Monthly Archives: January 2013

PICTURE COLLECTING in the 19th Century : Northwick

  Along with going through my paintings and drawings I have also been going through my art history research papers. ?My major concern for many years were the picture collectors of Bristol and Gloucestershire from about 1800 to 1860 – a particular concern growing out of that earlier work has been, and continues to be, […]

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    Continuing my exploration of my ‘archives’ I came across the above photograph of an?exhibition held at Monmouth – at the Bridges Community Centre. An?independent organisation it is housed in a large old house which had old stables and tack rooms converted for artists and craftspersons – and I had one of the small […]

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Discovering Paintings : William Rothenstein ‘The Storm’

William Rothenstein : ‘The Storm’ (or ‘Iles Farm, Far Oakridge’): 1915 : 75cms x 100cms : Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum The South Cotswold hill village of Far Oakridge, along with the neighbouring villages of Oakridge, Oakridge Lynch, Chalford and Bisley became, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a thriving centre of what […]

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