Inn at Pont-Aven, 1889, oil on canvas by Jozsef Rippl-Ronai, Hungarian, 1861-1927.
Visitors to the inn listen enraptured to this traveler’s tale.
Rippl-Ronai was an award winning member of a group of artists who produced the magazine Revue Blanche in Paris. The painting above signaled his move toward minimized colors and the artist was a leader of the modern artistic movement in Hungary.
This work is in the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest.
Night Piece from the Closing Scene of ”Rene” by François-René de Chateaubriand,1820, oil on canvas by Franz Ludwig Catel, German, 1778-1856. This painting is in the Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Chateaubriand, 1768-1848, was a French politician, diplomat, writer and historian. His novella, Rene, was about a sensitive young man who wanders the world only to discover happiness eludes him. Franz Ludwig Catel was a book illustrator and François-René de Chateaubriand was considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature.
The Arab Tent, detail, 1866, oil on canvas by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, British, 1802-1873.
Landseer was a a painter, sculptor and engraver of animal subjects and a favorite of Queen Victoria. This painting is in the Wallace Collection in London, England.
A Player with a Hermit, 1846, oil on cardboard by Moritz von Schwind, Austrian, 1804-1871.
von Schwind was a painter, graphic artist and designer trained in Vienna and Munich. He was best known for his book illustrations and woodcuts for Filegende Blotter, a humorous Munich periodical. He was also a friend of composer Franz Schubert.
This painting is in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, Germany.
The Crimson Rambler, 1908, oil on canvas by Philip Leslie Hale, 1865-1931, American impressionist painter and art critic.
Hale was a popular professor at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a descendant of Gov. William Bradford, one of the original Mayflower pilgrims.
This painting is in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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Anglo Saxon Gents Taking A Hairing. Illustration for England’s Punch magazine March 3, 1864. No artist identified.
The length of a nobleman’s hair was in direct relationship to his importance and wealth. Unfortunately, it could be a tad bothersome on a windy day. Republished in Punch’s Book of British Costumes: The Anglo Saxon Period.
Stella in Prison, 1810, oil on canvas by Francois-Marius Granet, French, 1777-1849.
The French painter Jacques Stella, 1596-1657, spent a short time in prison and painted The Madonna and Child on his cell wall. It attracted the admiration of his jailer and fellow inmates.
This painting by Granet was considered one of his best and it didn’t hurt that it was purchased by Napoleon’s ex-empress, Josephine. The tones of paint for the subject are striking.
This work hangs in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia.
Morning in the Forest, 1875, oil on canvas by Laszlo Paal, Hungarian realism of the Barbizon School, 1846-1879.
Paal studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and was plagued by poor health and financial problems. He exclusively painted landscapes and this one is in the Magyar Nemzeti Galeria in Budapest, Hungary.
An accidental brain injury resulted in his being placed in a sanitarium where he died at age 33.
Portrait of a Child, oil on canvas by Edouard Cabane, French, 1857-1942.
The subjects of his near photographic works were almost exclusively women. This child wears an expression older than her years.
Cabane was a student of Adolphe William Bouguereau and from 1876 to 1932 exhibited at the Society of French Artists. His paintings are in the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Musee Saint Denis in Rheims, France, among others.
Snow-Covered Roofs in Paris, 1878, oil on canvas by Gustave Caillebotte, French, 1848-1894.
Caillebotte was born to an upper class Parisian family and was a lawyer and an engineer. He fought in the Franco-Prussian war before studying art seriously with Leon Bonnat. This painting is in the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France.