Friday, January 31, 2014

James Paterson

 Castlefern (1880-85)
 The Last Turning, Winter, Moniaive (1885)
 A Village in East Linton, Haddington
Thornhill (1893)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Charles Napier Hemy

Charles Napier Hemy (1841-1917) was a British painter best known for his marine paintings and his two paintings in the Tate collections. He was born to a musical family at Newcastle-on-Tyne and his two brothers, Thomas and Bernard, were also painters. He trained in the Government School of Design, Newcastle, followed by the Antwerp Academy and the studio of Baron Leys. He returned to London in the 1870s and in 1881 moved to Falmouth in Cornwall. Elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1898 and an Academician in 1910, he was also honoured as an Associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1890 and became a member in 1897. He died in Falmouth on September 30, 1917. [Wikipedia]

 Ruin of a Northumbrian Keep (1864)
 The Fisherman
Youth (1889)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Charles William Wyllie

Charles William Wyllie (1853-1923) was primarily (though not exclusively) a landscape and maritime painter. He was the brother of William Lionel Wyllie, also a maritime painter.

 Bustling Activity on the Thames

 Digging for Bait (1877)
 Home with Glory
 Tea at the Savoy Hilton, London
 The Road to Rochester, Kent (1904)
Worcester II

Monday, January 27, 2014

Kate Elizabeth Bunce

Kate Elizabeth Bunce (1856-1927) was associated with the Pre-Raphaelites.

A Chance Meeting
Melody (ca. 1895-97)
 The Keepsake (1898-1901)
The Minstrel

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Albert Ludovici Jr.

Albert Ludovici Jr. was the son of Albert Ludovici Sr.,  a Swiss emigre. Following the profession of his father, Albert Ludovici Jr. spent his life between the cities of Paris and London, painting scenes of society at leisure. His genre paintings were found to be most popular, but he also painted a succession of landscapes and interior scenes, in both watercolor and gouache as well as the more prominent oil.
Ludovici primarily exhibited his paintings in London. He participated in exhibitions from 1884 until 1923, and he joined the Society of British Artists in 1881, an organization of which his father had served as treasurer. He featured his works in the Society’s Winter Shows of 1886-87 and 1889-89, and joined their executive committee during this reign as well. 

His adoption of focusing his subjects primarily on the interaction of couples, whether in public places or from the private moments within their homes and lives, give his paintings universal appeal. His works are reflective of James MacNeil Whistler, a fellow Society member whom Ludovici counted as a close friend and corresponded with about art and life. [Vallejo Gallery]

 Drawing of a Nude Woman
 Fantasia in White
 Interior with Ladies and Children (1882)
 Kept In (1887)
 The Four­-in-­Hand, Hyde Park

Mr. Ludovici did a series of illustrations for David Copperfield. The final three images are from this series.
 David Copperfield on His Way to School
 On the Way to Dingley Dell
Mr. Pecksniff Leaves for London

Saturday, January 25, 2014

W. A. Atkinson

I have not even been able to find his first name...

 The First Public Drinking Fountain (1859-60)
[let the cholera begin]
The Upset Flower Cart

Friday, January 24, 2014

George Augustus Williams

George Augustus Williams (1814-1901) was a landscape artist.

 Early Morning on the Thames (1849)
 A Winter Evening
 [I don't know the actual title of this one...for lack of a better, I'll call it River Scene]
Windsor Castle from the Thames

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Henry John Yeend King

Henry John Yeend King (1855-1924) was a painter of rural scenes, many of which (but not all) fall into a category that I would describe as "nostalgic kitsch". Still, he was extremely popular, and quite prolific. 

A London landscape and rustic genre painter, Yeend King studied with Bonnat and Cormon in Paris and worked for three years in a glass works, but became a highly successful artist. His painting entitled Milking Time (see it below) was purchased by the Tate Gallery. He had a robust plein air technique, using bright bold colours which stem from his French training. His pictures were highly prized by the Victorian industrialists of the day and consequently a great many of them have been donated by these collectors to their local art galleries and museums, resulting in Rochdale, Oldham, Burnley and Sheffield having examples by him in their collections. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1879 and a member of the Royal Institute in 1886, later becoming its Vice President.

 A Walk in the Country
 A Woodland Glade
 An Afternoon Picnic
April Sunshine, Carteret, Normandy (1908)
 At the Farm Gate
 By the Well
 Feeding the Ducks
 Feeding Time
 Gathering Flowers
 Harvest Scene
 In the Cottage Garden
 Milking Time
 Their Favorite Spot
 Twas the Night Before Christmas
 Victorian Garden
Young Beauty by the Old Mill Stream