In the words of Victorian author Amelia Murray MacGregor:
John Brown (1827-1883): Brown wears the grey jacket, kilt and hose of half-mourning instituted for him by the Queen after the death of the Prince Consort. From his appointment as Personal Servant to the Queen in 1865, Brown was on duty daily in the south as well as in Scotland. Osborne House is seen in the background. The Queen's increasing dependence on Brown has been frequently misconstrued. She found him the Perfect servant: 'most useful, so calm, quick & strong'. On his death Sir Henry Ponsonby wrote of him: 'He was the only person who could fight and make the Queen do what she did not wish. He did not always succeed nor was his advice always the best. But I believe he was honest, and with all his want of education, his roughness, his prejudices and other faults he was undoubtedly a most excellent Servant to her'. Exhibited: Royal Scottish Academy 1870.
DEZINE DESIGN is an online space created especially for artists & photographers working in far-flung places, who have neither the resources (due to the remoteness of their locations) nor the opportunity to market their own work. Due to our interesting cross-section of participating artists, in our galleries you will find an unusual and eclectic variety of artwork & photography.
In addition, you will see galleries here which form part of our 'Shops with a Mission' program, whereby DEZINE DESIGN donates a significant proportion of sales revenue to good causes (charities & non-profit organizations) around the world. For example, please take a look at the MacLeay Prints Gallery, which forms part of our Tartan Zone: 33% of all DEZINE DESIGN's revenue from sales in The Tartan Zone is donated to The Scottish Tartans Authority.
After browsing through our images here, please feel free to visit DEZINE DESIGN, or take a look at our Wild Web Stores where you can enjoy a wider range of our products.
PAPER & FRAMING TIPS: All the paper choices on offer here at ImageKind are excellent papers, with different textures to suit different looks. Personally, we love the 'Somerset Velvet' paper, but the 'Enhanced Matte Paper' (Epson) is also a very good option, and is less expensive. We have suggested frames for all of our images, but of course it is up to you to choose which frame (with or without mats) you prefer! We hope you enjoy browsing through our images.