OIL PAINTINGS BY GENRE - Portraits
"The most natural, manly, useful, noble, and, however apparently easy, the most difficult of arts is portrait painting"
(trans. Thomas Holcroft).
"Each perfect portrait is an important painting, since it displays the human mind with the peculiarities of personal character. In such we contemplate a being whose standing, inclinations, sensations, passions, good and bad qualities of mind and heart, are mingled in a manner peculiar to itself. In portraits paintings we see them better, frequently, than in nature herself, since in nature nothing is fixed, all is swift, all transient. In nature, also, we seldom behold the features under that propitious aspect ."
Portrait of an Old Peasant [ Patience Escalier ], 1888
Helene Fourment With Two Of Her Children, Claire-Jeanne And Francois
Lily Merk, 1902
Lolo von Lenbach, 1897
Portrait Of A Lady Wearing A Black Coat With Fur Collar, 1898
Portrait Of An Elegant Lady In Rubenesque Costume, 1890
Portrait Of A Lady In Profile
Pauline Eleanore de Galard de Brassac de Bearn, Princesse de Broglie , 1853
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, 1856
Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc, nee Francoise Poncelle, 1823
Self-portrait With Isabella Brant, 1610
Portrait of Catherine Howard, 1540-1541
Jane Seymour, Queen of England, c.1536
Unknown Gentleman with Music Books and Lute, c.1534
The Laughing Cavalier, 1624
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