The Church, Betws-y-Coed
David Cox the elder (British, 1783–1859)
Oil on canvas, 27.4 x 38.7 cm, 1844–1856.
Birmingham Museums Trust.
Landscape with a Cottage, 1629, oil on wood, by Pieter de Molyn, 1595-1661, Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.
Molyn was one of the pioneers of natural landscape painting in a monochromatic style. This work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, USA.
Woman Reading a Letter, oil on canvas by Gerard ter Borch, 1617-1681, Dutch Golden Age painter. Royal Collection, London, England.
Borch’s genre paintings show exquisite detail in satin and other fabrics. Note the satin on the right and the fur trimmed dress on the left. His calm groups and subdued backgrounds are unique among Dutch painters of his time.
Conwy Castle at Conwy, Wales, pencil and watercolor by Joseph Millord William Turner, British, 1775-1851. Romantic landscape artist, watercolorist and printmaker.
Turner was a preface to the impressionists. He never married and, after the death of his father, was subject to bouts of depression.
This painting was auctioned from Christie’s, London, in 2010.
The Stream, 1885, oil on canvas by James Clarke Hook, 1819-1907.
Hook was a British marine, genre, historic and landscape artist. In fact, he painted so many landscapes that people began calling them “Hookscapes.”
He was self-taught having studied old masters and sculptures and was admitted to the Royal Academy in 1936.
This painting is owned by Tate Britain in London, England.
Seashore by Moonlight, 1660-64, oil on panel, by Egbert van der Poel, 1621-1664, Dutch Golden Age genre and landscape artist.
The moon breaks through the clouds casting an eerie glow over fishermen attending to their catch at the end of the day. This painting is in the Museum Briner und Kern, Winterthur, Switzerland.
Renaissance Interior with Banqueters, oil on panel by Bartholomeus van Bassen, 1590-1625, Dutch Golden Age painter and architect.
There is no question of the opulence of this era with all of the plate at the side and the decorations on every imaginable surface. Is this the morning after with the servant at the sideboard wishing everyone would go home? The man in the center looks the worse for wear.
This painting is in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
The Storm by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
(Note: Best known as Far from Home, 1874, neoclassic oil on canvas by Bouguereau, French, 1825-1905. Private collection. — athousandwinds)
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Courtyard in Joching - Paul Unbereit
(Note: Unbereit, 1884-1937, was an Austrian landscape and still life artist. A number of his paintings have been or are at auction.
The above work sold in 2012 from the Dorotheum which conducts auctions in cities such as Vienna, London, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv and Budapest among others.—athousandwinds)
River Scene with Watermill, Figures and Cows, oil on canvas by George Barret ,1723-1784, Irish born British artist.
Barret was one of the most successful landscape artists in London during the 1760s and 1770s. He idealized the British countryside which was favored by art collectors at the time. This painting is in Tate Britain in London, England.