Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Barbizon School

Chips Lovell’s father was a painter whose “insipid, Barbizonish little landscapes, not wholly devoid of merit,  never sold beyond his own circle of friends. ” [ALM 16/14 ] The ‘Barbizon school‘ refers to a group of French nineteenth century landscape painters, … Continue reading

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Constable, Pepys, and Veronese at Dogdene

In his introduction to the Sleaford family at the beginning of At Lady Molly’s, Nick evokes his image of Dogdene, the Sleaford great house:  “I also knew Constable’s picture in the National Gallery, which shows the mansion itself lying away … Continue reading

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