Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A few portraits of early English Royals

1066 King William I, (1027-1087) Reigned 1066–87

The early rulers of England portrayed in the full glory of power. Here are a few of my favorites.  These portraits are from the National Portrait Gallery in London.  They are claimed to have been painted before the mid-1600s.

1100 King Henry I, (1068-1135) Reigned 1100–1135 (Henry I fathered more than 20 children, but only 2 were legitimate: William the Ætheling, who died in a shipwreck, & the Empress Matilda. When Henry died in 1135, his decision to name Matilda as his heir led to the 19-year civil war known as the Anarchy.)

1135 King Stephen,  (1092–1154)  Reigned 1135–54

1154 King Henry II 1133-1189 Reigned 1154-1189

1199 King John  1066-1216  Reigned 1199 - 1216

1216 King Edward II 1207-1272  Reigned 1216-1272

1327 King Edward III 1312-1377  Reigned 1327-1377

1377 King Richard II 1367-1400  Reigned 1377-1399

1461 King Edward IV (1442-1483), Reigned 1461-70 and 1471-83  

1483 King Edward V1470-1483  Reigned 1483

1483 King Richard III  1452-1485  Reigned 1483-1485

1485 King Henry VII (1457-1509), Reigned 1485-1509

1509 King Henry VIII, 1491-1547  Reigned 1509–1547

Friday, November 25, 2016

16C -18C Children gather their real & symbolic sheep & goats & head outdoors

 1600s Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch painter, 1620-1691) Girl with a Lamb

1620s Frans Hals (Dutch artist, 1581-1666) Three Children with a Goat  About these goats,  According to Norse mythology, the God of thunder, Thor, & the Norse goddess Frigg had their chariots pulled by goats. Dutch children were given goats in gardens to pull their play-chariots. This way these privileged children of the Dutch Golden Age, almost could feel like the children of the ancient gods, high above the rest of the world in wealth & future promise. The successful Dutch mercantile families, despite their often common birth, often enjoyed displaying wealth linking them to the ancients & royalty.

1600s Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Portrait Of Princess Isabella

1600s Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Dutch artist, 1621-1674) Children in a Park garden

1600s Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Dutch artist, 1621-1674)  Four children

1600s Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Dutch artist, 1621-1674) Willem Woutersz. Oorthoorn in a Goat-Cart

1600s Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp (Dutch artist, 1594-1650)  Portrait of Maria van Scharlaken

1600s Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch painter, 1620-1691) The Goat Boy and Young Shepherdess

1600s Probably a follower of Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp (Dutch artist, 1594-1650) Child with Goat

 Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691) (probably a follower) Girls in landscape

Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691), Children in a Landscape

Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) Two Children with Goat

 1500s Martin de Vos (Flemish Mannerist Painter, ca.1532-1603) A Girl with a pet goat

1640s Jacob Gerritszoon Cuyp (also Spelled Cuijp) (December 1594-1652) (follower) Child with a flute & a goat

1644 Santvoort, Dirck Dircksz. van -- Clara Alewijn (1635-74). Dochter van Abraham Alewijn en Geertruid Hooftman

1600s Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen (British painter, 1593–1661) Young Girl with Lamb

1639 In the style of Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch painter, 1620-1691) One-Year-Old Boy with a Sheep

1643 Jan Yansts (Jan Jansz, (Dutch artist, 1615-1657) A girl from the Gockinga family

1646 Unknown Dutch artist. Portrait of a Child with a Goat perhaps a toy goat

1652 Jan Albertsz Rotius (Dutch artist, 1624-1666)  Four-Year-Old Boy with Goat

In the style of Jan Albertsz Rotius (Dutch artist, 1624-1666) Boy with a Goat

1655 Anthonie Palamedesz. (Stevaerts, Stevens) (Dutch artist, 1601-1673) Boy and Goat

 1655 Anthonie Palamedesz. (Stevaerts, Stevens) (Dutch artist, 1601-1673) Child and Sheep

 1660-80s Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Boy with a goat cart and a spaniel

1660-80s Nicolaes Maes (Dutch artist, 1634-1693) Portrait of a young boy, together with a goat and a dog, in a landscape

1700s Barthélemy Guillibaud (Swiss artist, 1687–c.1742) Three d'Hervart Children, as the Infant Bacchus and Attendants, with a Goat

 1705 by British artist named Arnold Miss Frances Bankes (1697–1709), as a Shepherdess

 Mattheus Verheyden Breda (Dutch artist, 1700-1777) Portrait of a young girl decorating a sheep

1740 In the style of Godrey Kneller (German-born English painter, 1646–1723) Child with a Lamb

George Chalmers, (Scottish artist,  1720-1791)  Elizabeth and Mary Chichester

1744 Thomas Hudson (English artist, 1701-1779) Young Women with a Lamb

1747 Unknown artist Boy with Sheep, Master Thomas John Batcheler (1737–1789)

1750 Georg Mathias Fuchs (German Danish artist, 1719-1797) Boy and Girl as Shepherds with a Lamb

1763 Joseph Wright of Derby (English artist, 1734-1797) Portrait of Miss Frances Warren

 1760s Joseph Wright of Derby (English artist, 1734-1797) Anna Ashton (Later Mrs Thomas Case)

 1770s George Romney (English Painter, 1734-1802) Mary and Louisa Kent

 1778 George Romney (English Painter, 1734-1802) Shepherd Girl

1791 Joseph Wright of Derby (English artist, 1734-1797) painting of Three Children of Richard Arkwright with a Goat

Vladimir Borovikovsky (Ukranian artist, 1757-1825) Children with a Lamb