This colored engraving depicts two women and one child in elaborate dress. The central figure is a woman standing in a dark green dress decorated with lighter green trimmings. Her hair is gathered in a headpiece made up of green ribbons and pink flowers. To the right of her a woman in a black and grey dress sits on a burgundy chaise. The child standing on the left of the composition is outfitted in a navy blue and pale blue costume with a jacket trimmed in white. The child reaches toward something kept in the standing woman’s left hand.
A fashion print with a standing woman in a green dress, a seated woman in black and grey and a child in blue.
This colored engraving features what appear to be three generations of women in elaborate dress in an interior space. A young girl in a brown dress is positioned with her back to the viewer on the left of the composition. She presents an object to a woman in a blue-grey dress who is seated in the center of the composition holding a piece of paper in her right hand. A young woman in a dark and pale turquoise dress stands on the right of the composition looking down at the child. Between the two adult figures is a table decorated with a vase of pink flowers.
A fashion print of a seated woman with a letter accompanied by a standing woman in a blue dress and a young girl in a brown dress.
This colored engraving features two women and a young girl in elaborate dress on a balcony overlooking a vista with mountains in the distance. The woman on the left is seen seated from behind wearing a green dress accented in black ribbons and a black lace-like fabric. The young girl to the right of her leans over the balcony railing and dons a beige dotted dress trimmed with brown. The woman on the right of the composition wears an elaborate white dress with vertical ribbon accents and a hat decorated with pink flowers with green leaves. She holds an unopened fan in her left hand and looks toward the two other figures.
Fashion print with two women and one young girl in elaborate dress on a balcony.
A man with and a moustache and scraggly hair visible under a cap sits facing the viewer, a cello cradled between his arms. The lower portion of both the figure and the musical instrument are only summarily indicated; the background consists of passages of rapidly drawn parallel lines.
Just Becquet was one of Whistler's friends in Paris. This quick sketch of the musician focuses on the figure's face.
26 cm x 32 cm x 2.5 cm (10 1/4 in. x 12 5/8 in. x 1 in.)
A group of figures with parasols and hats wait on shore for two approaching boats filled with passengers. Trees and a village are seen on the opposite shore. Writing in the upper left corner. Title in red box in upper right corner.
Cityscape of Kawasaki along the Tokaido Road. With two ferries already full of passengers, other travelers wait to cross the Tama River.
A woodblock print depicting a post town in the Edo period of Japan. There is a wooden structure to the left. It looks like a store, with a list of products hanging on the frame of the door. White flags with a blue circular design hang from the roof to the left and to right near a grouping of trees. Two groups of five men are in front of the structure, five to the left, five towards the center of the image. A thin vertical stick structure is right of center in the foreground.
Post towns were where travelers could take a rest along their journey.
Verso: Label on frame, u.r.: CITY OF MANCHESTER ART GALLERY 55 Label on panel, u.c.: BARTEL BRUYN / PORTRAIT OF A NOBLEMAN Label on panel, center: THOS. AGNEW & SONS, LTD. / NO 23988 / BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE KING GEORGE VI / LONDON / 43, OLD BOND STREET / PICCADILLY, W. Inscribed with black on panel, l.c.: 216 l.r.: HR Stamped on panel in black, l.r. Stamped three times, l.c. and l.r.
This elegant self-portrait depicts a half-length figure of a man in three-quarters profile with his left arm resting on a stone ledge. The somber colors of his garb, consisting of a white shirt with a dark robe, is offset by luxurious details: the fur collar of his robe, the black ribbon and gold chain around his neck, the embroidered collar and cuffs of his shirt, and the three rings on his right hand. Two pink carnations appear on the ledge before him.
Bartholomaeus Bruyn the elder displays his rank as a successful young painter in Cologne through this elegant self-portrait. For the painting he adopted a casual but self-possessed pose that imbues him with an air of confidence that is reinforced by the understated luxury of his garb and jewelry. The gold chain around his neck perhaps refers to his profession as a painter, and the carnations, popular symbols of conjugal love, on the ledge before him suggest that Bruyn might have painted this portrait for his betrothal or marriage.