2013

Tingry Frontispiece 1830
Jul 9th, 2013 | | History | 15 Comments

The House-Painter (Part One)

City of London - The Great Twelve Livery Companies Little has been written about the house-painting trade from an historical perspective. Whilst only an initial survey, this essay sets out to look at the way the...

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The Milk Maid by Winslow Homer 1878
Jul 7th, 2013 | | History | Paint Technical | No Comments

The Myth of Milk Paint

The Milk Maid by Winslow Homer. 1878 (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA) Many Myths have grown up around the subject of traditional paints and painting processes. One that regularly resurfaces is that of...

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Meard Street
Jun 30th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Meard Street, London

Meard Street, in Soho, London, was designed and built as a speculative development by John Meard a local builder and businessman. The eastern, wider part of Meard Street, containing Nos. 1–7 (odd) and Nos. 2–6...

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Studios - South Edwardes Square
Jun 8th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 12 Comments

Edwardes Square Studios, South Edwardes Square, Kensington

Edwardes Square, in Kensington, was built between 1811 and 1819. By 1820 the garden was designed by Agostino Aglio, an Italian artist, with guidance from the Royal Horticultural Society. Agostino Aglio The...

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9.2 inch gun
Jun 4th, 2013 | | Exterior | Monuments | Portfolio | 1 Comment

Rottnest Island Gun Battery, Western Australia

Preserved 9.2 inch gun - Vic Jeffery Rottnest Island is one of Australia's smallest inhabited islands - it is 11 kilometres long and 4.5 kilometres at its widest point. The island is twenty kilometres off the coast...

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Chute Lodge - Rear
Jun 2nd, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 16 Comments

Chute Lodge, Wiltshire

North Front Chute Lodge stands in Chute Forest, near Andover, Hampshire. It is a Grade I listed building. A house called Chute Lodge was standing in 1632 and was lived in by Sir John Collins M.P. (1624-1711) in...

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1930s Flat finishes
Apr 30th, 2013 | | Aesthetics | History | 2 Comments

1930s Paint Colours – An Introduction

Edwardian Interior ca.1907 by Harold Gilman (1876-1919) - Tate Sensory overload caused by clutter and the brightly coloured and strongly patterned wallpapers beloved by the previous generation was sometimes given as...

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Pier & Dry Dock at Hynish
Apr 22nd, 2013 | | Conservation | Portfolio | No Comments

Upper Square, Hynish, Isle of Tiree

Upper Square - credit Whisky Cyclist The Isle of Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides. It is relatively small - about twelve miles long and three miles wide - and very flat. Although the name means...

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Port of London Authority - Wikipedia
Apr 14th, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

The Port of London Authority Building

10 Trinity Square building was opened by the Prime Minister David Lloyd George in 1922. This building, which hosted the reception for the inaugural meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946,...

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Stowe Repairs
Apr 12th, 2013 | | Paint Technical | 39 Comments

Lime Plaster and Subsequent Decoration

Dublin Plasterwork - with thanks to Richard Ireland The re-appearance of lime as a building product during the last twenty or so years has clearly brought many advantages especially in the restoration of historical...

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