Monday, March 4, 2013

A few 1600s older women



1611 Guido Reni (1575–1642) An Old Woman


1611 Guido Reni (1575–1642) The Artist's Mother


1616 Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Portrait of an Old Woman


 1620 Jacob Jordaens (Flemish artist, 1593-1678) Two heads of Nancy


Unknown artist, Portrait of a Lady perhaps Maria Pypelinckx


And I cannot resist this older gentleman...


1618 Anthony van Dyke (1599-1641) Study of an Old Man

A few of my favorite paintings of privileged older women...



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Ernest Hills 1906


 Francois Flameng (1856–1923) Mrs Adeline M Noble, 1903


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Edward L Goetz


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Frederick Mead (Mary Eliza Scribner)


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Henry Phipps and her Grandson Winston

Aging Aristocrats by Philip Alexius de László 1869-1937



Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937)


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937)


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Jean Garmany Brandt (b. 1867)


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs John Robertson


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) The Right Honourable Mabell Ogilvy (1866–1956), Dowager Countess of Airlie


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Princess Henry of Battenberg, née Princess Beatrice of Great Britain


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Queen Mother Olga of the Hellenes


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937)


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Duchess of Argyll, (Princess Louise Caroline Alberta), 1915


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs. Robert Livingston Fryer, neé Miss Melissa Dodge Pratt


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs Lockett Agnew


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Queen Marie of Romania


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Dame Emily Penrose (1858–1942)


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Lady Jane Muir Coats, née Greenlees, of Ballathie


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Lady Frances Gresley 1924


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs Beatrice Sanderson


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Queen Marie of Romania, née Princess Marie of Edinburgh


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937)


 Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Mrs. Frederick L. Pratt, neé Miss Jeannie Williams

This portraitist paints old & aging women in a most flattering manner. And I particularly appreciate this, because I am an old & aging woman. Philip Alexius de László (1869-1937) was a Hungarian painter known for his portraits of royals & the privileged. László was born in Budapest as Laub Fülöp Elek (Hungarian style with the surname first), the eldest son of a Jewish tailor. The family changed its name to László in 1891.

As a young man, László apprenticed to a photographer while studying art, eventually earning a place at the National Academy of Art. He followed this with studies in Munich & Paris. László's portrait of Pope Leo XIII earned a Grand Gold Medal at the Paris International Exhibition in 1900. In 1903, László moved from Budapest to Vienna. Finally in 1907, he moved to London; where he remained based for the rest of his life, while traveling the world to fulfill lofty commissions.


Philip Alexius de László (Hungarian-born British artist, 1869-1937) Self-Portrait 1911

A few colorful, but definitely not aristocratic, older women


Eva Bonnier (French artist, 1857-1909) Hannah Marcus 1886


Roger Medearis (American painter, 1920-2001) Godly Susan (The artist's grandmother who was the daughter & grandaughter of Baptist ministers.) 1941


Judy Somerville (American artist) Wrinkled


Grant Wood (American artist, 1891-1942) Daughters of the American Revolution 1932


Judy Somerville (American artist) The Woman Who Loved Pigeons


Bessie Hoover Wessel (American artist, 1889–1973) Aunt Jenny


Judy Somerville (American artist) Sometimes Broadway, Sometimes the Catskills