★ ‘An Interesting Letter’ by Julius LeBlanc Stewart (1890)

★ Paintings frequently portray great events and grand people, but ‘An Interesting Letter’ by American artist Julius LeBlanc Stewart (1890) shows a scene far more familiar to most people. I have a bit of a passion for paintings that… Read More

★ Happy Fourth of July!

★ Happy 4th of July everyone! Whether you’re American or not, I’m sure you can agree that this little girl dressed as Lady Liberty is utterly adorable! Photographed by Harris & Ewing in 1916 (99 years ago!), she must have felt like the prettiest girl in the world in that cute little dress… Read More

★ ‘The Artist in His Studio’ by Whistler

★ Just stumbled across this gorgeous painting by James McNeill Whistler, dating from 1865/66 and entitled ‘The Artist in His Studio’ (that’s right, it’s a self portrait and the guy on the right is Whistler himself!). Aside from how wonderfully impressionistic this painting is, I absolutely… Read More