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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

We are continually developing and changing our web site. For the present we offer for your delectation & perusal pages on:

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July. A splendid exmple of the art of the Egyptologist painter Lt. Col. Evelyn Engleheart may now be found in our British Watercolour Landscape section. Four paintings by Lucille Gilling have been added to our Canadian Watercolour landscape section and two to our Canadian watercolour Still Life section. Our significant "Canada 150" project, the Exploration of the Arctic and Northern Canada continues with more sections being added.

June. Our significant "Canada 150" project continues with more sections being added, together with a fascinating 1608 map of the Arctic by Quad, also a related item by John Gatonbe. A Naples market scene by Giacomo N. Pitto and other interesting Still life have been added to our European and Canadian painting sections.

May. Ten new paintings have been added to our Canadian Paintings in Oils section some of which are of museum quality. Also five new works to our Canadian Watercolour landscape section. Continuing Lord Russborough's Annex 'Canada 150 project' we have posted Sections 4 & 5 of our on-going collection of antique maps and prints pertaining to the Exploration of the Arctic and Northern Canada.

April. A new section Images with Dogs has been created within our Animal/Natural history section. An original sketch by James Houston drawn on location of the 1973 movie White Dawn may be found in our Canadian Watercolour Unclassified section.

March. Miss March has brought us a plethora of new paintings and prints: Samuel Prout's view of Venice in a splendid Jamaica-wood frame, also a B.W. Leader topographical view of the Severn Valley. To our Scottish Painting section, we have added a delightfully atmospheric early watercolour by Henry Raeburn Dobson - beautifully painted by a master of the genre. Two Dog paintings to our British Oil paintings -Unclassified section, one of which, 'Riley' was obviously painted with much affection for the artist's pet. The other a classic Cassell's of Terriers ratting. Two fine British watercolours have also been added: A confident work by Robert Yuill seemingly extolling the notion that, indeed "God is an Englishman" and a very collectable atmospheric landscape by Thomas Tayler Ireland of the Burnham Beeches.

February. A beautiful museum quality landscape by J.E. Meadows is a very fine addition to our British landscape in oil section. To our Contemporary Canadian printmaking we have added an example of the work of Fred. S. Haines.

 

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January. We begin the New Year with many new additions to our on-line presence, all of which are available for purchase. Firstly, Section III of our Exploration of The Arctic and Northern Canada - The Early Arctic Whale Fishery has now been posted and is available for purchase.
A collectable juvenalia image from the gilded age by Arthur Elsley.A charming domestic scene by Port Hope artist Phyllis Armour - Hertzberg depicting her rear garden. George Bruenech's depction of Canadian landmark Percé Rock, an A.M. Wickson Ontario vignette and the most sophisticated depiction of the field sport of Coursing that we have yet seen - all well worth taking a look at.

December, Three splendid Art Deco images have been added to our Contemporary European prints section, a Judaica image to our Contemporary American images and a fine contemporary etching of Canada's far north to the Contemporary Canadian prints section. Two European oils to our European paintings and a local Port Hope scene to our Canadian paintings in oils section. Section III of our Exploration of The Arctic and Northern Canada - The Early Arctic Whale Fishery has now been posted and is available for purchase.

November, Hot women resting and other images have been added to our David Roberts section, Also a great gift suggestion to Canadian watercolours and one of a charming Golden Lion Tamarin or Golden Marmoset to our Birds & Animals Natural history section.

October, A fine painting of a Pheasant rising over an Autumnal landscape by ARCA. artist Winchell Price, not seen since 1941, may now be found in our Canadian paintings in oil section.To our British Marine watercolours section we have added a lively work by Hugh Pepper of Dolphins at play.

September, To our American painting section, has been added a fine landscape by Hugh Bolton Jones, set in its original period frame this would make a fine addition to any living room.

August, An interesting addition to our Canadian map section is the Crutchley Ca. 1857 map of the NE. USA. & the Canadas. We have also added more fine Canadian works by H.O.McAvoy to our Canadian paintings in oil section.

July, We are fortunate in having discovered a number of paintings by a contemporary of the Group of Seven, Harold Otto McAvoy which come to us through the executrix of his estate so they have never been seen on the market. He exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy during the 1940's and other examples of his work may be found in the National Gallery of Canada. So this is a opportunity to add an example to your collection. Our Canadian paintings in watercolour section also has a fine addition in the work of Lucius O'Brien the founding president of the Royal Canadian Academy. This is a good example of his mature style and depicts a pefect harmony of nature. Also added, to our Canadian map section are, a bound collection of early Canadian geological plans by Sir W. Logan and A. Murray depicting in intimate detail the region between Lake Huron (Georgian Bay) and the Ottawa river including the headwaters of the Trent -Severn waterway and the 'land in-between'.

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June, Is the month that the Waterloo Banquet was held, we are pleased to offer a very scarce and exceptionally fine 1846 engraving after Salter's monumental painting, currently the only copy for sale in Canada. a full description may be found in our Military interest  or Wellington 2 sections. Now, within our Military index Lady Butler section may be found another varient of her Balaclava the return

May, A busy month, for a new section First Nations has been added to our home page index, wherin three splendid photogravures of Native Indians by the famous ethnologist and photographer E.S. Curtis, also three iconic images of the Metis, Riel or North-West rebellions, may be found. Within our Canadian oil painting section may be found a contemporary painting of Toronto sunbathers by Tom Campbell and in our Canadian un-classified watercolour section another work by J.J. Holland.We have also added five more splendid examples of contemporary American printmaking.

April, J.N.Bellin's scarce 1764 map of Nouvelle France òu Canada. An inexpensive oil painting depicting American Woodland Indians hunting fish with bow & arrow has been added to our American Paintings section. We are pleased to announce that Section Two of our Exploration of the Arctic and Northern Canada collection has now been posted to our website and is available for purchase.Other interesting items including Curtis Indians will be aded shortly.

March, An etherial Plein Air painting typical of the palette of the painter James Lawson Wingate, may now be found in our Scottish paintings. We have added seven more examples of splendid contemporary American printmaking, and a rather beautiful 16th cent. Spanish Illuminated Legal manuscript to our Manuscript section under Omnium Gatherum.

February, After a technological upgrade during January, we start the year of the Monkey with the addition of six scenes from the Life of Lord Nelson. We have finally been able to lay our hands on some more copies of the popular Canadian Immigration posters so a limited number are available from stock.

December,We are in the process of creating a section for Contemporary American Prints soon to be posted on our site. A timeless nineteenth century sepia wash sketch of fashionable early-Victorian "Eastbourne"attributed to Col. William Markham may now be found in our British Watercolour landscape section.

November. We have now added the first part of a major collection to our website that being The Exploration of the Arctic and Northern Canada section one: Samuel Hearne and Fort Prince of Wales it will take us many months to post the entire collection, but two sections may now be viewed via our Arctic Exploration index. Also may be seen there is a unique Arctic Quartet pertaining to the search for Sir John Franklin To our Lady Butler military section are also two new additions  the reduced version of The Roll Call and Quatre Bras which we feature in this months newsletter. Further we have just added four interesting 18th. Century Methods of Hunting to our Sporting Section.

October. The handsome landscape of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran by Buchanan may now be seen in our Scottish paintings section. A fine view of the Battle of Alma with its original posting tube has been added to the Crimea listings of our Military section, as has the Charge of the Light Brigade. To our Royaly section a scarce Toronto printed portrait of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra has been added plus a real rarity, the Pennell view of the Coronation of George V, one of just 30 copies.

September. Two splendid watercolours additions to our British Watercolour landscape section 7. The master painter William Collingwood-Smith has beautifully rendered these scenes, one of which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. A new section has been aded to our Antique Prints,  containing collectable prints by Baxter & Le blond. A charming portrait entitled 'The Little Midshipman' by Eleanor Milner after Wilson Nesbit may be found in our naval section.

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August. Images of the splendid Jubilee carnival pageant for Emperor Fanz Joseph I & Empress Elizabeth held in Vienna 27 April 1879 may now be found in our theatre section. Another fine image by Canadian contemporary print maker David Blackwood has now been added.

July. In celebration of Canada Day a fine July landscape may now be found amid our Canadian watercolour landscape paintings, In celebration of American Independence Day A picnic on the fourth of July after Lilly Spencer has been added to our Omnium section also a fine early 18th. Cent. view by Kip & Knyff of a now restored English country garden to our Architecture section.

June. A fine Scottish painting,with a twist, by Alex Fraser, also a handsome landscape of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran by Buchanan may now be seen on our Scottish paintings section.An interesting Hungarian wine region landscape by Ignác Ujváry has been added to our European Landscape section. The scarce emotional etching 'A sacrifice'-only a woman's hair. has now been aded to our Omnium section

May. A 1969 signed photograph of Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean kneeling beside the lunar module Intrepid has been added to our Space flight Autographs section. A fine watercolour of The Chateau de Lerici, Spezia , home town of P. & Mary Shelley, may now be found amid our European Landscape section. A good example of the highly collectable Canadian artist Hilton Hassell has been added to our Canadian Oil painting section. A splendid, most topical, caricature on the rising price of beer and the cost of war is an addition to our caricature section, Plus a scarce portrait of King Wiliam IV to our Royalty section.

April. Two framed autographed pages of the first draft of Farley Mowat's 1988 book The Farfarers with corrections and manuscript additions, giving an  insight into the mind of the author have been added to our Manuscript section.

March. A rare and interesting genuine find has just been posted to our Military Interest section, an original 3rd - 2nd century B.C. Roman Gladius (Short Sword), such items are rarely seen outside of museums and we are pleased to offer this one available for purchase.   Sir Luke Fildes iconic image 'The Doctor' and an 1851 illustration of The Arterial System have been added to our Medical section. A 1950's birds-eye perspective watercolour of houses on Cottingham St. Toronto is newly added to our Canadian Watercolour landscapes section.

February. We have just acquired the highly desirable Four Tallis Maps of Canada, this set oft' referred to as the last of the decorative 19th cent. British maps, has been delicately hand tinted, and is framed. As a set they are now hard to find and are considered a cornerstone of any Canadian map collection. George Morland's scarce image of Dancing Dogs may now be found within our Natural History section and would make a fine addition to any collection of Georgian prints.

January. We begin the year with the addition of a fine early watercolour painting by David Blackwood also an interesting landscape composition work by the obscure American artist Eliza Robertson which is well worth taking a look at. Sir Peter Scott's 'Shovelers taking to wing' has also been posted.

December. The 11th. item to be added to our Napoleonic section is a fine example of the scarce image 'C'est l'Empereur' the original painting of which is in Toronto. To our Poster section five examples including two finely printed original Pears Soap Annual from 1905 have been added. Today these are avidly sought by collectors, so don't miss out on this opportunity to acquire them.

November. New additions this month see the start of our new Arctic section being added to our Antique Print section. From our collection we have addded a unique Arctic quartet of an image that has come to symbolize 19th.cent. Arctic exploration and the search for Sir John Franklin. A handsome 19th. century American landscape in a fine period frame to our American painting section.

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October. Has already proved to be a busy month, with a scarce image of Queen Alexandra
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- a really great image for dog lovers and Royalty collectors alike, being added to our Natural History  and Royalty  sections. Also to our Royalty site, have been added four splendid images to the House of Saxe-Coburg section, including a unique Queen Victoria Jubilee appliqué. To the House of Hanover section, portraits of King William IV and a scarce caricature of the Prince Regent are new additions. A fine example of the watercolour skill of Joseph Thomas Rolph may now be found in our Canadian Watercolour  section, along with Cape St. Francis by David Blackwood. An early David Blackwood artist's proof of Spring has been added to our Contemporary Collectable Canadian prints section. To our European Landscape Painting section, an intriguing allegorical oil painting by the Sweedish artist Reiman has been added.

September. A most attractive Botanical study of summer flowers, which include a secret love message, may now be found in our British Watercolour still life section. A fine Edwardian portrait by Royal Academician artist Francis Dodd has been added to our British Watercolour Portraits section and two charming life drawings studies by Neil Lovisco to our American paintings page. An image of the notorious folk hero Dick Turpin has been added to our Caricature section.

August. We will be continuing to add Napoleonic items to our website this month and have just put up the very rare Battle of Waterloo 'Wellington's moment of victory'. Also take a look at the handsome image of HMS.Victory in our naval section.

July. The classic movie poster for Abel Gance's 1927 masterpeice - Napoléon as preformed in 1981 has been added to our poster collection. Whilst on the subject of Napoleon, we are in the process this month of adding some 15 items to our Napoleonic section,under our Military history index,including the much sought Napoleon on board the Bellerophon as he surrenders to Great Britain. Also don't miss the delightful pair of Louis XVI French wedding caricatures in our caricature section.

June. We have recently acquired a small collection of Canadian WWII. Prisoner of War correspondence from Stalag Luft III from which The Great Escape through tunnel 'Harry' was made, we are pleased to post two examples from the collection, with some scarce copies of German propaganda PoW newspaper to come. Such PoW items rank high on the list of WWII collectables and we are pleased to offer them for purchase.To our Contemporary Canadian print section we add another David Blackwood, a rare Honoris Causa image of 'Man warning two Boys'.

May. To our British Royalty section we have added an exceptional painting of Prince Albert, the Prince Consort,painted just four years after his marriage. A scarce colour portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria at her first attendance at the theatre since ascending the throne. Both have been added to our House of Saxe-Coburg section and will make a fine addition to any collection of Royalty items. Whilst touching on the subject of performing arts, three eighteenth century images from the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery have been added to our Theatre section. and to our Military Interest section the Alma Mater of the Dukies -R.M.A.

April. Additional items have been added to our Collectable Autographs section, a quick link to which may be accessed via our Omnium Gatherum page index. Ten charming and humorous illustrations by John Leech to The Comic History of England 1848, have been added to the Caricatures section.

March. We continue to add to our Military section wherein the, now again very topical, splendid image of Balaclava during the Crimean war may be found. Also new, is the iconic Death of General Wolf and Capture of Quebec to our Seven Years War section. Two interesting images were added to the Military Interest section including the Death of the U.S. Continental army hero Gen. Richard Montgomery


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February. We have added a new section to our Military section with items pertaining to the Seven Years War 

January 2014.The tragedy of Canada's greatest maritime disaster is related with the purchase of The Empress of Ireland which has been added to our Canadiana section we also have another poster of the ship, not on our website. Due to a recent downsizing two paintings that were formerly sold are now back on the market J.Warren Gray's Eastern Canadian Landscape and T. Mower Martin The artist's young dogs at play. You can find their details under Canadian paintings in oils, sections 2 & 3.

December.The latter part of November and into this month has seen additions to our Boer War and Waterloo sections. A great pair of suppressed bedroom scenes by Hogarth may be found within our Caricatures section. For Royal watchers, a unique series of original photographs and other collectable memorabelia pertaining to the Royal Tour of Canada and the USA.in 1939 plus a  scarce Edward VII corornation souvenir of may now be found in our British Royalty sections. We take this opportunity to thank you our website patrons, and wish peace, health and happiness to you for the festive season.

November. Check out the images of the lively Jack Russell by J.Y. Carrington, the pair are a great buy. An eastern townships landscape has been added to our Canadian oils section, plus a fine floral to our European Still life oils section. A very handsome portrait of the Russian ambassador extraordinairé to the late 18th.century French court.

October. Among the many new additions to our gallery this month is a serene watercolour by the master of marine light, Charles E. Hannaford is a fine addition to our British Marine Watercolours Paintings depicting places in the Isle of Man do not often come on the market we are pleased to have added a fine example to our British Watercolour Landscape section of Castle Rushen one of the finest surviving mediæval castles in the realm. Also an interesting small Canadian oil painting of Saint John NB.may be found in our Canadian Oil paintings section. For collectors of Royalty, Naval, and Collectable autographs this fine image of the young Prince Alfred as a midshipman, together with his autograph, is a real find. Some great dog images have been put up in our Natural History section.

September. Seven more scarce images by Philip Miller, the curator of London's Chelsea Physic Garden, have been added to our botanical section.

August. Links to Edward King etchings and Langley Donges fixed. A richly embellished and extremely rare world map known as The Twelve Cæsars Map by the seminal Dutch cartographer C. J. Visscher has now been posted on our site. Visit our Antique Map Section.

July. One of the most attractive double hemisphere map of its era has been added to our Antique map section. A fine art deco series of London etchings after Edward King may now be found on our Architcture section. A fine Still Life to our Candian oils section and not just one but two recently discovered works by Langley Donges.     

June. Many new acquisitions this month, so keep an eye on this section as we post them to our web site. To our Sporting section a collection of scarce original Ballooning prints have been added. The entire collection of the originals were sold within a day, but the good news is that we do have reproductions available upon rquest. To our Canadian Watercolours -Unclassified section we have posted Tom Bjarnason's original painting of the Eastman E-2 float plane of which there is only one example of the aeroplane extant in Canada, this image was used on the cover of Canadian Aviation Historical Society magazine 1987. An interesting painting by Edwin Morris of historic Kingston, Ontario and another painting have been added to our Canadian Watercolour section. Francis Dodds, who's portraits may be found in the England's National Portrait Gallery, one is also now available for purchase from our British portraits in watercolour section.

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May. Aside from an interesting contemporary Canadian limited edition print of the N.W.Coast,we have added A collection of 18th. Century Battle plans pertaining to the War of the Spanish Succession, the Thirty Years War, and the Duke of Marlborough's campaigns in Europe, also included is the plan of one of the most important battles in English military history and a great item for military tacticians.

April. In celebration of the arival of Spring we have added the complete set of eight Canadian birds by A. J. Casson, mint condition in its elaborate original binding. A recently discovered painting by Langley Donges has been added to our catalogue of Canadian paintings in oil.

March. To our British watercolour section we have added two intriguing military action paintings by a so far unidentifiable artist with monogram JH. and to our sporting autographs two signed photographs of the iconic Muhammad Ali at the height of his prowess.

February. With Oscar fever in the air we have a treat for collectors of entertainment world signed photographs, we have recently acquired 22 autographed photographs of Hollywood stars of yester-year. From the dawn of the Age of Romanticism we have added a fine Alpine view to our Topographical views section. Also to our Military section under Waterloo two scarce images after Dighton, signed by the Duke of Wellington.

January 2013. This new year's first newsletter highlights Keddleston Hall, Derbyshire  (location for the film The Duchess) from our collection of Vitruvius Britannicus, also a new addition to our Canadian paintings in oils.  We have created new section of Topographical views beginning with an original pull of Benjamin Leader's original Chine Colle view Surrey Pines.

December. A manuscript transcription by Sir Walter Scott of Lord Byron's poem is now available through our Manuscripts section also an interesting Italian painting addition may be viewed in our European landscapes. Indeed, it has been a year full of interesting additions and with that we wish all our clients and patrons a happy festive season, a joyous Christmas and we look forward to assiting you with your gift giving selection and collecting into the New Year.

October & November. We have created a new section under Canadiana being Contemporary Collectable Canadian Prints beginning with a fine image by David Blackwood. To our Canadian watercolour section has been added a fine Paul Caron painting.We have also added two interesting marine photographs, one being of the world's largest schooner, plus two splendid portraits of racehorses by Maj. G.D. Giles to our British Oils unclassified section.

August & September. Whilst we take a much needed short holiday, take a look at the scarce image of an R.N.L.I. life boat in action added to our Naval & Maritime section, also the soulfull image of a dog, being Landseer's Retriever and the "The Most Famous engravings of the 18th. Century. For those familiar with Cecil Aldin's splendid and humerous caricatures we have added a cracking pair. And for those who have been to Britain recently particularly for events on the river Thames and enjoyed its liquid history, take a look at this scarce map.

July. A busy month, what with additions to the family picture, with the arrival of my first Grandson! Further additions to British Marine watercolours and three items to our British Royaly House of Saxe-Coburg.

June. A pair of oil paintings that provide a valuable link in racehorse portraiture were added to our British oils - unclassified section also for collectors of Welsh paintings we have posted a watercolour to British Watercolour landscapes and a Bavarian landscape to European Landscapes.

May. A number of new keenly priced paintings have been addted to our Canadian watercolour landscapes and marine sections also Canadian paintings in oil scroll down the sections to locate them and see our current collection.

April. Our monthly news letters are becoming increasingly popular and requests to join our free e-mail subscription list has increased considerably. Should you wish to have your name added to that list please contact us.  Again, please don't forget to mention your specific areas of interest. Two very rare items have just been added: The first depiction of a cricket match in print ever, and a foundation map of Canadian cartography  Also, to our European Marine Paintings section a splendid and lively seascape of fishing boats in a heavy squall by Pieter Dommersen.

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March. A series of images of childhood has been added to our new Juvenalia section and some splendid maps of Ireland from the Elizabeathean and Georgian eras, to our Antique Maps of the British Isles section.

February. A splendid animal portrait by Thomas Mower Martin RCA and founder of the OSA., of his pet Shelie dog has been added to Canadian Paintings in Oils. Earlier in that section you can find a painting of both the artist's pets when they were puppies. This is a lovely painting for dog lovers.

January 2012 A busy start to the new year has seen additions to our Fine Art selection. In British watercolours an exquisite small portrait by Hawkins; to European Landscapes, a small Dumarchey. A quirky asymmetrical MA.J.Fortier to Canadian oils.
At last our Preforming arts section is up, with some interesting delights for Dance, Ballet, Music and Theatre lovers including a scarce Nijinsky Gala poster and a very rare 1825 Handbill from Drury Lane Theatre being an exceptionally rare find for David Roberts collectors.
For collectors of items pertaining to the Napoleonic era, a number of prints relating to the Battle of the Nations have been added.
Further if you would like to be added to our mailing list for our new monthly news letter please contact us, Please don't forget to mention your specific areas of interest.

December2011, We continue to add pictures & autographs to our Autographs section including some iconic and rare items to our Flight and Space Travel section.

November, There are now six sections of collectable autographs put up. See our Autographs Index page.
Just in time for holiday gift giving we had added the first section of very collectable Autographs; Pop Culture,Entertainment,Show business. Many other sections are in the works, a hint of which may already be seen on our Autographs index page. Please contact us should you wish further details on any of these items as each comes with full documentation and certificate of authentication.

October, Under the Performing Arts heading we have now added a number of scarce and choice Ballet and Dance items for the collector.

August & Sept, we reorganized our home page to accomodate a much larger temporary index as we work behind the scenes to redesign the home page. Further research into the Lincoln Manuscript receipt (see May) has determined that it is in fact a clever forgery, in all probability by the hand of Joseph Cosey ca. 1910, it has since been withdrawn from sale.

July, As part of our expanding Manuscript and Autograph collection we have added an original letter written by Charles Dickens the year he published A Christmas Carol.

June, For lovers of Fine Art we have posted some fine paintings from our recently acquired gallery stock. A splendid British coastal marine, A exceptional watercolour example of the work of contemporary of the Canadian Group of Seven, Joachim Gautier; together with an McGillivery-Knowles oil and three collectable examples of paintings by American artists.

May, A rare Abraham Lincoln item has been added to our manuscripts page, which now has a enlarged index which includes our Napoleon letter. We are informed that we are the first to have translated and discovered its significance in over a century.

April, You will find the truly splendid original hand coloured mixed-media engraving Balaclava 25 Oct.1854 by F.Stacpoole after the painting by Lady Butler. One ofonly a handful of copies in Canada, it will make a fine addition to any military collection, and particullarly those of Crimean battles. Two more Napoleonic items have been added the seige of Ratisbon and a manuscript letter from Napoleon.

 

March, We have added the first of a number of Napoleonic items from a recently acquired wonderful collection of Manuscripts and autographs. Marshal Ney Waterloo dispatch.

February, As Military history is one of our larger sections, we have now added a new and improved Military History Index page.

January 2011, Another year, and in keeping with the tradition of Hollywood new year movie realeases we have just posted our most ambitious mini movie to date. View it on our Lord Russborough's Annex Face book page, or Johannes Kip architecture page.

December 2010, the second in our series of mini movies has now been posted on our Boarding school Education page. We take this opportunity to wish all our clients a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays.

November, the first of a number of mini movies animating some of the interesting items available through our gallery or website has been posted view it on the Elopement page.

October, Lord Russborough's Annex is now on Face book.

September, A scarce item of Napoleonic interest pertaining to the Siege of Leipzig has been added.

August, For those with an interest in the history of South Africa we have added a fine 1909 watercolour of historical record. Click on Fine Art then South African painting

June /July, For any of you that attended boarding school or an English Public School, you might be interested to see the rare pair of images  Black Monday and Dulce Domum now available for purchase, as they are sure to evoke memories. They should be of interest to any one in the field of education and particularly those graduates of Abingdon & Stamford schools, not to mention Old Wykehamists.

June, Just discovered a fascinating Frond of WW1 amusing post cards satirizing the Germans and  very scarce greeting cards pertaining to the Canadian 35 Battalion.

May, As our site has grown we have listened to your pleas and have now added a search engine in order to make your navigation easier to find items directly both within our site and related pages.

March/April, We have been streamlining the site behind the scenes. For lovers everywhere we have posted the consummate Elopement prints. It is worth reading the story behind these splendid images as it makes the images come alive. They can be accessed by clicking Antique prints, at the top of the left panel of our Home page. Then via the sub headings on the Antique Prints page, or either the Coaching or Elopement links. Click on the titles if you wish to see enlargements. These wonderful images are original 19th. century hand tinted images, not re strikes. They would make great gifts.

February, Is Painting month and we have so far posted five works by American painters including two fine works by H. Peabody Flagg. We have also posted some works by Canadian artists including a fine Winchell Price

January 2010, A new decade begins with the the posting of another popular collectable poster from decades past. For Royalty loyalists and enthusiasts alike, a grand collection of Commemorative Coronation Special Issues is now available. And for those who have an interest in Renaissance woodcuts we have posted not just one, but two Dürer's, including a proof of the Angel with the key to the bottomless pit.

December2009, A busy month with encouraging signs that we are coming out of the recession This is the first christmas that sales from our web site overtook sales from the gallery. We did manage to post a beautifully composed view of Bethlehem. This view normally sells for over Cdn $1500, due to damage & repair we dropped the price to just Cdn $300 providing a splendid opportunity to acquire an what is still an original Roberts image at a great price.

October & November, Whilst most of the last couple of months have been spent in assembling and cataloguing a collection of new items for our annual winter show (hard to believe that this will be our twentieth at our Port Hope location) we have posted a fine map of Canada's Great Lakes 1749 during the French regime, and somewhat over twenty David Roberts

September, As we all start to emerge from the global economic downturn some really scarce items the have not been seen for many years are being offered to specialist dealers, who in turn are posting them on their web sites. The savvy collector knows that this is the time to snap up these rarities before the prices start to climb once again. We have just added another rare item for Map lovers - A large Birds-eye view of Winnipeg, Manitoba at the height of its boom era.

August, A rare treat for map lovers with the addition of the magnificent four conjoined sheet map of A NEW MAP OF NORTH AMERICA with the WEST INDIA ISLANDS... as large scale maps are becoming increasingly scarce. Also a 1657 double hemisphere map of the world, showing North America as the Island of Atlantis. Plus a rare map and really scarce print pertaining to the Seven Years War in Canada.

June/July, We have now begun the process of posting our David Roberts inventory, it will take some time to get them all up, so please inquire if you have an area of interest (see the separate index for Holy land and Egypt on the Roberts page.
Many believed that Jerusalem was the center of the universe, indeed the curious votive vase marking the center may be seen in this image (click link), so it is with Jerusalem that we have begun, followed by Bethlehem. Each image is keenly priced to enable first time collectors to enjoy these exquisite images, and every purchased image comes with an extensive catalogue description and is guaranteed 100% authentic.

May, has also seen the addition of a fine view of London's Horse Guards to our Military Interest pages.

Throughout April and May we have been working on preparing more examples from our extensive inventory of David Roberts views of the Holy Land and Egypt. We shall be posting them shortly.

February has seen the re design of our home page and the bringing to the fore the specialty services that we offer as we have received many requests for conservation of works of art, and others have sought appraisal of their collection.We have also made the addition to our Sporting images the quintessential Polo image.


To our Architecture pages, in late January2009,we added an example of a rare colour wood engraving by Arthur Rigden Read
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Within our eclectic Omnium Gatherum pages you shall now find the addition of some rare Dürer woodcuts.

In our Manuscripts, selection you may find another fine leaf from a Ca.1425 A Book of Hours
Recently we added to our military collection an extensive selection of Lady Butler war art and original images of Ogden, United States Army uniforms.


Additions have also been made to the extract from our Botanical print collection,

In December2008, we reorganized our Fine art section into categories with indices

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