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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:27 am 
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Photobucket are really taking the piss !


In plain words, what does this mean?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:24 am 
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pudinka wrote:
I wish I spoke Irish...

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Photobucket are really taking the piss !


In plain words, what does this mean?

In this case not Irish, but cockney rhyming slang.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taking_the_piss

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:07 am 
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I took the etching in to be reframed today, and after taking it out of the crumbling old frame we found some interesting information that was previously hidden, including a date (1857) and a title ('The Piper'). Perhaps most interesting though is the name of the artist who produced the etching, Edward Goodall (1795-1870). Edward was the father of Frederick Goodall, the painter of the original painting, 'The Irish Piper' on which the etching is based.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:33 am 
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Another old etching I picked up recently. This one is of a pastoral piper, and dates to 1881. The etching was done by French artist Adolphe Lalauze, and is based on an original painting by Scottish painter Erskine Nichol.

The first photo below is the print as removed from the old frame earlier today. You can see the additional artist information that was obscured in the original frame, shown in the second photo.

There is some damage but it should come out very nicely when remounted and framed.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:43 pm 
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That indeed is a very interesting and enjoyable find. Enjoyable in that it seems less contrived as a picture of 'life' some how, than other more recent images of pictures from antiquity... that is less contrived. Definitely one I haven't seen before.

Well done you for finding it, and putting it up here.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:31 pm 
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Definitely one I haven't seen before


It's widest circulation is probably it's use on the back of Pat McNulty's book of his own compositions, 'The piper's dream'.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:00 pm 
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Thank you, Mr. Gumby. That dredged up a mossy old memory. The third chanter I ever saw, in 1978, was a McNulty, of Glasgow, complete with keywork and windcap made of aircraft grade 'aluminium'. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:09 pm 
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Another exciting recent auction acquisition of mine. A 19th century oil painting attributed to the English painter Edward Robert Smythe (1810-1899).

If there is interest I will get prints made again to sell to benefit the South Wales Uilleann Pipers.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:31 am 
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There will be disappointment of sorts at NPU. I know they were hoping to get that one

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Just collected the painting this afternoon. It’s a beautiful piece. Colours are more vibrant than in the photos.

Actually NPU was very supportive of my acquiring it for my collection, and I'm very grateful for their friendship. This painting along with the rest of my collection will be donated to the club eventually, so I am just a temporary custodian of these lovely things.

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