Benjamin Walter Spiers
(fl.1875 - 1893)
Benjamin Walter Spiers was active/lived in United Kingdom. Benjamin Spiers is known for painting.
Biography Benjamin Walter Spiers
Benjamin Walter Spiers' interiors overflow with prints, drawings, leather-bound books, painted porcelain, musical
instruments, arms and armor, atlases and globes and other everyday and esoteric objects. While seemingly jumbled,
leaning towers of dusty volumes, sliding piles of worn prints, and abandoned musical instruments are the result of
brilliant planning by the artist (as demonstrated by grid marks and notations made in the margins of A Bachelor's
Breakfast). The incredible level of illusionistic detail, from the fine embroidery of the Turkish Ottoman textile
thrown over the chair in the present work, to the brand name legible on the cigar box of A Bachelor's Breakfast, draws
the viewer's eye -- and offe
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