Author Archives: Robert Jarman

Constable, Gainsborough, Turner: The Making of British Landscape

At the Royal Academy

8 December 2012  – 17 February 2013

Aside from its blockbuster, coffer-filling exhibitions, the RA often offers little stocking-filler exhibitions – usually small, low-budget, bijou shows, drawn from their own collection.

Now that the surprisingly successful Bronzes exhibition has finished and before they open their next big blockbuster, Manet’s Portraits (26 January – 14 April), they have a charming, if slightly academic, exhibition in the opulently gilded John Madekski Rooms and two adjacent rooms. All the works come from the RA’s own collection, though they have never been shown together and many are little known.
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John Constable The Leaping Horse

This is, of necessity, a very subjective list, and I have not shot on all these shoots, but I have shot on some of them (marked *), and have taken into account the views and opinions of people who know far more about shooting than I ever will, and have been lucky enough to have shot on the shoots which I have not shot on.  So, the following list is a collaborative effort, and does not  claim to be a definitive list, but rather a personal selection.
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The Vintage Magazine welcomes the distinguished explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell as a regular contributor.

This is the first in a series of anecdotes and other stories from the career of one of Britain’s best loved explorers.


by John Blashford-Snell

Thanks to my Godfather, who had entertained His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie during his exile in Britain following the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, I was privileged to meet the Emperor on a number of occasions.
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Haille Selassie being presented with Lulette


Monday 17 September 2012, Goodwood

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated a record Goodwood Revival over the weekend, with all three days of the popular event selling out for the first time ahead of Revival Friday. The local manufacturer of super luxury motor cars hosted customers, prospects and VIPs and also entertained the thousands of visitors to the world’s most popular historic motor race meeting in true Rolls-Royce style.
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Rolls Royce at the Goodwood Revival

The sell-out 2012 Goodwood Revival achieved a record 146,000 attendees over the three day event (14th-16th September) in glorious Autumn sunshine.  Motor sport enthusiasts and retro-fashion fans flocked to Goodwood  to join in the fun and celebrations at the world’s largest historic motor race meeting, firmly establishing the Revival as the ‘must attend’ event of the year.
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AC Cobras credit Giles Babbidge

Gavin Gardiner Limited was established in 2006 to take over the running of Sotheby’s London based auctions of Fine Modern and Vintage Sporting Guns.

Already a leader in this competitive and diverse sector, Gavin Gardiner’s involvement with the London Gun trade and the International Sporting Gun Auctions can be traced back twenty five years.
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Boss & Co

Charles Lousada who died on July 30 certainly lived life to the full.  The well-known businessman and former High Sheriff of Bedfordshire was involved in various areas and at the time of his death at the age of 73 was a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the county.

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The next Live  Auction at Summers Place is on Tuesday October 23rd,  with a  Sealed bids Auction closing at 5pm Wednesday  October 24th

All items will be on view from  Friday 19th until the day of sale, from 10am-4pm

The October sale at Summers Place Auctions in association with Sotheby’s includes  an iconic bronze head by Dame Elisabeth Frink. It is the artist’s copy of  one of  four giant male heads each 4ft high originally commissioned in 1986  for the Montague Centre in Worthing, West Sussex .

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