Saturday, November 19, 2016

All about the Wine & Spirits - 1600s

 1600s David Teniers the Younger (Flemish artist, 1610–1690) Vintner



 1690 Studio of David Teniers the Younger (Flemish artist, 1610–1690)  Autumn



 David Teniers II (Flemish, 1610 - 1690) & workshop, Allegory of Autumn 1644



 David Teniers III (1638-1685), and workshop, Allegory of Autumn



The Toper, but may be intended as a personification of Autumn, copy of Teniers's Autumn of about 1644.



Paar dat wijn drinkt, Anonymous, Crispijn van de Passe (I), Maerten de Vos, 1574 - 1687



Liquor seller by David Teniers II (Flemish, 1610 - 1690) ca. 1640



Liquor seller by David Teniers (II), ca. 1640


Thursday, November 17, 2016

1600s Spanish children trapped in the bodies & costumes of their elders



 1550s Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588) Carlos, Prince of Asturias, also known as Don Carlos (1545-1568), was the eldest son and heir-apparent of King Philip II of Spain

During this period, children of titled or landed nobles were dressed as miniature adults reflecting their particular social status, where children were often married or promised in marriage at very young ages to cement social, political, & economic alliances.  The portrait of an heir asserts their position of birth, wealth, & power of the family.  From the 16C to the 18C, sumptuary laws dictated what people of an established social status were allowed to wear, such as rich textiles, laces, jewelry, & accessories.  It was hoped that these laws would maintain the social order with the aristocracy at the top of the heap.  Unfortunately, or fortunately, these mandates were difficult to enforce.  


 1560s Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588) Portrait of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary and Croatia, King of Bohemia and Archduke of Austria (1552-1612)



  1569 Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588) Infanta Isabella, daughter of King Philip of Spain



 1570s Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588) Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566–1633) and her monkey



 1570s Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588) Of Austria Archduke Wenceslaus of Austria (1561-1578) He was the young Grand Prior of the Order of Malta.



 1575 Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588)  Portrait of Infante Ferdinand of Spain holding a bird



 1575 Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588) Infantas Isabella Clara Eugenia and Catalina Micaela of Spain



 1579 Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588)  Infantes Don Diego and Don Felipe Detail



 1580 Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588) The Infant Don Felipe



 1580s Attributed to Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, ca.1531-1588) Isabella Clara Eugenia and Catharina, Daughters of Philip II, King of Spain.  Also portrayed are a bird & dog.



 1602 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (Spanish artist, 1553–1608)  Infantin Anna (1601-1666) Ana Maria Mauricia Infanta, daughter of Philip III and Margaret of Austria, was the eldest of 8 children.



 1602 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (Spanish artist, 1553–1608)  Infantin Anna (1601-1666) Ana Maria Mauricia Infanta, daughter of Philip III and Margaret of Austria, was the eldest of 8 children. Detail



 1602 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (Spanish artist, 1553–1608)  Portrait of the Infanta Ana Mauricia of Austria. (Daughter of Philip III and Margaret of Austria, Styria kings)  There were a few exceptions to the adult-clothes-only rule, including toddler dresses, coral teething necklaces & pieces of coral, such as the one being held here, for teething purposes



 1604 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (Spanish artist, 1553–1608) Infant Anna



 1607 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (Spanish artist, 1553–1608)  Infantin Maria Anna (1606-1646)



 1607 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (Spanish artist, 1553–1608) The Infantes Don Felipe and Doña Anna



 1610 Bartolomé González y Serrano (1564–1627), A 9-year old Anne of Austria, future Queen of France, and her brother, a 5-year old Philip, future Philip IV, the King of Spain portrayed with a small dog



 1612 Bartolomé González y Serrano (1564–1627), Alfonso, the son of Philip III of Spain



 1612 Bartolomé González y Serrano (1564–1627), Infante Carlos (1607-1632) with his sister, Infanta Maria Anna (1606-1646)



  1612 Bartolomé González y Serrano (1564–1627), The children of Philip III of Spain (Ferdinand, Alfonso and Margarita)



 1613 Bartolomé González y Serrano (Spanish artist, 1564–1627) Portrait of Alfonso el Caro and Ana Margarita with dog


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

1600s Families by Gonzales Coques c.1615-1684


Gonzales Coques (Flemish Baroque Era Painter, ca.1615-1684) A Family Group by a Garden Fountain



Gonzales Coques (Flemish Baroque Era Painter, ca.1615-1684) A Family in a Garden Landscape



Gonzales Coques (Flemish Baroque Era Painter, ca.1615-1684) Family in Garden Landscape



Gonzales Coques (Flemish Baroque Era Painter, ca.1615-1684) Family of Jan Baptista Anthonie



Gonzales Coques (Flemish Baroque Era Painter, ca.1615-1684) Family Portrait



Gonzales Coques (Flemish Baroque Era Painter, ca.1615-1684) Gentleman with two daughters 1664



1662 Married Couple in the Park attributed to Gonzales Coques (Flemish Baroque Era Painter, ca.1615-1684)


Sunday, November 13, 2016

1600s Children of the Spanish court dressed just like their parents by Velazquez 1599–1660



1653 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Infanta Margarita.

Diego Velázquez Recorded a nuanced, Even anxious, royal view of childhood In His paintings in Spain of the princes 17C & amp; princesses, children dressed as adults.


1654 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Infanta Margarita.



1656 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Infanta Margarita.



1659 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Infanta Margarita in a Blue Dress.



1650 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish painter, from 1599 to 1660) The Infanta Margarita (Perhaps by Mazo finished) Detail



1656 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Las Meninas or The Maids of Honor. Detail In Las Meninas, the 5-year-old Infanta Margarita Teresa stands looking at us, Accompanied by her ladies in waiting (meninas) & amp; 2 dwarves, while works were Velázquez portrait of her parents, the King & amp; queen. The Infanta is beautiful & amp; confidant, Attended by her own micro-short; goal as she looks out of the painting at her relatives (who are standing Where the spectator of the painting stands) she is performing. And she is under pressure to look & amp; act like an adult princess. She Will never be a child.



1631 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Prince Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias with a Court Dwarf.



1632 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Retrato del Príncipe Baltasar Carlos



1659 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Infante Philip Prosper, Prince of Asturias (1657-1661).



1635 Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Charles Prince Baltasar Carlos as a Hunter with, his dog.


Velazquez, a precocious artistic genius, Got His start painting tavern scenes in His native town of Seville. At age of 24, Philip IV Diego appointed as Spains's court painter, a position he Held for the rest de son life.

Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) Self Portrait

Friday, November 11, 2016

1696 Behavior of 6-Year-Old Young Gentlewoman


1670 Freake Gibbs Painter (American colonial era painter) Margaret Gibbs

The Accomplished Ladies Rich Closet OF Rarities
John Shirley [J. S. (John Shirley), fl. 1680-1702.]
LONDON Printed by W Wilde for n. Bodington in Duck Lane; and J. Blare on London-Bridge. 1696.

Instructions for a young Gentlewoman at the Age of Six, or upward, how to behave her self towards her Parents, Superiours, Equals, and Inferiours, and upon sundry other occasions


IN all your Undertakings, let it be observed that you are an Enemy to Sloth, not only by your early rising, but by your activity; for having neatly dressed you, or caused some other to do it, having prostrated your self before your Maker, and refreshed you with what was appointed, fall upon your Knees before your Parents, and receiving their Blessing, then hasten to School; or else betake you to such business as your Parents or Governess than appoint you at Home, doing it with chearfulness, and respect those that are over you, as well in their absence, as when present; and whether it be Reading, or any curious Work,

Observe that your Face and Hands are clean, and that you handle no dirty or greasie things; neither presume to eat before those who are your Instructors, whilst you at your Work or Lesson, if there be more under the same Tutorage, behave your fell kindly towards them; call no unseemly Names, nor make unseasonable Complaints; Defraud them not, nor take the least matter by force that is not your own; be courteous and mild, with a decent and winning Behaviour if your Mistress or Governess be sharp and severe, strive by your diligence to prevent displeasure or correction; and as you approach or return from her, make your Reverence, and the like to your Parents; make your Obeisance in the most becoming and obliging manner, to your Superiours and Equals: nor forget to be courteous to your Inferiours:

Be sure your Tongue run not too fast, but in Discourse but moderate; Speak with deliberation, and weigh your Words before you utter them and where you are seated, observe you continue till you are called thence, or it is time to leave it. In reading upon any occasion, use not a Tone, but read distinctly, observing your Stops, that you may the better understand what you read. In Writing, beware that you blot not your Paper, but imitate your Copy in cutting your Letters fair and even; Let not your Work, of any sort, be soiled or dirty, and keep what things you use in good order, and render your Parents an Account of your improvement.

When you are to be at Meet, be not out of the way, but attend the Grace, and then take the place that is appointed you: After having done your Reverence, see your Napkin be fastned about you to save your cloaths, and thankfully take what is given without craving; nor is it seemly for you to speak at the Table, unless you are asked a question, or them. Be some great occasion. Cut your Meat handsomely, and be not over desirous of Sawce, nor of another sort of Meat, before you have dispensed of what is on your Plate. Put not both your Hands to your Month [sic] at once, nor eat too greedily: Let not your Mouth or Fingers be greasie, no more than need must; and when you are satisfied, take your Plate Or Trencher with you, or give it to those that wait, and retire, but not out of the Room till Grace is said and the Cloth taken away; at what time making your Obeisance, you may depart, unless you are desired to stay: Nor must you sit before your Parents, Governess or Superiours, unrequired, unless at your Meat, Needle, Writing, or the like; and observe. you attempt not to drink in any company till you have emptied your Mouth; and that you breath nor, nor blubber in the Cup or Pot.

As for your Recreation, when leisure hours permit, let it be innocent and moderate, never staying late abroad, above all, be Wary in the choice of your Companions and so you grow up, shun the Conversation of those that have a report of Lightness, lest they draw you into a snare, or bring a scandal causelesly upon your good Name, but chuse those whose Reputations are candid; Converse with those who are modest yet of affable; Stay not at any time, where the least occasion of Lightness and Wantonness is administred; nor lend your Ear to Discourse tending to Lewdness.

For your Carriage, in the general, let it be a Medium,, not expressing too much reservedness, which by some, is interpreted Pride; nor too much Freedom on Familiarity, which, on the other hand, will be looked upon for Fondness. Be no Makebate between your. Parents and their Servants; nor at any time tell a Lye to excuse a Fault, to keep you from the hand of Correction. Go to Bed in due Season, without any Noise, and never be seen in unseemly Laughter; nor in pointing, or nodding, especially in Company or in places of Divine Worship: Honour Age, and pity those that are distressed; Speak not at any time scornfully, or in a taunting way, but be courteous to all; and in so doing you will gain a good Repute.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Women in Summer Hats - Pierre Auguste Renoir 1841-1919

 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919)  The Apple Seller


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919)  Two Little Girls


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919)  Woman and Yvonne Jean


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919)  Woman Reading


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Blue Pansies


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Mlle Charlotte Berthier


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) The Promenade - Julienne Dubanc And Adrienne


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Two Girls Reading 


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Two Girls


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Two Sisters


Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl With Parasol (Aline Nunes)

 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Girl Reading

 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919)  Aline Charigot Boating Couple 1880


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919)  Gabrielle Renard (1878-1959)


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919)  Girl with Fan


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Blonde in a Straw Hat (aka Seated Girl)


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Blue and Pink Striped Shirt


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Bust of a Young Girl Wearing a Straw Hat 1917


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Girl in a Flowery Hat 1905-08


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Girl in a Lace Hat 1891


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Girl in a Yellow Hat

 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Seated Young Girl in a White Hat 1884


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Straw Hat


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Straw Hat


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Woman in a Straw Hat


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Woman in a Straw Hat


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Woman in a Yellow Hat


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Woman in Flowered Hat


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Woman Wearing a Corset


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Woman with a Straw Hat


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a Blue Hat 1881


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a Flowered Hat 1900-05


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a Hat 1900


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a Hat Decorated with Wildflowers 1880


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a Hat 


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a Pink and Black Hat 1890s


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a Red Hat 1899


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a Straw Hat 1884


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a Straw Hat 1890


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girl in a White Hat 1891


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girls by the Sea1 1894


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Girls by the Water 1893


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Woman in a Blue Hat 1900


  Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Woman in a Hat 1895


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Woman in a Hat 1918


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Woman in a Straw Hat


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Woman Seated on the Grass 1905


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Woman Wearing a Black Hat 1895


 Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Woman Wearing a Hat with Wild Roses 1896


Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Young Woman Wearing a Hat


Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Women in a Garden


Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Girls reading in a Garden