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bassano (jacopo) - adoration des rois mages 1540 Edimbourg, National Galleries of Scotland.jpg


landseer (sir edwin) - Rent-Day In The Wilderness 1868 Edimbourg National Galleries of Scotland.jpg

James Eckford Lauder - James Watt And The Steam Engine (1855)

James Watt (1736-1819) is shown devising a major improvement to Glasgow University's inefficient Newcomen steam engine, an enhancement which he patented in 1769. Watt’s improved steam engine was more efficient and used pressurised steam to produced upwards and downwards power strokes. It totally eclipsed Newcomen’s engine. This history painting with a modern hero is unique in Lauder's ...
lauder (james eckford) - James Watt And The Steam Engine- The Dawn 1855 Edimbourg, National Galleries of Scotland.jpg

Sir William Quiller Orchardson - master baby (1886)

This informal study of the relationship between a mother and her baby makes a refreshing change from the sentimental interpretations of such subjects favoured by many contemporary Victorian artists. The baby is clearly fascinated by his mother's fan which is held teasingly above him. Orchardson based the scene on his own family life, using his wife, Ellen, and son Gordon, as models. The impression ...
ochardson (sir william quiller) - Master Baby 1886 Edimbourg, National Galleries of Scotland.jpg