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John Reinhard Weguelin
JOHN REINHARD WEGUELIN RWS (June 23, 1849 – April 28, 1927) was an English painter and illustrator, active from 1877 to after 1910. He specialized in figurative paintings with lush backgrounds, typically landscapes or garden scenes. Weguelin emulated the neo-classical style of Edward Poynter
Edward Poynter
and Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
, painting subjects inspired by classical antiquity and mythology . He depicted scenes of everyday life in ancient Greece and Rome
Rome
, as well as mythological subjects, with an emphasis on pastoral scenes. Weguelin also drew on folklore for inspiration, and painted numerous images of nymphs and mermaids
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Dudley Museum And Art Gallery
DUDLEY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY was a public museum and art gallery located in the town centre of Dudley
Dudley
in the West Midlands , England. It was opened in 1883, situated within buildings on St James's Road, and remained at that site until closure in 2016. CONTENTS* 1 Permanent exhibitions * 1.1 Geology
Geology
* 1.2 Return of the Dinosaurs * 1.3 The Brooke Robinson Museum
Museum
* 1.4 Duncan Edwards and local heroes * 1.5 Fine art
Fine art
collection * 2 Closure * 3 References * 4 External links PERMANENT EXHIBITIONSGEOLOGYThe geology exhibits were the 'most important collection' at the museum and were drawn from a collection of approximately 15,000 fossils from the local area including nearby Wren\'s Nest hill and Wren's Nest. The two geology exhibits are ' Dudley
Dudley
Unearthed' and 'Fantastic Fossils'
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Alphonse Legros
ALPHONSE LEGROS (8 May 1837 – 8 December 1911) was a French painter , etcher , sculptor , and medallist . CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Works * 3 References * 3.1 Attribution * 4 Further reading * 5 External links LIFELegros was born in Dijon
Dijon
; his father was an accountant, and came from the neighbouring village of Véronnes . While young, Legros visited the farms of his relatives, and the peasants and landscapes of that part of France are the subjects of many of his works. He was sent to the art school at Dijon
Dijon
with a view to qualifying for a trade, and was apprenticed to Maître Nicolardo , house decorator and painter of images. In 1851, Legros left for Paris to take another situation; but passing through Lyon
Lyon
he worked for six months as journeyman wall-painter under the decorator Beuchot, who was painting the chapel of Cardinal Bonald in the cathedral
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Grosvenor Gallery
The GROSVENOR GALLERY was an art gallery in London
London
founded in 1877 by Sir Coutts Lindsay
Coutts Lindsay
and his wife Blanche. Its first directors were J. Comyns Carr and Charles Hallé . The gallery proved crucial to the Aesthetic Movement because it provided a home for those artists whose approaches the more classical and conservative Royal Academy
Royal Academy
did not welcome, such as Edward Burne-Jones
Edward Burne-Jones
and Walter Crane
Walter Crane
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Generating station * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 Sources and further reading HISTORY Grosvenor Gallery
Grosvenor Gallery
plan 1899 The gallery was founded in Bond Street
Bond Street
, London, in 1877 by Sir Coutts Lindsay
Coutts Lindsay
and his wife Blanche. They engaged J. Comyns Carr
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New Gallery (London)
The NEW GALLERY is a Crown Estate -owned Grade II Listed building
Listed building
at 121 Regent Street , London, which originally was an art gallery from 1888 to 1910, THE NEW GALLERY RESTAURANT from 1910 to 1913, THE NEW GALLERY CINEMA from 1913 to 1953, and a Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1953 to 1992. After having been empty for more than ten years, the building was a Habitat furniture store from 2006 to 2011, and since September 2012 it is a flagship store for Burberry . CONTENTS * 1 The gallery period * 2 Artists and exhibitions * 3 Later uses for the building * 4 References * 5 Further reading THE GALLERY PERIODThe New Gallery was founded in 1888 by J. Comyns Carr
J. Comyns Carr
and Charles Edward Hallé . Carr and Hallé had been co-directors of Sir Coutts Lindsay 's Grosvenor Gallery
Grosvenor Gallery
, but resigned from that troubled gallery in 1887
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Royal Society Of British Artists
The ROYAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS (RBA) is a British art body established in 1823 as the SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS, as an alternative to the Royal Academy . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Prominent members * 3 Presidents * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe RBA commenced with twenty-seven members, and took until 1876 to reach fifty. Artists wishing to resign were required to give three months' notice and pay a fine of £100. The RBA's first two exhibitions were held in 1824, with one or two exhibitions held annually thereafter. The RBA currently has 115 elected members who participate in an annual exhibition currently held at the Mall Galleries in London. The Society's previous gallery was a building designed by John Nash in Suffolk Street . Queen Victoria granted the Society the Royal Charter in 1887
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Slade School Of Fine Art
The UCL SLADE SCHOOL OF FINE ART (informally THE SLADE) is the art school of University College London
University College London
(UCL) and is based in London
London
, United Kingdom. It is world-renowned and is consistently ranked as the UK's top art and design educational institution. The school is organised as a department of UCL's Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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Lloyd's Of London
LLOYD\'S OF LONDON, generally known simply as LLOYD\'S, is an insurance market located in the City of London
London
, which exists inside London
London
. Unlike most of its competitors in the industry , it is not an insurance company. Rather, Lloyd's is a corporate body governed by the Lloyd's Act 1871 and subsequent Acts of Parliament and operates as a partially-mutualised marketplace within which multiple financial backers, grouped in syndicates , come together to pool and spread risk . These underwriters , or "members", are a collection of both corporations and private individuals, the latter being traditionally known as "Names". The business underwritten at Lloyd's is predominantly general insurance and reinsurance , although a small number of syndicates write term life assurance . The market has its roots in marine insurance and was founded by Edward Lloyd at his coffee house on Tower Street in 1686
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Rome
ROME (/ˈroʊm/ _ROHM_ ; Italian : _Roma_ (_ listen ), Latin : Rōma_) is the capital of Italy and a special comune (named _ Comune di Roma Capitale_). Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region . With 2,877,215 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome , which has a population of 4.3 million residents. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula , within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber . The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states
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John Henry Newman
JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, Cong. Orat. , (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian and later a Catholic cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s. Originally an evangelical Oxford University academic and priest in the Church of England , Newman then became drawn to the high-church tradition of Anglicanism . He became known as a leader of, and an able polemicist for, the Oxford Movement , an influential and controversial grouping of Anglicans who wished to return to the Church of England many Catholic beliefs and liturgical rituals from before the English Reformation . In this the movement had some success
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The Oratory School
THE ORATORY SCHOOL /ˈɒrætɒri/ is a boys' independent Roman Catholic
Catholic
boarding and day school in the English county of Berkshire
Berkshire
, some 6 miles (9.7 km) north-west of the town of Reading . It is the only remaining all-boys Catholic
Catholic
boarding school in Britain . Founded in 1859 by Blessed John Henry Newman
John Henry Newman
, The Oratory has historical ties to the Birmingham
Birmingham
Oratory and is the only school founded by Cardinal Newman. Although a separate entity from the nearby Oratory Preparatory School , it shares a board of governors and a common history. Newman founded the school with the intention of providing boys with a Roman Catholic
Catholic
alternative to Eton College
Eton College

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Edgbaston
EDGBASTON is a largely affluent suburban area of Central Birmingham , England. It is curved around the southwest of the city centre. It is bordered by Moseley to the south east and by Smethwick and Winson Green to the north west. In the 19th century, the area was under the control of the Gough-Calthorpe family who refused to allow factories or warehouses to be built in Edgbaston, thus making it attractive for the middle class . Edgbaston is home to the University of Birmingham , established as Birmingham Medical School in 1825. Edgbaston traditionally has a reputation for being one of the most upmarket and affluent parts of Birmingham or _"where the trees begin"_
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G. A. Henty
GEORGE ALFRED HENTY (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902) was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent . He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon according to literary critic Kathryn Castle: "Henty...exemplified the ethos of the new imperialism, and glorified in its successes". Henty's ideas about politics were influenced by writers such as Sir Charles Dilke and Thomas Carlyle . Henty once related in an interview how his storytelling skills grew out of tales told after dinner to his children. He wrote his first children's book, Out on the Pampas in 1868, naming the book's main characters after his children. The book was published by Griffith and Farran in November 1870 with a title page date of 1871
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Hans Christian Andersen
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (/ˈhɑːnz ˈkrɪstʃən ˈændərsən/ ; Danish: ( listen ), often referred to in Scandinavia
Scandinavia
as H. C. ANDERSEN, (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues , novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales . Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish , express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, of which no less than 3381 works have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well
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Alfred Lys Baldry
ALFRED LYS BALDRY (1858–1939) was an English art critic and painter. He was the son of Alfred Baldry and Charlotte Whitehead. Baldry studied at the University of Oxford
University of Oxford
and the Royal College of Art , and as a pupil of Albert Joseph Moore
Albert Joseph Moore
. He exhibited works during the 1880s. Later he was Moore's biographer, this being an 1892 commission from Montague Marks, editor of Art Amateur . After Moore's death in 1893 he arranged an exhibition, with Walford Graham Robertson , of 100 of Moore's works. He also wrote a biography of Hubert von Herkomer . NOTES * ^ A B H. L. Mallalieu (1986). The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920. Antique Collectors' Club. p. 27. ISBN 1-85149-025-6 . * ^ "Baldry, Alfred (BLDY847A)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge
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