Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Families & Friends - The Conversation Piece in the 18C English Countryside


A Conversation Piece is a small informal group portrait popular in the 18C, often showing people – sometimes families, sometimes groups of friends – interacting in outdoor, garden settings.


1730s Charles Philips (British artist, 1708-1747) The Watson-Wentworth and Finch Families


1730s Charles Philips (British artist, 1708-1747) Syllabub straight from the Cow The Russell and Revett Familes in a landscape


1730 Charles Philips (British artist, 1708-1747) Outdoor Conversation Piece of Thomas Hill of Harwood and his First Family


1730s Charles Philips (British artist, 1708-1747) The Russell and Revett Familes with Fishing Rods and Game


1730s Charles Philips (British artist, 1708-1747) Family by a Lake and a Classical Pavilion




1730s Charles Philips (British artist, 1708-1747) Family by a Lake and a Classical Pavilion Detail


1730s Charles Philips (British artist, 1708-1747) Sir William Strickland and his family


1769 George Stubbs (English artist, 1724-1806) The Milbanke and Melbourne Families



1776 George Stubbs (English artist, 1724-1806) The Reverend Robert Carter Thelwall and His Family


1780 George Stubbs (English artist, 1724-1806) The Wedgewood Family



1780 William Williams (British artist) Conversation Piece, before a house in Monument Lane, Edgbaston


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