Portrait of an Artist: Jackson Pollock
Cheshire Cat Teatime by Tavisha on Etsy.
8.5 x 11 inches. Printed on Epson Premium Paper, Matte, 44 lb (9 mil).
Franz Xavier Winterhalter, The Empress Eugénie, 1854
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Winterhalter began an official portrait of Empress Eugénie (Eugénie de Montijo, Condesa de Teba, 1826-1920) shortly after her marriage in 1853 to Napoleon III, emperor of France, but it was not exhibited until 1855. The present work is, in contrast, relatively intimate in scale and effect. It shows the empress in a Second Empire adaptation of an eighteenth-century gown. Her interest in the previous century, especially her fascination with Marie Antoinette, queen of France from 1774 to 1793, is well documented.
Franz Xavier Winterhalter, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, 1846
Jean Baptiste Greuze, La Simplicite, 1759
Franz Xavier Winterhalter, Princess Clothilde von Saxen Coburg, 1855
Gwen John, Cat, c. 1904-08
From the Tate Gallery:
Gwen John adored her cats, and depicted them frequently. This one, a tortoiseshell named Edgar Quinet, appears in most of her cat drawings, sometimes with her kittens. The name was taken from the address where John lived in 1904 when she first had the cat, 19 boulevard Edgar Quinet in Paris. When Edgar Quinet ran away in 1908, John was devastated. In a letter to a friend, Ursula Tyrwhitt, she wrote, ‘when the cats make love I run to see if my sweet is one of them’. She composed a poem to her loss, ‘Au Chat’, which she sent to Rodin.