Sunday, June 19, 2016

Charles Edward Chambers

Charles Edward Chambers

(American, 1883–1941)

Untitled (story illustration)

oil on canvas

24 x 16 in. (61 x 40.6 cm.)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Gilbert Stuart

            Oil and egg mixture on blue laid paper on canvas, 47.6 x 47.6 cm (18 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.)

           One can only accurately discern a persons visual characteristics though careful study of the profile. Guess who this famous American is before reading further, for the answer.

Gallery Text
Few American paintings demonstrate the early nineteenth- century fascination with the ancient world as powerfully as this profile portrait. Stuart modeled it directly on the imagery of ancient Greek and Roman coins, medallions, and marble relief sculptures. The third president was certainly familiar with such classical sources. After sitting for the portrait in Washington, he thanked Stuart for “taking the head ‘à la antique.’”
Jefferson, one of the chief proponents of the neoclassical style in America, was particularly enamored of the profile format. Stuart’s painting was the fourth in a series of profile portraits that the president had commissioned for display at Monticello, his home in Virginia. Stuart was less familiar with this style of likeness; the portrait is unique in his oeuvre, which largely consists of half-length portraits in oil.
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Gilbert Stuart, American (North Kingstown, RI 1755 - 1828 Boston, MA)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) (The Medallion Portrait)
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
Level 2, Room 2240, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Arts in the Eighteenth–Century Atlantic World
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Physical Descriptions
Oil and egg mixture on blue laid paper on canvas
47.6 x 47.6 cm (18 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.)
framed: 68 x 68.6 x 10.2 cm (26 3/4 x 27 x 4 in.)
From the artist to the sitter, Thomas Jefferson, 1805; to daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph; to her daughter Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge; to her son Thomas Jefferson Coolidge; to his daughter Sarah Lawrence Coolidge Newbold; to his son Thomas Jefferson Newbold, Harvard class of 1910, 1917; to his wife, Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Newbold; her gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1960.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

George Ludway


    From: comicartfans

   This is a cartoon that was used in Humorama at least twice, the second time in 1961 per the stamp on the back. Presumably, they used a different joke each time. These girls could be saying anything.