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The Fire Judges: Sir William Ellys

My earlier posts on John Michael Wright’s portraits of the “fire judges” judges are here: https://neiljstevenson.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/john-michael-wright-and-john-evelyn-part-3/ and here: https://neiljstevenson.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/john-michael-wright-the-fire-judges-an-update/ In this mini post I’m simply sharing a photo of the portrait of Sir William Ellys (currently in the Royal Courts … Continue reading

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A Diversion to the East Neuk: A watercolour by James MacMaster

As a change from examining the portraits of the late Stuart era I’m taking a slight diversion in this post to visit the “East Neuk” of Fife in the nineteenth century. For those unfamiliar with the term, “Neuk” is simply … Continue reading

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William Orpen and The Peachlets

In 1917 William Orpen went to the Western Front as an official war artist. ┬áThe small self portrait sketch above comes from a letter he wrote to Philip Sasoon (private secretary to Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig and cousin of … Continue reading

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Etty’s Orange

Detail from “Oil sketch of a lady in an interior” Oil on board c1835-40 William Etty (1787-1849) the renowned British painter of nudes was also a portrait painter of some talent. He studied for a period under the great Thomas … Continue reading

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Chanctonbury Ring by Clare Winsten

Oil on canvas 51 x 61 cm Signed. From the collection of the artist’s daughter Theodora Winsten Chanctonbury Ring (pronounced Chanklebury) is a hill fort based ring of trees on Chanctonbury Hill on the South Downs in Sussex. Clare Winsten … Continue reading

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