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Tag Archives: London

In the Gallery: Angels Appearing to the Shepherds by Benjamin West, 1790

Aug

06

West’s painting, Angels Appearing to the Shepherds, was intended to adorn one of the aisle windows in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. In the painting, two…

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The 5 & Dime Presents: The Pitmen Painters

Jul

19

The Pitmen Painters comes to Jacksonville fresh from an acclaimed run in London and on Broadway. This earthy, honest examination of art in ordinary life retells the true story of…

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In the Gallery: The Honorable Mrs. Shute Barrington, Benjamin West, c. 1808

Mar

19

Benjamin West, who was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Italy in 1760. After three years of…

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Happy Birthday Camille Pissarro

Jul

10

Camille Pissarro was born 7/10/1830 in the Danish West Indies, the son of a French-Portuguese merchant and a Creole woman. At age twelve he was sent to a boarding school in Passy, where he took his first…

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In the Gallery: Pier Francesco de Jacopo Foschi – Bartolomeo Compagni

Apr

24

This portrait is of wealthy, Florentine merchant Bartolomeo Compagni, who lived in London, where many other rich foreigners lived. Italians, like Compagni, were especially distinguished in import and export trade. He administered several “fund raisers” to support…

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In the Gallery – Pier Francesco de Jacopo Foschi: Bartolomeo Compagni

Mar

20

This portrait is of wealthy, Florentine merchant Bartolomeo Compagni, who lived in London, where many other rich foreigners lived. Italians, like Compagni, were especially distinguished…

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