Friday, August 31, 2012

A Collection of Charleses

 Charles Daniel Ward: The Progress of Spring (1905)

 Charles Edward Halle: Paolo and Francesca (1888)

 Charles Edward Perugini: The Ramparts, Walmer Castle (1891)

 Charles Fairfax Murray: Lisa Stillman (1880)

 Charles Fairfax Murray: The Concert (1890)

 Charles Allston Collins: Berengaria's Alarm for the Safety of her Husband, Richard Coeur de Lion (1850)

Charles Henry Terre: Making Acquaintance

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, ctd

 In My Studio (1893)

 Lesbia Weeping over a Sparrow (1866)

 My Sister is Not In (1879)

 My Studio (1867)

 Ninety-Four Degrees in the Shade (1876)

 On the Road to the Temple of Ceres (1879)

 Pastimes in Ancient Egypt, 3,000 Years Ago (1863)

 Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to his Friends (1868)

 Proclaiming Claudius Emperor (1867)
[After killing the deranged Emperor Caligula, the Praetorian Guard decided to set Claudius 
(widely seen as ineffectual) up as emperor. He turned out to be pretty savvy and, 
as Roman emperors went, a relatively decent guy.]

Promise of Spring (1890)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Venice

 Approach to Venice (1843)

 Bridge of Sighs, Ducal Palace and Custom-House (1833)

 Campo Santo, Venice (1842)

 Giudecca, la Donna della Salute and San Giorgio (1841)

 Going to the Ball (San Martino) (1846)

St Benedetto, Looking towards Fusina (1843)

The Dogano, San Giorgio, Citella, from the Steps of the Europa (1842)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Edward Wilkins Waite

Edward Wilkins Waite (1854-1924) was a landscape painter.

 A Surrey Cottage in June


 Clovelly (1881)

 Early Summer (1895)

 The Bracken Collectors on Fittleworth Common, Sussex

 The Country Path (1895)

 The Mill Cottage in Spring

The Rother at Fittleworth

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lord Frederic Leighton, ctd

'And the Sea Gave Up the Dead which were in it' (1891-92)

 Countess Brownlow (ca. 1879)

 Idyll (1880-81)

 Mother and Child (ca. 1865)

 Mrs. James Guthrie (1864-66)

 Nausicaa (ca. 1878)

 Odalisque (1862)

 Old Damascus, The Jews Quarter (1873-74)

 Psamathe (1879-80)
Among other things, she is the goddess of sand beaches.]

The Bath of Psyche (ca. 1890)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ford Madox Brown - The Manchester Murals

The PreRaphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown painted a series of murals in the Manchester Town Hall; these are collectively known as the Manchester Murals and portray a series of scenes from the history of Manchester. They were begin in 1879 and completed in 1893.

I would have liked to see one additional one: the Founding of Manchester United :-)

 Manchester Murals 1, The Romans Building a Fort at Mancenion

 Manchester Murals 2, The Baptism of Edwin

 Manchester Murals 3, The Expulsion of the Danes from Manchester

 Manchester Murals 4, The Establishment of Flemish Weavers in Manchester, A.D. 1363

 Manchester Murals 5, The Trial of Wycliffe, A.D. 1377

 Manchester Murals 6, The Proclamation regarding Weights and Measures, A.D. 1556

 Manchester Murals 7, Crabtree watching the Transit of Venus, A.D. 1639

 Manchester Murals 8, Chetham's Life's Dream, A.D. 1640

Manchester Murals 9, Bradshaw's Defence of Manchester, A.D. 1642

 Manchester Murals 10, John Kay, Inventor of the Fly Shuttle, A.D. 1753

 Manchester Murals 11, The Opening of the Bridgewater Canal, A.D. 1761

Manchester Murals 12, Dalton collecting Marsh-Fire Gas