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