George Sidney Shepherd (1784–1862)

This view of the old medieval bridge at Rochester was likely painted by George Sidney Sheperd, just a few years after it was renovated in 1824. Gas streetlights line the…

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William Macduff ARSA (1824-1881)

Watercolour (and Gouache) on Card This intelligent and closely-painted view of Windsor Castle was painted by the Scottish artist William Macduff in 1863. The castle is seen in the early…

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Keith Henderson (1883-1982 )

Charcoal on Paper This unusual study of an exploding shell would have been made on the spot, when the artist was with the XV Corps in 1917. A similarly spontaneous…

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Derek Clarke (1912-2014)

Derek Clarke was a British landscape painter, whose vivid and colourful works were supported by his religious faith. Born in Longthorpe, near to Peterborough, in 1912. He would study at…

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2nd Earl of Essex – Under the Infrared

Ever wondered how a 16th century miniature portrait would react to copious amounts of radiation?Rather well it would seem.Paintings of this era are particularly good for infrared analysis, for their…

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The Demolition of Widey Court, 1954

Though first recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086, Widey House became prominent during the English Civil War, when Prince Maurice and the Royalist army were stationed there. The historian…

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Walter Geikie (1795-1837)

Walter Geikie was born on 10th November 1795, to a wealthy Edinburgh family. A  serious infection at the age of two, described as a “nervous fever”, lead to his permanent…

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