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 Anne Carr, Countess of Bedford (1615-1684)
Family Portrait, 1618-1620
Lady with a Fur, 1577-1580
Mrs Sarah Siddons, 1785
Portrait of a Lady in Blue, 1777-1779
Augustus John, third Earl of Briston, 1768
George, Lord Vernon, 1767
Portrait of Federico da Montefeltro, 1465-1466
Dr Pozzi at Home
Portrait of Lunia Czeckovska, 1919
Man with Pipe, 1918
Young Girl, 1918
Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne, 1919
Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665
Lady Agnew, c.1892-1893
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