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Ernest Arthur Rowe: Painting the Old English Garden

I’ve been surprised over the five years I’ve been writing this blog how much people enjoy reading about obscure [to the modern day at least]  artists from the great golden age of gardening and garden painting. Posts on Beatrice Parsons … Continue reading

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Charles Essenhigh Corke

For garden and landscape historians some of the more obvious sources for knowledge of what a site  was like, and how it has developed, are paintings and, more recently photographs.   So it’s quite surprising that the name of  Charles Essenhigh Corke is not … Continue reading

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George Elgood: Enchantment of the highest order

This post is about George Elgood.  Unless you have pored over old arthouse auction catalogues or spent time looking at watercolours on provincial gallery walls he’s someone you’ve probably never heard of. He might look a typically mildly eccentric Victorian gent but … Continue reading

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More heraldic beasts…

As I said at the end of my last post sets of heraldic beasts became rarer in Elizabethan times, as imagery became much more focussed on the queen herself. however there was a revival of interest in the early 19th century, and again … Continue reading

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