Archive for the “Ubsdell Blog” Category

I first met Caroline Hervey-Bathurst at Little Somborne  when I was researching Ubsdell’s 1846 watercolour of the church. In my Hampshire books I illustrated the Hampshire that Jane Austen would have known with Ubsdell’s paintings, my photographs, and beautiful old ordnance survey maps. Caroline has, in oils, watercolours, mixed media and pencil brought to life […]

The Jane Austen and Anna Lefroy fragments of Sanditon have been adapted for the stage with plot development and a conclusion suggested by the Lefroy fragment. Cameos from the plot development have been filmed, and are currently in editing. There will be a Rehearsed Reading of the play at Colchester’s Headgate Theatre on Friday 27th […]

Wednesday 14th May Filming took place today of cameos from Sanditon-the-play at Glemham Hall, Suffolk. The play has been inspired by Ubsdell’s October 1845 portrait miniature of Jane Austen’s niece Anna Lefroy, when Anna was contemplating the publication of her addition to her Aunt’s work. Shot below is of Sir Edward and Clara discussing what […]

Jane’s niece, Anna Lefroy, was captured by R.H.C. Ubsdell in a tiny miniature in October 1845 when she was writing her continuation of Sanditon, intent on its completion and publication. She may not have got to an ending but she got two thirds of the way through the story, and having been in touch with […]

I am extremely grateful to Alton Local Historian Jane Hurst, a volunteer at The Curtis Museum for the following comments on my Volume 2 which deals with Southampton and North Hampshire.  Amongst other publications Jane has written the walking guides, “Jane Austen and Alton” and “Jane Austen and Chawton. The Curtis Museum can be found […]

Having written a book you then come across other information which you wish you had included and things that you wish you had said differently.  So here is a list:- Manydown Park I wondered what had happened to this, the site now inaccessible in the middle of a farming estate. at http://www.seekingjaneausten.com/page4.html we are told […]

From poverty to artistic celebrity Queen Victoria is toasted in Boathouse No6 , Portsmouth Dockyard. By Bob Hind Published on Saturday 24 November 2012 08:00   If, like me, you have never heard of Portsmouth watercolour artist Richard Henry Clement Ubsdell (1812-1887) then I must tell you of two books fresh to the shelves.   The two […]

Friday 30th November 1)  Allan Smith Joint MD at Combined Book Services (CBS) agrees to distribute the Ubsdell’s Hampshire Books, the current titles of Brindle Enterprises Ltd CBS, Unit D, Paddock Wood Distribution Centre, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6UU       Tel 01892 837171 website www.combook.co.uk 2) Paul Taylor, Category Manager at Bertram […]