Thursday, September 22, 2016

European & British Women in Small Boats


Christian Eriksen Skredsvig Christian Skredsvig (Norwegian painter, 1854–1924) 'Aften på innsjøen' 1892


Some of the following boats are punt boats. Punting's another way of saying poling. A punt is a flat-bottomed boat, and punting is propelling a punt by shoving a pole against the bottom of a river or canal. Punts became pleasure boats in the late 19th century. Victorian & Edwardian women were encouraged to punt as it was considered appropriately "ladylike" exercise.

Édouard Manet (French artist, 1832–1883) Sail Boating 1874

"Boats are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made."


Jacques-Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)  Lady in a boat

In 1907, B H B Symons-Jeune wrote, “One of the most noticeable features in the development of punting during the last few years is the extraordinary number of lady punters to be seen now everywhere on the river, and nothing looks nicer than to see a lady punting really well — the average lady is distinctly better than the average man.”


John Lavery (Irish painter, 1856-1941)



Pierre Auguste Renoir (1941-1919). Young Girl in a Boat 1875



Victor Borisov-Musatov (Russian artist, 1870-1905) In a Boat



Arthur Hacker (English Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1858-1919) Girl in a Punt Boat



Claude Monet (1849-1926) The Blue Boat



Henry John Yeend King (British artist, 1855-1924) Two Ladies Punting on the River detail



John Lavery (Irish painter, 1856-1941) Boating on the Thames



Frederick Morgan (English genre painter, 1847-1927) A Day on the River



Arthur Hacker (English Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1858-1919) A Quiet Cove, a Girl Canoeing


Jacques-Joseph Tissot (1836-1902) Detail On the Thames 1871-72



Claude Monet (1849-1926), Pink Boat 1887. Of this painting, Monet wrote on June 22, 1890: "I am again vexed by things that are impossible to do: water with undulating vegetation on the bottom."


Pierre Auguste Renoir (1941-1919). Woman in a Boat 1867


Claude Monet (1849-1926), The Blue Boat 1887


Pierre Auguste Renoir (1941-1919). Banks of the Seine at Asnieres 1879


Claude Monet (1849-1926), The Boat at Giverny 1887



Édouard Manet (French artist, 1832–1883) Woman in a Boat



Thomas Brooks (English artist, 1818-1891) Thames Lilies



Ernest Board (British artist, 1877–1934) Girl in Boat



Leon Girardet (French artist, 1857–1895) The Poet



Jules Scalbert (French artist, 1851-1928) The Boatman



Ferdinand Heilbuth (French Academic painter, 1826-1889) Rowing on the Seine



Marcus Clayton Stone (British painter, 1840-1921) A Pleasant Spot on the Thames 1863



Samuel Luke Fildes (British painter 1844-1927) Simpletons, The Sweet River



Thomas Brooks (English artist, 1818-1891) Reflections



Jules Scalbert (French artist, 1851-1928) Les Baigneuses



Lucius Rossi (Italian artist, 1846-1913



Ferdinand Heilbuth (French Academic painter, 1826-1889) Boating Party on the Thames



Samuel Luke Fildes (British painter 1844-1927). Fair Quiet and Sweet Rest



Ferdinand Heilbuth (French Academic painter, 1826-1889) La Promenade sur le Lac



William Henry Bartlett (Irish artist, 1858-1932) An Idle Afternoon 1880


Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (Swedish painter, 1854-105) Summer Evening Borga Harbour 1889


Émile Friant (French artist, 1863-1932)



 Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin (Russian painter, 1861-1939) In the Boat  1888


Young Nantucket woman paints Autumn 1797


Phebe Folger Coleman (1771-1857) Fall  A schoolgirl copy of the Fall print of the Four Seasons Mezzotints published by Sayers and Bennett in London in 1785.  They were hand-colored allegories of the seasons.

Phebe Folger Coleman (1771-1857) Un receuil :containing painting, penmanship, algebra and pieces selected from various authors in prose and verse, with a few pieces in French with their translation by Phebe  of Nantucket : manuscript, c 1797. MS Typ 245. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Phebe Folger (1771-1857) was a Nantucket commonplacebook author, watercolorist, poet, needlework instructor, & creator of the well-known “Nantucket sampler” style. She was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on November 10, 1771 to Walter Folger (1735-1826) & his wife Elizabeth Starbuck (1738-1821).  She married Samuel Coleman (1771-1825) in Nantucket at the age of 27 on December 6, 1798.  They had 2 daughters who lived to adulthood, & 3 additional daughters who died as children.  Her husband, Samuel Coleman, worked at sea.  She wrote him this letter during the 10th year of their marriage. Nantucket 9th mo. 19th 1808.  Dear Husband,  "I have felt a little guilty that I have deferred so long to write: but I had nothing worth communicating, nothing but what thou might reasonably suppose, that is, that I am very lonesome. Why should so much of our time be spent apart, why do we refuse the happiness that is within our reach? Is the acquisition of wealth an adequate compensation for the tedious hours of absence? To me it is not. The enjoyment of riches alone could give no satisfaction to me. In company I am not happy, I feel as if a part of my self was gone. Thy absence grows more insupportable than it used to be. I want for nothing but thy company: but there is nothing but what I could do better without..."



They moved near the Hudson River in Hudson City, Columbia County, New York, where they operated a grist mill.  Phebe continued to run the mill after her husband's death in 1825. Sometime after 1850, Phebe moved to Fairhaven, Massachusetts, to live with her daughter Matilda (1812-1891) & her husband John Milton Howland (1810-1902).  Phebe died at the age of 87 in Fairhaven.



Autumn 1700s


1750s Autumn John Bowles (Published by) John Faber the Younger (Print made by) John Simon (After) 1710-1756 London


Autumn 1700s


1730s The Seasons; Autumn  Rosalba Giovanni Carriera (After) John Simon  1690-1742 London


Autumn 1600s


 Jean Leblond 1605-1666 The Four Seasons - Autumn


Autumn 1600s

1670s The Four Seasons Autumn Paul van Somer II 1674-1694


Autumn 1600s - Wenceslaus Hollar 1607-1677


1641 Wenceslaus Hollar (Czech, 1607-1677) Autumn


Autumn 1600s - Wenceslaus Hollar 1607-1677


1644 Women as Allegories of the Four Seasons print Wenceslaus Hollar Published by Peter Stent 1644 London


Autumn 1616


Jan Brueghel the Elder 1568-1625 & Hendrick van Balen 1575-1632 Autumn, 1616


Autumn 1600s - Wenceslaus Hollar 1607-1677


Wenceslaus Hollar (Czech artist, 1607-1677) Autumn 


Autumn 1600s


1630s Martin Droeshout (printmaker; British 1601 - 1639 after) The Four Seasons Autume


Autumn 1500s


Leandro Bassano (1557-1622) Autumn - Allegory of the Element Earth

In the 16C, the world was believed to consist of 4 elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Here, Earth, associated with the season of autumn, is symbolized by nature's produce & by the small figure of Cybele, the ancient mother-goddess of earth & fertility, riding across the sky in a chariot pulled by 2 lions. This painting is a copy by Leandro after a work by his father Jacopo (ca. 1510-1592), who had produced a series of 4 allegories of the elements.


Autumn 1500s


1500s School of Francesco da Ponte the Elder, or Francesco Bassano the Elder (c. 1475–1530) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance Venetian School.   Autumn


Madonnas attributed to Jan Gossaert or Jan Mabuse 1478-1532



Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin and Child



Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin and Child with White Lily and Cherries


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin and Child


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Madonna


 Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin and Child


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin and Child


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin and Child


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin and Child


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) The Malvagna Altarpiece (centre panel, detail)


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Mother and Child


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532)  Virgin and Child with Veil


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) The Holy Family


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Adoration of the Kings


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Holy Family


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Luke painting the Virgin and Child
Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Madonna and Child


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) St Luke Painting the Madonna


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) The Holy Family


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin and Child with Musical Angels


Jan Mabuse was the name adopted (from his birthplace, Maubeuge) by painter Jan Gossaert; or Jennyn van Hennegouwe (Hainaut) (Flemish artist, 1478-1532) Virgin with Child


In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.