Sunday, July 5, 2015

18C English Gardens & Grounds by Unknown Artists


 Unknown British Artist, Christ Church, Oxford


 1703-13 Unknown British Artist Pierrepont House, Nottingham


 1720 Unknown British artist, View of the South Aspect of Belton House, Lincolnshire, with the House Porter


 1724 Unknown British artist, Her Majesties Royal Palace & Park of St. James's in Britannia Illustrata


 1730s Unknown British Artist Temple Flower Garden of Richard Bateman’s Grove House, Old Windsor, Berkshire


 1740 Unknown British Artist, View Bayhall, Pembury, Kent by British School.


 1745 Unknown British Artist St James' Park and the Mall


 1769 Unknown British Artist Shaw House near Newbury, Berkshire 


 1775 Unknown British Artist Harrison's History of London The Queen's Palace in St James Park


 1784 Unknown British Artist Court House Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset Hill 


1797 Unknown British artist, An English Country House


Madonnas attributed to Italian painter Jacopo Bassano 1510-1592



 
1545 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Madonna and Child



1542 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Adoration of the Kings



1570 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist



1585 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Adoration of the Shepherds Detail



1545 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Adoration of the Shepherds



1545 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Flight into Egypt



1562 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Three Magi



1591 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Adoration of the Shepherds

In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were the core of early Western art.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

1950s 4th of July in Alaska


1950s 4th of July in Alaska


1940s Independence Day in Southern Maryland


Fourth of July picnic, St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1942 National Geographic


1940 Picnic


1940 Picnic Photo by Marion Post (Wolcott)


1935 Picnic in California


1935 Picnic in California



1910-1925 American Picnic


1910-1925 American Picnic. Photo by John Johnson. Johnson was born in Lincoln in 1879 to Harrison Johnson, an escaped slave and Civil War veteran, & his wife, Margaret. After graduating from high school & briefly attending the University of Nebraska (where he played football), Johnson found work in one of the few realms open to African-Americans at the time: manual labor. He was a janitor & a drayman, but also a very prolific & talented community photographer. From roughly 1910 to 1925, he took as many as 500 photographs using a bulky view camera and flash powder.


1920s Liberated Women have a picnic


National Geographic


1920 Picnic in North Carolina


1920 Picnic in North Carolina


1915 Picnic in Seattle, Washington


1915 Picnic in driftwood at beach below Magnolia Bluff, Seattle, Washington


1904 Arkansas 4th of July Picnic


1904 Fourth of July Picnic, Rogers, Arkansas


1908 Fourth of July picnic in Minnesota


1908 Fourth of July party, St. Paul, Minnesota


1894 Maine Picnic


1894 An outing in the Maine woods


1876 The Day We Celebrate - July 4th - Independence Day


Frederick Augustus Chapman, (German-born American artist, 1818-1891) The Day We Celebrate 1876

"The Day We Celebrate" 1876 painted by F.A. Chapman ; engraved by John C. McRae, N.Y. This engraving shows a large gathering of people picnicking, playing games, & enjoying the Independence Day celebration outdoors among large trees & open lawn, with a distant view of a railroad train passing & of ships on a waterway in the background.


4th of July Historic American Seed and Plant Catalogs from Smithsonian Institution Libraries




4th of July Historic American Seed and Plant Catalogs from Smithsonian Institution Libraries




1868 Winslow Homer 4th of July


1868 Winslow Homer wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, Fire-Works On the Night of the Fourth of July.


Lady Liberty on Patriotic 4th of July Postcards


By the late 19C & early 20C, the sending of patriotic postcards on the 4th of July became very popular. Lady Liberty appeared on many of these.


Lady Liberty Postcard


Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard



Lady Liberty Postcard


Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard



Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard


Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard



Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard




Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard


Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard



1906 Lady Liberty Postcard


Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard


Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard


1908 Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard


1908Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard



1909 Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard


1910 Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard


1910 Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard




1911 Lady Liberty 4th of July Postcard



Lady Liberty Postcard