Villages In Art and Illustration

Villages In Art and Illustration

Stanley Roy Badmin (1906-1989) 1950s Come and Explore Britain travel advertising poster published by the British Travel and Holiday Association
Sydney R Jones. (1881-1966) British
Lucien Pissarro ‘The Brook, Sunny Weather,’ 1913
‘The Village Bus Stop.’ (c1950) Gordon Stewart Cameron
Angouleme, its Cathedral and its Parts Reference – Eugene-Charles-Paul Vavasseur (1863-1949) French illustrator, poster artist (Year – circa 1910)

Technically, a village has a church. If a village doesn’t have a church, it’s a hamlet. A village is a small community in a rural or semi-rural area. A town is a populated area with fixed boundaries and a local government.

I live in a village, though there’s some controversy about whether our ‘village’ is more correctly a ‘town’. The name ‘village’ is good for local boutique businesses, but until our ‘village’ becomes an official ‘town’, we’ll have trouble getting the services a town requires, regardless of population growth.

Take a look at the hygge images below and it becomes clear why the designation of ‘village’ has marketing value.

English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
English Villages And Hamlets, Humphrey Pakington, Cover By Brian Cook, Ill. Sydney R. Jones (B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1934, this edition 1941)
‘Wet Roofs’, Harry Bush, oil on canvas, 1954
A Fellside Cumberland Village by John Alfred Arnesby Brown, oil on canvas, 1939
A Fellside Cumberland Village by John Alfred Arnesby Brown, oil on canvas, 1939
Ribblesdale, Stainforth, near Settle by John Greene, oil on canvas, for a 1960s. British Railways poster
Fritz Burkhardt (German painter, 1900-1983) Hersbruck, 1911 c1915
Else Lohmann (1897-1984) Dutch village street
Mstislav Dobuzhinsky. Old Vilno, 1910. Watercolor, tempera, cardboard
Victor Brauner (1903–1966) Village, 1922
Albert Ernst Mühlig (1862-1909) German, Spring On The Village
Albert Ernst Mühlig (1862-1909) German, Spring On The Village
Stanley Roy Badmin (1906-1989) 1950s Come and Explore Britain travel advertising poster British Travel and Holiday Association
Sydney Robert Jones (1881 - 1966)
Sydney Robert Jones (1881 – 1966)
Carlos Nadal (Spanish, 1917 – 1998) Barcelona, Autumn. Barcelona is, of course, a city. But the artist depicts the city as a village.
‘White Village’, A. J. Casson, oil on board, 20th cent
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) The First Days Of Spring 1922-3
‘Approach to a Cotswold Village’, Robert Kirkland Jamieson, oil on canvas, before 1939
'Evening Light, Fishing Village of Prospect, Nova Scotia, Canada', Stanley Royle, oil on canvas, 1941
‘Evening Light, Fishing Village of Prospect, Nova Scotia, Canada’, Stanley Royle, oil on canvas, 1941
 A typical Dutch village Vliegtuig naar Droomland 1955
A typical Dutch village, Vliegtuig naar Droomland, 1955
Railway Bridges At Blackheath, Douglas Percy Bliss, oil on canvas, 1932
Railway Bridges At Blackheath, Douglas Percy Bliss, oil on canvas, 1932
The Train Claughton Pellew-Harvey, ink, gouache, watercolour and pastel, 1920
The Train by Claughton Pellew-Harvey (1890 – 1966), Cornwall artist, ink, gouache, watercolour and pastel, 1920.
Achiel Van Sassenbrouck
Achiel Van Sassenbrouck, painter from Brussels. (1886-1979)
Achiel Van Sassenbrouck
Springtime in Eskdale James McIntosh Patrick, 1934
Springtime in Eskdale James McIntosh Patrick, 1934
High Noon, Windley by Douglas Percy Bliss, oil on canvas 1951
High Noon, Windley by Douglas Percy Bliss, oil on canvas 1951
Herbert William Weekes - Suspicion
Herbert William Weekes – Suspicion
Daniel Garber (American painter 1880-1958)
Daniel Garber (American painter 1880-1958)
Ivan Lackovich (1932-2004) Podravsky village, 1982
Edvard Munch (Norwegian 1863-1944) ‘View from Vossveien  towards Bergfjerdingen, 1881’
Edvard Munch (Norwegian 1863-1944) ‘View from Vossveien towards Bergfjerdingen, 1881’
Winter, Corfe Castle Village’, Stanley Royle, oil on canvas, 1937
1978 picture-book presentation of Robert Frost’s poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening illustrations by Susan Jeffers
A soft spring scene from artist Rowland Hilder. Rowland Frederick Hilder OBE (1905 – 1993) was an English marine, landscape artist, and book illustrator. He was born in New York but moved to Kent in England when he was an adult.
A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
William Mulready (attr) - A Snow Scene
William Mulready (attr) – A Snow Scene
Georgios Iakovidis (1853 - 1932)
Georgios Iakovidis (1853 – 1932)
Helen Allingham - The Last House in Lynmouth 1874
Helen Allingham – The Last House in Lynmouth 1874
‘March Morning’, Paul Drury, etching on paper, 1933