The First Day of Spring (Risshun), from the series Fashionable Poetic Immortals of the
The First Day of Spring (Risshun), from the series Fashionable Poetic Immortals of the Four Seasons (Fuzoku shiki Kasen), ca. 1768.
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Middle eastern wood and metalwork, (1898). Creator: Unknown
Middle eastern wood and metalwork, (1898). 'Arabian - Ornament in Wood and Metal...To prevent looking in from the outside without hindering a free look-out, the window-openings facing the street were furnished with wooden lattices, shaped by art in a very elegant manner (Figs 2 and 3). Especially, however, the inventive ingenuity of Arabian art-workmen was engaged in decorating the doors. Fig 1 for instance presents us a panel of a richly carved and chiselled door, whilst in Figs 5-15 a great selection of bronze door fittings will be found, the latter being applied so as either to form the ornament itself, or so that the parts of the wood uncovered by the metal, bring out the pattern. Fig 4 is an escutcheon executed in bronze, and occurring also on many Arabian coins'. Plate 24 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]
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'The Music Room, Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath', c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
'The Music Room, Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath', c1950. Kenwood House in north London was remodelled by Robert Adam from 1764-1779. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time.
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