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Offline Andrew Tyzack

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19C Pre-Raphaelite Painting of Beekeeping
« on: October 17, 2006, 04:16:01 PM »
I dropped into the Ferens Art Gallery (Hull, UK) to see their exhibition of Charles Napier Hemy paintings and spotted these skeps in the corner of the painting below. Hemy's known for his seascapes and Pre - Raphaelite influence.

Due to his Pre - Raphaelite influence he was attempting to record 'nature' as 'the eye sees it'. Which means that we can more or less assume that these beehives and the garden that they are in are fairly true to life. And I think it makes a fascinating historical (full colour) snap shot of beekeeping in mid 19C Britain.



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19C Pre-Raphaelite Painting of Beekeeping
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2006, 06:29:35 AM »
That is totaly cool! Thanks! I have never seen any thing like that.That must be what they mean when they say( back in the Day).

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19C Pre-Raphaelite Painting of Beekeeping
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2006, 11:04:57 AM »
Those telescoping covers look fairly in-expensive too!  I wonder if they have "prints" of that painting for sale.

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Re: 19C Pre-Raphaelite Painting of Beekeeping
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2006, 01:40:52 AM »
Hi,

I couldn't see this painting in the catalogue, but you could try contacting the gallery to see if they do have potcards or prints:

Ferens Art Gallery
Queen Victoria Square
Hull
HU1 3RA

Times: Friday , September 29 - 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday , November 19 - 10:00 - 17:00
Prices: Free event
Contacts: Hull Museums
++44 (0) 1482 300300
museums@hullcc.gov.uk

 

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