December 2021 Art Quiz (No. 18) Answer

Which pre-20th century artist, who often specialized in images of animals or flowers, is credited with being the father of modern wood engraving? (a)  Francis Barlow                            (b) Thomas Bewick (c)  Henry Bunbury                            (d)  Thomas Shotter Boys         Answer (b) Read More …

November 2021 Art Quiz (No. 17) Answer

TS Eliot worked on his poem ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ between 1910 and 1915, so it is contemporary with the portrait of Dr. Edward Wilson. About which Renaissance painter are people in the poem said to be talking? a) Carpaccio             b)  Caravaggio               c)  Leonardo                  d)  Michelangelo Read More …

August 2021 Art Quiz (No. 16) Answer

In our August 2021 group email, we pose the Art Quiz question: Which 19th century writer composed a long narrative poem entitled The Prisoner of Chillon, after visiting the castle and inscribing his name on the wall of the dungeon? (a) Percy Bysshe Shelley       (b) Emily Brontë (c) Mary Shelley                     (d) Lord Read More …

July 2021 Art Quiz (No. 15) Answer

‘Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham’; British School Photo credit: The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council In our July 2021 group email, we pose the Art Quiz question: To which classical order do the columns around the Pump Room belong? (a) Doric (b) Tuscan (c) Ionic (d) Corinthian       Answer: (c) Ionic – always Read More …

2021 AGM

Our 2021 AGM was held as a ‘virtual’ meeting on Thursday 1 July, 7 pm.  For details and the agenda, please click here. To view the draft minutes from the 2020 AGM, click here. To view the Accounts, click here. To view the Chair’s report, click here.