A pony called Bob

I was very lucky to come across some extremely rare Derby porcelain the other day: two tiny coffee cups made by Derby in about 1795. Both have exquisite little landscape paintings; one painted by the famous Zachariah Boreman, and the other by Thomas "Jockey" Hill.

Zachariah Boreman is sometimes called "The king of landscapes". He painted gorgeously fine, crisp and autumnal-tinted landscapes and with Boreman, less is more: he often used very few colours and sometimes painted landscapes in monochrome grey or brown, and still made them full of life with his fine stippled brush strokes.