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Robert Polhill Bevan 1865-1925

Artists Inspired by Nature – Robert Polhill Bevan 1865-1925

Another of my occasional posts on ‘Artists Inspired by Nature’. I first came across Robert Bevan’s paintings while researching for my two semi-historical non-fictional short stories set in South East Cornwall. He is the Great Grandfather of Patrick Baty, historian of architectural paint and colour. Patrick gave credence to my thoughts on the historical origins of colour and it’s use in paints, central to my stories.

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The Yellowhammer

The Yellowhammer - Cameos of Birdlife #12

The Yellowhammer and his song has become embedded in our cultural memory and rural heritage. Immortalised by Beethoven and Enid Blyton.

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The Whitethroat

Leo Paul Robert: Whitethroat

The Whitethroat - Cameos of Birdlife #11

Walking up our lane this morning a Whitethroat sang from deep within summer drifts of hawthorn and cow parsley ...

A rather crackly recording by Ludwig Koch from 1936.

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