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Classical Paintings Henry Frederick Prince of Wales and Sir John Harington

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Henry Frederick Prince of Wales and Sir John Harington

Henry Frederick (1594–1612), Prince of Wales, and Sir John Harington was painted by Robert Peake the Elder in 1603. This royal hunting portrait was modeled after an earlier type established by Netherlandish and German artists.  classical paintings for sale

The young Prince Henry sheathes his sword while his companion, Sir John Harington, holds the deer’s antlers. The light palette and rich decorative effect are hallmarks of Peake’s style. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 201.9 cm, Width: 147.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings A Scene from ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ VI

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

William Hogarth A Scene from 'The Beggar's Opera' VI

A Scene from ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ VI was painted by William Hogarth in 1731. This is among the first paintings ever made of an English stage performance. It depicts a climactic scene from John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, first performed at the Lincoln’s Inn Theatre in 1728. Here the opera’s central character, a highwayman named Macheath, stands chained, under sentence of death, between his two lovers, the jailer’s daughter, Lucy Lockit, and, to the right, the lawyer’s daughter, Polly Peachum.  classical paintings for sale

They in turn plead for his life. At either side of the stage Hogarth has included members of the audience, notably at the far right the Duke of Bolton, real-life lover of the actress, Lavinia Fenton, who played the part of Polly Peachum. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 57.2 cm, Width: 76.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings The Flight out of Egypt

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Classical Paintings The Flight out of Egypt

The Flight out of Egypt was painted by Richard Dadd in 1849-50. Untitled by the artist, this painting is a gathering of experiences witnessed by Dadd while travelling in the Near East (1842-1843). In a letter of 1842, Dadd revealed his elation and confusion: ‘the excitement of these scenes has been enough to turn the brain of an ordinary weak-minded person like myself, and often I have lain down at night with my imagination so full of wild vagaries that I have really and truly doubted my own sanity.’  classical paintings sale
The journey may have hastened his mental decline. On his return, believing the Egyptian Gods required a sacrifice, he murdered his father. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 101 cm, Width: 126.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Oil Paintings The Good Samaritan

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Classical Oil Paintings The Good Samaritan

Classical Paintings The Good Samaritan was painted by Sir Charles Lock Eastlake in 1850. The painting depicts the biblical story (Luke X, 30-6) which tells of a Jewish man travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho who was set upon by robbers, beaten, stripped of his clothing and left half dead by the roadside. A priest and a Levite (seen in the background), who might have been expected to assist him, passed by on the other side, but a Samaritan stopped to help him (which was especially remarkable because Samaritans and Jews generally despised each other). The Samaritan bound up the man’s wounds, put him on his donkey – here transformed into an elegant horse – and took him to an inn, where he paid the innkeeper to look after him. Famous classical paintings Sale

The artist, Sir Charles Eastlake, lived for many years in Italy and was a great admirer of the Venetian artist, Titian. The beautiful naked body of the traveller, the gentle downwards gaze of the Samaritan, the soft Venetian colours and the tree outlined delicately against the sky are all reminiscent of Titian’s work. Oil Painting Reproductions for Sale

Eastlake also noted that Venetian artists united the rugged and romantic forms of the higher Alps, seen in the background of this painting, with the richness of the plains, visible in the lush foliage depicted in the foreground. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 111.7 cm, Width: 157.8 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings Margaret Layton

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Classical Paintings Margaret Layton

Classical Oil Paintings Margaret Layton was painted by Marcus Gheeraerts  in 1620. Margaret Layton (formerly Laton) was the daughter of Sir Hugh Browne, a wealthy vintner and grocer. She is said to have been born in 1579, but it is more likely from her costume and appearance that she was born around 1590. She married Francis Layton (1577-1661), one of the Master Yeomen of the Jewel House at the Tower of London, and died in 1641.  Buy famous classical paintings online

The artist, Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561-1635), spent his early years in Bruges (Belgium), where his father was active as a painter and printmaker. When he was about seven, the family moved to London. Marcus eventually obtained many commissions from the English court, both for portraits and for decorative work. He was popular at the courts of Elizabeth I and James I, but fell out of favour with James’s wife, Anne of Denmark, after 1617. After that date, Gheeraerts’s sitters came more and more from the gentry. Oil-painted portraits of noble or wealthy men and women became increasingly common in the 17th century. Important as it was to dress magnificently, it was also essential to be portrayed in one’s finery. The portraits nearly always show the sitters splendidly dressed, in the height of expensive fashion, in order to emphasise their status. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 81.5 cm, Width: 62.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings April Love

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Classical Paintings April Love

Classical Oil Paintings April Love was painted by Arthur Hughes in 1855. This is Hughes’s best-known work, and one of the most popular of all Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The painting was not conceived as an illustration to the poem, but rather the verse reinforced Hughes’s depiction of fragile young love. Hughes changed the setting from a millstream with chestnut trees and forget-me-nots to an ivy-clad arbour or summerhouse with lilac outside the window and rose petals on the stone floor. As with many of the artist’s works, ivy is also used to decorate the frame. Classical Oil Paintings Sale

The Pre-Raphaelites often included symbolic elements in their work. Ivy signifies everlasting life, roses love. That the petals are strewn on the floor may suggest the love affair has ended. April Love was the first of a number of compositions in which Hughes depicted lovers in a landscape. It shows the influence of A Huguenot, 1852 (private collection) and Ferdinand Lured by Ariel, 1849 (private collection) by Millais, whom Hughes greatly admired. The rich blues, greens and purples employed by Hughes quickly became his trade mark. Buy famous classical paintings online

On 26 November 1855 Hughes married ‘his early and only love’ Tryphena Foord. Tryphena’s father managed a decorating business owned by Robert Cutbush, whose brother Thomas Robert Cutbush probably owned the garden at Maidstone in which, according to Robert Ross, April Love was painted. Much of the painting, however, appears to have been done at 6 Upper Belgrave Place, London, where Hughes shared a studio with the sculptor Alexander Munro, said to have been the model for the man in the picture. According to Hughes’s pupil Albert Goodwin, writing in 1916, the face of the girl was originally modelled from a country girl, but she disliked the way Hughes was painting her and left. The final model was probably Tryphena.

The painting was known by several titles prior to its exhibition as April Love. Ford Madox Brown wrote in his diary on 9 September 1855: ‘Last night I had the mulligrubs & went for the first time to Munnros & saw Hughes picture of the Lovers quarrel – it is very beautiful indeed. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 88.9 cm, Width: 49.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings Monna Vanna

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Classical Paintings Monna Vanna

Classical Oil Paintings Monna Vanna was painted by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1866. This is one of a series of decorative pictures of beautiful and sensual women, which Rossetti produced in the mid 1860s. The model is Alexa Wilding, who sat for some of Rossetti’s best-known works, including La Ghirlandata and The Blessed Damozel. The spiral pearl clasp in her flowing auburn hair and the red coral necklace appear frequently in Rossetti’s pictures of women. Along with the sweeping movement of her arms, the green rosettes on her shoulder and the floral earrings, they serve to accentuate the picture’s circular composition. The heavily embroidered white and gold drapery is used in other pictures of this date, including Monna Rosa. The enormous sleeve recalls Raphael’s portrait of Giovanna of Aragon in the Louvre. Classical paintings for sale

Rossetti originally called the picture Venus Veneta, and intended it to represent ‘a Venetian lady in a rich dress of white and gold, in short the Venetian ideal of female beauty’. After the picture was finished he changed the title to Monna Vanna, denoting a ‘vain woman’, a name taken from Dante’s Vita Nuova, which Rossetti had translated in October 1848. Rossetti considered the painting to be one of his best works and declared it ‘probably the most effective as a room decoration that I have ever painted’. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 88.9 cm, Width: 86.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Famous Classical Paintings Sabrina

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Famous Classical Paintings Sabrina

Classical Oil Paintings Sabrina was painted by Henry Howard in 1821. The painting shows nymphs dancing on a stream, with two swans to the bottom right. On a throne to the left of the composition sits Sabrina, the water nymph of the River Severn. famous classical paintings sale

This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 45 cm, Width: 56.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings Suspicion

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Classical-Paintings-Suspicion

Classical Oil Paintings Suspicion was painted by Thomas Uwins in 1848. Thomas Uwins (1782-1857) had worked first as a watercolourist, miniature and portrait painter, and book illustrator. After visiting France, living in Scotland and then in Italy, he returned to England. He soon specialised in oil paintings of Italian genre subjects. Most of his works represented happy Italian peasants but in this painting a loftier theme with a note of tragedy is introduced. The painting was exhibited in 1848 with a quotation from an Italian story. buy famous classical paintings online

‘Poor Rosa! To relieve the solitude of the villa she would have her chair taken out on the terrace where she would sit for hours listening to the music of a wandering minstrel: even this pleasure was at last denied her. Donna Chiara the old nun in the household took it into her wise head that the minstrel was a lover in disguise.’ The theme of the suspicious old woman taking her role of tyrannical chaperone to extremes was one that many Victorian young ladies could sympathise with. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 41.9 cm, Width: 57.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.

Classical Paintings The Dam

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

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Classical Oil Paintings The Dam was painted by Joseph Hornung in 1850. Joseph Hornung (1792-1870) was born in Geneva. He took drawing lessons with Constant Vaucher but was essentially self-taught in the French Romantic tradition. He was considered the leader of the Geneva school and the most representative painter of the Reformation. He exhibited at the Salon in the Musée Rath, Geneva, as early as 1826 and subsequently at the Royal Academy, London (1839) and the Paris Salon (1831, 1840, 1841, 1843 and 1847). He was praised by the critics and Louis-Philippe and Ary Scheffer were among his admirers. famous classical paintings for sale

This painting shows A group of children playing along a mountain stream. It is a good example of Hornung’s genre scenes. This pleasant scene is reminiscent of the Biedermeier imagery, ideologically opposed to academic and religious painting and which favoured such subject matter as portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 46.4 cm, Width: 38 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available,  Please Contact with us by email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.