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"Pyne: A Journey Through Time and Occupations" Step into the world of Pyne, a versatile artist who captured various aspects of life through his incredible artworks

Background imagePyne Collection: Pyne - Bargemen

Pyne - Bargemen
THAMES BARGE MEN Barges are an essential part of the transport system, bringing coal for fires, hay for horses, by river and canal

Background imagePyne Collection: Pyne - Highland Piper

Pyne - Highland Piper
A HIGHLAND PIPER Each Scottish regiment has attached thereto players upon the bag-pipes - a leathern bag filled with wind and three pipes or flutes

Background imagePyne Collection: Collieries, c1805

Collieries, c1805. Pithead scene at a coal mine. At the bottom a horse whim is raising coal from the pit and a man is breaking coal with a pick

Background imagePyne Collection: Pyne - Drover

Pyne - Drover
A SMITHFIELD DROVER Vast numbers of sheep and cattle are needed to feed the people of London, and Smithfield Market is where they are bought and sold

Background imagePyne Collection: Pyne - Coal Heavers

Pyne - Coal Heavers
COAL HEAVERS An essential trade when almost every house is heated with coal, the heaver shovels coals into sacks for delivery door to door

Background imagePyne Collection: Pyne - Chelsea Pensioner

Pyne - Chelsea Pensioner
CHELSEA PENSIONER A survivor of one of Englands periodic wars, he wears the traditional uniform of the military asylum at Chelsea

Background imagePyne Collection: Pyne - Judge

Pyne - Judge
A JUDGE

Background imagePyne Collection: The Pillory. Four men being punished in the pillory jeered at by a crowd

The Pillory. Four men being punished in the pillory jeered at by a crowd. By this date among crimes punishable by
531373 The Pillory. Four men being punished in the pillory jeered at by a crowd. By this date among crimes punishable by pillory were embezzlement of state property, perjury and swindling

Background imagePyne Collection: Queen Marys State Bed-chamber, Hampton Court, 1819 (hand-coloured aquatint engraving

Queen Marys State Bed-chamber, Hampton Court, 1819 (hand-coloured aquatint engraving
985796 Queen Marys State Bed-chamber, Hampton Court, 1819 (hand-coloured aquatint engraving) by Cattermole, George (1800-68) (after); 33.7x27.9 (folio) cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePyne Collection: The Interior of a Room, Christ Church, Oxford, (pencil, watercolour and gum arabic)

The Interior of a Room, Christ Church, Oxford, (pencil, watercolour and gum arabic)
651795 The Interior of a Room, Christ Church, Oxford, (pencil, watercolour and gum arabic) by Pyne, George (1800/01-84); 35.6x53.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Interior of a Room)

Background imagePyne Collection: An Interior of a Room, Christ Church, Oxford, (pencil, watercolour and gum arabic)

An Interior of a Room, Christ Church, Oxford, (pencil, watercolour and gum arabic)
651796 An Interior of a Room, Christ Church, Oxford, (pencil, watercolour and gum arabic) by Pyne, George (1800/01-84); 35.6x53.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: An Interior of a Room)

Background imagePyne Collection: PYNE - MAIL COACH

PYNE - MAIL COACH
THE ROYAL MAIL Our letters are carried across the country by mail coach - this one plies between London and Worcester, carrying pass- -engers as well as mail. Date: 1808

Background imagePyne Collection: Exeter College, Oxford, 1848 (pencil and watercolour)

Exeter College, Oxford, 1848 (pencil and watercolour)
651909 Exeter College, Oxford, 1848 (pencil and watercolour) by Pyne, George (1800/01-84); 24.5x20.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Exeter College, Oxford. George Pyne (1800-1884)

Background imagePyne Collection: Heidelberg from the Terrace (oil on canvas)

Heidelberg from the Terrace (oil on canvas)
828417 Heidelberg from the Terrace (oil on canvas) by Pyne, James Baker (1800-70) & Phillip, John (1817-67); 108.5x153.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Heidelberg from the Terrace)

Background imagePyne Collection: James Baker Pyne, 1860s. Creator: John & Charles Watkins

James Baker Pyne, 1860s. Creator: John & Charles Watkins
James Baker Pyne, 1860s

Background imagePyne Collection: WATER MILL / PYNE

WATER MILL / PYNE
Two men by the side of a grand watermill wheel Date: 1805

Background imagePyne Collection: Marshall single cylinder steam traction engine OD177

Marshall single cylinder steam traction engine OD177 (msn 86265), at Upton Pyne. (Marshall, Sons & Co. was a British agricultural machinery manufacturer founded in 1848)

Background imagePyne Collection: Marshall steam traction engine TA2758

Marshall steam traction engine TA2758 (msn 23368), built in 1894, at Upton Pyne. (Marshall, Sons & Co. was a British agricultural machinery manufacturer founded in 1848)

Background imagePyne Collection: Bristol Harbour, mid 19th century, (1942). Creator: James Baker Pyne

Bristol Harbour, mid 19th century, (1942). Creator: James Baker Pyne
Bristol Harbour, mid 19th century, (1942). Shipping at the port of Bristol in the west of England. From " British Ports and Harbours, by Leo Walmsley. [Collins, London, 1942]

Background imagePyne Collection: Frontispiece to Lake Scenery of England by J. B. Pyne, 1850s. Creator: Thomas Picken

Frontispiece to Lake Scenery of England by J. B. Pyne, 1850s. Creator: Thomas Picken
Frontispiece to " Lake Scenery of England" by J. B. Pyne, 1850s. Circular illustration to a book of landscape views by James Baker Pyne, lithographed by Thomas Picken. [Day & Son, London]

Background imagePyne Collection: Whist, 1825. Artist: Pyne, William Henry (1769-1843)

Whist, 1825. Artist: Pyne, William Henry (1769-1843)
Whist, 1825. From a private collection

Background imagePyne Collection: St. Michaels Mount, c1830s, (1920). Creator: James Baker Pyne

St. Michaels Mount, c1830s, (1920). Creator: James Baker Pyne
St. Michaels Mount, c1830s, (1920). St Michaels Mount is a small tidal island in Mounts Bay, Cornwall, England. From " The Connoisseur Vol. LVI" [Otto Limited, London, 1920.]

Background imagePyne Collection: A Performance at a Country Barn Theatre, c1780s, (1948). Creator: WR Pyne

A Performance at a Country Barn Theatre, c1780s, (1948). Creator: WR Pyne
A Performance at a Country Barn Theatre, c1780s, (1948). From " The British Theatre", by Bernard Miles. [Collins, London, 1948]

Background imagePyne Collection: Pyne - Brewers

Pyne - Brewers
BREWERS Two brewers men carry a cask while their horse-drawn dray stands in the background

Background imagePyne Collection: Pyne - Tanner

Pyne - Tanner
LEATHER DRESSING A feltmonger (a kind of tanner) at work at an ooze- pit, while his companions are frizing, removing the hair from the skin

Background imagePyne Collection: Pyne - Royal Carriage

Pyne - Royal Carriage
ROYAL STATE CARRIAGE With all that gilt, the sovereigns coach weighs a ton, no wonder eight horses are required to pull it

Background imagePyne Collection: A country theatre, 1790. Artist: T Wright

A country theatre, 1790. Artist: T Wright
A country theatre, 1790. Interior view, from backstage, of a roughly constructed theatre, with the audience in the background

Background imagePyne Collection: Laying Monster Tubes from the New River, c1820-1870

Laying Monster Tubes from the New River, c1820-1870. Workmen laying water pipes in Camden Road, London

Background imagePyne Collection: A Peep at the Metropolis from Hampstead Heath, 1841. Artist: James Baker Pyne

A Peep at the Metropolis from Hampstead Heath, 1841. Artist: James Baker Pyne
A Peep at the Metropolis from Hampstead Heath, 1841

Background imagePyne Collection: Alderman in civic costume looking towards St Pauls Cathedral, London, 1805. Artist

Alderman in civic costume looking towards St Pauls Cathedral, London, 1805. Artist
Back view of an Alderman of the City of London in civic costume standing on a hill overlooking some workmen, London, 1805. The River Thames and St Pauls Cathedral can be seen in the distance

Background imagePyne Collection: Ward Beadle in civic costume, holding a staff, at a Wardmote Inquest, 1805. Artist

Ward Beadle in civic costume, holding a staff, at a Wardmote Inquest, 1805. Artist
Ward Beadle in civic costume, holding a staff, at a Wardmote Inquest, 1805. Two further Beadles stand in the distance with two figures operating weighing machinery

Background imagePyne Collection: Parish Beadle in civic costume holding a staff, 1805. Artist: William Henry Pyne

Parish Beadle in civic costume holding a staff, 1805. Artist: William Henry Pyne
Parish Beadle in civic costume holding a staff, 1805; two further Beadles stand behind him followed by a line of people

Background imagePyne Collection: A rat catcher, Provincial Characters, 1804. Artist: William Henry Pyne

A rat catcher, Provincial Characters, 1804. Artist: William Henry Pyne
View of a rat catcher holding a cage of rats which is being attacked by a dog. In his other hand he holds a ferret, which he no doubt used to catch the rats. From Provincial Characters, 1804

Background imagePyne Collection: A tinker and a child, Provincial Characters, 1804. Artist: William Henry Pyne

A tinker and a child, Provincial Characters, 1804. Artist: William Henry Pyne
A tinker, laden with various bags and tools, including a bellows walking along while a small child tries to attract his attention

Background imagePyne Collection: Two chair menders, Provincial Characters, 1804. Artist: William Henry Pyne

Two chair menders, Provincial Characters, 1804. Artist: William Henry Pyne
Two chair menders, one sitting on the floor repairing the seat of a chair, while the other carries a large bundle of cane on her shoulder. From Provincial Characters, 1804

Background imagePyne Collection: Women and children gleaning, Provincial Characters, 1802. Artist: William Henry Pyne

Women and children gleaning, Provincial Characters, 1802. Artist: William Henry Pyne
Two groups of a woman and two children gleaning, all carrying bundles of straw. Gleaning was the practice of collecting loose grain and other useful remnants of crops from field after harvesting

Background imagePyne Collection: A rustic with a dog and a boy, Provincial Characters, 1813. Artist: William Henry Pyne

A rustic with a dog and a boy, Provincial Characters, 1813. Artist: William Henry Pyne
A rustic, wearing a hat and long coat, accompanied by a small boy and a dog, from Provincial Characters, 1813

Background imagePyne Collection: Shoe Lane, London, c1806. Artist: William Henry Pyne

Shoe Lane, London, c1806. Artist: William Henry Pyne
Interior view of Russell, Pontifex and Goldwins copper and brass works at nos 46-48 Shoe Lane, London, 1806, showing the men at work

Background imagePyne Collection: Charlie Pyne, Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking, Surrey, 20th September 2016. Artist: Brian O Connor

Charlie Pyne, Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking, Surrey, 20th September 2016. Artist: Brian O Connor
Charlie Pyne, Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking, Surrey, 20th September 2016

Background imagePyne Collection: British fishermen, 1805. Artist: William Henry Pyne

British fishermen, 1805. Artist: William Henry Pyne
British fishermen, 1805. From Costumes of Great Britain by William Henry Pyne

Background imagePyne Collection: Yeoman of the Kings Guard, 1805. Artist: William Henry Pyne

Yeoman of the Kings Guard, 1805. Artist: William Henry Pyne
Yeoman of the Kings Guard, 1805. From Costume of Great Britain by William Henry Pyne

Background imagePyne Collection: The Queens private sitting room, Windsor Castle, 1838. Artist: James Baker Pyne

The Queens private sitting room, Windsor Castle, 1838. Artist: James Baker Pyne
The Queens private sitting room, Windsor Castle, 1838

Background imagePyne Collection: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at a service in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle, 1838

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at a service in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle, 1838. Interior view of the chapel, used on ceremonial occasions such as the annual service of the Order of

Background imagePyne Collection: Prison ships, 1805. Artist: William Henry Pyne

Prison ships, 1805. Artist: William Henry Pyne
Prison ships, 1805. Prison ships, or hulks, were a common form of prison accommodation in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. From Costume of Great Britain, published by William Miller, 1805

Background imagePyne Collection: St Jamess Palace, London, 1819. Artist: Richard Reeve

St Jamess Palace, London, 1819. Artist: Richard Reeve
St Jamess Palace, London, 1819. Situated on the Mall just to the north of St Jamess Park, St Jamess Palace was commissioned by Henry VIII

Background imagePyne Collection: Kitchen, St Jamess Palace, London, 1819. Artist: William James Bennett

Kitchen, St Jamess Palace, London, 1819. Artist: William James Bennett
Kitchen, St Jamess Palace, London, 1819. From The History of the Royal Residences by William Henry Pyne (1769-1843)

Background imagePyne Collection: Florence, 1839, (1918). Artist: James Baker Pyne

Florence, 1839, (1918). Artist: James Baker Pyne
Florence, 1839, (1918). Painting held at the Manchester City Galleries, Manchester. From Bibbys Annual 1918, edited by Joseph Bibby. [The Priory Publishing Press, Liverpool, 1917]

Background imagePyne Collection: Paris from the Pont St Michel, c1846. Artist: Charles Claude Pyne

Paris from the Pont St Michel, c1846. Artist: Charles Claude Pyne
Paris from the Pont St Michel, c1846. From The Connoisseur Volume LXXXIX. [The Connoisseur Ltd, London, 1932]



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"Pyne: A Journey Through Time and Occupations" Step into the world of Pyne, a versatile artist who captured various aspects of life through his incredible artworks. From bargemen gracefully navigating the rivers to highland pipers enchanting with their melodies, Pyne's paintings transport us to different realms. In "Coal Heavers, " Pyne depicts the arduous labor of these hardworking individuals as they unload precious cargo from ships. Meanwhile, in "Chelsea Pensioner, " we witness the dignity and wisdom etched on the face of an aged soldier, a testament to a lifetime of service. Moving away from portraits, it also explores architectural beauty. His detailed renderings bring Queen Mary's State Bed-chamber at Hampton Court alive, showcasing opulence fit for royalty. Similarly, his depictions of Christ Church interiors reveal intricate designs that inspire awe and reverence. But Pyne doesn't limit himself to capturing stationary scenes; he also captures dynamic moments like drovers skillfully herding livestock or judges presiding over courtrooms with authority and impartiality. The diversity in subject matter is further highlighted by Pyne's depiction of a mail coach hurtling through picturesque landscapes in "PYNE - MAIL COACH. " The sense of speed and adventure is palpable as we imagine ourselves aboard this fast-paced journey. Even beyond England's borders, Pyne takes us abroad with his painting "Heidelberg from the Terrace. " With vibrant colors and masterful brushstrokes, he transports us to Germany where we can almost feel the warm breeze against our skin while gazing upon this breathtaking vista. Lastly, Exeter College at Oxford comes alive under Pyne's skilled hand. The combination of pencil sketches and watercolors brings depth and character to this iconic institution that has shaped countless minds throughout history. Through his diverse range of subjects – from everyday workers to grand palaces – William Henry Pyne invites us on an artistic voyage through time and occupations.