Saturday, September 18, 2021

01 Painting, The amorous game, Part 78 - With Footnotes

AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
The Ages of Man
Oil on canvas
121.8 x 153.5cm (47 15/16 x 60 7/16in)
Private collection

Sir Anthony van Dyck, ( 22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641) was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, after enjoying great success in Italy and Flanders. He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court, painted with a relaxed elegance that was to be the dominant influence on English portrait-painting for the next 150 years. He also painted biblical and mythological subjects, displayed outstanding facility as a draughtsman, and was an important innovator in watercolour and etching. The Van Dyke beard is named after him. More Sir Anthony van Dyck





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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

06 Paintings, Streets of Rome, 18th & 19th Century, by the Artists of the time, with footnotes. 4

Danish School, 19th Century
A view of the Campidoglio, Rome
Oil on canvas
13 ¾ x 17 ¼ in. (35 x 43.8 cm.)
Private Collection

Carl-Friedrich-Heinrich Werner, WEIMAR 1808 - 1894 LEIPZIG, ECOLE ALLEMANDE
CARNAVAL IN ROME, c. 1844 Rome
Watercolor heightened with white gouache on paper
35,5 x 30cm ; 14 by 11 3/4  in.
Private Collection

Hermann Corrodi
A Roman aqueduct on the Appia Antica at sunset
Oil on canvas
34 ¼ x 57 ¾ in. (87 x 146.7 cm.)
Private Collection

The Appian Way was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, in southeast Italy. The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC during the Samnite Wars.

The Appian Way was the first long road built specifically to transport troops outside the smaller region of greater Rome (this was essential to the Romans). The few roads outside the early city were Etruscan and went mainly to Etruria. By the late Republic, the Romans had expanded over most of Italy and were masters of road construction. Their roads began at Rome, where the master itinerarium, or list of destinations along the roads, was located, and extended to the borders of their domain — hence the expression, "All roads lead to Rome". More

Colin Campbell Cooper
View of St. Peter's
Oil on canvas
36 x 53in
Private Collection

Franz Kaiserman, YVERDON 1765 - 1833 ROME
THE TEMPLE AND ANTONIN FAUSTINE, c. 1791
Watercolor and pen, a pair 
64 x 100 cm; 25 1/4 by 39 3/8 in
Private Collection

Franz Kaiserman, YVERDON 1765 - 1833 ROME
THE ARC OF CONSTANTINE
Watercolor and pen, a pair 
64 x 100 cm; 25 1/4 by 39 3/8 in
Private Collection

Acknowledgement: Sotheby'sChristie, 


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Monday, January 18, 2021

01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of their time, Part 74

Georges Stein, French, 1870-1930
Champs Elysees
Oil on panel
4 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches (11.7 x 19 cm)
Private collection

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is known for its theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, for the annual Bastille Day military parade, and as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race. The name is French for the Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology. It is one of the most famous streets in the world. More on the Champs-Élysées

Georges Stein was a late 19th and early 20th century French painter, best known for scenes of Parisian street life. Sources conflict about Stein's dates of birth and death. The Benezit Dictionary of Artists gives the year of birth as "c. 1870". The auction house Christie's, among others, gives the dates 1855–1930, and the French National Library the dates 1870–1955. Moreover, the journal L'Éventail of 15 January 1918 mentions "the painter Georges Stein who recently died at Geneva".

There is also some confusion as to the gender of Stein. While the Benezit Dictionary and L'Éventail refer to Stein as male, some gallery websites describe Stein as a female painter. More on Georges Stein





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Sunday, January 3, 2021

01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of their time, Part 73

Attributed to Alfred Henry Maurer
La Pont De La Concorde and a View of The Palais Bourbon, Circa 1920
Oil on paper laid on board
14 x 21 inches
Private collection

Pont de la Concorde, stone-arch bridge crossing the Seine River in Paris at the Place de la Concorde. The masterpiece of Jean-Rodolphe Perronet, conceived in 1772, the bridge was not begun until 1787 because conservative officials found the design too daring. Perronet personally supervised construction despite his advanced age; he was 82 when the work was completed in 1791. The outbreak of the French Revolution scarcely affected progress; Perronet used the demolished Bastille as a source for masonry. The name of the bridge has been changed from Louis XV to Révolution to Concorde. More on Pont de la Concorde

Alfred Henry Maurer (April 21, 1868 – August 4, 1932) was born in New York City April 21, 1868. He was the son of German-born Louis Maurer, a lithographer with a pronounced disdain for modern art. At age sixteen, Maurer had to quit school to work at his father's lithographic firm. In 1897, after studying with the sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward and painter William Merritt Chase, Maurer left for Paris, where he stayed the next four years, joining a circle of American and French artists. Finding the instruction at the Academie Julian too limited, he spent most of his time copying in the Louvre.

Maurer  was a modernist painter. He exhibited his work in avant-garde circles internationally and in New York City during the early twentieth century. Highly respected today, his work met with little critical or commercial success in his lifetime, and he died, a suicide, at the age of sixty-four. More on Alfred Henry Maurer





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