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

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 · Leave a comment

Kirkby Lonsdale: What Ruskin really said.

This article visits the famous ‘Ruskin’s View’ at Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. It is so christened after a particularly purple description of the scenery by Ruskin. Hardly anyone, however, has … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 4 Comments

Truanting with Turner: Dallam Tower and the Kent Estuary at Milnthorpe, Cumbria

My friends tell me that it’s not real work, not proper research; all this trotting off to places Turner might have been. It’s a bit like Richard Long expecting to … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · Leave a comment