Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Heap of Henrys

 Henry Collen: Queen Victoria, when Princess Victoria (1836)

 Henry Charles Fox: Lane at Ringwood, Hampshire

 Henry Charles Fox: Shepherdess with Her Flock on a Country Road (1904)

 Henry Holiday: The Duet (Portrait of Alexandra and Winifred)

 Henry Jamyn Brooks: Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition, Royal Academy (1888)

 Henry Dawson: Plymouth from the River

 Henry John Boddington: Cattle Watering in the Shadow of Windsor Castle (ca. 1850)

 Henry Perlee Parker: Pitmen Playing Quoits (1840)
[British vocabulary note: "pitmen" = miners]

Henry Moore: Outward Bound

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) was an English painter and poet. He was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. 

 A Vision of Fiammetta (1878)

 Beatrice, Meeting Dante at a Wedding Feast, Denies him her Salutation (1855)

 Beata Beatrix (ca. 1863)

 Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice (1871)

 Dante's Vision of Rachel and Leah (1855)

 Ecce Ancilla Domini (Annunciation) (1850)

 Ford Madox Brown (1867)

 Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante (1852)

 Jane Morris (The Blue Silk Dress) (1868)

 La Pia de Tolomei (ca. 1868)

 Joan of Arc Kissing the Sword of Deliverance (1863)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Marianne Stokes

Marianne Stokes (1855-1927) was an Austrian-born painter who settled in England after marrying, and became a prominent Victorian painter.

 A Parting

 A Tearful Child

 Angels Entertaining the  Holy Child (1893)

 Aucassin and Nicolette
[these two were the subjects of a medieval legend]

 Death and the Maiden (1900)
 Childhood's Treasures (1886)

 On the Way to the Fields (1883-87)

 Polishing Pans (1887)

 In a Field of Buttercups (ca. 1882)

 Sweet Dreams (1875)

 The Frog Prince

The Passing Train (1890)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Lucien Davis, ctd

 No Getting Over - Snowed-Up at the Church Stile (1905)

 Queen Victoria at the Costume Ball, 1843 (1887)

 Preparing for the Fancy-Dress Ball - Finishing Touches (1898)

 Skating on the Serpentine (1895)

 The Coming of Santa Claus (1897)

 The English Lady Cricketers - Miss Stanley Batting (1890)

 The Debutante (1894)

 The House of Commons, Tea on the Terrace (1893)

 The Thames Boating Season - Market Day at Kingston (1887)

 The Washington Post (1898)

Under the Mistletoe

Friday, March 22, 2013

John Faed

John Faed (1819-1902) was the eldest of the Faed brothers. Two of his brothers (James and Thomas) also became prominent painters.

 Annie's Tryste (1864)

 Auld Mare Maggie (1870)

 Highland Interior with Figures

 Posthumus and Imogen (ca. 1865)
[a scene from Shakespeare's Cymbeline]

 Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden (ca. 1880)

 Queen Margaret's Defiance of the Scottish Parliament (1859)

 The Artist's Wife, Jane MacDonald (1890)

 Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (1851)

 The Cruel Sister (1851)
[scene from a popular ballad]  [another version]

 The Little Seamstress

 The Expectant Wee Things (engraving by William Miller)

 The Merlin (1888)

 The Parting of Evangeline and Gabriel (1870)
[a scene from Longfellow's epic poem Evangeline]

 The Statute Fair (1871)

 The Warning Before Flodden (1874)

Catherine Seyton and Roland Graeme, from Sir Walter Scott's 'The Abbot' (1863)