Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Painted Costumes from bygone Europe

Joseph Edgar Boehm
Study of uniform coat belonging to John, 11th Earl of Westmorland
ca. 1860
oil on panel
Yale Center for British Art

Harold Gilman
Mrs Mounter at the Breakfast Table
oil on canvas
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

William Dobson
Portrait of Charles II as Prince of Wales, with page
oil on canvas
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Don't put up my Thread & Needle – 
I'll begin to Sew
When the Birds begin to whistle  –
Better stitches – so –

These were bent – my sight got crooked –
When my mind – is plain
I'll do seams – a Queen's endeavor
Would not blush to own –

Hems – too fine for Lady's tracing
To the sightless knot –
Tucks – of dainty interspersion –
Like a dotted Dot –

Leave my Needle in the furrow –
Where I put it down –
I can make the zigzag stitches 
Straight – when I am strong –

Till then – dreaming I am sewing
Fetch the seam I missed –
Closer – so I – at my sleeping –
Still surmise I stitch –

– Emily Dickinson, a poem composed in 1863 (the most productive year of the poet's life, in terms of surviving poems – there are 295 attributed to this one year)

Gaudenzio Ferrari
Christ rising from the Tomb
before 1546
oil on panel
National Gallery, London

Albert Joseph Moore
oil on canvas
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Mark Gertler
The apple-woman and her husband
oil on canvas
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Allan Ramsay
King George III in coronation robes
ca. 1765
oil on canvas
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Auguste Renoir
Girl reading
ca. 1885-95
oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Luca Giordano
St Michael, Archangel
ca. 1663
oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Egon Schiele
drawing and pigment
Leopold Museum, Vienna

Lucas van Leyden
Potiphar's Wife displays Joseph's garment
oil on panel
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Jean-Étienne Liotard
Frankish woman and her servant
oil on canvas
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

John Everett Millais
oil on canvas
National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Portrait of Madame Moitessier
oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC