Stir Fry Spicy Prawns and Courgette with Rice and braised Pak-Choi

A delicious supper for Anthony J Sargeant – simple to prepare but fresh and with plenty of zing.

prawns with courgettes rice and braised pak choi

 

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‘The Reaper’ by William Strang, RA, (1859-1921) in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

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‘The Reaper’ is an etching made by William Strang in the late 19th Century. It is one of some 25 etchings by Strang in the collection of Tony Sargeant. Most are in a portfolio and unframed although there is a famous portrait etching of Laurence Binyon which is framed and hangs in the stairwell of his Shropshire home.

Sir Frank Brangwyn, RA, RWS, RBA, framed etching – “Santa Maria della Salute (Venice)”, in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

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Sir Frank William Brangwyn RA RWS RBA (12 May 1867 – 11 June 1956) was an Anglo-Welsh artist, painter, water colourist, engraver, illustrator and progressive designer. This etching sates from 1907. It was bought framed in a collection of other works including one by William Strang RA, and another Fine Art Society print, ‘Ivy’, a ‘Herkomergravure’ by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, CVO, RA,  by Tony Sargeant at auction.

Giuseppe Mazzolini 19th Century Oil on canvas in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

Tony Sargeant bought this many years ago in a provincial auction. In an ornate carved giltwood frame it was titled – “Cherubs playing in a landscape”. It amused at the time – But What is going on? Thinking now of de-acquisitioning – perhaps through Bonhams.

via Giuseppe Mazzolini – 19th century Oil on Canvas in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant — TONY Anthony SARGEANT

Shorty the cat

Perched on the back of the sofa and looking very furry – this is Shorty. An ‘inheritance’ of Anthony J Sargeant from his daughter when she moved out from the family home into a flat and could not take ‘her’ pet with her. Thanks for that Lucy! But other parents will recognise the syndrome and sympathize. […]

via Cats – who understands them? — TONY Anthony SARGEANT

Detail from a portrait etching by William Strang RA in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

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JB Clark shown above in a detail from a portrait etching was a collaborator of the Scottish artist and etcher William Strang RA. The powerful portrait etching in in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant.

Born in 1859 Strang became a Royal Academician in 1921 the year he died.

He enrolled at the Slade School of Art in London in 1876, aged seventeen, and studied under the school’s newly-appointed professor, the French Realist Alphonse Legros (1837–1911). Legros had introduced a continental style of teaching which focused on the importance of fine draughtsmanship and drawing from life. Having been a leading member of the etching revival in France, Legros also introduced an etching class. Strang clearly excelled here, and served as Assistant Master in the etching class for two years after graduating. Legros’s teaching, and his ideas, had a profound and lasting influence on the young artist, who described his old master as ‘the greatest teacher that ever lived, because he was the greatest artist who ever taught’.