Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Norman Rockwell

      Today's Inspiration Group
 Norman Rockwell

New Calendar (Winter), preliminary drawing - 1957

Gillette Elvgren ~ Sitting Pretty - 1953

Monday, September 29, 2014

Francesco Salviati

Salviati, Francesco, 1510-1563, attributed to.

Medium/Support: Red chalk on paper; verso: three perpendicular lines in pen and brown ink, set one inside the other, and ruled lines drawn with the stylus.
Dimensions: 5 3/16 x 6 1/16 inches (131 x 153 mm)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Richard Caton Woodville, Sr

  • Richard Caton Woodville, Sr 1856-1926


  • Physical Description:
    • 1 drawing; 23.8 x 16.5 cm.
  • Abstract:
    • Original wash drawing signed by Woodville; standing figure of Kitchener in uniform and fez talking with gentleman in top hat and frock coat, mosque in distance.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Richard Caton Woodville, Jr.

Prints, Drawings and Watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Woodville, Richard Caton II, 1856-1926

  • Physical Description:
    • 1 drawing; 21.1 x 31.3 cm.
    • reformatted digital
  • Abstract:
    • Original wash drawing signed by R. C(aton) W(oodville); Kitchener and aides, mounted, watching British flag raised above ruined fort or building.
                 Omdurman, Battle of, Omdurman, Sudan, 1898


Friday, September 26, 2014

F. de Haenen

  • Haenen, F. de, active 19th century (artist)


  • Physical Description:
    • 1 drawing; 26.1 x 18.7 cm.
    • reformatted digital
  • Abstract:
    • Original wash drawing signed by de Haenen (from photographs by Lieut. F. Rowland, for The Graphic, June 30, 1900, p. 940); soldiers crossing river in flatboat and replacing clothing and equipment at water's edge.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

G. P. Jacomb Hood


  • London: The Graphic, 1900


  • Physical Description:
    • 1 drawing; 36.2 x 51 cm.
    • reformatted digital
  • Abstract:
    • Original charcoal drawing initialed by Jacomb-Hood; 2 officers in field uniform leaning and sitting on rooftop parapet, one with binoculars, the other pointing. (Published in The Graphic, Jan. 13, 1900, p. 33 (cover).

Subject Headings:

  • Cecil, Edward, 1867-1918 Lord -- Portraits
  • Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1857-1941 Baron -- Portraits
  • Great Britain. Army -- Uniforms
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Soldiers in art

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Strassgschwandtner, Joseph Anton

  • Physical Description:
    • 1 drawing; 20.5 x 13.6 cm.
  • Abstract:
    • Original pencil drawing signed by Ant. Strass(gschwandtner) and dated Nov. 1848; standing figure in uniform with gun, landscape background with farmhouse.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Borge Ring


Borge Ring - Anna & Bella 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

 Anna & Bella is a 1984 animated short film from the Netherlands. At the 58th Academy Awards, Anna & Bella won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. The film runs 8 minutes. It was directed by Børge Ring, and its cast includes Tonny Huurdeman as the voices of Anna and of Bella. This short film is about two sisters in their afterlife looking through their memories of their lives together.

Monday, September 22, 2014

anatomy drawing

The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus
Birmingham, 1774. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

William Hunter

Jan van Riemsdyk
(fl. 1750-1788)
An eminent anatomist and obstetrician, Hunter confined himself to a specific topic (late pregnancy) and "subject" (the dissection of a woman who died near the end of term). Illustrations that represent only "what was actually seen," Hunter argued, will carry "the mark of truth" and be "almost as infallible as the object itself."


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lucien Jonas 1880-1947


  • Physical Description:
    • 1 drawing; 61.0 x 47.0 cm.
    • reformatted digital
  • Abstract:
    • French soldier sitting smoking a pipe. Charcoal and watercolor drawing signed lower right L. Jonas.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Frederic De Haenen


Frederic De Haenen

  • Physical Description:
    • 1 drawing; 26.4 x 16.2 cm.
    • reformatted digital
  • Abstract:
    • Wash drawing signed by de Haenen (from a photograph by J.E. Bruton, Cape Town, for The Graphic, Dec. 16, 1899, p. 828); wounded on stretchers being unloaded by crane from ship to dock.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Garret's Clay head of Jesse Fell


This portrait bust of Jesse Fell is created from Terracotta clay. To see the preparatory drawings and reference material used to create this head go here to view another page on this blog.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Frank Craig


 Frank Craig

Original painting  titled Bursting Shell -
painted in 1899 possibly for The Graphic.

This 1899 illustration by artist Frank Craig depicts the British
guns going into action at Elandslaagte during the Anglo- Boer
War in 1899. This black and white gouache painting may have
done for the British publication
The Graphic for whom Craig
worked as an artist.

Virgil Ross


Virgil Ross

Friday, September 12, 2014

Russell W. Porter

 Russell W. Porter                                                        
  Drawings of the 200" Hale Telescope

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Russell Williams Porter (December 13, 1871 – February 22, 1949) was an American artist, engineer, amateur astronomer and explorer. He was a pioneer in the field of “cutaway illustration"[2] and is sometimes referred to as the "founder" or one of the "founders" of amateur telescope making."


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Charles-Émile Jacque, 1813-1894

          Charles-Émile Jacque, 1813-1894

         Sketchbook (Folio 1) recto

          Graphite on cream, medium-weight, smooth wove paper

         Sheet: 102 x 170 cm.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Marco Benefial

Figural Studies

Marco Benefial
(Italian, Rome 1684–1764 Rome)

Date: 1684–1764
Medium: Red chalk, brush and red wash. highlighted with white, on light brown paper
Dimensions: 15 13/16 x 10 5/16 in. (40.2 x 26.2 cm)
Classification: Drawings