Poems and Paintings of Herefordshire and Neighbouring Marches

Selected by Jonathan Lumby

Following The Warlow Experiment it has been difficult to find an apt follow up.

It was by chance a customer ordered ‘Poems and Paintings of Herefordshire and Neighbouring Marches’, a glorious collection of paintings and poetry of the Marches.

To whet your appetite here’s an extract from one of the poems:-

How best to bid the verdant Landscape rise

To please the fancy, and delight the eyes,

It’s various parts in harmony join

With art clandenstine, and conceal’d design;

To adorn, arrange – to seperate and select

With secret skil, and counterfeit neglect –

I sing.

from ‘The Landscape’

A Didactic Poem in three books, addressed to Uvedale Price, esq (1794) by Richard Payne Knight

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Thomas Gainsborough. ‘Beech Trees at Foxley, Herefordshire’. Pencil on paper. 1760.

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