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Edward Armitage (b 20 May 1817 in London; d 24 May 1896 in Tunbridge Wells) was an English painter whose work focussed on historical, classical and biblical subject-matter. In 1836 Armitage enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, where he studied under the history painter, Paul Delaroche, who at that time was at the height of his fame. Armitage was one of four students selected to assist Delaroche with the fresco Hemicycle in the amphitheatre of the Palais des Beaux-Arts, when he reputedly modelled for the head of Masaccio. Whilst still in Paris, he exhibited Prometheus Unbound in 1842, which a contemporary critic described as 'well drawn but brutally energetic'. Tunbridge Wells (officially Royal Tunbridge Wells) is a Wealden town in west Kent in England, just north of the border with East Sussex. ... cole des Beaux Arts refers to several art schools in France. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur Tossed by the waves, she does not founder Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Département Paris (75) Région ÃŽle-de-France Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (PS) City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 86. ... Hippolyte Delaroche, commonly known as Paul (July 17, 1797 - November 4, 1856), French painter, was born in Paris. ... Fresco by Dionisius representing Saint Nicholas. ...

In 1843 Armitage returned to London, where he entered the competition for the decoration of the new Houses of Parliament at Westminster, the old Houses of Parliament having been destroyed by fire in 1834. To organise and oversee this project, a Select Committee of the House of Commons had been appointed in 1841, the President of which was Queen Victoria's new Consort, Prince Albert. Decorations were to be executed in fresco and were to illustrate subjects from British history or from the works of Spencer, Shakespeare or Milton. Competitions were held for appropriate designs ('cartoons'), with a number of leading artists commissioned to take part. The first competition entries were unveiled in Westminster Hall in the summer of 1843 and attracted considerable attention from the public. Armitage's cartoon, The Landing of Julius Caesar in Britain, secured one of the three first prizes of £300. He won a further prize in 1845 in a subsequent Westminster competition for his cartoon The Spirit of Religion. Although neither of these cartoons was ever executed in fresco, Armitage did execute two frescoes in the Poet's Gallery off the Upper Waiting Hall. These were The Thames and its Tributaries (also referred to as The Personification of the Thames) (1852), from the poetry of Alexander Pope, and The Death of Marmion (1854), from Sir Walter Scott's poem. Unfortunately for all the artists involved, it soon became apparent that the use of fresco was ill-suited to the atmosphere of nineteenth century London and many frescoes started to disintegrate almost as soon as they were completed. This may refer to the: British Houses of Parliament. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Prince Albert piercing Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence Prince Albert of Monaco Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Prince Albert National Park, Canada Prince Albert in a Can This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Fresco by Dionisius representing Saint Nicholas. ... There are several articles about different Spencers, first or surname, in the Wikipedia. ... William Shakespeare—born April 1564; baptised April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616 (O.S.), May 3, 1616 (N.S.)—has a reputation as the greatest of all writers in English. ... Milton is the name of a number of places: In the United States of America: Milton, Delaware Milton, Florida Milton, Illinois Milton, Indiana Milton, Iowa Milton, Kentucky Milton, Maine Milton High School in Alpharetta, GA Milton, Massachusetts Milton, New Hampshire Milton (town), New York (in Saratoga County) Milton, Ulster County... Alexander Pope, an English poet best known for his Essay on Criticism and Rape of the Lock Pope, circa 1727. ... For the first Premier of Saskatchewan see Thomas Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott (August 14, 1771 - September 21, 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe. ...

In 1847 Armitage won a £500 first prize for his oil painting The Battle of Meanee, which was subsequently purchased by Queen Victoria. This was said to have been carefully researched, Sir Charles Napier (who played a prominent role at Meanee) having lent Armitage his own sketches of the locality. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

In 1848 Armitage exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy when he showed Henry VIII and Catherine Parr and Trafalgar. He continued to send regular contributions most years until his death. This article refers to an art institution in London. ...

In 1855 he visited the Crimea and Asia Minor, where he collected subjects for two of his pictures: The Stand of the Guards at Inkerman and The Heavy Cavalry Charge at Balaclava, which were shown at the French gallery of the art dealer, Ernest Gambart, in the spring of 1856. Motto: Процветание в единстве - Prosperity in unity Anthem: Нивы и горы твои волшебны, Родина - Your fields and mounts are wonderful, Motherland Capital Simferopol Largest cities Simferopol, Eupatoria, Kerch, Theodosia, Yalta Official language Ukrainian. ... Anatolia (Greek: ανατολη anatole, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to the Asian portion of Turkey. ...

Armitage was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1867, a full member in 1872 and in 1875 he was appointed Professor and Lecturer on painting. Some of his most distinguished works are The Remorse of Judas (1866) (Tate Collection, London), St Francis before Pope Innocent III (1859) (Fresco originally in Church of St John the Evangelist, Islington. Later replaced by painting Institution of the Franciscan Order, 1887), The Burial of a Christian Martyr (1885, untraced), Festival of Esther (1865) (Royal Academy, London) and Herod's Birthday Feast (1868) (Guildhall, London). His lectures given before the Royal Academy were later published as "Lectures on Painting" (London, 1883). Judas (יהודה Jew, Standard Hebrew Yəhuda, Tiberian Hebrew Yəhûḏāh) is the name of several men in late Jewish and New Testament history. ...



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