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London the Culture Vulture

London is a treasure chest of art and antiquities from every time and place.  I had three days to enjoy it and visited six of London’s best museums.   1,090 more words

English Rose: Putting Your Best Face Forward - Cosmetics in 18th Century Society Portraits

Over the centuries changing fashions can be observed in the sitter’s dress and style. The two beauties of Bath, Elizabeth and Mary Linley even had their portrait by Thomas Gainsborough altered to reflect current fashions in their style of dress.  765 more words


Grave photo research - W E Arrand

Another discovery at the Antiques Fair in Sussex on Sunday was a photographic postcard showing the grave of Lance Corporal W E ARRAND in Lucknow India who died on 22nd January 1925 aged 24 years – on the back someone had written ‘British Soldier at rest in India R.I.P.’ 352 more words

World War 1

Pre-Prom Portrait Sessions: Now Booking! Child, Family & Pet Lifestyle Photographer, Isle of Axholme, Doncaster, Scunthorpe, Gainsborough

Pre-Prom Portrait Sessions: Now Booking!

“There you go!” said mum, smiling and zipping up the back of my dress. I turned and looked in the mirror at the most beautiful dress I had ever worn. 476 more words

Holly Rose Photography

A Response to a Rival

Did you know that Thomas Gainsborough painted ‘The Blue Boy’ as a response to his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds?

Reynolds had written: “It ought, in my opinion, to be indispensably observed, that the masses of light in a picture be always of a warm, mellow colour, yellow, red, or a yellowish white, and that the blue, the grey, or the green colours be kept almost entirely out of these masses, and be used only to support or set off these warm colours; and for this purpose, a small proportion of cold colour will be sufficient.” 46 more words