Tuesday, January 19, 2021

18th Century Women Around the World


Costumes de Differents Pays, by Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (France, 1757-1810) c 1797 Hand-Colored Engraving from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

By the end of the 18C, worldwide exploration & colonization by Europeans were fairly commonplace, enabling the late 18C & 19C public to catch a glimpse of the clothing & customs of other peoples.

Monday, January 18, 2021

1600s Soft, Docile & Often Seductive Gentlewomen Tending Sheep - Pastoral Allegories

  1630s Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) Lady as Shepherdess

During the 17C & 18C artists painted their contemporaries as personifications & allegories, & often painters would put the faces of their patrons on the bodies of the saints.  These came to be called donor portraits. These paintings remained popular, as they expanded to show the wealthy sitter as a Greek goddess, or muse, or nymph in in a rustic setting. They grew to include portraits of a shepherdess in pastoral scenes wearing idealized attire, nothing like the clothing worn by real women tending sheep.

Many of the 17C portraits of women portrayed as shepherdesses were more seductive than those painted later.  The subject might be depicted with bare breasts showing, while wealthy, identified sitters would be painted in more traditional, conservative costumes.  The theme of the shepherdess was popular in 17C Dutch art, & it was not unusual for fashionable young women to have their likenesses rendered as such. A more conservative shepherdess theme remained popular & expanded throughout the 18C on both sides of the Atlantic.
1628 Unknown artist from the workshop of Gerrit van Honthorst (Dutch artist, 1592–1656) Portrait of a Lady of the Court as a Shepherdess
1624 Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) A Woman as Shepherdess
 1625 Salomon de Bray (Dutch artist, 1597-1664)  A Shepherdess
 1630s Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) Lady as Shepherdess
 1675 Mary Beale (English portrait painter, 1632-1697) Jane Fox, Lady Leigh as a Shepherdess
1670s Elisabeth Sophie Cheron (French artist, 1648-1711) Self Portrait
 1665 John Greenhill (English painter, c 1644-1676)  Portrait of a Lady as a Shepherdess
 1663 Mary Beale (English portrait painter, 1632-1697) Self Portrait of the Artist as a Shepherdess with her Son Charles (1660-1714)
1630 Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) The beautiful shepherdess
 1660s Follower of  Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Lucy Walter (1630–1658), as a Shepherdess
 1660-80s Gaspar Smitz (Dutch artist, 1635-1707)  Portrait of an Unknown Lady as a Shepherdess
Style of Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Louise de Keroualle (1649–1734), Duchess of Portsmouth
Style of Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Barbara Villiers (1640–1709), Countess of Castlemaine and Duchess of Cleveland as Shepherdess with a Lamb
 After Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Eleanor 'Nell' Gwyn (Gwynne) (1651–1687) As Shepherdess with Lamb
 After Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Eleanor 'Nell' Gwyn (1651–1687) As Shepherdess with Lamb
 1675 Style of Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Unknown woman, formerly identified as Eleanor ('Nell') Gwyn
 1665 Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Unknown woman, formerly known as Elizabeth Hamilton, Countess de Gramont
 1660 Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Anne Crane Lady Belasyse as a Shepherdess
1681 attributed to Caspar Netscher (Dutch artist, 1639-1684) Lady with a Lamb
1650 David Teniers the Younger (Flemish artist, 1610–1690) Shepherdess
 1650 Gerrit van Honthorst (Dutch artist, 1592–1656)  Two Ladies as Shepherdesses
1630s Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) Lady as Shepherdess
 1670-99 Unknown British artist, Barbara Villiers (1640–1709), Countess of Castlemaine and Duchess of Cleveland, as a Shepherdess
1670 Karel Škréta (Czech painter, 1610–1674) Portrait of a girl as a Shepherdess
1630s Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) Lady as Shepherdess
1630-50s Anonymous Dutch artist, after Paulus Moreelse (Dutch artist, 1571-1638) Shepherdess
 1630 Claude Deruet (French artist, 1588–1660) Portrait of a Lady as a Shepherdess
1630 Claude Deruet (French artist, 1588–1660) Duchesse de Monatusier as a Shepherdess
Style of Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) Portrait of a Courtesan
1600s Unknown artist from the workshop of Gerrit van Honthorst (Dutch artist, 1592–1656) Portrait of a Lady of the Court as a Shepherdess

Sunday, January 17, 2021

18th Century Women Around the World


Costumes de Differents Pays, by Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (France, 1757-1810) c 1797 Hand-Colored Engraving from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

By the end of the 18C, worldwide exploration & colonization by Europeans were fairly commonplace, enabling the late 18C & 19C public to catch a glimpse of the clothing & customs of other peoples.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Portraits of Women attributed to Giovanni Battista Moroni c 1520–1578

Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Portrait of a Woman
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Isotta Brembati Grumelli
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Isotta Brembati Grumelli 
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Portrait of a Woman
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Woman with a Fan
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Portrait of a Woman with a Book
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Portrait of a Noblewoman
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Portrait of a Lady
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Abess Lucrezia Agliardi Vertova
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Portrait of Angelica Agliardi De Nicolinis Holding a fur 1560s
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Portrait of Pace Rivola Spini
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Portrait of a Woman with Fur on Shoulder 1570.
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Woman in a Red Dress holding a fur
Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) A Woman with a Book c 1560

Friday, January 15, 2021

18th Century Women Around the World


Costumes de Differents Pays, by Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (France, 1757-1810) c 1797 Hand-Colored Engraving from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

By the end of the 18C, worldwide exploration & colonization by Europeans were fairly commonplace, enabling the late 18C & 19C public to catch a glimpse of the clothing & customs of other peoples.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

1500s Women at National Trust Collections in Britain

 Attributed to Robert Peake the Elder (c 1551-1619) Ann Vavasour (1560-1650) National Trust Collections Hatchlands Park, Surrey 1580-90 


England, Wales, & amp; Northern Ireland, the National Trust, formed in 1895, protects historic houses, gardens, mills, coastlines, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmlands, moors, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages & even pubs.The Trust does not operate in Scotland, where there is an independent National Trust for Scotland.
British (Inglese) School Elizabeth of York wearing the White Rose of the York and the Red Rose of Lancaster National Collections Trust Lacock, Wiltshire in 1575 
Attributed to Hieronymus Custodis (fl.1589 -1593) Anne Carew, Lady Throckmorton (1520-1587), aged 53 National Trust Collections Coughton Court, Warwickshire 1590 
British (Inglese) School Lady Margaret Russell, Countess of Cumberland (1560-1616), at the age of 25 National Trust Collections Lacock, Wiltshire in 1585 
British School Inglese An Unknown Lady Collections National Trust Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire 1570-99 
British School Inglese An Unknown Lady ounces Vaux called Katherine, Lady Throckmorton National Trust Collections Coughton Court, Warwickshire 1576 
British Inglese School Dorothy Petre, Lady Wadham (1534-1618) National Trust Collections Petworth, West Sussex in 1595 
British Inglese School Judith Tracey, Mrs Francis Throckmorton National Trust Collections Coughton Court, Warwickshire 1550-99 
British Inglese School Mrs. Elizabeth Parker aged 22 National Trust Collections Gunby Hall Estate, Lincolnshire 1593 
Hans Eworth (Dutch artist, in 1578-c.1525) An Unknown Lady, called Anne Askew Ayscough ago, Mrs. Thomas Kyme (1521-1546) Collections National Trust Tatton Park, Cheshire 1560 
Dutch School Catherine Fetherston (d.1622) National Trust Collections Uppark, West Sussex in 1600 
Robert Peake the Elder (c.1551 - 1619) Lady Catherine Neville, Lady Constable, aged 60 National Trust Collections Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset 1590 
Italian (Cremonese) School Unknown Lady Collections National Trust Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire c 1570-99 
Unknown Artist An Unknown Woman National Trust Collections Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire 1550-99 
Unknown British artist, Margaret Wyndham (1500-1562), Dame Margaret Luttrell, Aged 62 National Trust Collections Dunster Castle, Somerset 1562