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 –
from ‘The Landscape’
A Didactic Poem in three books, addressed to Uvedale Price, esq (1794) by Richard Payne Knight
Thomas Gainsborough. ‘Beech Trees at Foxley, Herefordshire’. Pencil on paper. 1760.