Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Archive for September, 2012

Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 604. Die Etsch in Verona (1746/7?)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 131 x 232 cm. Nr.: 604. Source: skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/showSearch?i…. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Canaletto – The Royal Collection RCIN 400715. Venice: The Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo (1736-40)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 46.7 x 78.5 cm. Acquired in 1762 by King George III. Nr.: RCIN 400715. Source: toutelaculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/canaletto_r….


Evgeny Lushpin – collection of the artist. An Evening Journey (2009)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 22 x 37 in. or cm. Source: wallsdl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/evening-journey-ev….


John Atkinson Grimshaw – private collection? Moonlight, Wharfedale (1871)

Materials: oil on card. Dimensions: 44.4 x 34.3 cm. Inscriptions: Atkinson Grimshaw 1871+. Sold by Christie’s (London) on March 15, 2012 (sale 4753, lot 131)Source: 24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m99uuwD8Pu1r53whqo1_1280.jpg


Leo von Klenze – The Hermitage Museum. Palace in Athens (1835)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 83.5 x 126 cm. Nr.: ? Source: www.artclon.com/OtherFile/Klenze_Leo_von-ZZZ-Palace_in_At…


Martin Rico y Ortega – Museo del Prado P08035. Puerta de una casa en Toledo (1875-1878)

Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 21.6 x 35 cm. Acquisition date: 2010. Nr.: P08035. Source: www.museodelprado.es/uploads/tx_gbobras/P08035.jpg.


Claude Gellée (Lorrain) – Musée du Louvre 4718. Ulysses Returning Chryseis to Her Father (c. 1644)

Materials: ? Dimensions: 119 x 150 cm. Acquired in 1665 from the duc de Richelieu. Nr.: 4718. Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com/-ziuEynb7cqY/T-5JH01i-uI/AAAAAAAAAdg/1G…


Evgeny Lushpin – collection of the artist (http://lushpin.com). Title: Свидание на Рю дю Мон-Сени/Rendezvous on Rue du Mont Cenis (2011)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 25 x 35 in. or cm. Source: s017.radikal.ru/i435/1111/1e/fdc5f8b6a471.jpg.


Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek – private collection? A Forest with Figures on a Sunlit Path (1827-1868)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 67 x 83 cm. Sold by Christie’s (Amsterdam) on May 6, 2009 (sale 2820, lot 144). Source: arthistoryreference.com/004/la/709.jpg. P.S. I have changed the light, colors and contrast of the original photo.


Jacob van Ruisdael – The Metropolitan Museum of Art 89.15.4. The Forest Stream (c. 1660)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 99.7 x 129.2 cm. Acquisition date: 1889 (gift of Henry G. Marquand). Nr.: 89.15.4. Source: images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/ep/original/DP146457.jpg. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Francesco Guardi – National Gallery (London) NG2524. View of the Venetian Lagoon with the Tower of Malghera (probably the 1770s)

Materials: oil on wood. Dimensions: 21.3 x 41.3 cm. Acquisition date: 1910 (Salting Bequest). Nr.: NG2524. Source: luxfon.com/images/201202/luxfon.com_14678.jpg. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Meindert Hobbema – Gemäldegalerie Berlin Inv. 1984. Dorfstraße unter Bäumen (c. 1663)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 97,4 x 128,6 cm. Nr. Inv. 1984. Erworben im Tausch gegen Jacob van Ruisdael (Kat.Nr.893), 1926. Source: www.wga.hu/art/h/hobbema/village.jpg. P.S. I have changed the light and the colors of the original photo.


Canaletto – National Maritime Museum BHC1827. Greenwich Hospital from the North Bank of the Thames (1750-1752)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 68.6 x 106.7 cm. Nr.: BHC1827. Source: collections.rmg.co.uk/mediaLib/493/media-493079/large.jpg. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Isaac Ouwater – Rijksmuseum SK-A-306. De Sint Antoniuswaag te Amsterdam (1780-1790)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 60 x 74 cm. Inscriptions: I.k Ouwater. Nr.: SK-A-306. Source: www.rijksmuseum.nl/assetimage2.jsp?id=SK-A-306. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Hans Fredrik Gude – private collection? Norsk kust (1872)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 83 x 148 cm. Inscriptions: H.F Gude 1872. Sold by Stockholms Auktionsverk June 14, 2012 (Lot 1953). Source: media.auktionsverket.se/E206/stor/1953.jpg?d=20120523123300. P.S. I have changed the light, colors and contrast of the original photo.


John Atkinson Grimshaw – Leeds Museums and Galleries LEEAG.1987.0019. Park Row, Leeds (1882)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 76.2 x 63.5 cm. Nr.: LEEAG.1987.0019. Source: picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3OVXgwvhz8N6lhasCpcnN9MTjNZ…. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Jan van der Heyden – Detroit Institute of Arts 48.218. View of Delft (c. 1660)

Materials: oil on cradled plywood panel (transfered from oak panel). Dimensions: 55.3 x 71 cm. Acquistion date: 1948. Nr.: 48.218. Source: picasaweb.google.com/112949544960153230565/PaisajismoHola…


Eduard Gaertner – Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin A II 880. Unter den Linden (1852)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 76 x 155 cm. Nr.: A II 880. Source: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Eduard_Gaertn….


Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek – private collection? Figures on a Forest Path (1857)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 78 x 105.3 cm. Inscriptions: M.A.Koekkoek.1857 (lower right). Sold by Christie’s (London) on January 21, 2009 (sale 7625, lot 41). Source: arthistoryreference.com/004/la/702.jpg.


Jacob van Ruisdael – The Metropolitan Museum of Art 14.40.623. Wheat Fields (c. 1670)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 100 x 130.2 cm. Acquisition date: 1913 (bequest Benjamin Altman). Nr.: 14.40.623. Source: images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/ep/original/DP145911.jpg. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.


Francesco Guardi – private collection? Venice, a View from Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon (c. 1764)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 120 x 203. 7 cm. Sold by Sotheby’s (London), on July 6, 2011. Source: http://www.extravaganzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Venice-a-View-of-the-Rialto-Bridge-Looking-North-from-the-Fondamenta-del-Carbon-by-Francesco-Guardi.jpg.


Meindert Hobbema – Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.2009.106.8. Landscape with a Footbridge (c. 1664-1665)

Materials: oil on wood. Dimensions: 24.8 x 32.1 cm. Acquisition date: 2009 (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter). Nr.: M.2009.106.8. Source: host2.piction.com/icons/dmx/wsdemo/category.html?surl=246….


Bernardo Bellotto – private collection? The Piazza San Marco, Venice (c. 1737)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 61 x 93 cm. Sold in 2006 by Sotheby’s. Source: arthistoryreference.com/o/la/480.jpg. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.

Bellotto’s training involved the execution of quite a number of versions of paintings by Canaletto, the majority based, for obvious reasons, on freshly executed works about to be shipped abroad to clients. While it may be presumed that most – if not all – of these were sold as the work of Canaletto, Bellotto’s distinct artistic personality is clearly
discernible from the start. This painting, long – indeed probably always – attributed to Canaletto, was first identified as Bellotto’s work by Beddington, who dates it particularly early, on account of its closer than usual adhesion to the model (although he now feels that his dating of it to c. 1737 may be slightly too early). Even here, however, a comparison with Canaletto’s prototype reveals significant differences, as Beddington has demonstrated. As in many other examples, the canvas chosen by Bellotto is slightly larger than that of the prototype (which measures 18 1/4 x 30 1/4 in., 46.5 x 77 cm.); Bellotto’s tendency to favour working on a large scale was to become fully apparent by the
mid-1740s and is evident throughout his subsequent career. The light is colder than in Canaletto’s painting, giving it a more wintry feel, one of the foremost hallmarks of Bellotto’s style, as is the more pronounced use of black in the outlines. The sky is painted in diagonal strokes descending towards the left, with thin horizontal bands of differing tones in the lowest part, a distinguishing characteristic of Bellotto’s early work, and the clouds, although following Canaletto’s fairly closely in their formations, are scraped and shiny, like drifts of icing sugar, quite different from the older artist’s, which are less fluid and more like soft bunches of cotton wool. While the figures are here more prominent, Bellotto has characteristically ‘improved’ the composition by omitting four dwarf-like children shown in the foreground in Canaletto’s painting. As Beddington has shown, these stylistic traits are closely paralleled in other early works by Bellotto and establish this as the only known painting by him of this important view, particularly surprising in the light of its popularity with his uncle’s clients. (http://www.sothebys.com/en/ecat.pdf.N08162.html/f/65/N08162-65.pdf)


Canaletto – The National Gallery (London) NG4453. Venice: The Basin of San Marco on Ascension Day (c. 1740)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 121.9 x 182.8 cm. Acquisition date: 1929 (Bequeathed by Lord Revelstoke). Nr.: NG4453. Source: luxfon.com/images/201202/luxfon.com_15082.jpg