Thursday, September 1, 2016

Dog Days of Summer - 16C Women & their pets

16C Ladies (young & old) & their pets (not all are dogs)

Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) Portrait of a Noblewoman with Dog

Flemish School — Portrait of a Girl with a King Charles Spaniel, 1628

Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) Portrait of a Lady of the Court with Dog 1590

Jan Baptist Weenix, Girl as Shepherdess c. 1650

1590s Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) Lady with a Lapdog

1514 Katharina von Mecklenburg, wife of Henry the Pious by Lucas Cranach the Elder

1551 Caterina van Hemessen ( c 1528- 1560) Portrait of a Woman with a Dog

Lorenzo Costa (1460-1535) Portrait of a Woman with a Dog

1551 Pieter Pourbus ( c 1524-1584) Portrait of Jacquemyne Buuck with a dog & a ruff

Titian Tiziano Vercelli (1488-1576) Portrait of Elenora Gonzaga della Rovere with Small Dog

1554 Anthonis Mor ((1519-1575) Metgen, the Artist's Wife

Girolamo Forabosco (1605-1679) Lady with a Dog

1554 Anthonis Mor ((1519-1575) Metgen, the Artist's Wife dog with amazing collar

Painting Associated with the Artist or the Worshop of Alessandro Allori (1535-1607) Portrait of a Woman with Dog 1560-1580

Painting Associated with the Artist or the Worshop of Alessandro Allori (1535-1607) Woman with Dog 1560-70

Jacopo da Pontormo (Jacopo Carrucci) (Italian Mannerist painter, 1494-1557)or Agnolo Bronzino, Portrait of a Lady in Red (with a Puppy) 1532

Anna Medici (1628-1662) m Ferdinand Karl Archduke of Austria 1646

Alessandro Allori (1535-1607) Isabella de Medici

1589 Elizabeth Brydges, later Lady Kennedy, daughter of Lord Chandos and maid of honour to Elizabeth I of England, aged 14 by Hieronimo

Domenico Riccio (also known as commonly known as Domenico Brusasorci (1516–1567) Portrait of a Lady

Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (1528–1588), 1560-70 Portrait of a Lady with a Dog

Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (1528–1588), 1580 Livia Colonna

Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) Portrait of the Artist's Sisters and Brother. c. 1555

Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) Mother and Son

Steven van der Meulen (Dutch-born active in London 1543-1568) Frances Sidney Countess of Sussex 1565

Remigius van Leemput (Flemish Baroque Era Painter, 1607-1675) after Hans Holbein circa 1536-37 Jane Seymour, Whitehall Dynasty. From a mural of Henry VIII

Steven van der Meulen (Dutch-born active in London 1543-1568)Probably Catherine Carey Lady Knollys (1523/4-1569)

Steven van der Meulen (Dutch-born active in London 1543-1568) Elizabeth I

1560s Giovanni Antonio Fasolo, Paola Gualdo and Daughters

1590 Countess of Southampton Elizabeth Vernon 1573-1655

  Fredrico Zuccari, or Federigo Zuccaro (c 1541-1609) Margaret of Savoy c 1605

1570s Francesco Montemezzano (Italian, Venetian, c 1540-1602), Portrait of a Woman (possibly Picabella Pagliarani, wife of Giacomo Ragazzoni) Montemezzano was probably an apprentice in the workshop of Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (1528–1588).

Hans Asper (1499-1571) Cleophea Holzhalb 1538

John Bettes the Younger (d 1616) alleged to be Dorothy Bray, Baroness Chandos 1524-1605 1578

Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) Husband and Wife 1523

Reine de Navarre (French artist, 1492-1549) Marguerite d'Angoulême

Unknown Artist,  Margaret of Austria

Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, 1528-1588) Isabella Guerrieri Gonzaga Canossa 1547

Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, 1528-1588) Les Pelerins d'Emmaus

Francesco d'Ubertino Verdi, called Bachiacca [also known as Francesco Ubertini, il Bacchiacca] (1494 – 1557) Portrait of a Woman with a Cat

c 1605 Lady Arabella Stuart by Robert Peake

Francesco d'Ubertino Verdi, called Bachiacca [also known as Francesco Ubertini, il Bacchiacca] (1494–1557) Woman with a Cat

Unknown Spanish Lady by an Unknown artist of the French School

Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (Flemish artist, 1561-1635) Lady Anne Cotton (nee Hoghton) with her son John

Unknown 1500s Italian painter, Lady with a Dog. This work is probably North Italian, and was formerly attributed to Sofonisba Anguisciola (1527 - 1625).

Unknown Spanish artist, A Lady with her dog c 1600

Dog Days of Summer is the name for the most sultry period of summer, from about July 3 to Aug. 11. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was determined to extend from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) & the sun.  The Greek poets Hesiod (ca. 750-650 BCE) & Aratus (ca. 310–240 BCE) refer, in their writings, to "the heat of late summer that the Greeks believed was actually brought on by the appearance of Sirius," a star in the constellation, that the later Romans, & we today refer to as Canis Major, literally the "greater dog" constellation. Homer, in the Iliad, references the association of "Orion's dog" (Sirius) with oncoming heat, fevers, & evil, in describing the approach of Achilles toward Troy:
Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion's Dog they call it, brightest
Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.

The term "dog days" was used by the Greeks in Aristotle's Physics.  Astronomer Geminus, around 70 B.C., wrote: "It is generally believed that Sirius produces the heat of the 'dog days,' but this is an error, for the star merely marks a season of the year when the sun"s heat is the greatest." The lectionary of 1559 edition of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer indicates: "Naonae. Dog days begin" with the readings for July 7 & end August 18. But the readings for September 5 indicate: "Naonae. Dog days end."  This corresponds very closely to the lectionary of the 1611 edition of the King James Bible which indicates the Dog Days beginning on July 6 & ending on September 5.