Friday, June 29, 2012

Benjamin Robert Haydon

Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) was a British painter of historical scenes and portraits. We start with his portraits of the two great adversaries of the Napoleonic Wars: the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon himself. They seem to be studying each other from a distance, don't they?

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1839)
 Napoleon Bonaparte (1830)

 The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840 (1841)

Chairing the Member (1828)
[I have no idea what this painting is about. Can anyone shed some light on it?]

William Wordsworth (1842)

A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal

by William Wordsworth
A slumber did my spirit seal
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.

No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Walter Langley

Walter Langley (1852-1922) was an English painter of the Newlyn School. His main subject matter was life in English coastal fishing villages. A common theme in his paintings is the stress experienced by fishermen's wives when their men were away at sea, due to the danger of their occupation.

 Between the Tides (1901)

 In the Fishing Season

 On the Quay, Newlyn

 The Breadwinners (1886)

 The New Arrival

 The Orphan (1889)

 Thoughts Far Away

 Waiting for the Boats (1885)
[this painting is one of the best character studies I've ever seen]

When the Boats are Away (1903)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thomas Faed, ctd

Final set of paintings by Thomas Faed.

The Last of the Clan (1865)

 The Ray of Sunlight (1857)

 The Silken Gown (1860-63)

 The Soldier's Return
 Title Unknown

 Violets and Primroses (1874)

 Visit to the Village School (1852)
In Thomas Faed's Visit to the Village School (1852), set in Scotland, a local bigwig and his wife listen to the youngest students reading, while some of the older pupils taunt their young black servant. (from "The Forgotten Victorians," by Lucy Fisher)
 When the Day is Done (1870)

 Where's My Good Little Girl? (1882)

Worn Out (1868)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thomas Faed

Thomas Faed (1826-1900) was a Scottish painter.

A Game of Draughts

 Faults on Both Sides (1861)

 Highland Lassie (1871)

 Home and the Homeless (1856)

 Oh, Why Have I Left My Hame? (1887)

 Sophia and Olivia (1851)
[characters from The Vicar of Wakefield]

 Sunday in the Backwoods (1858)

 Taking Rest (1858)

 The End of a Happy Day

The First Step

Monday, June 25, 2012

George Price Boyce

George Price Boyce (1826-1897) was a landscape artist who painted in watercolor. He was associated with the Pre-Raphaelites, being a patron of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

At Binsey, Near Oxford (1862)

 Autumn in the Welsh Hills (ca. 1860)

 Old Barn at Whitchurch, Oxon (1863)

 Old Buildings At Kingswear, South Devon (1874)

Old Church and Ancient, Uninhabited House at Ludlow (1871-72)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Albert Goodwin, ctd

This is my final set of Goodwin paintings.

The Citadel, Cairo (1909)

 The Evening Service, Salisbury (1905)

 The Rain From Heaven, All Souls, Oxford (1922)



 View from the Entrance to Meadow Building, Christchurch College, Oxford (1923)

 Wells from Roof of Parish Church (1903)

 Westminster Sunset (1900)

 Westminster (1917)


Whitby Abbey (1902)