Joanna of Navarre (c.1370-1437). Queen of King Henry IV of England. From the book “The Queens of England, Volume I” by Sydney Wilmot. Published London circa. 1890.
Her first husband died in 1399. In 1403, Joan became the second wife of Henry IV. They had no children, but she is recorded as having had a good relationship with Henry’s children from his first marriage. Nevertheless, during the reign of Henry V, she was accused of using witchcraft to try to poison him. She was convicted in 1419 and imprisoned for about four years.
Mosquito Nets, 1908
John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925), American
In a time when the art world focused, in turn, on Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism, Sargent practiced his own form of Realism, which made brilliant references to Diego Velázquez, Anthony van Dyck, and Thomas Gainsborough. His facility for paraphrasing the masters in a contemporary fashion led to a stream of commissioned portraits and earned Sargent the moniker, “the Van Dyck of our times.” — at Detroit Institute of Arts.
Helena Rubinstein reading in her Lucite Acrylic Bed, Life Magazine 1941
Fragrant Summer. Edward Cucuel (American, 1875-1954). Oil on canvas.
Cucuel’s paintings resemble the French impressionists as to colour and technique. His favourite subjects are portraits of women and nudes in bright interiors, plein-air representations with social scenes and charming Bavarian landscapes.
Pola Negri (1897-1987)
The Reader (1886). John Pettie (Scottish, 1839-1893). Oil on canvas laid on panel.
In 1866 Pettie was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy, and in 1874 received full academical honors in succession to Sir Edwin Landseer. Pettie was a hard and rapid worker, and, in his best days, a colorist of a high order and a brilliant executant. In his early days he produced a certain amount of book illustration.
(by Im only sleeping)