Paintings

Jean-Marc Nattier

Posted Feb 2, 2012 at 20:12 CET in Artists, Fashion, Paintings, and People.

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Marie Adelaide of France as Diana, 1745.
Current location: Uffizi Gallery.

Jean-Marc Nattier was a French painter who did many portraits of the French royal family during the mid 18th century.

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National Trust Collections

Posted Jan 24, 2012 at 15:31 CET in Databases, Fashion, Links, Museums, and Paintings.

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Everyone and their grandmother have already blogged abut this, but the National Trust has a new online archive.

So far the information is often scarce, the photos are often small or of bad quality, and the clothes are often badly mounted or not mounted at all. Still there’s lots and lots of great stuff to see, and the search function is great, except for the fact the session times out if you leave it too long.

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Fedor Stepanovich Rokotov

Posted Oct 25, 2011 at 10:19 CEST in Artists, Fashion, Paintings, and People.

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Portrait of V.E. Novosiltsova, 1780.

Fedor Stepanovich Rokotov was a Russian portrait painter.

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The Tischbein family

Posted Aug 16, 2011 at 09:23 CEST in Artists, Fashion, Paintings, and People.

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Johann Friedrich August Tischbein, Johanna Constantia, 1780s.

The Tischbein family was a German family of painters of who the most well known appear to be Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder, Johann Friedrich August Tischbein and Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein.

Due to all these artists sharing the same name there seems to be total confusion on the internet regarding who has made which painting (Wikipedia attributes one painting from 1796 to a Tischbein who died in1789…). I haven’t managed to figure it out myself and therefore will show all the Tischbein paintings I have found in this post, but will only state the artists of the ones I’m fairly sure of. If you can shed any light on the subject (perhaps you know in which museums some of these are kept?), do tell!

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Anton von Maron

Posted Aug 7, 2011 at 11:03 CEST in Artists, Fashion, Paintings, and People.

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Anton von Maron was an Austrian portrait painter.

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