Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Vivid Paintings

 Jacobina Copland is the title of this portrait by Henry Raeburn, circa 1794-98.

John Constable painted Salisbury Cathedral From the Bishop's Grounds in 1820.

Time, Death, and Punishment is from circa 1884-85, by George Frederic Watts. 

A rather morbid interlude from the Bible provides the background for this. Salome With the Head of John the Baptist dates to circa 1895-98, and is by Jean-Joseph-Benjamin Constant.

A dramatic landscape closes things out today. Souvenir of Loch Lamond is by Gustave Dore, and dates to 1875.

30 comments:

  1. Wow. Love the first painting, it´s beautiful.
    Must´ve been hard to pose like that for hours...

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  2. John Constable did several paintings of Salisbury Cathedral - there is a similar one in the V&A London too. George Frederic Watts is a painter that I am very familiar with too - he lived in Surrey, and very near to where my husband grew up.

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  3. I really like the Jacobina Copland picture.

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  4. Your 1st photograph is always the best!

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  5. @Iris: it would be.

    @Rosemary: small world, isn't it?

    @Tom: that it is.

    @David: me too.

    @Magiceye: thanks!

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  6. Once again, the portrait is lovely!

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  7. Jacobina's portrait is my favourite.

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  8. Have just been back to catch up on all the fabulous art I've missed William, the works in Myths and History last post were amazingly dramatic, well myths can be can't they :) I think my fav today is the last one Loch Lamond, the skies are so beautifully painted. Btw, love you new header shot, will the tulip festival go ahead as normal?

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  9. I've been to the Salisbury Cathedral so I can appreciate that one.

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  10. I like 'Salisbury Cathedral' and 'Souvenir of Loch Lamond'.

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  11. @RedPat: it is.

    @Catarina: she stands out.

    @Grace: there's no festival programming, but the tulips are there. I've been photographing them.

    @Sharon: I'd love to see it.

    @Jan: thank you.

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  12. I like Jacobina Copeland but that Constable is perfect in my eyes.

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  13. I like Gustave Dore's painting. It is so "dramatisch".

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  14. I like that first one the best, but they are all very interesting.

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  15. The Salisbury Cathedral is my favorite.

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  16. Lovely paintings, the Cathedral and Landscape are my favorites.
    Take care, have a happy day!

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  17. I love the first painting, the portrait is beautiful:)

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  18. I love the first and last paintings.

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  19. @Jeanie: thank you.

    @Aritha: it is.

    @DJan: they are.

    @Bill: it's a beauty.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Rosie: I agree.

    @Orvokki: me too.

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  20. Bad wrap on Doré. He was at least as talented as his peers, if not more so.

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  21. My favourite is Salisbury Cathedral.

    All the best Jan

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  22. Great seeing some light in these photos ~ they painted so dark historically ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. All very nice, again. That's probably why they are on display in the National Museum.

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  24. @Revrunner: he was.

    @Jan: it's a splendid painting.

    @Carol: they did, yes.

    @Marie: indeed.

    @Joanne: I am lucky in that regard.

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  25. Wonderful as always, there is a cheeky glint in Jacobina's eye I feel. Love the landscapes.

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  26. I wish I could tour this wonderful place myself, but you are a great docent for a virtual tour. I have enjoyed all. The painting in this post of the iris made me smile -- the real ones are in full bloom here, and that painting captures their glory perfectly (or even more than perfect) if that is possible..

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