Thursday, May 31, 2012

John Brett

John Brett (1831-1902) was associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. He specialized in landscape art.

 Arthur Hughes
[Arthur Hughes was another Pre-Raphaelite painter]
 Carthillon Cliffs (1878)

 Entrance to Yarmouth Harbour (1868)

 Florence from Bellosguardo (1863)

The British Channel Seen From the Dorsetshire Cliffs (1871)

 Gentian (1862)

 Lady with a Dove: Madame Loeser (1864)

 The Cornish Coast near Newquay (1879)

 The Glacier of Rosenlaui (1856)

The Hedger

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Edward Matthew Ward

Edward Matthew Ward (1816-1879) was an English painter of historical scenes.

 Doctor Johnson in the Ante-Room of the Lord Chesterfield Waiting for an Audience, 1748 (1845)

 King Lear and Cordelia (1857)

 Marie Antoinette Listening to the Act of Accusation, the Day Before Her Trial (ca. 1859)

Sir Thomas More’s Farewell to his Daughter

 The Disgrace of Lord Clarendon, after his Last Interview with the King - 
Scene at Whitehall Palace, in 1667 (1846)

 The Last Parting of Marie Antoinette and her Son (1856)

The South Sea Bubble, a Scene in 'Change Alley' in 1720 (1847)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Abraham Solomon

Abraham Solomon (1823–1862) was an English painter.

 A Portrait of Two Girls With Their Governess

 By the Seaside

 Departure of the Diligence, Biarritz (1862)
["diligence" was  the term for a public stagecoach]

Second Class, The Parting (1854)

 First Class, The Return

 The Valor of Love (1852)

 Waiting for the Verdict (1857)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Edmund Blair Leighton, ctd

A Source of Admiration (1904)

 In Time of Peril (1897)

 King Copetua and the Beggar Maid

 Lady in a Garden

 Lilacs (1901)

My Fair Lady (1914)

 My Next-Door Neighbour (1894)

 Ribbons and Laces for Very Pretty Faces (1904)

 The Accolade (1901)

 The Piano Lesson (1896)

Til Death Do Us Part (1878)
[another entry in the long list of paintings of reluctant brides]

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Edmund Blair Leighton

Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) was a Victorian painter (sometimes considered to be one of the Pre-Raphaelites) who specialized in romanticized historical scenes. It could be argued that his paintings overly sanitized the unsavory aspects of prior eras, but the Victorians ate this stuff up. And Leighton's paintings are lovely.

 A Favour (1898)

A Little Prince Likely in time to Bless a Royal Throne (1904)

 Abelard and his Pupil Heloise (1882)

 Alain Chartier (1903)

 Call to Arms (1888)

 Courtship (1903)

 Duty (1883)

 Forest Tryst

 God Speed (1900)

In 1816

Monday, May 21, 2012

John Constable, ctd

Continuing with the works of Constable.

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831)

 Stratford Mill (also called The Young Waltonians) (1820)

 The Admiral's House (The Grove) (1823)

 The Bridges Family (1804)

 The Glebe Farm (1830)

The Hay Wain (1821)
Constable's most famous painting. Lots of resources about this painting:

 The Opening of Waterloo Bridge seen from Whitehall Stairs (1817)

 The Valley Farm (1835)

 The White Horse (1819)

 Wivenhoe Park, Essex (1816)

Yarmouth Jetty (1823)