Sunday public (free) post just up on my Patreon page. My weekly series. “Gothic Revival (Part 2). Fashionable from around 1820 to 1860.” Link below

https://www.patreon.com/posts/30544887

Five more, mostly found just now. All great! Should you be interested in supporting my work please check out what’s available at the various levels. Thanks! Sarah.

And enjoy! All fabulous, at least I think so.

Title plate from the souvenir folio  “Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1850, London, Lloyd Bros. & Company, Sept 1st 1851."
Title plate from the souvenir folio “Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1850, London, Lloyd Bros. & Company, Sept 1st 1851.” Depicts a dome from Coalbrookdale and statue of William Shakespeare sculpted by John Bell. 1851. Published in Great Britain. In the public domain due to age. via https://babylonbaroque.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/the-great-exhibition-1851/
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Public (free) post for Sunday, September 29, 2019. More Gothic Revival. Coming in towards the middle of the 18th century but never really gone. Especially popular for mausoleums and college campuses. Link below-

https://www.patreon.com/posts/30334979

Including a mausoleum image. And several images, not just the two (including the mausoleum).

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"Eighth Frontispiece. Gothic design concept.
“Eighth Frontispiece. Gothic design concept. Batty and Thomas Langley, inventors and sculptors, 1741.” Plate XXIV, page 63 from “Ancient Architecture, restored and improved by a great variety of grand and usefull designs, entirely new, in the Gothick Mode, for the ornamenting of buildings and gardens,” written by the Langleys and published in London in 1742. Collection of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. Public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t0ns4cg1f&view=1up&seq=63

 

 

 

 

My summer Patreon public (free) series. For the next 12 Sundays, I will be exploring various 19th and early 20th century revival movements with images from various artistic fields including jewelry, furniture and architecture to name a few. Link below.

This week: Gothic Revival (Part 1).  https://www.patreon.com/posts/28198379

Six images not just this one.

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Brise fan in a Gothic Revival style. ca. 1830.
Brise fan in a Gothic Revival style. ca. 1830. Probably made in England. Gilt metal, ribbon, spangles, pigment, and horn. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/clevelandart-1916.329-brise-fan-gothic-rev

 

Church silver and gold for Christmas Eve, and of the most spectacular kind. Some actual Gothic and some Gothic Revival, but all with more whistles and bells than most.

Chalice. 1608 with later restorations.
Chalice. 1608 with later restorations. Westphalian (German). Gold, enamel and jewels. Probably made by Otto Meier (active 1604–21). In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/193477?pos=50&rpp=30&pg=2&ft=chalice
Wanamaker cross. First used in 1922.
Wanamaker cross. First used in 1922. Processional cross. Ivory, silver gilt and diamond. Walter Stoye, designer. Barkentin & Krall, maker. Collection of Westminster Abbey, London. Image © Westminster Abbey. via https://www.westminster-abbey.org/worship-music/worship-at-the-abbey/processional-crosses/
Chalice and paten. ca. 1867-1873.
Chalice and paten. ca. 1867-1873. Barkentin and Krall, maker. Silver, parcel gilt, semi-precious stones and pearls. In the public domain in the United States as the makers have been dead over 70 years. via https://www.liturgicalartsjournal.com/2018/03/chalice-by-barkentin-and-krall.html
Saint Bernard chalice. 1390's. German. Gold.
Saint Bernard chalice. 1390’s. German. Gold. Maker not known. In the public domain. via https://www.scross.co.za/2017/07/why-the-chalice/
Chalice. 1856-1857.
Chalice. 1856-1857. Silver with gilding set with semi-precious stones. William Butterfield, designer. John Kent, maker. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O78077/chalice-william-butterfield/

Gothic Revival designs so shiny and gold that you’ll get a sunburn just sitting there. A. W. N. Pugin, artist. Mostly for palaces and cathedrals but a few for the merely mortal too. Lived from 1812 to 1852.

Floor tile.  Saint Giles, Cheadle.
Floor tile. Saint Giles, Cheadle. Artwork out of copyright and in the public domain. via http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2009/07/details-ornamental-ecclesiastical.html.
Mosaic print wallpaper. Undated.
Mosaic print wallpaper. Undated. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.magnoliabox.com/products/mosaic-print-ecclesiastical-wallpaper-design-aabr001896.
Floor tile. Undated. All Saints Church, Leigh.
Floor tile. Undated. All Saints Church, Leigh. Photo credit: Peter Neaum. Cc licence 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:All_Saints,_Church_Leigh._Tiles_created_by_A.W.N_Pugin._Peter_Neaum._-_panoramio.jpg.
Bread plate. ca. 1850.
Bread plate. ca. 1850. Ceramic. Manufactured by Minton and Company. Collection of the Auckland Museum. Cc license 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Plate,_bread_(AM_1994.199-2).jpg
Jardinière. 1850.
Jardinière. 1850. British. Printed earthenware mounted in gilt cast iron. Exhibited at the Crystal Palace. Collaboration with Minton and John Hardman & Co. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O11118/jardiniere-a-w-pugin/

Home decor by Gothic Revival designer William Burges . .. . or there’s not a drawing room in the land that a little gold and glitz won’t help . . .

Day nursery fireplace, Cardiff Castle, Wales. 1885-95.
Day nursery fireplace with the figure of Fame surrounded by painted tile murals of fairy and adventure stories. Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales. Photo credit: Jacqueline Banerjee. via http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/burges/10nursery.html.
"Sleeping  Beauty." Painted on the headboard of a bed designed by Burges by Henry Holiday. 1867.
“Sleeping Beauty.” Painted on the headboard of a bed designed by Burges by Henry Holiday. 1867. On display at The Higgins museum and gallery, Bedford. Cc license 1.0. via commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SleepingBeautyHoliday.JPG.
Decoration of an angel holding a shield (detail). Banqueting Hall, Cardiff Castle. 1880's
Angel holding a shield. Carved beam decoration (detail). Banqueting Hall, Cardiff Castle. 1885-1895. Photo credit: Banjeree and Robert Friedus. via http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/burges/10.html.
Cup. 1863-64. Silver and parcel-gilt set with applied ornament and enameled.
Cup. 1863-64. Silver and parcel-gilt set with applied ornament and enameled. Made by Charles Hart of Joseph Hart and Son to a Burges design. Museum #CIRC.858-1956. Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O95756/cup-burges-william-ara/