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A Victorian Obsession: The Perez Simon Collection at Leighton House

Last Thursday I went to the Leighton House Museum near Holland Park in order to visit the latest exhibition, A Victorian Obsession. Leighton House is the former home and studio of Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896), a leading exponent of nineteenth-century classical art and one-time President of the Royal Academy. 584 more words


Tate Britain and the AWESOME Late Turner Exhibition!!

Tate Britain – my first visit.  I went primarily to see the Late Turner exhibition but was also entranced by other famous paintings jostling for position in it’s hallowed halls,  more of that briefly later. 475 more words

Art Exhibition

Sunday Morning -- Victoriana of the Week

At first glance, you probably wouldn’t guess that the painter of “Bluebells” was Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, since much of his best-known work consists of paintings showing scenes from classical antiquity.   348 more words


Photographs of the New Gallery, London - 1888

The New Gallery, London, 1888

Scarce boxed set of twelve extra large size cabinet photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co of Strand, London. With original cloth-covered card box. 179 more words


Effie Gray - Early Flower Power

Flower Power is a phrase usually connected to the 1960s. First things that come to one’s mind regarding this decade are probably the hippie movement, Psychedelia, Swinging London, Woodstock, etc. 378 more words

Interesting Facts

Sunday Morning --- Victoriana of the Week

This is a sad story.  The painting, “The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke,” was painted by Richard Dadd during the 43 years he spent in psychiatric hospitals. 90 more words




La Dolce Far Niente, John William Goddard, 1904

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