Friday, March 31, 2017

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Squirrels in in a few European & British Paintings

1519 Giovanni Cariani (1485–1547) 4 Courtesans, 3 Gentlemen, and 1 Squirrel

1519 Giovanni Cariani (1485–1547) 4 Courtesans, 3 Gentlemen, and 1 Squirrel Detail

 1526 Hans Holbein the Younger (1498–1543) Lady with a Squirrel on a chain

1526 Hans Holbein the Younger (1498–1543) Lady with a Squirrel Detail

 1565 Francesco Montemezzano (Italian, Venetian, ca. 1540–after 1602). Portrait of a Lady with a Squirrel on a chain with a bell collar.

1580s Portrait of a Lady, possibly the Poet Maddalena Salvetti (1557-1610), in a Green Dress and a pet Black Squirrel with a bell collar.

1650s Frans Luycx (1604–1668) Charles Joseph (1649-1664) Archduke of Austria with Squirrel

 1600s Frederic Kerseboom (1632-1690) Lady with a Red Squirrel on a chain and a Spaniel

 1700s Joseph Highmore (English artist, 1692-1780) A Portrait of a Boy with a Pet Squirrel.

 1730 Unknown French artist, Portrait of an Unknown French Lady Holding Flowers and a Red Squirrel with a bell collar.

 1736 Joseph Highmore (English artist, 1692-1780) The Family of Sir Eldred Lancelot Lee

Friday, March 3, 2017

In the Countryside - 1700s Women dressed for hunting, fowling, & shooting

1703 Duchess Franziska Sibylla Augusta of Saxony-Lauenburg and her son  Georg Ludwig by Ivenet

 1710 Electoral Princess Amalia Maria Josepha of Bavaria by Franz Joseph Winter 

 1720s Maria Zofia Czartoryska

 1725 Marie Leczinska, Queen of France by Jean Baptiste Martin, l'Ancien

 1727 Eleonore of Schwarzenberg with her son Joseph by Maximilian Hannel

 1745 Grooth - Catherine the Great of Russia

1746 Sophie-Marie, Countess Voss by Pesne

1748 John Wooton (British artist, 1686-1765) Lady Mary Churchill at the Death of the Hare

 1750 Lady in Hunting Costume, German Miniature

 1750 Maria Anna of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria - J A T Jahreszeiten 

1758 Maria Antonia of F├╝rstenberg by Franz Josef Weiss

 1700s Portrait of a lady from the Schaezlerpalais in Augsburg

1700s Portrait of an unknown lady

1770s The Ladies Shooting Poney published by Carington Bowles

1778 Miss Wicket and Miss Trigger published by Carington Bowles

1776 The Sporting Lady published by Sayer & Bennett

 1780 Female Fox Hunter by Collett

1781 Marie Antoinette in hunting attire by Louis Auguste Brun de Versoix

1787 The Countess of Effingham by George Haugh (British artist, 1755-1827)