Sunday, June 30, 2013
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.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
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
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
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