Yearly Archives: 2020

A Collection of Works by William John Caparne

Lloyd Ellis has acquired a collection of pastels and watercolours by the artist and horticulturalist William John Caparne (1855-1940). This idiosyncratic polymath offers one of the least acknowledged and most intriguing stories of English art in the first half of

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Victor Mathias: An artistic mystery

  Little is known of the life of Victor Mathias, a prolific and idiosyncratic British artist. Tentative life dates of 1898-1987 and 1890-1960 have been suggested, and he is said to have been born and to have grown up in

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