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History

"Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius."

“Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.”

— Joshua Reynolds, English, painter

Painter

Portraiture in Focus: George Romney's Depiction of Francis Lind

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

Antiques

Transformations – Unit 1: Pt 23 South Bank & Summer Exhibition

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

London

Curious Characters: Marquess of Granby

Lieutenant-General John Manners, Marquess of Granby PC (2 January 1721 – 18 October 1770) was a British soldier and the eldest son of the 3rd Duke of Rutland. 383 more words

Susana Ellis

Princess Sophia's Best Friend

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

Dogs In Art

The Explorers Guild--This Week's Reading Roundup

Here’s a roundup of this week’s reading–and by this week I mean things I finished reading this week. I have been working on The Explorer’s Guild… 619 more words

Weird Fiction