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Two paintings discovered in archive

...to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. This included an important archive – a copy of her slides, her art books, her television notes, various water colour paintings and portraits. It......was going through this archive that a surprise discovery was made; two water colour paintings of scenes in Nigeria that had been produced by Ben Enwonwu and dated 1949-51. Ben......circa 1949-1951. Stanfield kept two of his paintings among her own water colours of Nigerian scenes. The painting shown in this blog entry will feature in the World Cultures gallery...

Indian botanical drawings

Indian botanical drawings discovered to be by three of the most renowned late 18th-century Indian painters – Sheikh Zain al-Din, Bhawani Das and Ram Das.

Japanese triptych book

...an incident that was famously recounted in the medieval epic, The Tale of The Heike, and was a popular subject of paintings and of musha-e warrior prints. See: http://www.aisf.or.jp/~jaanus/deta/u/ujigawanokassen.htm for...

Black History Month: ‘Portrait of an African’.

...the black presence in European oil paintings: https://artuk.org/discover/stories/repositioning-the-voices-of-enslaved-people-through-art David Olusoga’s Black and British: A Forgotten History on BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b082x0h6/black-and-british-a-forgotten-history Akinola Davis’ short films Black to Life on BBC iPlayer:...

The Hilliard Family in Exeter

...Gallery: Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver (21 February – 19 May 2019). The exhibition displays Nicholas’s works alongside those of his contemporary Isaac Oliver, exploring what these paintings...

Palm civet

This drawing is part of a collection of Indian paintings (mostly botanical) from the early 1800s. The animal is not identified on the work but could be a palm civet...

Lynx

This painting of a lynx, or sheah gosh, is part of the Cresswell collection. It is one of many Indian paintings (mostly botanical) and dates to the early 1800s. Lynx,...

Painting

Pata-chitras, or paintings on cloth, belong to a very old tradition in the north-east of India and they depict a number of themes; this one depicts a scene from the...

Chinese honeysuckle

The seeds of this plant can be used for treating parasitic worm infections. Some works, such as this one, are signed on the reverse in Bengali and English. In the late...