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Portraits by Jacob Maentel and an unknown American artist, ca 1810-25, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

I’m actually kind of baffled by the rooster in the boy’s portrait.

fleurdulys:

The Bird Catchers - Francois Boucher
1748

fleurdulys:

The Bird Catchers - Francois Boucher

1748

Anne Sophia, Countess of Carnarvon by Anthony van Dyck, unknown date (ca 1630’s?) UK
Sold in 2010 to an unknown collector for £1,609,250 ($2,442,842).
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Anne Sophia, Countess of Carnarvon by Anthony van Dyck, unknown date (ca 1630’s?) UK

Sold in 2010 to an unknown collector for £1,609,250 ($2,442,842).

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Portrait of a Young Girl by Anthony van Dyck, unknown date (ca 1630’s?), private collection

Portrait of a Young Girl by Anthony van Dyck, unknown date (ca 1630’s?), private collection

A Woman Standing at a Harpsichord, a Man Seated by Her by Jacob Ochtervelt, 1675-80 (probably), The National Gallery (London)

A Woman Standing at a Harpsichord, a Man Seated by Her by Jacob Ochtervelt, 1675-80 (probably), The National Gallery (London)

Lady Francis Fairfax by (or in the style of) Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, 1605-15, York Museums Trust

Lady Francis Fairfax by (or in the style of) Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, 1605-15, York Museums Trust

Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball by William Etty, 1835, York Art Gallery

Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball by William Etty, 1835, York Art Gallery

Mrs Rowe by Henry Pickering, 1752 England, York Museums Trust

Mrs Rowe by Henry Pickering, 1752 England, York Museums Trust

A Lady in a Garden taking Coffee with some Children by Nicolas Lancret, 1742 (probably), The National Gallery (London)
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This painting, one of Lancret’s most ambitious of the works and often considered his masterpiece, was exhibited at the Salon of 1742. The subject is a pastoral idyll in contemporary dress. It may have been intended as a portrait of a particular family taking its ease in the kind of idealised park setting popularised by prints after the paintings of Watteau.
Informality is the keynote of both the landscape and the figures, who occupy the left part of the composition. A woman, presumably the mother, offers a spoonful of coffee to the younger child, observed by a man (presumably the father) who holds out a tray to a servant holding a silver coffee pot. The traditional title of the painting, ‘The Cup of Chocolate’ is, therefore, a misnomer. Behind the mother is the focal point of the setting, a stone vase filled with roses on an elaborate pedestal, which forms the left pier of the fountain basin to the right. The informality of the scene is underlined by the doll lying on the ground beside the fountain and the dog on the right rooting among the hollyhocks.

A Lady in a Garden taking Coffee with some Children by Nicolas Lancret, 1742 (probably), The National Gallery (London)

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This painting, one of Lancret’s most ambitious of the works and often considered his masterpiece, was exhibited at the Salon of 1742. The subject is a pastoral idyll in contemporary dress. It may have been intended as a portrait of a particular family taking its ease in the kind of idealised park setting popularised by prints after the paintings of Watteau.

Informality is the keynote of both the landscape and the figures, who occupy the left part of the composition. A woman, presumably the mother, offers a spoonful of coffee to the younger child, observed by a man (presumably the father) who holds out a tray to a servant holding a silver coffee pot. The traditional title of the painting, ‘The Cup of Chocolate’ is, therefore, a misnomer. Behind the mother is the focal point of the setting, a stone vase filled with roses on an elaborate pedestal, which forms the left pier of the fountain basin to the right. The informality of the scene is underlined by the doll lying on the ground beside the fountain and the dog on the right rooting among the hollyhocks.

Louis Joseph Xavier François of France and Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1784 France, Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
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Louis Joseph Xavier François of France and Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1784 France, Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon

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Madame Élisabeth de France (1764–1794) by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, ca 1787 France, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Madame Élisabeth de France (1764–1794) by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, ca 1787 France, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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