14 août 2016

Charles Meryon, Le Pont au Change, from Eaux-Fortes sur Paris ( Etchings of Paris ), 1854

Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868), Le Pont au Change, from Eaux-Fortes sur Paris ( Etchings of Paris ), 1854. Etching with additions in graphite; seventh state; Sheet: 7 3/16 x 14 1/16 in. (18.2 x 35.7 cm) Plate: 6 1/8 x 13 1/16 in. (15.6 x 33.2 cm). Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 67.630.9 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This unique impression of one of Meryon's iconic prints of Paris, worked extensively with an enigmatic penciled vignette in... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2016

James Tissot, Orphan, ca. 1879

James Tissot (French, Nantes 1836–1902 Chenecey-Buillon), Orphan, ca. 1879. Etching on laid paper; sheet: 22 1/16 x 12 1/16 in. (56.1 x 30.7 cm) plate: 22 x 11 5/16 in. (55.9 x 28.7 cm). The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1965. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 65.594.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tissot used printmaking as a means of disseminating his painted compositions, in this case one that he exhibited in London in 1879. The etching shows... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2016

David Lucas, After John Constable, Hadleigh Castle: Large Plate, 1830–49

David Lucas (British, Northamptonshire 1802–1881 London), After John Constable (British, East Bergholt 1776–1837 Hampstead), Hadleigh Castle: Large Plate, 1830–49. Mezzotint; trial proof; Plate: 10 7/8 × 14 11/16 in. (27.6 × 37.3 cm) Sheet: 11 1/16 × 15 1/8 in. (28.1 × 38.4 cm). Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1927. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 27.4.61 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1829, Lucas became involved in a project with John Constable to execute a select group of... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2016

James McNeill Whistler, Weary, 1863

James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London), Weary, 1863. Drypoint; fourth state of six (Glasgow); printed in black ink on tan Japan drum-mounted on ivory laid paper. Plate: 8 3/16 x 5 1/4 in. (20.8 x 13.3 cm) Sheet: 17 9/16 × 13 1/8 in. (44.6 × 33.4 cm). Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17.3.64 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Whistler's confidence as an etcher is seen at its fullest in this portrait of Jo Hiffernan, his companion in the 1860s. The... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2016

Edgar Degas, Self-portrait, 1857

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Self-portrait, 1857. Etching on wove paper; first state of four. Plate: 9 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (23 x 14.4 cm) Sheet: 10 11/16 x 7 in. (27.2 x 17.8 cm). Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bernhard Gift, 1972. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972.625 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Degas's early study of printmaking led him to a close examination of Rembrandt's etched portraits, including their shifts between more and less finished compositions. This exceptionally rare... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2016

Henry Fuseli, Night and Her Children Aither and Hemera (Hesiod, Theogony), ca. 1810–15

Henry Fuseli (Swiss, Zürich 1741–1825 London), Night and Her Children Aither and Hemera (Hesiod, Theogony), ca. 1810–15. Soft-ground etching; unfinished. Sheet: 12 1/4 × 11 1/2 in. (31.1 × 29.2 cm). The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 63.517.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. For this etching, Fuseli turned to a passage from Hesiod's Theogony, a poem written in about 700 B.C. on the origins of the cosmos and the genealogies of the gods. Here,... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2016

Francesco Rosaspina, After Francesco Albani, Amorini Celebrate the Rape of Proserpine, 1805–12

Francesco Rosaspina (Italian, Montescudo 1762–1841 Bologna), After Francesco Albani (Italian, Bologna 1578–1660 Bologna), Amorini Celebrate the Rape of Proserpine, 1805–12. Engraving and etching, incomplete proof impression, oval image: 22 1/8 x 27 in. (56.2 x 68.6 cm) sheet (trimmed within platemark): 24 3/8 x 29 7/8 in. (61.9 x 75.9 cm). Gift of Junius S. Morgan, 1923; 23.106.61 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This complex reproductive engraving was made after Albani's... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Pablo Picasso, Self-Portrait with Wig, ca. 1898–1900

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Self-Portrait with Wig, ca. 1898–1900. Oil on canvas, 21 15/16 × 18 1/16 in. (55.8 × 45.8 cm). Museu Picasso, Barcelona, MPB 110.053 © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Image Museu Picasso, Barcelona Picasso’s familiarity with the conventions of the old masters is evident in this work, which he likely made as a teenager while living in Madrid and Barcelona. He began with a traditional self-portrait—the... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2016

Édouard Manet, Madame Édouard Manet (Suzanne Leenhoff, 1830–1906), ca. 1873

Édouard Manet (French, Paris 1832–1883 Paris), Madame Édouard Manet (Suzanne Leenhoff, 1830–1906), ca. 1873. Oil on canvas, 39 1/2 x 30 7/8 in. (100.3 x 78.4 cm). Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967; 67.187.81 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Of the six portraits that Manet painted of his wife, the Dutch pianist Suzanne Leenhoff, between their marriage in 1863 and his death 20 years later, three were left unfinished. Here, the sitter's dress and hat suggest that... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2016

Sir Thomas Lawrence, Emilia, Lady Cahir, Later Countess of Glengall, ca. 1803–1805

Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London), Emilia, Lady Cahir, Later Countess of Glengall, ca. 1803–1805. Oil and graphite on canvas, 29 1/8 × 24 7/16 in. (74 × 62 cm) Framed: 38 3/16 × 33 7/16 in. (97 × 85 cm). From a Private Collection.  Lawrence encountered Emilia, Lady Cahir, during two grand parties in 1803 and 1805 including theatricals, one of which she not only acted in but also organized. He was greatly taken by her and inscribed the canvas, "Painted by Thomas Lawrence in a fit... [Lire la suite]
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