Wednesday, July 17, 2013

John Pettie

John Pettie (1839-1893) was a Scottish painter who spent most of his career in England. He became a member of the Royal Academy in 1866 and a full academician in 1874. 

 An Arrest for Witchcraft in the Olden Time (1886)
 Bonnie Prince Charlie (1892)
[there are literally hundreds of songs about this guy]
 Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1889)
[this guy is better known as H. Rider Haggard, author of 
Victorian adventure novels, the best known of which is She]
 The Proposal (1869)
 The Scene in the Temple Garden from Henry VI, Part 1 (1871; engraving 1874)
[a depiction of the beginning of the Wars of the Roses]
The Vigil (1884)
 Two Strings To Her Bow (1882)

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