Tag Archives: St James’s Park

The English Travels of Cosimo III

Apologies to regular readers for the false alarm about a post yesterday. I’m afraid there was a slip of the editorial finger when instead of saving the draft of next week’s piece I hit “publish”. It happens even to the … Continue reading

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Hollar’s Fashionable Landscapes

It’s strange how much of our visual knowledge of what mid-17thc England was like comes through the work of non-English artists, like Van Dyke  and Wenceslaus Hollar.  Whereas most people have heard of Van Dyke  I’m not so sure if … Continue reading

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Kip and Knyff : Part 2 Kip

For someone whose work is so well known it’s surprising how little biographical information is recorded  about Johannes Kip,  the topographical engraver. He is  best known for Britannia Illustrata, his work with Leonard Knyff, which has illustrations of the estates of … Continue reading

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