Image: Portrait of a boy with a folio, Sir Joshua Reynolds, formerly in the collection of the Earls of Warwick. A religious poem transcribed from George Greville (1746-1816) 2nd Earl of Warwick’s poetry manuscript in the Warwick Castle archive. Christmas Day Hail the return of this auspicious day When to the throne of God we…… Continue reading ‘Christmas Day’ – An Earl of Warwick’s Poem
Image: A photograph of the Old Town Hall (1750-2), Devizes, from the Georgian Group Archive. The Georgian Group have recently published an article of mine in their Summer Magazine, which examines the involvement of poet John Betjeman during the group’s early years. Widely regarded as one of the heroes of historic buildings protection and conservation…… Continue reading John Betjeman and the Georgian Group
I recently had the great pleasure of assisting Mackinnon Fine Furniture in the research of two very fine Georgian mahogany armchairs formerly in the collection of Warwick Castle. My research helped to reveal that there were indeed part of a set of twelve armchairs which must have been commissioned by Francis Greville, Lord Brooke and…… Continue reading Arm Chairs attributed to John Hodson
Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734 – Derby 1797), Lake by Moonlight with Castle on Hill, About 1787, Oil on canvas, 58.4 x 76.3 cm. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Michal Hornstein. Further to my post last year, Joseph Wright of Derby’s view of Warwick Castle by Moonlight has recently resurfaced in the Museum…… Continue reading Wright of Derby’s view of Warwick Castle resurfaces
POSTPONED DUE TO POOR WEATHER I’m thrilled to announce that I will be giving a special talk on Art from the Warwick Castle archive on Saturday 3rd March 2018 starting at 3.15pm. The lecture will form part of the AGM of the Friends of the Warwickshire County Record Office, which is open to members and…… Continue reading Art from the Warwick Castle Archive
Image: Exhibition photography by Justin Paget. A short trailer for the Georgian Group’s 80th anniversary exhibition, which ended in February.
Image: Portrait of Grace Newman of Barwick Park by Thomas Beach. Currently with a private dealer. A month ago I undertook some research on two Georgian portraits for a client who had purchased them from an American auction house. Needless to say, the identity and attribution of the pair had been lost by the time…… Continue reading Led by Folly… – The Newmans of Barwick Park