Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Illuminated Manuscripts - Creatures


Morgan Library


Off to Russia - Alexey Venetsianov (1780-1847) paints mostly peasant girls


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl in a Kerchief. 1830s.


Alexei Gavrilovich Venetsianov (1780-1847) Was a master of genre art in Both rural landscape paintings and life in portraits. Venetsianov Was the first artist in a history of Russia, Who Represented the life of Peasants. This posting features de son Many peasant paintings.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) A Peasant Girl with a Calf. 1820s.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl in a Kerchief. 1830s.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl with the Birchen Basket. 1824.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Fortunetelling.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Milk Woman.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Girl with Butterflies.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Woman Combing Flax


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Pelageya. Peasant Woman with Rake and Scythe. c 1825


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Portrait of the Merchant's Wife Obraztsova. 1830s


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Reaper. 1820s


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Wet-Nurse with a Child. 1830


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl with the Cornflowers. 1820s


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl with Milk


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) A Peasant Girl from Tver


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Woman


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Girl


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Old Nurse in Shlychkov


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Young Woman


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Shelling


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Spinner


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Nastya Havskaya


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) VS Putyatina


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant with sycle in the Rye


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl with Accordion


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Reapers


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Woman with Rake


Illuminated Manuscripts - Creatures


Medieval Bestiary - Owls


American Folk Art - Women with Shawls by Zedekiah Belknap 1781-1858



c 1830 Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Mrs George Dewey.

Zedekiah Belknap was an itinerant portrait painter born in Auburn, Massachusettees, who grew up and was buried in Weathersfield, Vermont. He was born into a family of farmers and was the only one to attend college, graduating from Dartmouth with a divinity degree in 1807.  He served as a chaplain in the War of 1812 in Lt. Col Elnathan Sherwin's Regiment from Waterville, Maine. He may have combined circuit preaching with painting portraits of residents of towns & villages in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. He his first known portraits coincide with the year of his Dartmouth graduation, and he continued to paint until at least 1848.

1810 Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Lady with a Lace Shawl

1829 Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Becky Sherwin Warren

1830 Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Rev and Mrs John Maltby, First Congregational Church, Sutton, MA.

1830 Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Portrait of a Lady

1830 Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Portrait of a Lady.


1830 Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Sarah Minot Melville.

Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Portrait of a Lady

Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Portrait of a Woman

Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Elsey Roosevelt Ray

Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Young Woman with a Ruffled Collar


Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Woman with Gold Beads


Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Portrait of a Young Woman

Zedekiah Belknap (American artist, 1781-1858) Portrait of a Lady


Illuminated Manuscripts - Creatures


Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764, Folio 73v A screech owl mobbed by smaller birds