Vicars were often shown as being mercenary and corrupt – interested only in money and in collecting tithes from their parishioners. First up, a slightly… Read More »Ecclesiastical avarice -18th Century vicars with a penchant for money.
It is a strange experience – moving to a new area (Sherborne in Dorset) and not being able to look around local places of interest… Read More »Sherborne Castle – a fascinating time capsule.
The Lewis Walpole site has this mezzotint of what is described as “an exact representation of the depositing the body of her late Majesty Queen… Read More »200 years ago today: the funeral of Queen Caroline, consort of George IV, 24 August 1821.
Finding myself on The Wirral with a few hours to spare gave me a chance to explore Port Sunlight, the very distinctive mini-town built by… Read More »Some memorable images from the Lady Lever Gallery
It is easy to think of William Hogarth as an artist and satirist and to forget that he earned his bread and butter doing mundane… Read More »A taste of Italy and a cornucopia of delicacies to be found in the Strand
Thomas Rowlandson always enjoyed showing the realities of life, contrasting the rather mundane pleasures of life at home with the distinctly more heady pleasures of… Read More »At Home and Abroad. Abroad and at Home – a pair of typical Rowlandson scenes
A lovely caricature from Thomas Tegg’s “Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror”, drawn by George Woodward and engraved by Thomas Rowlandson. It was entitled ‘The Mother’s… Read More »It’s not just modern children who are little monsters….
Carrying on the theme of men of the cloth being seen as being more interested in matters carnal than matters theological, and ending with a… Read More »From parsons to academics and the Prince of Wales – men of feeling?