Friday, October 18, 2019

A Countess

Starting where I left off yesterday, the French artist Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun painted Countess Anna Ivanova Tolstoya in 1796 during her exile following the French Revolution.

The Tomb Of General Brock, Near Queenston, Lake Ontario, Upper Canada is the title of this painting by Thomas Cole, depicting the memorial of the War of 1812 hero who fell at the Battle of Queenston Heights facing an American invasion. It dates to 1830.

Here we have a couple of views up and down a side gallery.

In here was this rather morbid work. Salome And The Head Of John The Baptist depicts the New Testament wife of King Herod seeming amused by the severed head. It was done between 1895-98.

Here we have a couple of different works from the same artist, Gustave Dore. Souvenir Of Loch Lomond was painted in 1875.

This bronze sculpture is titled Fate And Love. Dating to 1877, it depicts two immortals of Greek mythology, Atropos of the three Fates and Eros, the god of love.

For today I finish with another view of Canova's Dancer.


  1. I would love to go to that gallery.

  2. Lovely framing in that last shot.

  3. The bronze sculpture is al so very nice ...

  4. I wonder if wealthy people still have their portraits painted?

  5. An interesting selection of artworks. The skies over Loch Lomond don't seem to have changed much since 1875!

  6. ...I really enjoy the last photo!

  7. That first portrait is so beautiful painted!

  8. Interesting to see work of a female artist of that time.

  9. Love the view down the side gallery to the Dancer ✨

  10. Thanks for another tour of these works of art. I would have skipped looking at the painting of the severed head. :-)

  11. @Catarina: I enjoy it each time I visit.

    @Lady Fi: thank you!

    @Ella: I think so too.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @David: some do.

    @John: perhaps not!

    @Tom: I did too.

    @Marianne: I agree.

    @Marie: that it is.

    @Grace: so do I.

    @DJan: you're welcome!

  12. The museum has a wonderful collection! I do like the space itself a lot.

  13. The landscape paintings are beautiful!

  14. Oh my, I forgot that our countries had fought each other in 1812. Thanks for the reminder with the painting of the tomb. Glad we're kind of friendly these days.

  15. I love seeing the rooms in this museum. They are very impressive.

  16. Gustave Dore's painting 'Souvenir Of Loch Lomond' is my favorite today.

  17. The paintings are beautiful. My favorite is the Souvenir of Loch Lomond.

  18. Great exhibition. I like the atmosphere in the side gallery.

  19. What is it with artists and Salome and the head? I don't get it -- seems like most classical artists of that period took it on and they're always grim!

  20. I love the beautiful floors and arched ceilings of that museum. And the artwork, of course.

  21. Nice art. Thanks for sharing all these imposant paintings.

  22. The Countess... I wonder what her real life was like.

  23. @Alexandria: very much so.

    @RedPat: I do as well.

    @Marleen: that they are.

    @Barbara: true!

    @Sharon: that they are.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Bill: it's a good one.

    @Tamago: so do I.

    @Jeanie: it's a trend.

    @Catalyst: so do I.

    @Italiafinlandia: me too.

    @Aritha: you're welcome.

    @Cloudia: thank you.

    @Sandi: you wonder.

  24. Lovely artwork and photography it ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)
    ps. bit behind on commenting ~ be patient ~ thanks. ^_^

  25. A great diversity of work. This is a lovely museum.

  26. My favorite painting at the Kimbell in Ft worth is the beautiful self portrait of Elizabeth Le Brun.

  27. Love the portrait by Mme Vigee Le Brun, I like her paintings:)

  28. the weekend is here!! let's enjoy it! ( ;

  29. The paintings are beautiful.

    All the best Jan

  30. @Carol: thank you.

    @Kay: it certainly is.

    @Janey: I think it might have been here as part of a special exhibit on her.

    @Rosie: she was quite an artist.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Jan: they are.