Sublime Sites

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

Rediscovering Kilnsey

Readers might have wondered at the recent inactivity of Sublimesites.co. Old friends will know such lapses are not infrequent. But I have not been idle. In fact I have been … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Twopeny Portfolio: #24 A Bouquet of flowers hand-painted on silk, 1770s?

This article considers the twenty-fourth work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings … Continue reading

June 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Twopeny Portfolio: #23 A Bouquet of four flowers, c.1820

This article considers the twenty-third work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings … Continue reading

May 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

Aiguilles of Mont Blanc: A rediscovered watercolour by John Ruskin

Coronavirus restrictions have forced many of us to find imaginative room in small things, but last week I received a pleasant reminder of previous excursions to sublimity on the grand … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Twopeny Portfolio: #22 Red and White Striped Carnation, 1818.

This article considers the twenty-second work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

A Twopeny Portfolio: A Cumbrian Connection

This article continues the discussion of the contents of a portfolio bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2-17, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th … Continue reading

April 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

A Twopeny Portfolio: #21 Summit of the Rock of Gibraltar, c.1883

This article considers the twenty-first work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings … Continue reading

March 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Twopeny Portfolio: #20 Founder’s Tomb, Navenby Church, Lincolnshire, 1823.

This article considers the twentieth work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Twopeny Portfolio: #19 Penmaenmawr from Beaumaris, North Wales, 1852.

This article considers the nineteenth work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Twopeny Portfolio: #18 A Mountain seen over a Loch, with travellers on the road, Scotland.

This article considers the eighteenth work of twenty-five bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2017, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings … Continue reading

March 12, 2020 · Leave a comment