Monday, July 26, 2021


Johan Gustaf Sandberg, Swedish

Swedes Being Taught How To Dab, 1836

Oil on canvas

Sunday, July 25, 2021



Johann Jacob Mezler, German

Why the Next Time You Get Shot By Cupid's Arrow You Might Want To Get an Antibiotic, 1834

Oil on panel

Thursday, July 22, 2021



Karl Kollman, German-Russian

General Sükhbaatar, Mongolia's Best Hope For Gold in the Javelin, 1828


Wednesday, July 21, 2021



Carl Blechen, German

"Relax, Amy. It's Just Some Followers of 'That Is Priceless.' Trust Me -- We Don't Have Anything They Haven't Seen Before," ca. 1830

Oil on canvas mounted on plywood

Tuesday, July 20, 2021



Philippe-Jacques van Bree, Belgian

"So Tell Me. What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Genre Painting Like This?," 1861

Oil on panel

Monday, July 19, 2021


Joseph-Benoît Suvée, Flemish

"This Is Caligula, Mrs. Williams, and He'd Like To Personally Apologize For Putting Those Fire Ants in Your Tunic Last Week. Isn't That Right, Caligula?," 1795

Oil on canvas

Sunday, July 18, 2021


Mattheus Ignatius van Bree, Belgian

"Your Booster Seat, General Bonaparte," ca. 1812

Oil on canvas

Thursday, July 15, 2021



Johann Michael Neder, Austrian

That Painting I Couldn't Post On My Blog Because the Boy Is Giving the Bird, 1836

Oil on mahogany

Wednesday, July 14, 2021


Eugène Delacroix, French

"Excusez-Moi, Messieurs. Mes Yeux Sont Là En Haut," 1830

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 13, 2021


Arthur Perigal the Elder, English/Scottish

"Okay, You Guys -- Doug's Car Just Pulled Up Outside. Now Remember, When He Walks In, Everybody Yell 'Surprise!'," 1828

Oil on canvas 

Monday, July 12, 2021


Johann Michael Neder, Austrian

ABC's "The View": The Early Years, 1873

Oil on panel

Sunday, July 11, 2021


Hippolyte Flandrin, French

"Sorry, Everybody. I Just Came From the Gym and Didn't Have Time To Change," 1832

Oil on canvas

Thursday, July 8, 2021


Bartholomeus van Hove, Dutch

"Well, So Much For the Flash Mob. Are You Sure We Weren't Supposed To Meet in a Painting From SEVENteen-25?" 1825

Oil on panel

Wednesday, July 7, 2021



Jean-Léon Gérôme, French

After His Unfortunate Run-In With That Lion in the Arena, "Lefty" Was Going To Need a New Nickname, Date Unknown

Oil on panel

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


Eduard Pistorius, German

"What Do You Say We Give Your Brother a Little Lesson in Physics? Onnnnne...Twooooo...," 1839

Oil on canvas