Sunday, November 23, 2014

19C & Early 20C A few European Women making music...


Pierre Auguste Renoir (French artist, 1841-1919) Woman Playing the Guitar


Pierre Auguste Renoir (French artist, 1841-1919) Young Woman at the Piano 1876



Berthe Morisot (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1895) Studying the Violin



Gustave Caillebotte (French Impressionist Painter, 1848-1894) The Piano Lesson 1881



Pierre Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist painter, 1841-1919) Woman with Guitar



Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist Painter, 1841-1919) The Piano Lesson 1889



William John Hennessy (Irish artist, 1839–1917) An Old Song



Hans Borchardt (German artist, 1865—1917) The Little Pianist 1897

19C & Early 20C American women making music



Mather Brown (American artist, 1861-1831) Young Woman 1801



Charles Bird King (American artist, 1785–1862) Mrs John Quincy Adams (Louisa Catherine Johnson)



Thomas Sully (American artist, 1783-1872) Lady with a Harp Eliza Ridgely 1818




Francis David Millet (American painter, 1846-1912) A Portrait of Mrs Millet 1864



Francis Day (American artist, 1863–1942) The Piano Lesson



Howard Everett Smith (American artist, 1885–1970) The Cello Recital



Donna Norine Schuster (American artist, 1883–1953) The Concert



Lee Lufkin Kaula (American artist, 1865–1957) A Quiet Ballad



Marion Boyd Allen (American artist, 1862–1941) Song Without Words




William Worcester Churchill (British American painter, 1858–1926) Girl Playing the Piano



Theodore Hassam (American Impressionist painter 1859-1935) Improvisation 1899



Theodore Robinson, (American Impressionist painter 1852-1896) Margaret Perry 1889



Theodore Robinson, (American Impressionist painter 1852-1896) Girl in Red at Piano 1888



Theodore Robinson, (American Impressionist painter 1852-1896) At The Piano 1887



Hugo Breul (American artist, 1854–1910) Leisure Hour


Julian Alden Weir (Amerian artist, 1852–1919) Idle Hours



James Carroll Beckwith (American artist, 1852-1917) Woman with a Guitar



Francis Coates Jones (American artist, 1857–1932) Lady with a Lyre



Claude Buck (American artist, 1890–1974) Seated Woman with Violin




Eugene Alexander Montgomery (American artist, 1905–2001) Melodian



Irving Ramsey Wiles. (American painter, 1861–1948) The Sonata 1889



Marguerite Stuber Pearson (American Painter, 1898-1978) Lady with a Guitar 1920



Marguerite Stuber Pearson (American Painter, 1898-1978) The Blue Danube



George Caleb Bingham (American artist, 1811-1879) Vinnie Ream 1876



Mary Neal Richardson (American artist, 1859-1937) The Violinist 1912



Donna Norine Schuster (American artist, 1883–1953) Miss Livingston at the Piano



Ellen Day Hale (American artist, 1855-1940) Musical Interlude 1910



Alice Pike Barney (American artist, 1857–1931) Natalie with a Violin


Thomas Eakins (American artist, 1844-1916) Singing a Pathetic Song Margaret Alexina Harrison sings and Susan Hannah Macdowell (whom Eakins would marry in 1884) plays the piano joined by Philadelphia cellist Charles Stolte.


Thomas Eakins (American artist, 1844-1916) The Concert Singer 1890


Julius LeBlanc Stewart (American painter, 1855-1919) Young Woman at Piano 1878


James Mc Neill Whistler (American artist, 1834-1903). At the Piano 1858-59


Charles Frederic Ulrich (American artist, 1858–1908) Moment Musicale


William Merritt Chase (American artist, 1849-1916) Girl with Guitar


Julian Alden Weir (American artist, 1852-1919) At the Piano


Thomas Eakins (American artist, 1844-1916) Elizabeth at the Piano 1875


Thomas Wilmer Dewing (American artist, 1851–1928) Young Woman with Violincello 1912


William Merritt Chase (American artist, 1849-1916) Mrs Meigs at the Piano Organ 1883


Thomas Eakins (American artist, 1844-1916) Home Scene 1871



Frank Townsend Hutchens (American artist, 1869–1937) Love Songs


19C & Early 20C American & European Women Playing (& Guarding!) Lutes and Mandolins


Jules Joseph Lefebvre (French painter, 1836-1911) Girl with a Mandolin



William Merritt Chase (American Impressionist Painter, 1849-1916) The Mandolin Player 1878


The term lute can refer generally to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) & a deep round back. The lute is used in instrumental music from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque eras. A mandolin is similar to a lute. Early 17th-century mandolins had 6 double courses of gut strings, tuned similarly to lutes, and plucked with the fingertips. Modern mandolins—which originated in Naples, Italy in the 3rd quarter of the 18C—commonly have four double courses (4 pairs) of metal strings, which are plucked with a plectrum. It has a pear-shaped body with a deeply vaulted back, a short fretted fingerboard, and four pairs of steel strings. The American folk mandolin is a shallow, flat-backed version. It is played with a plectrum; each pair of strings is strummed rapidly back and forth to produce a characteristic tremolo.


Arvid Nyholm (1866–1927) Girl with a Lute


Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The Mandolin


Cephas Giovanni Thompson (1809–1888) Lady with a Lute


De Scott Evans (1847–1898) Lady with a Lute


De Scott Evans (1847–1898) Woman Playing a Mandolin


Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) Young Woman with a Mandolin


Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) Antiquated Music (also known as Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth)


Thomas Wilmer (American artist, 1851-1928) Lady with a Lute


Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851–1938) The Lute 


William Morris Hunt (American artist, 1824–1879) Portrait of Ellen M. Brown


Edmund Tarbell (American painter, 1862-1938) Marion Hiller Fenno at Nine as Mandlinata 1887-8