Category Archives: 19th Century British painters

Henry Holiday’s Snark

Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder, The Image Breakers, c. 1566-1568 Some interesting detective work showing Henry Holiday’s borrowings from the above etching by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder is here. As well as other artists playing with the Gheeraerts image. And below are some of Henry … Continue reading

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Walter Sickert: Painting Advice

The following is a quote from Frank Slater’s Practical Portrait Painting. Slater was one of Walter Sickert’s students at the Royal Academy of Art in London. He recounts Sickert’s addressing his students: “I find you here painting single figures and … Continue reading

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John Martin’s Apocalypse

John Martin, The Day of His Wrath, 1851-53 After taking in Tracey Emin’s show at the Hayward it might be advisable to catch the John Martin show at the Tate Britain to make a comparison. This Martin painting is some … Continue reading

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