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Saturday, November 3, 2012

"Farewell" ~ and "Preparing For A Walk" ~By ~ Philip Hermogenes Calderon ~ 1833 - 1898.

Preparing For A Morning Walk.
English painter of Spanish and French descent. His father, at one time a Roman Catholic priest, was Professor of Spanish Literature at King's College, London. Calderon studied at James M. Leigh's school in London in 1850, then in Paris at the studio of François-Edouard Picot. He lived near by in Montmartre, sharing a room with fellow art student Henry Stacy Marks. He exhibited his first Royal Academy painting, By the Waters of Babylon (London, Tate), in 1853 and thereafter became a regular exhibitor until 1897. He first made his name with Broken Vows (London, Tate), exhibited in 1857. The painting shows a woman overhearing through a garden fence her lover betraying her and was painted in the detailed, clean-cut style associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. It was successful with critics and public alike and was engraved in 1859.

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Lady With Roses" By ~ John Henry Frederick Bacon ~ 1868 - 1914.

John Henry Frederick Bacon M.V.O., A.R.A., (1865 - 1914)

John Henry Frederick Bacon M.V.O., A.R.A., (1865 - 1914) was a painter of domestic, genre, and biblical scenes, as well as an illustrator of books, periodicals and children's books. He became a very fashionable portrait painter of distinguished men. His best known work is "The City of London Imperial Volunteers Return to London from South Africa on Monday 29th October 1900" in the Guildhall, London. Bacon came soon after his marriage in 1894 to live in Pillar House where some of his seven children were born.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Portrait Of A Lady In White" By ~ Louis Lie Perin-Salbreux ~ 1753 - 1817.

Louis Lie Perin-Salbreux (1753 Reims - 1817 ibidem) was the son of a cloth manufacturer in Reims, where he studied under Ganes, called Clermont. At the age of 25 he went to Paris, where he became a student of Lemmonier and Sicardi and became friendly with Roslin, who is said to have advised him to specialise in miniature painting. In fact, Perin excelled in this field, although he also did portraits in oils and in pastel. He exhibited at the Salon from 1793 to 1798 and seems to have rapidly gained success in Parisian aristocratic circles, a clientele he was forcibly deprived of by the Revolution.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"Iris" By ~ Norman Prescott-Davies ~ 1880 - 1910.

Davies studied at the Royal College of Art, Guilds Art School, and at Heatherley’s.  He then worked in London as a miniaturist, portrait and figure painter.  He began to exhibit at age 18.  He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and Royal Society of British Artists.  His work has been reproduced into calendars and posters by the thousands.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Forget Me Not", By ~ Arthur Hughes - 1832 - 1915.

Arthur Hughes (British, 1832-1915)
The London born Arthur Hughes studied at the Somerset House School under Alfred Stevens and later at the Royal Academy Schools were he met Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt. Together Hughes and Rossetti helped create the mural of the Oxford Union.

Hughes became influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite ideals as a result of reading their briefly published magazine, The Germ, which was introduced to him by fellow School of Painting sculptor, Alexander Munro. He would become one of the second generation Pre-Raphaelites along with Edward Burne Jones and John Roddam Spencer Stanhope.

"The Jade Necklace", By ~ William Clarke Wontner ~ 1857 - 1930.

William Clarke Wontner
1857 - 1930
London, England

William Clarke Wontner was a neo-classical painter during the neo-classical movement of England, of which Lawrence Alma-Tadema was the foremost leader. Wontner added Orientalist elements into his paintings because he loved to paint seductive women often against white marble walls in classical oriental settings.