Art History with Anne Lectures November and December Reminder

What would you like for Christmas? It’s that time of the year when we start to think about Christmas.  I expect we have all dreamt of the ultimate present, a Tiffany diamond bracelet, a Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewel, or a Faberge trinket (as above!).  While such baubles are beyond my modest pocket, I haveContinue reading “Art History with Anne Lectures November and December Reminder”

Jugend Stila/ Jauniešu stils Riga

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is renowned for its fantastic Art Nouveau/Jugendstil buildings built at the beginning of the 20th century. Riga developed rapidly once the city walls were demolished in the mid-19th century (1857-63). The rapid expansion of the population, which almost doubled in the 20 years before the First World war, reaching overContinue reading “Jugend Stila/ Jauniešu stils Riga”

Pre-Raphaelite Circles: Artistic Chelsea

Monkswell House, 7 Chelsea Embankment Robert Collier, 1st Baron Monkswell Mary Collier, Lady Monkswell 1849-1930 Hon. John Collier 1850-1934 Marion Huxley Collier 1859-87 My presentation on the De Morgans and Lovelaces, for the De Morgan Foundation, included the Lovelace’s neighbours on the Chelsea Embankment. The Lovelaces lived at No.12, Wentworth House, commissioned by Ralph King-Noel-Milbanke,Continue reading “Pre-Raphaelite Circles: Artistic Chelsea”

Pre-Raphaelite Circles: Mary Caroline Stuart-Wortley, Lady Artist

Mary Caroline Stuart-Wortley on her Wedding day on 30th December 1880 Although needed at home to nurse her invalid father, Mary Stuart-Wortley wanted to be a professional artist. She even considered commercial work, notably designing greetings cards. Perhaps she hoped to supplement the family’s income. According to family tradition Mary yearned to be an artistContinue reading “Pre-Raphaelite Circles: Mary Caroline Stuart-Wortley, Lady Artist”