Sunday, June 30, 2013

1832 Views of Cincinnati, Ohio by New Orleans artist Adrien Mayers (1801–1833)

1832 View of Mr Pendelton's House near Cincinnati Ohio by Adrien Mayers (1801–1833)

1832 View of Mr Pendelton's House near Cincinnati Ohio by Adrien Mayers (1801–1833)

I have searched for this artist in all of my records and simply cannot find him.  I do find on the web this notation about the dispersal of his property at his death in New Orleans, Louisiana.  It appears that he traveled up the Mississippi & across the Ohio rivers to spend time painting in Cincinnati. "Court of Probates - Sale by the Register of Wills. - On Thursday the 7th day of November, 1833, at 10 o'clock in the morning, I will expose for sale for the amount of the succession of  the late Adrien Mayers, at the late domicile of the deceased, in Chartres street, between Toulouse and Jefferson streets, the contents of his store, consisting of Pictures, Engravings, sets of China ware, and other fancy articles."  Courrier de la Louisiane, November 4, 1833, p. 3. Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans, La.)  Please email, if you know of this artist.  I will be grateful.

1832 Cincinnati, Ohio by Adrien Mayers (1801–1833)

1832) View of Cincinnati, Ohio from Mr Pendelton's House by Adrien Mayers (1801–1833)

1832) View of Cincinnati, Ohio Near Deer Creek by Adrien Mayers (1801–1833)

1832 View of Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport by Adrien Mayers (1801–1833)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

For Cancer Awareness - A Few Women in Pink

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mona, Daughter of Mrs. R. 1894

William MacGregor Paxton (American painter, 1869-1941) Study for Belissima 1912

Guy Orlando Rose (American painter, 1867-1925) The Model

Samuel Richards (American painter, 1853-1893) Young Girl Gretchen 1887-9 Detail

Robert Lewis Reid (American painter, 1862-1929) The Pink Cape

Édouard Manet (1832-1883) Woman with Cat

Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Woman Tying Her Shoe 1917

Robert Vonnoh (1858–1933) Fire Opal

Thomas P. Anshutz (1851-1912) A Challenge

William Lippincott (1849-1920) The Flowered Hat 1895

Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) The Old Fashioned Gown 1919

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Portrait of a Lady 1890

Irving Ramsey Wiles (1861-1948) The Little Green Hat 1916

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) A Study in Pink Mrs Robert McDougal 1895

Samuel F. B. Morse (1791 – 1872) Mrs Robert Young Hayne (Rebecca Motte Alston)

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs Leslie Cotton

Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939) Woman with a Cactus

Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862 – 1938) Detail Arrangement in Pink & Grey 1894

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Afternoon in the Park 1887

Friday, June 28, 2013

Women Artists - Pre-Raphaelite

Marianne Stokes (Austrian born English painter, 1855–1927) Candlemas Day

Catherine (Madox Brown) Hueffer (1850-1927) At the Opera) 1869

The Pre-Raphaelite movement was a revolution in the art world during the 2nd half of the 19th-century in England.

Catherine (Madox Brown) Hueffer (1850-1927) Elsie Martindale Hueffer 1895

The members of the group, men & women, turned against what they perceived as the insipid, artificial artistic ideals of the day, instead portraying human earnestness & honesty in art.

Emma Sandys (1834-1877) Elaine, c. 1862-5. Elaine is a heroine of Tennyson's Arthurian poem Idylls of the King, where her love for Lancelot is unrequited.

The Pre-Raphaelites questioned the academic style dominating the art of the period, searching for a more original style in art prior to Raphael which they felt was less affected by trends of the academy.

Emma Sandys (1834-1877) The Garland 1870

They found their inspiration in medieval and early Renaissance art with its bright colors & clear outlines.

Emma Sandys (1834-1877) The Yellow Dress. The medieval background reflects a Flemish tapestry.

The figures in Pre-Raphaelite paintings –often women– give expression to intense feelings such as yearning, passion, or grief.

Emma Sandys (1834-1877) Viola 1870

Although the Pre-Raphaelites looked backwards in history for their subjects, they were also very modern in their approach.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872-1945) The Little Foot Page, 1905. The story of Burd Helen from Scottish balladry, who dressed as a boy page to follow her lover on foot, while he rode on horseback. They eventually had a child together and got married.

Their revolt against the established Victorian art scene can be compared with the radical movements in 20th-century modernism.

Joanna Boyce (1831-1861). Elgiva Joanna Boyce, Elgiva, an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who was ruined by the powerful Archbishop Odo. Her marriage was forcibly dissolved, she was exciled to Ireland. 1855

The Pre-Raphaelites sought to give art a nobler & more morally serious purpose.

Kate Elizabeth Bunce (1856-1927) Melody or Musica c 1895

And so the Pre-Raphaelites sought to bring about a radical break with all the current conventions of the 2nd half of the 19th-century.

Joanna Boyce (1831-1861). Head of Mrs Edwards 1861

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) A Florentine Lily, representing the spirit of the City of Florence. c. 1885-90.

Marianne Preindelsberger Stokes (1855-1927) St. Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning for the Poor, 1895. St. Elizabeth of Hungary was a medieval noblewoman canonised in 1235.

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) Beatrice

Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (1829-1862) Lady Clare, 1857. Tennyson's Lady Clare, in which the heroine's natural mother begs her to conceal her humble origin, lest Lord Ronald withdraw his offer of marriage. Lady Clare refuses.

'I'm a beggar born,' she said,
'I will speak out, for I dare not lie.
Pull off, pull off the brooch of gold
And fling the diamond necklace by.'

'Nay now, my child,' said Alice the nurse,
'But keep the secret all ye can.'
She said, 'Not so; but I will know
If there be any faith in man."

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) Cloister Lilies

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni 1884

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) Mariana

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) Self-Portrait

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) The Lady Prays 1866

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) Woman with a Lute

Rebecca Solomon (1832-1886) The Wounded Dove. The the juxtaposition of a female figure in a domestic setting with a bird was a common theme at the time. 1866

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A few moody women by American artist Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Portrait of Alice Kurtz 1903

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Portrait of Mrs. Leigo 1906

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Portrait of Maude Cooks 1895

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) Old Fashioned Dress of Helen Parker Montanverde 1908

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) Weda Cook 1891

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) Mrs. Shaw William Ward