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Caroline, Princess of Wales 1795

C114 – card design – Caroline Princes of Wales published 1795 What a dress! This print is dated 1795. The Prince of Wales married his 27 year old German cousin Caroline (the daughter of George III’s sister Augusta and the … Continue reading

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New book ‘The Georgian Menagerie’ by Christopher Plumb

‘The Georgian Menagerie’, a book by Christopher Plumb tells of exotic animals in the streets of 18th century London. All kinds of animals could be bought in the Strand, mostly imported from ‘the Empire’. My grandmother kept a bear and … Continue reading

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Jean-Etienne Liotard at The Royal Academy

‘Young Woman in a Turkish Interior’ counterproof on paper. I am very excited that one of my favourite artists is being exhibited at the Royal Academy this Autumn. This artist was such an extraordinary man who embraced the Turkish style … Continue reading

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If you can, go and tour the roof of Dyrham House near Bath

Dyrham House, a National Trust property near Bath, is having a new roof. It took 5 men 3.5 months to erect this amazing scaffolding to enable the repairs to take place. Now the public can either climb the stairs to … Continue reading

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Appledore – more Georgian architecture

Appledore is a pretty Devon town on the Torridge estuary. Boat building boatyards are still operating here. Regency houses line the main street which fronts the fairly new esplanade by the water.┬áRent a cottage on the south side of Irsha … Continue reading

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2 New Cards

Here are 2 new cards from Frederica Cards. For all the cat lovers – C244 an engraved print entitled ‘Cat And The Mice’ which was drawn and engraved by Samuel Howitt circa 1820. We had a cat who slept through … Continue reading

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Tulips

These Tulips were photographed in the award winning Abbey House Gardens at Malmesbury, now open to the public for the 2015 season. Tulips were once worth more than their weight in gold and fortunes were won and lost over the … Continue reading

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What could be found on a Georgian Gentleman’s Desk?

When you think of what a man would have on his desk today, there are very few items which would have been similar to those found on a Georgian gent’s desk. For a start there would be no computer, printer, … Continue reading

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A Physiognomy

According to the Oxford English Dictionary this word means: ‘Art of judging character from features of face or form of body.’ In the 18th century this assessment of character by virtue of a person’s drawn features was considered a science. … Continue reading

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Georgian Food and Drink

Georgian Food and Drink Wrapping paper/poster WP124 Glasses filled with drinks they may have contained when made. At the beginning of the Georgian period ale, wine, gin, brandy, punch, milk and water were the drinks available. Gin was a poor … Continue reading

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