After nearly ten years of faithful service, we thought it was finally time to replace our old website with a slicker and more advanced version.
We have been working very hard on the new website over the last few months and hope that you will find your experience with it both user-friendly and enjoyable. Do let us know if you have any comments or feedback.
As you will see, we have added some new categories including Bairnsfather Ware, Commemorative Art, Commemorative Ware, Firearms & Equipment, Photographs and Puzzles & Games. And we now have the ability to add new items to the website at regular intervals.
Here are some new features -
News - there is a News page which will be updated regularly.
Articles - do have a look at our collection of articles. We hope you will enjoy reading them and we will be adding to the collection at frequent intervals. Just go to the drop-down menu for Articles at the top of the page and make your selection. Some of the articles contain images that have already been sold - but there are still some items for sale.
Art - you will see a list of categories to choose from in the drop-down menu. This list also appears on the left-hand side of the page once you have selected your category.
Artists Index - this contains an alphabetical list of artists whose work is in stock.
Links - this contains links to other sites of interest and a list of our clients.
If you want to search for an item by Stock Number, just use the Search box which appears on every page.
Wish List - this is a new concept for us. Do try it ! When you have completed your selection, either for purchase or further information, go to the top of the page and click the Wish List tab. You will then find your items ready and waiting for you with further instructions as to what to do next.
We intend to add other features such as a blog site, and audio of David talking about various pieces of art on the website in the not too distant future.
We hope you enjoy exploring the David Cohen Fine Art website.
Do have a look at this wonderful collection of Private Hill's work. He studied at Lambeth School of Art, St. Oswald's Place, Upper Kennington Lane. He lived at 6 Amott Road, Peckham Rye, London in 1895. Nothing more is known about him.
There are 27 watercolours and drawings and they show scenes of Hill's billets in London and Kent. They are a delightful collection of images, showing both the inside of his billets and some landscapes of the surrounding areas. There are also drawings of his fellow squaddies which all adds up to a remarkable view of life on the Home Front in 1915.
Just go to the Artists List and click on P. J. HILL , and you can see them for yourself.
We have a collection of nine drawings by Leslie Loveland showing the movement of his Battalion during 1915 and 1916. Some of them are well annotated on the reverse.
Details of No. 5191 show a poignant message home -
On reverse of postcard - Saturday February 5/16. My Dear Ma, Am still here in the same hospital - finger a lot better, but will probably take a week or so before they are quite right. Might stop here for some time though, for after leaving hospital shall I expect be kept at Base until a draft goes up the line to the regiment. Am comfortable here. The only thing is we cannot get - outside the camp. Best of love to you and all. Your loving son Leslie.
It is very interesting to note that Charles Edmund Carrington, M.C. (1897-1990) served as an Officer with the 1st/5th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment and was its Official Historian. Carrington wrote a noted memoir entitled "A Subaltern's War" under the pseudonym of Charles Edmunds in 1929. This was one of the Great War's best memoirs.
You will find Private Loveland's work if you go to the Artists List and click on LESLIE LOVELAND.