Category: portrait

Nora L.M. Cundell (British, 1889 – 1948): Supe…

Nora L.M. Cundell (British, 1889 – 1948): Superintendent McGill (1942) (via noracundell.com)

From the website:

During World War II, Nora Cundell was a Casualty Superintendent in London, part of the civilian defense organization formed to protect citizens during enemy bombing raids. Nora, who had driven alone across the United States a few years previously, now drove an ambulance through London streets during the night, transporting injured victims to hospitals. This would have been a highly dangerous job, traveling through the dark city during the blackout, exposed to the explosives and fires erupting all around from the incendiary chemical and gas bombs dropped by the German Luftwaffe.

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Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755 -…

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755 – 1842): Portrait of a young woman dressed in white, half-length (1774) (via Sotheby’s)

Pieter Christoffel Wonder – Portrait of the pa…

Pieter Christoffel Wonder – Portrait of the painter Jacob van Strij – 1812

Pieter Christoffel Wonder (10 January 1780, Utrecht – 12 July 1852, Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter, active in England.

Jacob van Strij (2 October 1756 – 4 February 1815) was Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman who was mainly interested in landscape painting, including mountain landscapes, winter landscapes and marines.

Jacob van Strij was born on 2 October 1756 in Dordrecht in the Dutch Republic. He was the son of Leendert van Strij and the younger brother of Abraham van Strij.

Both he and his brother were pupils of his father. He traveled to Antwerp where between 1774 and 1776 he attended the classes of Andries Cornelis Lens, a teacher and director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp. Jacob joined his father’s workshop.

Jacob’s brother Abraham van Strij was a leading founding member of the Teekengenootschap Pictura Dordrecht (Drawing Society Pictura Dordrecht) when it was established in 1774. Jacob also joined Pictura after his return from his study period in Antwerp. He was described by his contemporaries as a well-read man who was held in high esteem. He gave lectures at the Teekengenootschap Pictura Dordrecht on the paintings of the old masters and mythology.

Jacob’s son Hendrik also became a painter. He and his brother took on pupils after taking over their father’s workshop. Their pupils were Pieter Rudolph Kleijn, Johannes van Lexmond, Jacob de Meijer, Johannes Rutten, Johannes Schoenmakers, Johannes Christiaan Schotel, and Gillis Smak Gregoor.

Landscape with trees and cattle, Dordrecht in the background
Van Strij died on 4 February 1815, at the age of 58, in Dordrecht.

Emma Ekwall (Swedish, 1838 – 1925): Elderly ma…

Emma Ekwall (Swedish, 1838 – 1925): Elderly man with pipe and older woman knitting (via Uppsala Auktionskamarre)

“Perpetual Optimism Industry” (acrylic on canv…

“Perpetual Optimism Industry” (acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 inches)

Johann E. Heinsius, Anna Amalia, Duchess of Sa…

Johann E. Heinsius, Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach detail, ca. 1769

“ Algorithmic Hypnosis” (acrylic on canvas 20 …

“ Algorithmic Hypnosis” (acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 inches)

Dmitry Levitsky, Portrait of Yekaterina Voront…

Dmitry Levitsky, Portrait of Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova detail, 1784

Amalia Lindegren (Swedish, 1814 – 1891): Portr…

Amalia Lindegren (Swedish, 1814 – 1891): Portrait of a young woman in black (1849) (via Uppsala Auktionskamarre)