Early associated with midland Collieries, writes E.M. Howe, the Beaumont family later became generous patrons of art.
Joanna Richardson portrays one of the greatest of nineteenth-century pictorial journalists, Constantin Guys; a remarkably perceptive artist, to whom Charles Baudelaire consecrated his most famous work in prose.
‘I sought in the Balzac...’ wrote the artist, ‘to represent in sculpture that which was not photographic... to imitate not only form but also life itself’. By Michael Greenhalgh.
Elka Schrijver tells the story of the artists who followed the Dutch East India Company to modern day Indonesia.
Franz Xaver Winterhalter's romantic representations of royal and noble personages, writes Joanna Richardson, have an unquestionable charm for those who live in a more pedestrian age.
The painter’s reaction to the Jacobite Rebellion is more than mere satire.
For German national identity, winter is a metaphor that keeps on giving.
The artist died on October 26th, 1764.
In August 1932 the German artist Käthe Kollwitz was present at the unveiling of the war memorial she had designed at the German war cemetery in...