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Pete "The Street" Brown, 1967 | Urban plein-air painter

Peter first came to Bath for a year in 1986 to study an art foundation course.
He went on to graduate from Manchester Polytechnic remaining a further two years working in a studio in Ancoats, an area just north of the city centre.
He then studied a PGCE in FE in Eltham, London before giving up painting.
Returning to Bath in 1993, inspired by the architecture and life of the town, he started to draw in charcoal moving back to working in oils three years later. And it was on the streets of Bath Peter began to earn his living and it was here he earned the nick name 'Pete the Street'.
Peter paints a great deal across the UK - its cities, landscapes and coastline and in particular London.


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Nicholas St. John Rosse, 1960

Cornish artist Nicholas St.John Rosse has a traditional artistic background, honing his skill over the years. Draftsmanship and realism are central to his painting.
He focuses on the human figure, often exploring how posture conveys meaning.
Nicholas St John Rosse was educated at University College School.
From an early age he became interested in painting, encouraged and enthused by watching the landscape painter Donald Towner at work in the open air and visiting his studio.


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William Shakespeare | Guardati allo specchio e di’ al volto che vedi..

Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest | Sonnet III

Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest
Now is the time that face should form another;
Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,
Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.

For where is she so fair whose unear'd womb
Disdains the tillage of thy husbandry?

John William Waterhouse | Mariana in the South, 1897

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Fred Stead | Landscape / Genre painter

Frederick 'Fred' Stead (1863-1940) was born in Shipley, Yorkshire in August 1863.
He studied initially at the Shipley School of Art before being awarded a scholarship to The Royal Cambrian Academy.
Stead gained a reputation as portrait painter of the rich and wealthy of Bradford and became the Chairman of the Society of Yorkshire Artists.


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William Shakespeare | Quando quaranta inverni assedieranno la tua fronte..

When forty winters shall beseige thy brow | Sonnet II

When forty winters shall beseige thy brow,
And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now,
Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held:
Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies,
Where all the treasure of thy lusty days,
To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes,
Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise.

Frank Benson | Eleanor and Benny, 1916

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William Shakespeare | Alle meraviglie del creato noi chiediam progenie

From fairest creatures we desire increase | Sonnet I

From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory:
But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed'st thy light'st flame with self-substantial fuel,

Antonio Frilli | Romeo and Juliet (detail)

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Othello and Desdemona

Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) (ca. 1603) by William Shakespeare is a concentrated, tightly constructed domestic tragedy, with almost no subplot for relief, centered on five or six central characters.
Othello is commonly considered one of Shakespeare's great tragedies and one of his finest works.

Act I

In following him, I follow but myself.
• Iago, scene I

Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,
But seeming so, for my peculiar end:
For when my outward action doth demonstrate
The native act and figure of my heart
In compliment extern, 'tis not long after
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Iago, scene I

Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) | Desdemona (Othello) 1888

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Henry John Yeend King | Victorian genre painter

Henry John Yeend King (1855-1924) was a British artist best known for his paintings of rustic English farms and young women strolling in the countryside.
His technique was influenced by Impressionism, but is notably more restrained, detailed, and realistic in its application.
Born on August 21, 1855 in London, England, King went on to study as a glass painter, later traveling to Paris to study under Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat and Fernand Cormon where he learned Impressionist techniques.
The plein-air technique prevalent in France influenced his art, and on his return to England he chose to specialise in landscapes and depictions of rustic genre.
Yeend King lived in London for most of his life however, like many of his contemporaries his heart was 'in the country'.