Graham E. Seel explores the life of the artist Charles Sims and his controversial, little-known mural in St Stephen’s Hall, Westminster depicting King John at Runnymede.
The artist died on June 1st, 1815.
The painter Claude Monet spent his early twenties as a soldier in French North Africa, yet none of his works or writings from this period survive. Jeffrey Meyers pieces together a portrait of the artist as a young man.
Goya lived from 1746 to 1828; Douglas Hilt describes how the artist's vigorous work ranges in subject from Court-paintings to the misfortunes of Unreason and War.
In British theatrical history, writes Joanna Richardson, the famous Kemble line has an almost unequalled record of achievement.
Early associated with midland Collieries, writes E.M. Howe, the Beaumont family later became generous patrons of art.