Van der Vaardt
was born in
The portrait of Anne Brudenell,
1st Duchess of Richmond, at
– 1687) was also a Dutch painter who moved to
Van der Vaardt
Laurence Hyde Earl of
Laurence Hyde Earl of
Lady Charlotte Augusta Brydges in blue dress
Joseph Highmore (
His gamble paid
off and he continued to improve his reputation. Upon the revival of the Order
best works are biblical “Histories”, historical painting being a style
which Highmore had picked up on his travels to
As an author, Joseph Highmore was best known for two articles with the rather longwinded titles “Critical Examination of Rubens Two Paintings in the Banqueting House” and “Observations on Bodwell’s Pamphlet against Christianity”.
Pamela Telling a Story
Joseph Highmore 1743-45
The Weary Laundress
Boehrenmaaltijd in Delden
During the 1870s the work of
artists in the
They drew their inspiration from the flat polder landscape and the everyday lives of the peasant and fishing communities of their native country, extracting from these ordinary and unpretentious subjects a poetry which for two centuries had been virtually ignored.
Jozef Israels, one of
the leading members of the School, made his name and attracted his first
Jozef was born in
Jozef Israels chose to paint portraits as well as landscapes, and painted many pictures of fishermen in particular. He is noted for his freer approach to painting than some of his colleagues who had been immersed in the rich heritage of the Dutch artistic past. Many copies were made of his work, which frequently has a rather quiet tone with muted colours.
Philosopher’s Evening Walk at Baddesley Clinton
Baddesley Clinton Hall in Warwickshire was owned by the Ferrers family from the early sixteenth century.
Marmion Edward Ferrers was married to Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen who was a watercolorist and portrait painter. After the death of Mr Ferrers, Rebecca Ferrers became the wife of Edward Heneage Dering, the great-uncle of Mr Cholmeley-Harrison, and went to live at Baddesley Clinton. The following is an interesting story about relationships at the time.
In 1865, Heneage Dering, who was in the Coldstream Guards and a very rich man, fell in love with Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen. He went to Lady Chatterton, the widow of an Irish Baronet, to ask permission to pay his respects to Rebecca. Lady Chatterton misunderstood him (whether deliberately or not) and took the proposal as addressed to herself, and accepted it. Heneage Dering was far too much a gentleman to cause her the pain and embarrassment of disillusioning her, and married her although she was old enough to be his mother.
Rebecca married Edward Ferrer of Baddesley Clinton Hall. The four friends devoted their lives to good works, piety and the study of philosophy. They read Tennyson together in the evenings.
Lady Chatterton died in 1876, but Heneage Dering continued to live with the Ferrers. Edward Ferrers died in 1884. Dering was at last free to re-approach Rebecca. She accepted his proposal 26 years after his first abortive attempt. He died in 1892 and Rebecca lived in Baddesley Clinton until her death in 1923.
All four friends were buried next to each other within the sound of the Sanctus bell as they had always planned.
There are two watercolours of Baddesley Clinton by Dulcibella Dering (as she was known) in the library.
Edward Cholmeley Dering as a child (in a dress) 1837
He was born in
Shee continued to paint with great readiness of hand and fertility of invention, although his portraits were eclipsed by more than one of his contemporaries, and especially by Thomas Lawrence. The earlier portraits of the artist are carefully finished, easy in action, with good drawing and excellent discrimination of character. They show an undue tendency to redness in the flesh painting – a defect which is still more apparent in his later works, ‘in which the handling is less “square”, crisp and forcible.’ In addition to his portraits he executed various subjects and historical works, such as Lavinia, Belisarius, his diploma picture “Prospero and Miranda”, and the “Daughter of Jephthah.”
On the death of
He continued to
paint until 1845. Illness made him retire to
Shee had three sons who became successful barristers. A descendent of one of the sons was George Archer Shee, the central figure in a play written by Terence Rattigan.
William IV – Sir Martin Archer Shee
Portrait of Ann Dering Horwood
Sir Peter Lely was a very prolific painter, and easily the most fashionable of his time. He formed a celebrated collection of paintings and drawings and was well known for his high living. Samuel Pepys, the diarist, called him “a mighty proud man and full of state”.
Two years before Charles
II was beheaded, his portrait (during imprisonment in
Peter Van der Faes took his name ‘Lely’ from his family home.
Sir Peter Lely’s portrait of the Earl of Arlington is in the Fine
Arts Museum in
Portrait of Nell Gwyn – Sir Peter Lely