Monday, September 30, 2019


Eastman Johnson, American

Cecily Wanted To Join the Circus But She Couldn't Afford Trained Poodles, So She Was Forced To Get Creative, ca. 1872-1880

Pastel on wove paper, mounted to canvas on a wooden stretcher

Sunday, September 29, 2019


William Powell Frith, English

"Hey, Good-Lookin' -- Can I Interest You in a One-Knight Stand? Get It? Because I'm a Knight? . . . Hello?," 1868

Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 26, 2019


Charles Joseph Grips, Dutch

"Hey Chuck, Here's a Crazy Idea. Why Don't You Put Down That Stupid Paintbrush for Five Minutes and Help Me Out Over Here?," 1866

Oil on panel

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


John Pettie, Scottish

Carl Vowed He Would Not Rest Until He Found the A**hole Who Stole His Bookmark, 1870

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Hugh Cameron, Scottish

Unfortunately Molly Realized a Split-Second Too Late That the "Face-Washing Bowl" She'd Found Was Actually Grandmother's Chamber Pot, 1870

Oil on canvas

Monday, September 23, 2019


Eastman Johnson, American

"Grandpa, May I Please Have a Nickel To Buy Some Candy? But This Time NOT at 18% Interest?," 1869

Oil on paper

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Carl Johann Spielter, German

"Oh, I'm Sorry, Miss -- Did I Not Tell You? I Finished Your Part of the Painting About a Week Ago. You're Free To Put Your Clothes Back on Now," 1920

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Pierre Olivier Joseph Coomans, Belgian

Quote of the Day -- Young Julius Caesar (95 B.C.): "I Came, I Saw, I Stomped on Your Doll" ("Veni, Vidi, Barbi"), 1872

Oil on panel

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Edgar Degas, French

The Cover of This Month's Issue of "Bassoon Aficionado," ca. 1870

Oil on canvas

Monday, September 16, 2019


Robert Collinson, English

"No Matter What Happens, My Dearest, I Shall Always Love You. Oh, By the Way, You're Cool Watching My Cats While I'm Gone, Right?," 1870

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 15, 2019


Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French

Sir Reginald, With That Weird Face He Always Makes When He's Peeing in His Suit of Armor, ca. 1868-1870

Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Artist Unknown, German

Glenn Didn't Mind the Gig. The Pay Was Good, He Could Set His Own Hours, and He Was Getting Tired of Having Eardrums Anyway, 1887

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 11, 2019


John Maler Collier, English

The Original Chicken Dance (Chicken Not Pictured), 1903

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Max Rabes, German

Jill Knew If She Hoped To Make It in the Competitive World of Nude Modeling, She'd Have to Spend Every Waking Moment Working Toward Her PhD, 1923

Oil on canvas

Monday, September 9, 2019


Édouard Debat-Ponsan, French

Natalie Knew She'd Never Make Her Quota If She Didn't Start Milking Some Cows Soon, But There Was the Little Matter of Joyce and Her "Cane of Pain," 1901

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 8, 2019


Henry Stacy Marks, English

Uh-Oh. Alfred Had a Bad Feeling That This Thing Was Not Going To Fit in His Carry-On, 1879

Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 5, 2019


Amedeo Modigliani, Italian

"Yo! Did You Not Hear Me Shout 'It's Occupied!'?," 1909

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 4, 2019


Hugo Boettinger, Czech

How Playboy Playmates Used To Compete for the Cover, 1921

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Max Liebermann, German
Sure, Being a New Mom Had Been a Little More Stressful Than Kate Had Expected, But All Things Considered She Thought She Looked Pretty Good for 35, 1919

Oil on canvas

Monday, September 2, 2019


William Howard Robinson, British

The Prince of Wales Congratulating Jimmy "The Anemic Annihilator" McDougal, 1921

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 1, 2019


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