5 Tea Facts from the Eighteenth Century
18th C Art / 18th C Society / Eighteenth Century / Europe / History / Paintings

5 Tea Facts from the Eighteenth Century

Tea was an important commodity in the eighteenth century. As I’ve read more than my fair share of tea-related historical research over the last few months, I thought I’d share five of my favourite tea facts from the eighteenth century. When tea was first introduced to England it was drunk out of small, round bowls … Continue reading

William Redmore Bigg’s Poor Old Woman’s Comfort
18th C Art / 18th C Interiors / 18th C Society / Eighteenth Century / History / Paintings / Women

William Redmore Bigg’s Poor Old Woman’s Comfort

  This intriguing painting was created by prolific genre painter William Redmore Bigg in the 1790s. The painting was put on display at the Royal Academy of Art in 1793 with the title, Poor Old Woman’s Comforts. William Redmore Bigg was well known for his moralistic depictions of country life, he often chose to paint … Continue reading

Palacio Real de Madrid
18th C Art / 18th C Interiors / 18th C Society / Eighteenth Century / Europe / History / Travel

Palacio Real de Madrid

I recently returned from a trip to the lovely city of Madrid and was taken aback by how much I enjoyed my time there. I think Madrid is sometimes over shadowed by the allure of Barcelona, which attractively pairs culture and history with beaches and clubs. However, I loved Madrid and was already thinking about … Continue reading