Category : Patrick’s Writing

The South Front 1903
Jun 18th, 2016 | | Patrick's Writing | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Trent Park (part one)

'Trent Place. Near Southgate, The Seat of Wigston Esq.', 1808. On two occasions so far I have been asked to work on houses with strong connections with my family. The first time was a charming Regency house in...

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Karlowska by Harold Gilman
Mar 6th, 2016 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Stanislawa de Karlowska (part 2)

Robert Polhill Bevan. The Gate at Wszeliwy. This shows Stanisława, a few months after the birth of Bobby, with her three-year-old daughter Halszka at her parent's house In March 1901, not long after moving into...

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SdeK in smock
Mar 6th, 2016 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

Stanislawa de Karlowska (part 1)

Stanisława de Karłowska Stanisława de Karłowska (8 May 1876 - 9 December 1952), the Polish-born artist, was the daughter of Aleksander Prawdzic Karłowski and Paulina z Tuchołków. Her...

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Mars and Minerva
Apr 19th, 2014 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

The Artists of the Artists Rifles – part 1

Napoleon III by Franz Xaver Winterhalter To some it may come as a surprise that an artist might have soldierly inclinations or that a soldier might also be artistic. This is the story of a very unusual group of men...

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Cumberland Market ca.1922
Oct 13th, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

“Straws from Cumberland Market” (part two)

A brief history of London’s long lost Cumberland Market.1 Cumberland Market - early twentieth century Messrs. J. & A. Crew occupied the left hand of the two tall buildings (See Part One here) Throughout its...

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Cumberland Market ca.1922
Oct 13th, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

“Straws from Cumberland Market” (part one)

A brief history of London's long lost Cumberland Market.1 Cumberland Market - early twentieth century Messrs. J. & A. Crew occupied the left hand of the two tall buildings "It is not near Piccadilly: it is a...

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Robert Polhill Bevan
Sep 21st, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | Profiles | 2 Comments

Robert Bevan – first Englishman to use pure colour in the 20th Century

A Horse Sale at the Barbican. 1912 (Tate Britain) This is another curious essay that might go some way to explaining how I came to find myself working in the field of colour. As has been written, I joined my...

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Houghton Hall 2013
Sep 15th, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Country House and Garden Tours – An Introduction

Houghton Hall 2013 For ten years I have had the privilege of being invited to join small groups of American students of the decorative arts and architecture on their visits to English and Irish country houses. These...

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Onkel Toms Hütte’ - Type II
Mar 16th, 2013 | | Aesthetics | Patrick's Writing | 1 Comment

Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom’s Cabin)

Apartment Block on Argentinische Allee “Everything in the world has colour of some sort. Nature has colour – even the grey of dust and soot, even gloom has colour of some kind. Where there is light there must...

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CW Antiques Forum Programme Cover
Mar 2nd, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

65th Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum

What’s Old is New Again: Celebrating Antiques in America February 22nd–26th 2013 I made my first visit to Colonial Williamsburg (or CW as it is known) in 1994 to attend the conference on Painted Wood: History...

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