Tuesday, January 31, 2017

18C American Mothers & Children by Ralph Earl 1751-1801

1788 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Martha Tennent (Mrs. David Rogers) and Daughter.

1790 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Mary Floyd (Mrs. Benjamin Tallmadge) with Son and Daughter Mary Henry Floyd Jones.

1790 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Abigail Starr (Mrs. William Taylor) and Son Daniel.

1791 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Mrs. William Moseley and Son Charles.

1793 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Sarah McCurdy (Mrs. Henry Channing) and Son William Henry

1796 Ralph Earl (1751-1801) Mrs. Elijah Boardman and Son

1796 Ralph Earl (1751-1801) Annie Lovett McClellan and Daughter

Before Ralph Earl returned to the United States, he painted this mother and daughter in England.

1783 Ralph Earl (1751-1801) Lady Williams and Child

Morning Madonna

Matteo di Giovanni (Italian, ca. 1430-1495) Madonna and Child c 1470

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.