Thursday, September 16, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2795


Edward John Poynter, English

"I See a High of 72 Degrees With a Chance of Rain. That'll Be 50 Bucks," 1877

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2794


Edward Frederick Brewtnall, British

In Reality, Aurora'd Been Awake For Months, But the "Sleeping Beauty" Bit Came In Handy For Deterring Dudes Dressed Like This Clown, Date Unkown

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2793


 













Joseph Edward Southall, English

"So Listen, Babe, I Was Going To Invite You Up To My Apartment, But Technically I Don't Have a Car, So If You Could Give Us Both a Ride There, That'd Be Really Cool," ca. 1902

Tempera and gesso on canvas

Monday, September 13, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2792


Thomas Faed, Scottish

"Wow! What An Exciting Game of Checkers!" (Said No One Ever), 1861

Oil on panel

Thursday, September 9, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2791


 













William Oliver Williams, English

"Hey! Enough With the PDA, You Two. Get a Barn!," Late 19th century

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2790


 













Michael Frederick Halliday, British

"There You Go -- 12 Stitches Ought To Do It. But Next Time You Punch Someone, Let Her Take Off Her Glasses First," 1855

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2789


Walter Dendy Sadler, English

As Was Their Habit, Halfway Through Their Day of Fishing, Ned and Josh Took a Break To Do Their Nails, 1884

Oil on canvas

Monday, September 6, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2788


 













William Oliver Williams, British

Posing Seeductively For Her Instagrain With An Armful of Barley, Maisy Managed a Rye Smile, ca. 1867-82

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 5, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2787


Stanhope Forbes, British

"To Be Honest, No One's Ever Asked For That Before, Sir. But Sure -- I Guess We Could Gift Wrap It," 1885

Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 2, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2786


Albrecht De Vriendt, Belgian

Hank Had Been Telling People For Years That He Wanted To Open a Bowling Alley, But For Some Reason They Always Thought He Was Joking, 1879

Oil on mahogany panel

MASTERPIECE #2785


 













Edith Hayllar, British

"As a Man, Celeste, It's My Prerogative To Hog All the Shots Out There. Historically, Your Role Has Been Merely To Serve," 1883

Oil on card

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2784


Charles Green, British

"This Reporter Is Calling the Gettysburg Address an 'Instant Oratorical Classic.' But Rotten Tomatoes Only Gives It a 32%," 1867

Pencil and watercolor

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2783


 













Charles Spencelayh, English

We First Suspected Grandpa Was Losing His Eyesight When He Tried To Change the Channels on a Renoir, Date Unknown

Oil on panel

Monday, August 30, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2782


 













Charles Spencelayh, English

When Harvey Announced He Was Starting a New Career in Furniture Repair, His Friends Told Him To Break a Leg, Date Unknown

Watercolor

Sunday, August 29, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2781


 













Charles Spencelayh, English

Helen Wondered, Had That Dish Always Been Just Three-Quarters Full? Or Was She Starting To Lose Her Marbles?, 1952

Oil on canvas laid on board

Thursday, August 26, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2780


Charles Spencelayh, English

Hmm, Thought Clem. This One Horse Open Sleigh Stuff Looked a Lot More Fun in the Brochure, Date Unknown

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2779


 













Charles Martin Hardie, Scottish

Herbert Had the Curious Habit of, After Catching a Fish, Reading It Its Miranda Rights, 1902

Oil on canvas 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2778


Charles Spencelayh, English

Top 100 All-Time Worst Business Ideas (#46): Build-A-Barometer Workshops, ca. 1933

Oil on wood

Monday, August 23, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2777


 













Charles William Mitchell, British

Stephanie's Real Estate Career Really Took Off When She Started Dressing More Casually For Open Houses, 1885

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #2776


 













Edmund Blair Leighton, British

"Honey, While You're Looking For the Grail, Also Keep an Eye Out For Possible 'Jeopardy!' Hosts," 1900

Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 19, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2775


 










Marianne Stokes, Austrian

"If You Kiss Me, I'll Turn Back Into a Prince. Otherwise, I Can Only Do It Through a Complex Surgical Procedure Which Isn't Covered By My Insurance Because It's Considered Elective. But Hey -- It's Your Call," ca. 1890

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2774


 













Briton Rivière, British

At First Emily Was Concerned. But Then She Realized They Probably Just Smelled Her Cat on Her, 1902

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2773


Arthur Hacker, English

"Well, This Has Just Been One of Those Mondays. First the Fall of Afghanistan and Now This," 1902

Oil on panel

Monday, August 16, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2772


Arthur Hughes, English

"Like It? It's You Carved From Five Pounds of Fresh Atlantic Salmon," ca. 1886

Oil on canvas

Sunday, August 15, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2771


John Faed, British

"I'm Considering Updating a Few of My Plays For Modern Audiences. Do You Guys Think I Should Start With 'The Online Merchant of Venice' or 'The Real Merry Housewives of Windsor?,'" 1851

Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 12, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2770


 













John Faed, Scottish

Portrait of the Woman Who Used To Make Elvis's Jumpsuits, 1840

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2769


Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French

When Daphne Kept Sleeping Through Her iPhone Alarm, She Decided To Explore Other Options, 1842

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2768


Richard Redgrave, English

Now That She'd Moved the Table To Where the Bed Used To Be, Nancy Wondered If She Should Also Move the Mirror on the Ceiling, 1846

Oil on canvas

Monday, August 9, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2767


 













Francesco Hayez, Italian

"Yeah I Know You Think It's Uncomfortable, But They Aren't Letting Anybody Into the Ball Without a Mask," 1851

Oil on canvas

Sunday, August 8, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2766


Richard Redgrave, English

"Don't Worry, Cinderella. After Each Girl Tries on the Slipper, We Spray It With That Stuff They Use on Bowling Shoes," 1842

Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 5, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2765


 Miles Chance, British

Scene From the Controversial War Movie "Apocalypse Nude," 1943

Watercolor

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2764


John William Godward, British

When You Try To Draw Jupiter But It Comes Out Looking Like Some Dude Standing on a Toilet, 1915

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2763


Horace Vernet, French

"Captain, I Think This Is the Beginning of a Beautiful French Ship," 1841

Oil on canvas

Monday, August 2, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2762


Joseph Anton Koch, Austrian

"So, This Is the Second Circle of Hell. It's Reserved For Liars, Thieves, and People Who Pronounce the 'T' in 'Often,'" 1823

Pen, ink, and watercolor on paper 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2761


John Frederick Herring, Sr., British

"Listen, This Is the Dressage Competition at the Olympics. You and I Have To Project a Certain Level of Sophistication. Give Me Your Gum," 1839

Oil on canvas

Thursday, July 29, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2760


Samuel De Wilde, English

Charlotte Hated Staying at Those Hostels Where You Have To Bring Your Own Toilet Paper to the Bathroom, ca. 1792

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2759


 













Philippe-Jacques van Bree, Belgian

"Honey, You Can't Go Out in Public Just Wearing That. Here -- Put This On," 1833

Oil on panel

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2758


Carl Daniel Freydanck, German

"...18 Bedrooms, 14 1/2 Garderobes, and Best of All For a Family With Teenagers Like Yourselves, It's Zoned For a Dungeon," 1838

Oil on canvas

Monday, July 26, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2757


Johan Gustaf Sandberg, Swedish

Swedes Being Taught How To Dab, 1836

Oil on canvas

Sunday, July 25, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2756


 










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

MASTERPIECE #2755


 













Karl Kollman, German-Russian

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

Watercolor

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2754


 













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

MASTERPIECE #2753


 













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

MASTERPIECE #2752


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

MASTERPIECE #2751


Mattheus Ignatius van Bree, Belgian

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

Oil on canvas

Thursday, July 15, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2750


 













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

MASTERPIECE #2749


Eugène Delacroix, French

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

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2748


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

MASTERPIECE #2747


Johann Michael Neder, Austrian

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

Oil on panel

Sunday, July 11, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2746


Hippolyte Flandrin, French

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

Oil on canvas