Tag Archives: 19th Century

Unfinished works from the Courtauld Gallery

I found myself in London with a bit of spare time on Friday and ended up on a bus heading up the strand. When I saw the entrance to Somerset house I decided to pay one of my favourite spaces … Continue reading

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John Singer Sargent at the National Portrait Gallery London

I have to say my preference for art really lies in the Italian Renaissance and a few 19th Century French artists and the wonderful Turner and Constable. However I am am always open to seeing and new and beautiful things. For … Continue reading

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The opulent splendor of the Palais Garnier Opera house, Paris

One day I will go to the opera. Its on my bucket list. This weekend in Paris I discovered that the places and rituals of opera goers of the past are just as fascinating as the actual opera’s themselves. You … Continue reading

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Late Turner; Painting Set Free at Tate Britain

JMW Turner is one of my favourite artists. I was therefore very excited to hear that there was a to be an exhibition of his later works in London. It has taken me a while to get to see it, … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Today, 17th December, in 1843, Charles Dickens’ festive classic, A Christmas Carol, was published for the first time. The first print was for 6,000 copies and they sold out by Christmas. Dickens had already had success with the Pickwick Papers, … Continue reading

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Inspirational Women: Elizabeth Blackwell First Female Doctor

Oh readers it’s been a rough few days but I seem to have come through them reasonably well all things considered. But when things are tough in my own life I often find the lives of women from the past … Continue reading

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