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.



1781 September - All About the Wine


1781 September - The Twelve Months print Carington Bowles (Published by) Robert Dighton (After) Richard Earlom (Print made by) London. Gathering the grapes.

Most iconography of months evolved from Medieval & early Renaissance art depicting in 12 scenes the rural activities that commonly took place in the months of the year. These early illustrations are important to the development of landscape painting.  And I like them, because they illustrate much about early gardening and foodways.

A typical simple scheme might include:
January - Feasting
February - Sitting by a fire
March - Pruning trees, or digging
April - Planting, enjoying the country or picking flowers
May - Hawking, courtly love
June - Hay harvest
July - Wheat harvest
August - Wheat threshing
September - Grape harvest
October - Ploughing or sowing
November - Gathering acorns for pigs
December - Killing pigs, baking

But there were many variations, especially in major wine-growing areas, where more wine related scenes were included. Illustrations from further south, such as Italian cycles, often advance the agricultural scenes a month earlier than ones from the more northern Low countries or England.


1749 September


1749 September - John June (Print made by) D Voisin (Published by) London

Most iconography of months evolved from Medieval & early Renaissance art depicting in 12 scenes the rural activities that commonly took place in the months of the year. These early illustrations are important to the development of landscape painting. And I like them, because they illustrate much about early gardening and foodways.  This particular image, however, is more about fashion than food.

A typical simple scheme might include:
January - Feasting
February - Sitting by a fire
March - Pruning trees, or digging
April - Planting, enjoying the country or picking flowers
May - Hawking, courtly love
June - Hay harvest
July - Wheat harvest
August - Wheat threshing
September - Grape harvest
October - Ploughing or sowing
November - Gathering acorns for pigs
December - Killing pigs, baking

But there were many variations, especially in major wine-growing areas, where more wine related scenes were included. Illustrations from further south, such as Italian cycles, often advance the agricultural scenes a month earlier than ones from the more northern Low countries or England.


1678 September - All About the Wine


1678 September - Twelve Months September print Henri II Bonnart (Published by) 1678-1700 Paris

Most iconography of months evolved from Medieval & early Renaissance art depicting in 12 scenes the rural activities that commonly took place in the months of the year. These early illustrations are important to the development of landscape painting.  And I like them, because they illustrate much about early gardening and foodways.

A typical simple scheme might include:
January - Feasting
February - Sitting by a fire
March - Pruning trees, or digging
April - Planting, enjoying the country or picking flowers
May - Hawking, courtly love
June - Hay harvest
July - Wheat harvest
August - Wheat threshing
September - Grape harvest
October - Ploughing or sowing
November - Gathering acorns for pigs
December - Killing pigs, baking

But there were many variations, especially in major wine-growing areas, where more wine related scenes were included. Illustrations from further south, such as Italian cycles, often advance the agricultural scenes a month earlier than ones from the more northern Low countries or England.