Friday, February 28, 2014

Keeping Birds in Cages from the early 1500 to the early 1900s



1510 possibly Cornelis Massijs (c1511–c 1557) The Bellows Repairer


Recently I got an email from the director of The Golden Ball Tavern Museum which has stood on the "great country road" in Weston, Massachusetts, since 1768.  It operated as an inn between 1770 & 1793, and has been reopened as an historic site since the late 1900s.  The Director asked if I knew of birds in cages in American taverns of the 1700s. The question sort of intrigued me, because I have a friend who owns a 1700s American tavern nearby.  I thought it might be fun to survey paintings of birds in cages.  As you will see, several of these birds are, indeed, in taverns.  I am exhausted; however, who knew artists painted so many birds in cages across the centuries. 



1540 Jan van Hemessen (1500-1599) Merry Company



1560 Pieter Aertsen (1508-1575) Peasants by the Hearth



1600s Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704) Tavern Scene



1600s Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684) Interior Child Feeding a Parrot



1660 Gerard Dou (1613-1675) Old Woman Watering Flowers



1660 Jan Steen (Dutch artist, 1626-1679) Merry Couple



1662 Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678) View of a Corridor



1663 Jan Steen (Dutch artist, 1626-1679) The Dancing Couple



1664 Caspar Netscher (1635-1684) Lady with a Parrot, Monkey, and Man



1665 Jan Steen (Dutch artist, 1626-1679) The way you hear it is the way you sing it



1666 Caspar Netscher (1635-1684) Lady at the Window



1687 Willem van Mieris (Dutch artist, 1662-1747) The Escaped Bird



1694 Jan Anthonie Coxcie (c 1660-1720) A Family



1700-1800s Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Younger (1742-1808) Woman with Parrot



1700s George Smith (English artist, 1713–1776) Wooing and cooing



1700s Jean Raoux (French Rococo Era Painter, 1677-1734)



1700s Johann Christian Fiedler (1697-1765) Woman with Parrot



1728 Willem van Mieris (Dutch artist, 1662-1747) Mother and Children



Jacopo Amigoni (Italian artist, c 1682-1752) The Elements - Air (Catching a bird for the awaiting cage.)



1755-60 François Boucher (French artist, 1703-1770) Portrait de Madame Baudouin



1758 John Singleton Copley (American artist, 1738-1815). Detail Anne Fairchild (Mrs. Metcal Bowler) with bird in birdcage.



1780 Jean-Louis Voille (1744-1803) Portrait of Evdokiya Nikolayevna Chesmenskaya



1788 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827). Detail of Mrs. Richard Gittings with bird in cage.



1800-1900s Robert Payton Reid (Scot artist, 1859-1945) Love's Messenger



1800s Adolf Eberle (1843-1914) Musician (with 2 dogs, a dead deer, 2 maids, & a bird in a cage?)



1800s Anne-Geneviève Greuze (1762-1842) Mother and son with bird



1800s Bernardus Johannes Blommers. (Dutch artist, 1845-1914) The Pretty Bird



1800s Emile Levy (French Academic Painter, 1826-1890)  Morning Glories



1800s Ferdinand de Braekeleer. (Belgian artist, 1792-1883) The Bird Has Flown



1800s Jan Frederik Pieter Portielje (Dutch painter, 1829-1908) Bird Cage



1800s Joseph Caraud (French painter, 1821-1905)  The Love Birds



1800s Nicolas Lancret (English artist, 1690-1743) The Bird Cage



1800s Otto Eerelman (Dutch artist, 1839-1926) Woman at Bird Cage



1800s Victoriano Codina Langlin (Spanish artist, 1844-1911) Woman with Bird



1820 Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (Danish painter, 1783-1853) Bella and Hanna The Eldest Daughters of M.L. Nathanson



1820 John Lewis Krimmel (German-born American artist, 1786-1821) Country Wedding



1825 Martinus Rørbye (1803-1848) View from the Artist's Window



1844 Joseph Desire Court (French artist, 1797-1865) Rigolette Seeks to Distract Herself During the Absence of Germain 1844



1847 Károly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807–1855) Woman and Bird



1849 Josephus Laurentius Dyckmans (Belgian artist, 1811-1888)  A Peaceful Interlude



1853 Walter Howell Deverell (English artist, 1827–1854) A Pet



1854 Joseph Karl Stieler (German painter, 1781-1858) The children of Max Joseph in Bayern



1858 Hermann Volz (1814-1894) The Small Kitten



1865 Louis Joseph Caymans The Birdcage



1869 Ange Francois (1800-1867) Futterung des Papageis



1870s Francois J. Jacobs (fl 1870s) Woman with Bird Cage



1871 Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919)  Rapha Maitre



1871 Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919)  Woman with a Parrot Henriette Darras



1872 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English artist, 1826-1882) Veronica



1873 Angiolo Romagnioli The Little One



1873 Wassilij Wladimirowitsch Pukirew (1832-1890) Die Mitgift



1875 Joseph Caraud (French painter, 1821-1905) The Pet Canaries



1877 Emile Pierre Metzmacher (French artist, 1815-1890) The Songbird



1877 Heywood Hardy (British painter, 1843-1933) The Aviary



1898 Mary Cassatt (American artist, 1844-1926) Woman with a Parakeet



1900 Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (Hungarian Painter, 1861-1927) Woman With Birdcage



1900s Emile Pap (Hungarian artist, 1884-1945) Woman with Bird



1900s Karl Albert Buehr (American painter, 1866–1952) A Pledge of Love



1900s Margaret Murray Cookesley d 1927 A Caged Bird



1907 Henry Tonks (British Painter, 1862-1937) The Birdcage



1907 John Byam Liston Shaw (Indian-born British painter, 1872–1919) The Caged Bird



1915 Gerke Henkes (1844-1927) Motherhood



1919 Joseph Rodefer DeCamp (American artist, 1858-1923)  Blue Bird



1934 Phillip Connard, (English painter, 1875-1958)  Budgerigars


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