Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fashion! - European 18C Turquerie wraps with a variety of fur trims & attitudes!



1720 Nicolas de Largillière (French artist, 1656-1746) Lady as a sultana



 1727 Andreas Moeller (1684-1762) Young Maria Theresia



 1742 Portrait of Theodore Elizabeth Catherine, Baroness de Besenval, married, in 1733, to Charles Louis Guillaume, Marquis de Broglie



 1743 Jacques-André-Joseph Aved (1702-1766) Portrait of a lady in Turkish dress



1750 Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French artist, 1725-1805) Marquise de Chauvelin



1754 Martin van Meytens (Swedish artist, 1695-1770) Maria Thersia



1755 Francis Cotes (English Painter, 1726-1770) Mary Radclyffe



 1756 Francis Cotes (English Painter, 1726-1770) Rhoda Delaval (1725–1757), Lady Astley



1759 Martin van Meytens (Swedish artist, 1695-1770) Maria Theresa of Austria



 1760 Heinrich Carl Brandt (Austiran artist, )Elizabeth Augusta von der Pfaltz



 1762 François-Hubert Drouais (French artist, 1727-1775)  Mlle de Romans en turque



 1770 Joshua Reynolds (English artist, 1723–1792) Emily, Duchess of Leinster



 1770-1 Joshua Reynolds (English artist, 1723–1792) Mrs Trecothick in Turkish Dress



1770s Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach (1721-1794)



 1772 Francis Cotes (English Painter, 1726-1770) Elizabeth Myddleton



1772 Princess Louise of Denmark dressed for a Masquerade in Turkish dress



 1774-6 Joshua Reynolds (English artist, 1723–1792) Mrs Richard Paul Jodrell



1780 Maria Anna Angelica Katharina Kauffman (Swiss-Austrian artist, 1741-1807) Portrait of Mary Walsh Mrs Clavering



1790 Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French artist, 1725-1805)  Portrait of Mademoiselle Guimard



 Carle Charles-André van Loo  (French Painter, 1705-1765) Portrait of a lady



Francis Cotes (English Painter, 1726-1770) Catherine Fleming (d.1786), Lady Leicester



George Knapton (English artist, 1698–1778) Lady Mary Montagu



 Jean-Baptiste Le Prince (French Painter, 1734-1781) Lady in Turkish Dress



 Jean-Baptiste Le Prince (French Painter, 1734-1781) Young woman in Turkish costume



 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu



Workshop of Martin van Meytens (Swedish artist, 1695-1770) Maria Theresia


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fashion! - Pretty in pink 18C Turquerie wraps with fur trim


1740-45 George Knapton (English artist, 1698–1778) Lady Throckmorton


1760s Francis Cotes (English Painter, 1726-1770) Lady Henrietta Godolphin, Duchess of Newcastle


1770 after Joshua Reynolds (English artist, 1723–1792) Portrait of a Lady


 1770s Francis Cotes (English Painter, 1726-1770) Portrait Of A Lady, Said To Be Henrietta Conyers


1771 Joshua Reynolds (English artist, 1723–1792)  Mrs Thomas Watkinson Payler


1775 Jakob Emanuel Handmann (Swiss artist, 1718-1781)  Unknown lady


1775 Jakob Emanuel Handmann (Swiss artist, 1718-1781) Lady in Turkish dress


 Joshua Reynolds (English artist, 1723–1792) Charlotte Grenville and her children


1770s  Jakob Emanuel Handmann (Swiss artist, 1718-1781) Philippine Fellenberg

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fashion! - 18C Hints of Turquerie from Austrian Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder 1751-1830


Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (Austrian painter, 1751-1830) Portrait of Jekaterina Samojlowa 1792-96


Giovanni Battista Lampi the Elder was born in Austria to fresco painter Matteo (Mattia) Lampi.  The young artist studied art under his father in Verona, & later in Salzburg. In 1773, he left his father's teaching to travel to Trento to study portraiture. He traveled next to Innsbruck; and then to Vienna, where the Emperor Joseph II appointed him a professor at the Vienna Academy in 1786. Later that same year, he was invited to Warsaw by the court of King Stanisław August Poniatowski.  He decided to stay & worked in Warsaw until the final partition of Poland.  In 1791, he moved to St. Petersburg, enticed by a hereditary knighthood offered by the Czar. In Russia he devoted himself to portrait painting.


Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (Austrian painter, 1751-1830) Empress of Russia Catherine the Great (Sophie Fredericke Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst 1729-96) dressed for a masquerade


 Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (Austrian painter, 1751-1830) Portrait of Countess Natalia Alexandrovna Suvarova (1775-1844) 1795


Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (Austrian painter, 1751-1830) Aloysia Webber c. 1780


 Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (Austrian  painter, 1751-1830) Teréz Brunszvik de Korompa (Therese Countess von Brunsvik or Brunswick, 1775-1861)


 Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (Austrian painter, 1751-1830) Kordula Potocka 1790


Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (Austrian painter, 1751-1830) 1793 Countess Catherine Stroganova

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fashion! - A little Polish Turquerie from Kazimir Wojniakowski 1772 -1812


 Kazimir Wojniakowski (Polish artist, 1772 -1812) Maria Theresa Poniatowska


Kazimierz Wojniakowski was a Polish painter & a pupil of Marcello Bacciarelli. His work as a portraitist was influenced by that of the Polish painter Józef Grassi.  Wojniakowski also produced religious works & scenes of contemporary historic events.


 Kazimir Wojniakowski (Polish artist, 1772 -1812) Izabela Czartoryska


1790s Kazimir Wojniakowski (Polish artist, 1772 -1812) Portrait of a Lady

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fashion! - Hugh Barron 1747-1791 paints a little blue & white Turquerie



Hugh Barron (British artist, 1747-1791)  Portrait of a lady, said to be Susanna, Mrs Bacon Bedingfield of Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk


Hugh Barron was the son of an apothecary in Soho, London.  The young artist became a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds. After leaving Reynolds' studio, he set off for Italy, by way of Lisbon, where he stopped for some time & painted portraits. In 1771-2, he was in Rome. Returning to London, he settled in Leicester Square, & exhibited some portraits at the Royal Academy in 1782-3 & 1786.



Hugh Barron (British artist, 1747-1791) Elizabeth Mrs. John Plampin Dau of Henry Hervey Ashton c 1766



Hugh Barron (British artist, 1747-1791) Portrait of a lady in blue, c 1778


Monday, July 21, 2014

Fashion! - Jean-Baptiste Le Prince 1734-1781 paints Turquerie


Jean-Baptiste Le Prince (French Painter, 1734-1781) Young woman in Turkish costume


Born to a family of ornamental sculptors & gilders, Le Prince began studying art with Francois Boucher (1703–70) around 1750. In 1754, the young artist traveled to Italy.  By 1757, Le Prince was painting for Catherine the Great at the Imperial Palace in Saint Petersburg. He traveled extensively in Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Holland, & perhaps Siberia, returning to Paris 5 years later eager to make a name for himself.  The sketches Le Prince made on his travels of exotic costumes & customs served him well, when he returned to France in 1763.  He became a copper engraver, & a genre, landscape & portrait painter. He is also credited with being the first artist to introduce aquatint into his etched & engraved plates. Upon becoming a member of the Académie Royale in 1765, Le Prince exhibited 15 paintings at that year's Salon, all Russian subjects.  The drawings he made in Russia provided the basis for a considerable body of work that added to the general taste of 18th century Europeans for exotica.   After 1770, Le Prince's health declined, & he left Paris for the French countryside.  There he painted the pastoral subjects; which he had learned from Boucher as a young man & from the 17th-century Dutch & Flemish genre & landscape painters, which he so admired.


Jean-Baptiste Le Prince (French Painter, 1734-1781) Lady in Turkish Dress


Jean-Baptiste Le Prince (French Painter, 1734-1781) The Fortune Teller

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fashion! - Swiss artist Jakob Emanuel Handmann 1718-1781 paints Turquerie


Jakob Emanuel Handmann (Swiss artist, 1718-1781)  Unknown lady 1775


Jakob Emanuel Handmann was the 9th child of Johann Jakob Handmann, a baker in Waldenburg, & his wife Anna Maria Rispach. Between 1735 & 1739, he apprenticed in Schaffhausen with the painter & stucco plasterer Johann Ulrich Schnetzler. The young artist then traveled to Paris, Rome & Naples. In Paris, he worked at the studio of Jean Restout II. In 1742, Handmann worked in France with Hörling Handmann painting the heads of the sitters. Later he worked in the studios of Marco Benefial & Pierre Subleyras in Rome. There he produced commercial copies of masterpieces from the Classical Antiquity & Renaissance periods.  By June 1746, he was back in Switzerland; and in 1747, he settled down in Basel, where he opened his own studio.


Jakob Emanuel Handmann (Swiss artist, 1718-1781) Philippine Fellenberg


Jakob Emanuel Handmann (Swiss artist, 1718-1781) Lady in Turkish dress 1775


Jakob Emanuel Handmann (Swiss artist, 1718-1781) Catherine Augusta Lerber Sturler

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fashion! - Frenchman Antoine de Favray 1706-1792 paints Turquerie + Knights & Ladies of Malta


Antoine de Favray (French painter, 1706-1792) Maltese Women


Antoine de Favray was a French painter best known for His portraits of the Ottoman Empire. In 1738, he was Mentioned as a private pupil of Jean-François de Troy II, who was then director of the Académie de France in Rome. In 1739, Antoine de Favray was registered as a student at the Académie. In 1744, the artist left Rome for Malta, remaining there for much of the rest of His career Devoting himself primarily to portraiture & amp; genre painting. His portraits of women talking together in relaxed situations are Particularly important, Because most women in the Ottoman Empire Remained almost Exclusively Within Their family settings or among other women. Already he had lived a long life, When He wrote to Chevalier de Turgot in 1788, " In spite of my weak sight, a heavy hand and an exhausted imagination, I always spend my time making something or other ... Years pile upon each other, Which does not pain me, on the contrary. For this century is the century When things happen. It is near its end and so am I, luckily " 


Antoine de Favray (French painter, 1706-1792) Annette Comtesse de Vergennes in Turkish Gown


Antoine de Favray (French painter, 1706-1792) Turkish Women


Antoine de Favray (French painter, 1706-1792) Portrait of a family, c 1760


Antoine de Favray (French painter, 1706-1792) grecques Dames en costume intérieur dans un jardin


Antoine de Favray (French painter, 1706-1792) Ladies of the Knights of Malta With Their Maid Servants


Antoine de Favray (French painter, 1706-1792) Dames de Malte if faisant visits in 1763


Antoine de Favray (French painter, 1706-1792) Officers of the Knights of Malta


Antoine de Favray (French painter, 1706-1792) Malta Interior (Gentlemen Only)