to find such light

Art images, with contextual text where available,
collated from various sources by typefaceandintent.

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October 25, 2013 12:01 pm October 3, 2013 12:00 pm September 30, 2013 8:04 pm
Portrait of a woman in Cairo, c. 1885

Nothing is known about the woman in this picture, but the symmetry of her pose, revealing her white niqab and making direct eye contact, come together to create a striking portrait. [G]

Portrait of a woman in Cairo, c. 1885

Nothing is known about the woman in this picture, but the symmetry of her pose, revealing her white niqab and making direct eye contact, come together to create a striking portrait. [G]

September 19, 2013 9:51 pm
Roger Fenton, Cricket Match, 1857.
This image is the earliest recorded action from a cricket match.
The match was played between Hunsdonbury Club and Royal Artillery at Hunsdonbury, Hertfordshire on 25 July 1857. Roger Fenton had recently returned from documenting the Crimean War. He was one of Britain’s foremost early photographers, and established the Royal Photographic Society in 1853.
 

Roger Fenton, Cricket Match, 1857.

This image is the earliest recorded action from a cricket match.

The match was played between Hunsdonbury Club and Royal Artillery at Hunsdonbury, Hertfordshire on 25 July 1857. Roger Fenton had recently returned from documenting the Crimean War. He was one of Britain’s foremost early photographers, and established the Royal Photographic Society in 1853.

 

(Source: theguardian.com)

July 23, 2013 12:01 pm July 5, 2013 12:01 pm

J.P. Seddon (1827-1906) designed this architect’s desk, including the metalwork and inlay, in 1861 for his own use, and had the desk made at his father’s cabinet-making firm. He also commissioned ten painted panels depicting the Fine and Applied Arts from Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893), who also designed the panel representing ‘Architecture’, suggested the overall theme. The ‘Painting’ and ‘Sculpture’ panels were by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), while Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) was responsible for ‘Music’ and ‘Gardening’. The other small panels were by Val Prinsep (1838-1904). ‘Pottery’, ‘Weaving’, ‘Ironwork’ (showing William Morris (1834-1896) as a smith) and ‘Glass Blowing’ are unattributed. Morris designed the decorative background for each panel.

J.P. Seddon (1827-1906) designed this architect’s desk, including the metalwork and inlay, in 1861 for his own use, and had the desk made at his father’s cabinet-making firm. He also commissioned ten painted panels depicting the Fine and Applied Arts from Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.

Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893), who also designed the panel representing ‘Architecture’, suggested the overall theme. The ‘Painting’ and ‘Sculpture’ panels were by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), while Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) was responsible for ‘Music’ and ‘Gardening’. The other small panels were by Val Prinsep (1838-1904). ‘Pottery’, ‘Weaving’, ‘Ironwork’ (showing William Morris (1834-1896) as a smith) and ‘Glass Blowing’ are unattributed. Morris designed the decorative background for each panel.

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

July 4, 2013 12:01 pm
Teapot, cloisonné enamel on copper, with gilt details, 1867. Made by Christofle & Co., enamelled by Antoine Tard.

Teapot, cloisonné enamel on copper, with gilt details, 1867. Made by Christofle & Co., enamelled by Antoine Tard.

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

June 28, 2013 12:01 pm
Walter Crane, illustration for The Little Mermaid, pen and ink and watercolour, 1870-80, Victoria and Albert Museum.

A self taught artist, Walter Crane was apprenticed to W.J. Linton in London in 1857. He contributed to the development of the illustrated book more than any other contemporary artist, focusing on books for children. His style was drawn from sources including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books and Japanese prints as well as Pre-Raphaelite art. [V&A]

Walter Crane, illustration for The Little Mermaid, pen and ink and watercolour, 1870-80, Victoria and Albert Museum.

A self taught artist, Walter Crane was apprenticed to W.J. Linton in London in 1857. He contributed to the development of the illustrated book more than any other contemporary artist, focusing on books for children. His style was drawn from sources including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books and Japanese prints as well as Pre-Raphaelite art. [V&A]

June 27, 2013 12:00 pm

Gold ring with a Roman intaglio of Cupid with a bird, layered glass in imitation of layered agate, the mount made 1800-1869

Gold ring with a Roman intaglio of Cupid with a bird, layered glass in imitation of layered agate, the mount made 1800-1869

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

June 23, 2013 12:01 pm
James Stark (1794‑1859), A Hillside Covered with Gorse-Scrub.

James Stark (1794‑1859), A Hillside Covered with Gorse-Scrub.

(Source: tate.org.uk)