Arthur Elsley

Arthur John Elsley (20 November 1860 – 19 February 1952) was an English painter of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, famous for his idyllic genre scenes of playful children and their pets. He achieved great popularity during his life and much of his work appeared in calendars, magazines and books.

Collecting Antique Vellum Indentures

"Indentures" are legal contracts, and are entirely written by hand (in English) on large sheepskins, in keeping with legal practice dating back to Medieval times. Today, these ancient British legal manuscripts are prized collector's items, and make impressive decorator accents when matted and framed. The top edge of the document shows the wavy, or "indented" margin that gives these documents their name; as a safeguard against counterfeiting, the copies given to all parties were placed together and cut in this margin in a wavy, irregular pattern, thus uniquely identifying the authenticity of each copy.

George Romney

George Romney (26 December 1734 – 15 November 1802) was an English portrait painter. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures – including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson.

Thomas Blinks

A Victorian painter in London whose specialty was hunting scenes, especially with dogs and horses. Blinks was the foremost Sporting and animal painter of his generation. Thomas Blinks exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1883 to 1910, and filled hunting scene commissions from King George V.

Alfred Benjamin Cole was an English landscape painter.  He was the son of esteemed landscape painter George Cole (1810 – 1883).  Alfred, originally from London, traveled and painted many Landscape