Monthly Archives: October 2017

Edward Wilson paintings at Cheltenham

‘Discovery Winter Quarters’ : 1904 It is always a delight to have a chance to view, and discuss, works which are usually not on public display. One such recent event I found most stimulating – exploring the explorer Edward Wilson’s life and work through a small selection of the water-colours, drawings, and sketch-books held at […]

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Game shoot at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

  Game shooting, which proved to be a pivotal point in my previous blog, is not something which forms any real part of my life – but my explorations into the painting ‘Making Pills for the Saxons’ led me to another painting in the Cheltenham collection.   The title of this work is ‘The Morning […]

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Making Pills at Cheltenham Art Gallery.

‘Making Pills for the Saxons’ (1868) by Erskine Nicol (1825-1904) I must admit to some confusion, on my part, over this painting – a situation that has been with me for years.  It started with my discovering this work in the Picture Store at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum soon after I took up post […]

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