Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC - Part 4

More from the gallery.  I like taking a photo of a painting and cropping to see more details, which includes what I can see in the background.  I also love to study the style of clothing of that particular era.


John Tait and his Grandson
Oil on canvas, c. 1793
Sir Henry Raeburn - British, 1756 - 1823








Lady Elizabeth Delme and her children
Oil on canvas, 1777 - 1779
Sir Joshua Reynolds - British, 1723 - 1792









Lady Mary Templetown and her Eldest Son
Oil on canvas, 1802
Sir Thomas Lawrence - British, 1769 - 1830








The Frankland Sisters
Oil on canvas, 1795
John Hoppner - British, 1758 - 1810









Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Oil on canvas, 1785 - 1787
Thomas Gainsborough - British, 1727 - 1788






You can see my other posts from The National Gallery of Art if you click on the links below.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

21 comments:

Valerie said...

Lovely, Denise. I am always amazed that artists are able to capture family likenesses so well.

TexWisGirl said...

rosy-cheeked tots with pale adults. :)

Debbie said...

d.c., one of my favorite places!! your images represent this museum's paintings well!!

Sandra said...

i love the crops to. i did not notice that fantastic chair in the first painting but in the crop it called my name. i love rustic furniture. and i like looking at the styles of the clothing to

EG CameraGirl said...

Such sweet looking cherubs!

gigihawaii said...

I love to visit art galleries. Though I didn't get to see the art at the National Museum in Washington, DC, I did see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris. I admire anyone who knows how to paint pretty pictures.

Elephant's Child said...

You are sooo lucky. Photos are banned in our art galleries - and that ban is strictly enforced.

Tanya Breese said...

the lady elizabeth and her children painting is my favorite! great idea to crop the photos!

Arija said...

Thank you so much for featuring these portraits That I would have had no way of seeing otherwise. Prints just don't do them justice but these images which can be enlarged to see the detail are rely impressive. Funny how the Gainsbolough jumped out at me like an old friend, portrait and landscape fully integrated, magic. Wonderful for me to see th major portrait painters of their day side by side for an easy comparison of their styles.

Linda Kay said...

I'm like you Denise...find the vintage clothing really beautiful. Thanks for sharing these photos.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for showing these!

Donna said...

That is the beauty of these masterpieces...gazing at them and seeing something new

Adam said...

great paintings

Stephanie said...

Love the clothing in those days, such details in the paintings!

Country Wife said...

what a wonderful way to spend the day.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Very interesting series making us look more deeply into the photos. I also enjoyed peering at the landscapes which the painters saw fit to include in the background - so different to what a photographer nowadays would try to do.

Linda P. said...

The quality of your photos in full and cropped enables us to enjoy great paintings and admire the artists' skill in capturing the personality of each sitter, the style of costume and the romance of the country settings. Thank you.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Amazing paintings, a gallery well worth visiting many times.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

There's always something to be seen with closer looks of art and photos as you have shown us in both mediums, Denise.

Willow said...

They are exquisite !

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It makes it so much more interesting. Lovely choice of pictures Denise.