Love and Death: Victorian Paintings from Tate

Love and Death: Victorian Paintings from Tate

Love and Death: Victorian Paintings from Tate
Location: Birmingham Museum
8th September 2012 - 13th January 2013
This autumn eleven of the most spectacular paintings in the national collection come to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
This exclusive exhibition will display iconic paintings from Tate alongside related works from Birmingham’s own collection.  The centrepiece will be John William Waterhouse’s ‘The Lady of Shalott’ (1888), one of Tate’s most famous and popular works, which rarely travels outside London.  It will be joined by two other paintings by Waterhouse: a rare opportunity to see this artist inBirmingham.
The exhibition also features classical paintings by the great 19th-century artists Frederic Leighton and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, revealing the Victorian fascination with re-imagining life in Greece and Rome, from lovers’ flirtations to dramatic martyrdom.
Exploring themes of love, beauty, tragedy and death, these powerful and moving paintings will create a spectacular display.
Gallery 12 & 13. Free admission.

Ireland, General, Ballymaclinton Colleen, Franco British Exhibition - London 1908

Lady bountiful - John Atkinson Grimshaw

Sunshine through winter trees - John Atkinson Grimshaw

Where the pale moonbeams linger - John Atkinson Grimshaw

Going to Church, 1880 - John Atkinson Grimshaw

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lord Leighton's studio

Tynemouth Bar by Samuel Calvert 1883

In Saint Peter's by Claude Andrew Calthrop 1874

In Church by Claude Andrew Calthrop 1869

Eliza Fraser

Portrait sketch of Eliza Fraser. Eliza Fraser was a Scottish woman whose ship was shipwrecked on the coast of Queensland, Australia, on 22 May 1836, and who was captured by Aborigines. Fraser Island is named after her