Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Our own 19C Yearbook - No serious thinking required


John William Godward (English Classicist painter, 1861-1922) Far Away Thoughts, 1892

During the past month our grandchildren have their high school photos made for next spring's yearbook. These women seem like they are posing for a 19th-century school yearbook. They are not from a certain country or continent. Some wear hats, some do not. They are not particularly happy or morbidly sad. They are neither overtly seductive nor totally disinterested. They are not reading or sewing or arranging flowers or looking at goldfish or playing with birds or doing anything except appearing earnestly lovely.

Frank Dicksee (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1853-1928) Camille Sutton Palmer


William Clarke Wonter (British painter, 1857-1930) Classical Beauty


John William Godward (English Classicist painter, 1861-1922) Dora 1887


Gustave Doyen (French artist, b 1837) A Young Beauty


Frederic Leighton (English Classicist Painter and Sculptor, 1830-1896) A Young Woman


John William Godward (English Classicist painter, 1861-1922) Auburn Beauty


William Clarke Wonter (British painter, 1857-1930) Valeria 1916


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919) Nini Lopez


John William Godward (English Classicist painter, 1861-1922) Ismenia 1908


Frank Dicksee (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1853-1928) Young Woman with a Tiera


John William Godward (English Classicist painter, 1861-1922) Classic Beauty 1909


Eugene de Blaas (Austrian Painter. 1843-1932) Young Beauty


John William Godward (English Classicist painter, 1861-1922) Greek Woman


William Clarke Wonter (British painter, 1857-1930) Cyrene 1882


John William Godward (English Classicist painter, 1861-1922)


George Lawrence Bulleid (British artist, 1858-1933) The Cameo Brooch


John William Godward (English Classicist painter, 1861-1922) Classical Beauty


Frank Duveneck (American Realist Painter, 1848-1919) Portrait of Maggie Wilson


Celestin Medović (Croatian painter, 1857-1920) Woman


John William Godward (English Classicist painter, 1861-1922) Megilla 1921


Albert Lynch (Peruvian artist, 1851-1912) Elegante


Charles Edward Perugini (Italian-born British painter, 1839-1918) Silvia 1889


Albert Lynch (Peruvian artist, 1851-1912) Portrait of a Young Woman


Edmund Charles Tarbell (American painter, 1862-1938) Profile


Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895) Young Girl in Forest 1878


Ernesto Molina Vásquez, Santiago (Chilean artist, 1857-1904)


Albert Lynch (Peruvian artist, 1851-1912) A Young Beauty


Albert Lynch (Peruvian artist, 1851-1912) Elegant Lady


Charles Edward Perugini (Italian-born British painter, 1839-1918)- A Backward Glance


Albert Lynch (Peruvian artist, 1851-1912) Dama con turbante negro


Albert Lynch (Peruvian artist, 1851-1912)


Albert Lynch (Peruvian artist, 1851-1912)



Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895)



Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895)



Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895)



Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895)



Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895)



Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895)



Charles Sillem Lidderdale (British artist, 1831-1895)

Friday, October 25, 2013

American Frank Schoonover 1877-1972 looks at WWI


Frank Schoonover (American artist, 1877-1972) Doughboys First


There were few film records of current events available to the general public, there was no TV or internet.  It was the Golden Age of Illustration, a period of unprecedented excellence in book & magazine illustration. It developed from advances in technology permitting accurate & inexpensive reproduction of art, combined with a voracious public demand for new graphic art.  American illustration of this period was anchored by the Brandywine Valley tradition, begun by Howard Pyle & carried on by his students, who included N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Edwin Austin Abbey, & Frank Schoonover.

Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) was a New Jersey-born illustrator who worked in Wilmington, Delaware.  Schoonover studied under Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, becoming a member of the Brandywine School. In 1918-19, he produced a series of paintings along with Gayle Porter Hoskins illustrating the American forces in the First World War for a series of souvenir prints published in the Ladies Home Journal.


Frank Schoonover (American artist, 1877-1972) All-American Sgt Alvin York


Frank Schoonover (American artist, 1877-1972) Battle of Cantigny


Frank Schoonover (American artist, 1877-1972) The Marines took Bouresches


Frank Schoonover (American artist, 1877-1972) Smash Hindenburg Line


Frank Schoonover (American artist, 1877-1972) Kamerad


Frank Schoonover (American artist, 1877-1972) The Young and the Old of St Mihiel Greet their Liberators


Frank Schoonover (American artist, 1877-1972) Leading Them back Home for Christmas


Frank Schoonover (American artist, 1877-1972) When Peace Came


Thursday, October 24, 2013

19C America - Strictly business


Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859 – 1936) Yankee Peddler


John Eastman (American Painter, fl 1842-1880)  The Counterefiters


John Joseph Enneking (American artist, 1841 – 1916) The Clam Digger


Thomas Waterman Wood (American artist, 1823–1903) The Yankee Pedlar


Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859 – 1936) The Village Clockmaker


Frank Blackwell Mayer (American painter, 1827-1899) Leisure and Labor 1858


Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859 – 1936) The Nest Egg


 Thomas Waterman Wood (American artist, 1823–1903) Politics in the Workshop


John Whetten Ehninger (American artist, 1827-89) Yankee Peddler


Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859 – 1936) The Gardener


Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859 – 1936) Country Grocery in Kennebunkport, Maine


 John Eastman (American Painter, fl 1842-1880) The Scissors Grinder 1870


Eastman Johnson (American genre painter, 1824-1906).  Measurement and Contemplation


Edgar Degas (French artist, 1834–1917) painted the picture of this cotton office in 1873, while visiting his mother's Louisiana relatives.


James Goodwyn Clonney (American genre artist, 1812–1867) In the Woodshed


John Eastman (American Painter, fl 1842-1880) The Blacksmith's Shop 1863


John Eastman (American Painter, fl 1842-1880) The Woodcutter


John George Brown (American genre paintere, 1831-1913)   A New Weight


John George Brown (1831-1913) Delivery Boy 1863