Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Courtyards And Parlours

Coming out of the Rideau Chapel, I took another shot of the garden courtyard.

I continued with my tour. The Flute Player is an 1867 oil painting by Antoine Plamondon.

Plamondon also painted this 1835 oil painting, Abbe David-Henri Tetu.

The Gallery has several paintings by the artist Cornelius Krieghoff. This 1851 oil painting is one that particularly appeals to me, and I've shown it before. White Horse Inn By Moonlight is its title.

Side by side are two portraits by the same artist, Robert Field, done in 1808. These are portraits of a married couple in high society: Lady Croke and Sir Alexander Croke.

The Croscup Room might be easily overlooked, as it stands in one of the side galleries, but it is another treat in the Gallery. This is thought to date to 1845, and was a parlour in the Croscup family home in Nova Scotia, painted with vibrant interior murals. Now it resides here.


  1. The courtyard is beautiful. The last one is great, too.

  2. Le salon Crosscup est très joli! :)
    I love all the murals there.

  3. I love rooms with painted walls. The flute player reminds me of the photos that are trending of Lizzo! 21st century update.


  4. ...the room with the painted walls is an art gallery in its own right.

  5. I think you have shown that room before, it's really beautiful.

  6. The White Horse Inn painting is beautiful. Murals are not done often enough nowadays. Its nice to see the old ones.

  7. Hello, I like the garden courtyard. The painted wall is lovely. Wishing you a great day!

  8. I like that room in your pics but don't remember it.

  9. Love the courtyard!

    Those murals are amazing.

  10. Oh my gosh, another beautiful post William, the painted courtyard is too gorgeous 💙

  11. I do like those murals in the courtyard. And some fine paintings, too. :-)

  12. If you had a parlor like that you wouldn't want to put any furniture in there to block the view of the art!

  13. The Croscup room is a way ahead of it's time. The murals would fit in today.

  14. Those murals are unusual but great!

  15. @Italiafinlandia: so do I.

    @Iris: I agree.

    @Ella: I do too.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @David: that it is.

    @Janis: I'll have to look that up.

    @Tom: it certainly is, yes.

    @Jan: I have shown it before.

    @Maywyn: there are several Krieghoffs in the Gallery. I like his style.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Anvilcloud: the next time you're in, make sure to check the side galleries.

    @Sandi: I love it too.

    @Grace: thank you!

    @DJan: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you.

    @RedPat: that's true.

    @Red: they would.

    @Marie: definitely.

  16. The paintings are interesting but I love murals on inside walls

  17. Those murals are pretty spectacular. Living with them must have been so enjoyable. It's wonderful that they have been preserved this way.

  18. I have seen murals in rooms like that in some stately homes here

  19. The murals are spectacular. White Horse Inn By Moonlight is my favorite painting, I really like it.

  20. William - I can see why "White Horse Inn by Moonlight" is appealing - the snow, the light, the welcoming aspect. Very romantic. As for the high society couple - I have always wondered about wigs and how they came to be fashionable for men! Thanks for bringing a little culture to my day.

  21. Wall murals are my favorite ~ great photos ~

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. @MB: so do I.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @Laurie: quite some time.

    @Bill: that doesn't surprise me.

    @Bill: I do as well.

    @Angie: you're welcome.

    @Carol: thank you!

  23. Not sure how I'd feel seeing all those people on my wall. :-)

  24. Those murals represent a lot of painting. I love the room.

  25. So interesting to see the interior of a period house.

  26. Fascinating murals, though I'm not sure where you'd place your furniture in a room like that!

  27. Love the painted parlour and the courtyard too:)

  28. Wow. I wish I had the guts to paint my house like the Crosscut room. Beautiful. And I loved the courtyard and paintings you shared.

  29. The courtyard looks very beautiful.

    All the best Jan

  30. @Revrunner: you'd feel like you were being watched.

    @Joanne: I do too.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @Kay: it is indeed.

    @John: minimally, I would think!

    @Cloudia: thank you.

    @Jennifer: they are.

    @Rosie: me too.

    @Jeanie: thanks!

    @Jan: it does indeed.