Tag : Robert Baty

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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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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Parsons - Pompeian Colours
Apr 18th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Comments Off

A Tint Book of Historical Colours

SOME COLOURS FROM THE DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS Pompeian and Etruscan Colours "Long Acre1 in the year 1802 was an ideal situation for a firm of colour and varnish makers, the neighbourhood being the cradle of...

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Patrick Baty advised on the decoration at Boxted House
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Private Houses | 4 Comments

Boxted House, Essex

I could scarcely believe it when I received a telephone call from the new owners of Boxted House asking for assistance in the selection of paint colours. The house had previously belonged to my great uncle, Bobby...

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Desert Dunes - Desert photograph by permission of http://www.freenaturepictures.com/desert-landscapes-pictures.php
Dec 7th, 2010 | | Colour Services | No Comments

The Last Thirty Years – 1

“You will not take up your appointment in Oman - I want you to run an Army Youth Team in Northampton” With those words my Lawrence-like dreams were over and I realised that my military career had...

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Christ Church, Oxford
Nov 25th, 2010 | | School and Universities | No Comments

Christ Church, Oxford

I was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of a number of areas in Peckwater Quad in Oxford's Christ Church. Curiously, I found myself sampling the doors of the rooms once occupied by my father in the...

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4 Park Walk in 1960
Mar 16th, 2010 | | Patrick's Writing | 12 Comments

Papers and Paints – The Early Years

In September 1960, Papers and Paints opened at 4 Park Walk, in the heart of an area of London once known as Little Chelsea. Park Walk connects the Fulham Road with the curious kink in the King’s Road that is known...

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