Sublime Sites

Explorations in the footsteps of Turner, Cotman and Ruskin with Professor David Hill

Update: Another Constable ‘Summerland’ proof!

I admitted in my original article on David Lucas’s progress proofs for Constable’s ‘A Summerland’ that my attempt to record all of the impressions for this composition was doomed to … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Further Constable ‘Summerland’ proofs #2

  This article  extends the consideration of two proofs of the print by David Lucas and John Constable of  the artist’s composition of  ‘A Summerland’ sold at Chiswick auctions on 27 June … Continue reading

October 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Update: Further Constable ‘Summerland’ proofs

On 27 June 2019, lot 372 Chiswick Auctions, London offered a progress proof of David Lucas’s mezzotint of Constable’s ‘A Summerland’. The catalogue identified this as proof state 10e as … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

England and Wales Revisited: #35 Holy Island, Northumberland

This is the second instalment of a new series of articles in which I will revisit each of the 96 sites depicted by J.M.W.Turner in his series of engravings ‘Picturesque … Continue reading

July 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

England and Wales Revisited: # 34 Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

This is the first instalment of a new series of articles in which I will revisit each of the 96 sites depicted by J.M.W.Turner in his series of engravings ‘Picturesque … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rembrandt, Saskia and me #8

This is the eighth instalment of a journey of exploration starting from a 1636 Rembrandt etching, Self Portrait with Saskia. In the previous part we heard of their first year … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rembrandt, Saskia and me #7

This is the seventh instalment of a journey of exploration starting from a 1636 Rembrandt etching, Self Portrait with Saskia. In the last we heard of Rembrandt’s betrothal to Saskia … Continue reading

February 24, 2019 · Leave a comment