Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sheep & Lambs in paintings of a few European & British Women & Children

Sheep began appearing in Western religious paintings early.  By the 17th century, lambs were showing up in non-religious portraits as well. These are a few of my favorites.

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

Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) Lady Belasyse

William Henesy (English artist 18th Century)  Baptist Noel 4th Earl of Gainsborough and His Wife Elizabeth with their Children

Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691) Girl with a Lamb

Elisabeth Sophie Cheron (1648-1711) Self Portrait

Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1743) Portrait of a Woman as St Agnes (Perhaps Catherine Voss)

James Francis Maubert (1666-1746) Portrait of Henrietta Duchess 
of Bolton

Joseph Wright Of Derby (1734-1797) Miss Frances Warren

Sir George Chalmers (1720-1791) Elizabeth and Mary Chichester

Joseph Wright Of Derby (1734-1797) Miss Frances Warren