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Winifred Walker: “The most famous of all flower painters”

If I ask you to name the most famous of all flowers painters I very much doubt you’d reply Winifred Walker,  yet that’s how she was described by a national newspaper a century ago in 1919. The description might be a … Continue reading

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Adrian Berg

We’re used to seeing paintings of gardens in an historical context and using them as evidence, but I don’t think we take as much notice of contemporary representations of gardens as perhaps we should. I was reminded of this the other day … Continue reading

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A conversation with Arthur Devis

In the early 18thc a style of portraiture developed, known as the conversation piece, which often depicted the sitter or sitters outside in a garden or parkland setting.  The greatest exponent of this style was Arthur Devis, who painted the … Continue reading

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