Uzo Egonu’s exuberant representation of the frenetic spirit of the swinging 60s
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Old Battersea Bridge, 1872/73, oil on canvas, 68.3 x 51.2 cm, Tate.
James McNeil Whistler (1834-1903), Wapping, 1860–61, oil on canvas, 72 x 101.8cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Visiting England in 1833, Ralph Waldo Emerson travelled to meet the men who had inspired him – one of these people was Thomas Carlyle, the ‘lonely scholar’. And so a tumultuous relationship was forged.
It may seem cliché, but Charlie Chaplin’s mother provided him an almost infinite source of raw material to fashion into comic and sentimental themes.
From flirting to bathing dress, Ford Madox Brown plays the popular Victorian parlour game ‘My Favourite Things’.
Pablo Picasso, Child With Dove (1901), oil on canvas, 54 x 73cm, National Gallery, London.
Henry James left America for England in 1876 and stayed for the next three decades. Here, taken from his travel memoir English Hours, James describes a late-19th century Christmas spent in the North of England.