Thursday, September 22, 2016

European & British Women in Small Boats


Christian Eriksen Skredsvig Christian Skredsvig (Norwegian painter, 1854–1924) 'Aften på innsjøen' 1892


Some of the following boats are punt boats. Punting's another way of saying poling. A punt is a flat-bottomed boat, and punting is propelling a punt by shoving a pole against the bottom of a river or canal. Punts became pleasure boats in the late 19th century. Victorian & Edwardian women were encouraged to punt as it was considered appropriately "ladylike" exercise.

Édouard Manet (French artist, 1832–1883) Sail Boating 1874

"Boats are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made."


Jacques-Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)  Lady in a boat

In 1907, B H B Symons-Jeune wrote, “One of the most noticeable features in the development of punting during the last few years is the extraordinary number of lady punters to be seen now everywhere on the river, and nothing looks nicer than to see a lady punting really well — the average lady is distinctly better than the average man.”


John Lavery (Irish painter, 1856-1941)



Pierre Auguste Renoir (1941-1919). Young Girl in a Boat 1875



Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) In a Boat



Arthur Hacker (English Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1858-1919) Girl in a Punt Boat



Claude Monet (1849-1926) The Blue Boat



Henry John Yeend King (British artist, 1855-1924) Two Ladies Punting on the River detail



John Lavery (Irish painter, 1856-1941) Boating on the Thames



Frederick Morgan (English genre painter, 1847-1927) A Day on the River



Arthur Hacker (English Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1858-1919) A Quiet Cove, a Girl Canoeing


Jacques-Joseph Tissot (1836-1902) Detail On the Thames 1871-72



Claude Monet (1849-1926), Pink Boat 1887. Of this painting, Monet wrote on June 22, 1890: "I am again vexed by things that are impossible to do: water with undulating vegetation on the bottom."


Pierre Auguste Renoir (1941-1919). Woman in a Boat 1867


Claude Monet (1849-1926), The Blue Boat 1887


Pierre Auguste Renoir (1941-1919). Banks of the Seine at Asnieres 1879


Claude Monet (1849-1926), The Boat at Giverny 1887



Édouard Manet (French artist, 1832–1883) Woman in a Boat



Thomas Brooks (English artist, 1818-1891) Thames Lilies



Ernest Board (British artist, 1877–1934) Girl in Boat



Leon Girardet (French artist, 1857–1895) The Poet



Jules Scalbert (French artist, 1851-1928) The Boatman



Ferdinand Heilbuth (French Academic painter, 1826-1889) Rowing on the Seine



Marcus Clayton Stone (British painter, 1840-1921) A Pleasant Spot on the Thames 1863



Samuel Luke Fildes (British painter 1844-1927) Simpletons, The Sweet River



Thomas Brooks (English artist, 1818-1891) Reflections



Jules Scalbert (French artist, 1851-1928) Les Baigneuses



Lucius Rossi (Italian artist, 1846-1913



Ferdinand Heilbuth (French Academic painter, 1826-1889) Boating Party on the Thames



Samuel Luke Fildes (British painter 1844-1927). Fair Quiet and Sweet Rest



Ferdinand Heilbuth (French Academic painter, 1826-1889) La Promenade sur le Lac



William Henry Bartlett (Irish artist, 1858-1932) An Idle Afternoon 1880


Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (Swedish painter, 1854-105) Summer Evening Borga Harbour 1889


Émile Friant (French artist, 1863-1932)



 Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin (Russian painter, 1861-1939) In the Boat  1888


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