Tag Archives: 19th century art

the superb belle epoque 19th century art of boldini

Boldini-landscape

When the Sotheby’s New York’s 19th Century European Art catalogue arrived on my desk this week, I was amazed to see this brilliant landscape by Boldini amongst a handful of very good portraits by the master.  I’m not sure I’ve … Continue reading

engaging with sorolla at sotheby’s new york

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) is a Spanish artist well known for his paintings depicting the people of his native Spain.  I recently included his monumental series –  “The Provinces of Spain” at the Hispanic Society in New York – … Continue reading

a movie still of 1880s Parisian street life – the work of French artist Jean Béraud

While we often think of the work of the Impressionists in the second half to the 19th century, there were more realistic painters and many of these had a huge following. One such artist was Jean Béraud (1849-1935) whose work … Continue reading