Thames-side Scene, oil on card on board by Arthur Trevor Haddon, British, 1864-1941. Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, Hertfordshire, England.
Arthur’s Tomb, 1860. watercolor on paper by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, British, 1828-1882. Tate Britain.
This illustration is for Malory’s Morte d’Arthur.
Guinevere, who has become a nun, rejects the advances of her former lover, Sir Lancelot. Rosetti, obsessed with illicit love, places the two at King Arthur’s tomb. On a somewhat comical note, even the effigy looks displeased.
A Neopolitan Saint Manufactory, 1832, oil on canvas by Thomas Uwins, British, 1782-1857. Leicester Arts and Museums Service, Leicester, England.
This painting was made for Jonathan Hatfield, a wealthy merchant. It shows two Capuchin friars of the Franciscan Order, bargaining for two cherubs suspended from the ceiling at the top left.
The Entry Into London of Richard II and Bolingbroke in 1399, oil on panel by James Taylor Edlington, British, 1813-1868. Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool, England.
Sloth and Work, 1863, oil on canvas by Michele Cammarano, Italian, 1835-1920. Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.
Cammarano highlights the value of work over laziness in one of his first paintings concerned with social problems. Cammarano was from a family of artists and experimented with a variety of styles. He later became a professor at the Institute of Fine Art in Naples, Italy.
View in Edward the Confessor’s chapel.
John Preston Neale, from The history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peter, Westminster vol. 2, by Edward Wedlake Brayley, London, 1818.
Small Town at Dusk, oil on wood by Aert van der Neer, Dutch Baroque artist, 1603/04-1677. Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest Hungary.
van der Neer’s strength was in his dusk and nocturnal scenes where dim light could reflect on water and in windows in some of his village scenes.
Dunsky Castle, 1816, aquatint by William Daniell for his Voyage Round Great Britain.
Daniell, 1769-1837, was a British painter and engraver who specialized in landscapes and marine scenes. His work is represented in England, The United States and Wales.
Dunsky Castle sits on a promontory near Port Patrick in Wigtonshire, Scotland. It was already in ruins by the 17th century, but a great part of it remained.
A total of 306 of the 308 original Daniell copper plates were found in 1962 after being lost for 100 years. They are now the property of the Tate in London.
Breakfast, 1887, oil on canvas by Swedish impressionist artist Hanna Pauli, 1864-1940. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden.
A warm and inviting scene, it was perhaps inspired by Monet’s The Luncheon. Monet’s feast was over while this is just beginning.
Having studied in Sweden, Pauli was a genre, landscape and portrait artist who studied the plein-air technique in France.