Sunday, 3 July 2016

Paintings - Sunday Stamps II

This has been an interesting theme for me and has sent me on a wide search for details of the painters - as you will see.


Great Britain - 12 August 1968
'Pinkie' by Thomas Lawrence is a depiction of an eleven year old girl named Sarah Barrett Moulton. The portrait hangs in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

John Egerton Christmas Piper became an official WWII artist and visited Coventry after the city and its cathedral was raised to the ground. His paintings of churches included the 'Ruins of St Mary le Port, Bristol. The stamp is from the same set as that by Lawrence.


St Mary Le Port 
A set of Ulster 71 paintings included the stamp, 'A Mountain Road.' 

Great Britain - 16 June 1971
All I have been able to discover about the artist, T P Flanagan, was that he became the fourth (I think) President of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts.

Details of Francis Calcraft Turner, who produced an aquatint of the Liverpool Great National Steeple Chase 1839, were even more difficult to find. The stamp was one of a set of Horse Racing Paintings & the Bicentenary of the Derby issued on 6 June 1979.


For more paintings please check out the links at Violet's Sunday-Stamps-II-81.

5 comments:

Joy said...

There was me thinking GB hadn't had a lot of painting stamps but didn't look further back.

FinnBadger said...

Great stamps. They wouldn't be out of place if they were issued today.

Heleen said...

All painters I didn't know until now (I know William Turner but also Francis Turner is new to me), thank you for sharing!

Eva A. said...

I like to see these, very different from the modern paintings I posted for today's theme.

VioletSky said...

I was thinking that this 'Pinkie' looked old for her years in1794.
So I googled her and found a fascinating story. She died soon after this portrait was made.