Sunday, June 29, 2014

Portraits by Dutch artist Thérèse Schwartze 1852-1918



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Young Woman Reading in Brabant Costume


Therese Schwartze (1852-1918) was a Dutch portrait painter. Therese was the daughter of artist Johan Georg Schwartze (1814 - 1874), from whom she received her early training before studying for a year under Gabriel Max & Franz von Lenbach in Munich. In 1879, she went to Paris to study under Jean-Jacques Henner, and then she continued for 8 years in the women's special classes at the Amsterdam Academy of Fine Arts. She was known for her ability to portray both everyday folks and the Amsterdam elite. She was one of the few women painters with portraits in the hall of painters at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Some other talented family artists included her sister Georgine & her 2 nieces, including Lizzy Ansingh (pictured in The Inmates of my House). Some of her pictures are signed with her married name van Duyl-Schwartze.



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Lizzy Ansingh as a Young Girl



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Aaltje Kaars



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Johann Joseph Hermann and Ida Schwartze



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Self Portrait 1888



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Johanna Eugenia Theadora Van Hoorn Schouwe



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Poor Yet Rich



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Portrait of a Child



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Dutch Peasant Going to Church 1885



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Bertha Johanna Van Tienhoven



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Playing the Harp



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Queen Wilhelmina 1898



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Geradine Marguerite Van Hardenbroek 1903



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Royal Family with Queen Wilhelmina



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Marie Henriette Dubourcq-Rochussen



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Lizzy Ansingh



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Ida Schwartze



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Three Girls from Amsterdam Orpahage 1885



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Un Regard



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Young Italian Woman with a Dog called Puck



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Self Portrait age 16



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Family Boissevain 1916 The 6 daughters of Charles E.H. Boissevain & wife Maria Barbera Pijnappel



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Portrait of a Girl



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) The Orphan Girls Amsterdam 1893



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Lady Wit 1918



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Maria Catharina Josephine Jordan



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Queen Wilhelmina



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Lizzie Ansigh 1902



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) Daisy van Loon 1911



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Woman from Cordoba



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) The Inmates of my House 1915



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) A Moment of Reflection 1890



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1852-1918) The Cellist



Thérèse Schwartze (Amsterdam artist, 1851-1918) Self Portrait 1917

Friday, June 27, 2014

Simeon Solomon, English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Night 1890


Simeon Solomon (1840-1905) was born into a prominent Jewish family in England. He was the 8th & last child born to merchant Michael (Meyer) Solomon & artist Catherine (Kate) Levy. Solomon was a younger brother to painters Abraham Solomon (1824–1862) & Rebecca Solomon (1832–1886). His first exhibition was at the Royal Academy in 1858, where he continued to exhibit until 1872. In addition to literary paintings favored by the Pre-Raphaelite school, Solomon's subjects often included scenes from the Hebrew Bible & genre paintings depicting Jewish life. In 1873 his career was cut short, when he was arrested in a public urinal in London & charged with attempting to commit sodomy & was fined. He was was arrested again in 1874 in Paris, after which he was sentenced to spend 3 months in prison. In 1884 he was admitted to the workhouse, where he continued to paint; however, his talent was blighted by alcoholism. Twenty years later in 1905, he died from complications of his alcoholism.


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Dawn


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Marguerite 1866


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Mother of Moses 1860


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Love Dreaming by the Sea 1871


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Beatrice


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Autumn


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Toilette of a Roman Lady 1869


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Priestess Offering Poppies


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Bacchus


Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Allegorical Self Portrait 1873Simeon Solomon (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1840-1905) Self Portrait 1860

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A few twisted, uncomfortable women by French Painter Jacques-Emile Blanche 1861-1942


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Woman Reading 1899


Jacques-Émile Blanche, born in Paris, was brought up in a house once belonging to the Princesse de Lamballe, which retained its atmosphere of 18th century elegance & apparently formed his taste. Although he received some art instruction from Henri Gervex, he was largely a self-taught portraitist. He wrote a book, Portraits of a life-time: the late Victorian era: the Edwardian pageant: 1870-1914 (London: J.M. Dent, 1937). German-born English Impressonist painter Walter Sickert said of him, "he is liable to twist things he hears."  He seems to twist many of his sitters into similar predicaments.


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) A Barrone in Louis XVI Costume 1893


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Colette 1905


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Femme en 1887


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Desirée Manfred


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Donna Olga Caracciolo dei Duchi di Castelluccio, later Baroness de Meyer, 1889.


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Eugenia Huicidi Errazuriz


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Portrait of a Lady


Jacques-Emile Blanche (French Painter, 1861-1942) Self Portrait