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

John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #4 – The Progress Proofs [e-h]

This is the fourth in a series of articles in which I discuss a recently-discovered progress proof of the mezzotint of ‘A Summerland’ made by David Lucas for John Constable … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #3 – The Progress Proofs [d]

This is the third in a series of articles in which I discuss a recently-discovered progress proof of the mezzotint of ‘A Summerland’ made by David Lucas for John Constable … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #2 – The Progress Proofs (a-c)

This is the second of a series of articles in which I discuss a recently-discovered progress proof of the mezzotint of ‘A Summerland’ made by David Lucas for John Constable … Continue reading

October 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Bretton Hall Marbles: #1, The Ashtray and the Million Pound Plant Pot

This is the first of an intended series of articles that relates the discovery of two important Greek antiquities at Bretton Hall and explores their context and origins. I has … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Turner and Scotland #1: Ben Arthur from near Ardgartan

Not all my Turnering goes according to plan. This is an interim report on a new identification for a watercolour at the British Museum. Currently called ‘Mountain study, a view … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment