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Barbara Hanrahan was a printmaker, an artist and a writer. She explored the relationships between men, women, and society, drawing on her acute observations of the people surrounding her as she grew up in the suburbs of Adelaide. In particular, the influence of her all-female household coloured her experiences and her artwork. She fought for equal rights and opportunities for men and women, yet her writing and art was personal, romantic and expressive. Almost ten years after her death, members of the award-winning Barbara Hanrahan Community Tapestry project began creating striking woven images based on her prints. This seems to be an elegant memorial for a fine artist.
A newly discovered painting by Giuseppe de Ribeira (1591-1652) has been uncovered in a private home by the […]
Populated with grotesque figures, this 16th century engraving after the early Flemish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516) sold for […]
“As soon as the vendor pulled the board from her bag, I recognised something of serious interest.” Extracted […]
March is when Paris turns its attention to the world of drawings and works on paper. Extracted from […]
A remarkable piece of Qing porcelain sold for $270,000 at Pook & Pook in Downington, Pennsylvania. Extracted from […]
Willem Janszoon Blaeu is one of the more famous names in the history of map and globe making […]
‘Masterpieces’ from the celebrated collections of Dr Martin Schøyen offered at a recent Christie’s (25/20/13.5% buyer’s premium) sale […]
A coffee service decorated in the round by William Powell was one of a quartet of early 20th […]
Among the gems spotted in 2092 mixed lots at Stroud Auctions’ (18% buyer’s premium) year-opener on January 8, […]
In 1952, India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru commissioned the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier to design and construct […]
George Whinnen was an Australian Impressionist & Modern painter. He painted many still life pictures of flowers in vases, and some of them have beautiful colour schemes. He had a special flair for showing zinnias in rich detail. George also painted an almost equal number of seascapes and landscapes as well as producing fine prints and etchings with fine lines. His portraits won prizes and his landscapes are also of interest. George has left us with a collection of particularly fine still life studies of flowers, where he let the flowers show themselves in all their natural grace and beauty.
While items of Queen Victoria’s clothing are not a rare sight at auction, a collection on offer in […]
According to a popular story, alexandrite, one of the three main varieties of chrysoberyl, was discovered in the […]
Claymores (the word comes from the Scottish Gaelic claidheamh-mor meaning ‘great sword’) were the weapon of choice in […]
This Doulton Lambeth terracotta plaque by George Tinworth will be included in the ceramics section of Skinner’s February […]
The telephone allows one to communicate with another as though they were talking face to face even if they are continents apart. Communication allows people to let others know what they were thinking or feeling, as well as what happened to them. Like many things, communication has evolved and continues to do so. Telephones also come in unusual styles and shapes. Some come in the form of animals and cartoon characters. Before buying an antique phone, one must know how to identify an original from a reproduction or fake. Research plays an important part in acquiring the model antique phone that one wants.
On the death of the monarch, or when a statesman left office, it was required by law that […]