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Neil Watson: New College Lane, Oxford

Neil Watson (1944 – 2009) worked as a hand surgeon in Oxford and Milton Keynes before moving to the US with his (American) wife. After being refused a medical licence Watson turned to art and began exploring cityscapes. 264 more words

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The Menil Collection

Last weekend Derek and I spent a Saturday afternoon checking out the Menil Collection, which is the largest private art collection in the gallery.

I was not allowed to take pictures inside the galleries, but photos were allowed in the corridors. 194 more words


Charmander On the Wall

I woke up multiple times during the night. This is disconcerting because I had finally seemed to manage solid, uninterrupted sleep and now have taken a step backwards. 333 more words


Our Art Collection - Comrades by Robert Gibb

An ionic image of the military art genre is Comrades by Robert Gibb (b.1845-d.1932), which was first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1887. The location of this original painting is now unknown. 232 more words

Artefacts And Collections

The Marriage Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel James Stewart to Williamina Kerr

A favourite painting of the Museum staff is the Marriage Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel James Stewart to Williamina Kerr 1803 by James Giles (b.1801-d.1870), as it is one of the few paintings in the collection which portrays a female. 232 more words

Artefacts And Collections

Family Guy

Today was mostly a travel day as we relocated from Kanazawa to Kyoto for our final five nights of the trip. The one thing we did do, however, was a staple of our tour operator, … 802 more words


How to start an art collection: A novice's guide

So, you like art. Maybe you go to some museums, you read some blogs, you follow some interesting people on Instagram. Maybe you read some books. 581 more words