Tuesday, December 31, 2019

FROM THE PRICELESS BEST OF THE DECADE COLLECTION (2010)























Hieronymus Bosch, Dutch

Greedy Tin Man Trying To Also Get a Brain, 1488

Oil on panel

Monday, December 30, 2019

FROM THE PRICELESS BEST OF THE DECADE COLLECTION (2016)















Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch-British

"So Then I Say To Caesar, 'Oh Yeah? You and Whose Army?' Which in Retrospect, Was Probably a Mistake," 1866

Oil on wood

Sunday, December 29, 2019

FROM THE PRICELESS BEST OF THE DECADE COLLECTION (2012)
















Adolph von Menzel, German

Sorry. Thought I Had It On Vibrate, 1855

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 26, 2019

FROM THE PRICELESS BEST OF THE DECADE COLLECTION (2012)























Edward Poynter, English

How Women Competed Before There Was Softball, 1862

Pencil, gouache, and watercolor on paper laid on board

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

FROM THE PRICELESS BEST OF THE DECADE COLLECTION (2011)


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

FROM THE PRICELESS BEST OF THE DECADE COLLECTION (2010)


Monday, December 23, 2019

FROM THE PRICELESS BEST OF THE DECADE COLLECTION (2009)


Thursday, December 19, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2354
















Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, American

In Retrospect, Maybe Buster SHOULDN'T Have Mentioned He Was Excited About Seeing "Cats," 1903

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2353














Kristian Zahrtmann, Danish

Nancy and Craig, Deciding To Let Their Hair Down a Bit For the Christmas Card This Year, 1876-1878

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2352























Albert Anker, Swiss

I Will Not Respond When Spoken To With 'OK, Boomer.'
I Will Not Respond When Spoken To With 'OK, Boomer.'
I Will Not Respond When Spoken To With 'OK, Boomer'..., 1879

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 16, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2351











Antonio Maria Cotti, Italian

"I'm Just Saying -- I Think We Still Have a Few More Kinks To Work Out Before We Take This Thing On 'Shark Tank,'" 1864

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 15, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2350





















Alfons Viñals i Roig, Spanish

Santa Taking the Edge Off Before Telling Mrs. Claus He's Screwing the Tooth Fairy, 1880

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 12, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2349























Manuel Ojeda y Siles, Spanish

Winner of the 2019 Miss Apathy Pageant, Miss Like-I-Carolina, 1878

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2348























Adrien De Boucherville, French

"Okay, Change of Plans. Hope You're in the Mood For Totino's Pizza Rolls," 1874

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2347























John George Brown, American

After Humping His Harp To Their 14th Street Corner of the Day, Elliot Wondered If It Was Too Late To Take Up the Kazoo, 1874

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 9, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2346













Thomas Reynolds Lamont, Scottish

Just Seconds Into Their Set, the Guys Could Sense Something Was Off. Yep, They Needed More Cowbell, 1880

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 8, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2345























Jules Bastien-Lepage, French

Milt Was Starting To Wonder Whether His Promotion To Branch Manager Really Was a Vertical Move, 1881

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 5, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2344























Thomas Wilmer Dewing, American

Paganini's Less-Famous Cousin, Paga-na-na's, 1877

Oil on panel

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2343























George Henry Boughton, English/American

"Talk To the Hand, Because the Ascot Ain't Listening," 1876

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2342















John George Brown, American

"Hey Fellas! Look What We Got Here! One of Them Chowderheads Who Reads 'That Is Priceless!' C'mon, Let's Steal Their Wallet!," 1877

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 2, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2341
















Jules Scalbert, French

Had He Been a True Gentleman, Ned Would've Warned Jenna That He'd Just Peed in That Spot, Date Unknown

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 1, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2340












Raffaello Sorbi, Italian

Rare Footage of Hamilton and Burr's Famous Duel (Preliminary Leapfrog Round), 1887

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2339























Norman Rockwell, American

This Year Grandma Was Giving Thanks That No One Saw Her Drop the Turkey on the Kitchen Floor Five Minutes Ago, ca. 1943

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2338























Emile Auguste Hublin, French

Tracy Wasn't Going To Score Any Points For Originality With Her Green Bean Casserole This Year, But She Was Hoping To Make Up For It With Her Presentation, 1878

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 25, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2337























John George Brown, American

Nellie, About To Find Out If She's Made Weight For This Year's Quilting Bee, 1883

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 24, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2336























Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish

Psycho Ex-Girlfriend Subtly Letting You Know She Found Your New Address on the Web, 1884

Oil on panel

Thursday, November 21, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2335

















Friedrich von Keller, German

"If You Catch Him at the Right Angle, This Will Make an Awesome 'Great Moment in Phallic Portraiture,'" 1878

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2334























Wilhelm Trübner, German

Pit Bull's Pathetic Attempt To Disguise Himself As a Weiner Dog, 1877

Oil on panel

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2333

















Walter Dendy Sadler, English

"Here's To 25 Wonderful Years of Marriage. Followed By An Additional 37 Years of Marriage," 1889

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 18, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2332























Roger de la Fresnaye, French

Man Wondering If That Photo He Just Uploaded Violates LinkedIn's Terms of Service, ca. 1910

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 17, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2331























Luigi Bianchi, Italian

Brent Had Never Had Much Luck on the Dating Scene, Due To His Annoying Habit of Talking Down To Women, 1861

Oil on canvas

Thursday, November 14, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2330























Emile Pierre Metzmacher, French

A Teaching Moment at This Year's "Take Our Courtesans To Work Day," 1887

Oil on panel

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2329














Heywood Hardy, British

"Sorry Pal, But You're Going To Have To Pay Like Everyone Else. I Wouldn't Be Much of a Tolltaker If I Let Every Guy Who Showed Up With a Circus Elephant Go By For Free, Now Would I?," ca. 1875

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2328

















Walter Crane, English

The Birth of Venus (Had Fertility Drugs Been Involved), 1877

Tempera on canvas

Monday, November 11, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2327
















Henry Gillard Glindoni, English

Jimmy Didn't Particularly Love Being Watched While He Worked, But He Supposed It Came With the Territory When You Specialized in Nudes, 1877

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 10, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2326
















Gustave Caillebotte, French

Edward Was Excited About His New Oak Pool Table, Though He Hadn't Expected It To Arrive Unfinished, ca. 1875

Oil on canvas

Thursday, November 7, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2325















Jules-Arsène Garnier, French

Before the Days of Jack the Ripper, the English Lived in Fear of Jackie the Stripper, 1883

Oil on paper laid on board

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2324
















Walter Dendy Sadler, English

"Gentlemen, Please -- You Know Very Well That's Not Allowed. Now Get Back Inside the Rehab Clinic," ca. 1889

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2323















Charles Napier Hemy, English

"You're Right, Henry. We COULD Take the Strait of Magellan To the South Pacific, Take a Right at Tahiti, and Ride the Trade Winds Up To Borneo. Orrrr...We Could Just Stay Home and Order a Pizza. Your Call." 1877

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 4, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2322























Gari Melchers, American

"Mommy? Why Did That Other Lady Call Your Cloak an 'Interesting Choice'?," Date Unknown

Pastel

Sunday, November 3, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2321























John George Brown, American

When Charlie Couldn't Get FaceTime To Work On His Banana Phone, He Realized He Probably Should've Gone With the Apple One, Date Unkown

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 31, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2320














Henry Gillard Glindoni, English

Queen Elizabeth's Royal Chemist Teaching Her Court How To Cook Meth, Date Unknown

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2319























Brock Nicol, Canadian

"What Am I? That's a Tricky Question. Society Would Tell You I'm a Cowboy, But I Actually Identify As a Pirate," ca. 2016

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2318

















Henry Hetherington Emmerson, English

Rare Example of a Victorian-Era Painting With a Woman Displaying Her Calves, 1877

Oil on canvas

Monday, October 28, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2317























Richard Ansdell, English

"Okay Guys, We're Good on Whole Milk For Now. So For the Next Few Days, If You Could Switch To Lowfat Lactose-Free, That Would Be Great," ca. 1877

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 27, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2316















Heywood Hardy, British

As Lady Rutherford and Her Husband Entered the Swingers Retreat, She Made a Mental Note To Get the Name of That Stable Boy, 1907

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 24, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2315























Vasily Pukirev, Russian

"I'm Sorry, Miss, But You Have To Actually Say the Words 'or For Poorer' or the Whole Thing Doesn't Count," 1862

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2314














Jules-Arsène Garnier, French

"Come On, Gentlemen. We All Know Somebody Out There Farted. Who Was It?," 1878

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2313


Monday, October 21, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2312























Grant Wood, American

We. Are. Farmers. Bum Ba-Dum Bum Bum Bum Bum., 1930

Oil on beaver board