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Vintage Art

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    Vintage Art

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    I like vintage art.

    Yesterday I bought a nice framed print of this at an estate sale for $5.










    I had never seen this print before, so I looked it up on line.

    It is by Victorian artist, Charles Burton Barber.

    http://fiveminutehistory.com/victori...dren-and-pets/

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    The Victorian period is very interesting.
    It was sentimental but also a time of impressive social reforms, especially regarding the welfare of children.
    I think this painting expresses that sentimentality and a concern for the feelings of a little child.
    We still think of a powerful man as a born leader
    and a powerful woman as an anomaly - Margaret Atwood.

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    yep picture fetched over half a million US dollars at christies 11 years ago!

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    You might like the works of John Singer Sargent.

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