Friday, 22 February 2013

Pictures on my walls

Not long before my Mum died she bought this watercolour picture and asked me to find out anything about the artist.  It is painted by Edward Renard, ARCA (Associate of the Royal College of Art) (1880 - 1909, what a short life) who was a Yorkshire painter and watercolour artist.  That's all I can find out.  I just love the detail of these figures.

I can remember my Mum buying this original sketch many, many years ago.  I don't know who he is and the picture is not everyone's cup of tea but I have always liked him and the picture has held a fascination for me.

He can be seen at you enter our house, not a very welcoming face!

I framed this baby's pillowcase several years ago too.  It belonged to my great grandmother.


  1. I love that watercolour, how beautifully painted and so sad the artist died so young. The pillowcase is stunning,the work in it is breath taking. Have a great weekend.
    Jo xx

  2. Just the sort of paintings I love too. I love the pale almost faded colour, it blends beautifully. Cx

  3. I love your paintings....Have a wonderful weekend, Heidi

  4. Your chap has a slightly Pre-Raphaelite air - maybe you should investigate him further too!

    Pomona x

  5. I love the Yorkshire watercolour - I haven't come across the artist before. The interesting man in the drawing is, I believe, Dante (of Dante and Beatrice fame)who was a 14th century Italian poet. The drawing looks quite Pre-Raphaelite & romantic, probably Victorian.

    1. Thank you for this. All these years and I have never known who he is. He has had many names and now I can give him his correct one!

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  7. I love the delicate watercolour, such a soothing and tranquil scene.
    Not sure about the painting of the man's face, he looks a bit grim and mean. But I can understand the fascination.
    Gorgeous lace pillowcase - good idea too to frame it.
    have a good weekend Ruth
    Gill xx