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“I can recommend nothing better… than that you endeavor to infuse into your works what you learn from the contemplation of the works of others.”
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As dealers in Georgian antique furniture, it is a misconception to think that our collection is restricted to just furniture. To create an interior that befits the antique furniture you need the decorative arts, including porcelain, glass, and other objects of virtue, as well as paintings. 527 more words
One of my favourite annual events is the Summer Exhibition held at the Royal Academy & I decided to take a visit on Sunday 2nd July. 106 more words
This intimate portrait of Princess Sophia Matilda of Gloucester was painted by Joshua Reynolds in 1774, when Sophia was just one year old.
A picture so sickly sweet it would give you cavities of the eyeball, this image was probably painted to commemorate the little princess’ birth, and due to the princess’ fairly modest depiction, it could be argued that this portrait was not intended to be used as monarchical propaganda, but rather as a memento of the child, in the same way that school photos of children are placed in wallets today. 100 more words