Art History

I love visiting museums, historical buildings, gardens and galleries. I write about art history regularly and although they all have the ‘Art History’ category label, some are about Architecture or others are small bits of art history served to you as a Bitesize Blog.

Bitesize Blog: Ferdinand Bol

Ferdinand Bol Portrait of an Unknown Woman Oil on canvas, 106.7 x 91.5 cm, 1644 Ferdinand…

Bitesize Blog: Holbein

Click the image for XXL Hans Holbein the Younger A Lady with a Squirrel and…

Inspiration for The Shawl

When I first saw the Maiden in Contemplation online I was really taken by its softness and…

Amazing Miniatures: Grand Paintings on a Tiny Scale

  It all started as some tiny illustrations in old books. The images in medieval…

Welbeck Abbey and its Owners

The history of Welbeck Abbey goes back to the 12th century when a  monastery was…

The Lace Trail in Blog Posts

BP Travel Award – in Blog Posts Below you will find a list of links…

Bitesize Blog

Bitesize Blog: William Larkin

William Larkin Portrait of Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset Oil on canvas, 206.3×122.2cm (81…

Bitesize Blog: Ferdinand Bol

Ferdinand Bol Portrait of an Unknown Woman Oil on canvas, 106.7 x 91.5 cm, 1644 Ferdinand…

Bitesize Blog: Dog Asleep

Gerrit Dou Dog Asleep Oil on panel, 6½ x 8½ in. (16.5 x 21.6 cm.)…

Bitesize Blog: Luttichuys’ Lace

Isaack Lutichuys Portrait of a Young Lady Oil on canvas, 99x82cm, 1656 The fairly unknown…

Bitesize Blog: Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright of Derby Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump Oil on canvas, 183…

Bitesize Blog: Holbein

Click the image for XXL Hans Holbein the Younger A Lady with a Squirrel and…

Architecture

Waddesdon Manor

Extravaganza Waddesdon Manor: an extravanganza, over the top, but also wonderful, fun, beautiful and full…

Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall, the home of the fabulous  Bess of Hardwick, is a Tudor gem of…

A Treasure Trove in Nottinghamshire

Image: Welbeck Abbey. West front. 19th century photo. Picture: Harley Gallery. Welbeck Abbey Welbeck Abbey…

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle; pleasure castle, occasional home and product of sheer wealth and indulgence. Built by…

Inspiration: Dutch Art in the English Countryside

Dyrham Park near Bath has some wonderful Dutch 17th century treasures such as van Hoogstraten’s…

Other tags to explore are 17th Century, Hardwick Hall, Miniatures