Anthony J Sargeant, Anthony Sargeant, cooking

Wild Sea Bass filleted and cooked by Anthony Sargeant for supper

pan-fried sea bass fillets with spicy Lutenzia peas and crushed potatoes

Just delicious – crispy skin and firm flaky fish served with a little spiciness in the Lutenzia and stuffed hot peppers served with crushed potatoes and peas. (oh yes a few pieces of smoked artichokes)

Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

The magnificent 12th Century Cistercian Abbey at Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire, England


Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant on a sunny summer’s day this magnificent 12th Century Cistercian abbey church is largely intact although roofless (it was closed and plundered by Henry VIII in the 16th Century Dissolution of the Monasteries). In the care of English Heritage it was notable how few visitors there were while just a few miles away Ironbridge was packed with tourists, oblivious to this gem so very close by.

Highly recommended for peace and tranquility this is a gem of Norman archicture.

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William Strang RA ‘Man Crushed by Earth’ in the Anthony J Sargeant portfolio of his etchings


Final state etching in the portfolio of etchings by William Strang RA owned by Anthony J Sargeant.

Although Strang (1859-1921)  made a number of etchings of architectural and landscape subjects, these never held the same importance as those in which there was human interest. His macabre, often bewildering genre pictures ranged from the real to the fantastic and the allegorical.

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One of 24 William Strang RA etchings in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

During his lifetime, Dumbarton-born William Strang (1859 – 1921) built up an international reputation as a highly skilled and imaginative printmaker, portraitist and painter. His diverse subjects ranged from the fantastic to the very real, including uncompromising depictions of contemporary life and the effects of poverty and social injustice, landscapes, subjects from the bible, bewildering allegories, and narrative illustrations. He was also a prolific and highly successful portraitist.

via Etching ‘The Visit’ by William Strang RA in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant — TONY Anthony SARGEANT

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Hedgerows in Shropshire Lanes are full of Honeysuckle


Anthony J Sargeant often cycles the quiet lanes around his Shropshire home early in the morning – usually before 6.00am. At that time the honeysuckle in the hedges smells wonderful. It will of course soon disappear – not least when the hedge cutting starts in earnest at the beginning of September. But never mind it will reappear next year and delight with its sprawling scented blossom and succeeding red berries. (photograph taken by Tony a few days ago at 5.39am on 20th August 2017)

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‘Ivy’ by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, CVA, RA (1849-1914) in the collection of Anthony Sargeant


This compelling image “Ivy”, was produced by the Fine Art Society towards the end of the 19th Century. In the collection of Anthony J Sargeant it is an example of the inventive printing technique explored by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, R. A. (1849-1914), usually in collaboration with Norman Hirst (1862-c.1955). This involved creating a monotype by applying ink by hand to a lithographic stone, then producing a photogravure of the result. This he dubbed a Herkomergravure. It could then be enhanced with additional mezzotint or etching to give definition to surfaces and outlines, but the overall result remains very free and spontaneous.