This is the Wallace Collection, arguably one of the best little museums in the world. A real find. Over the last couple of days, I have posted about the building and the sculptures and this one relates to some of the wonderful paintings in this museum. There are very many paintings here, but I am only showing the ones which spoke to me. Now I know that’s silly but what the heck, you go see them all :)
One of the most famous paintings in the world, the laughing cavalier. Very nice indeed. I nearly swallowed the frame, I was peering at it so closely. The eyes follow the viewer, from every angle, quite fascinating.
Here’s another very attractive lady, Francesca da Rimini, painted by Scheffer in 1835. check out those lovely tresses. Related to Dante’s inferno. By the way, the frame illustrates part of the Dante’s inferno as well…
Judah and Tamar by Horace Vernet around early 19th century. A very nice looking bird, eh? And what a story. Another lady who i would keep in bed
The painting at the bottom is the Temptation of St. Hilarion.. heh, the chap was absolutely beset with carnal thoughts and kept on seeing visions (like this lady) and would starve himself to avoid these thoughts.
Check out these two gorgeous ladies. First is a Circassian lady, I have seen those warm brown eyes before..fit to drown in and well, the second lady has a lion next to it and she is taking out a thorn. Why does she need to have one breast open is unclear to me but I am not complaining. She can take thorns out of mine any time..
A scene from Ivanhoe. Jesus H Christ, the Jews were really put upon by everybody and his dog. But that said, Rebecca here is quite a good looking lady.
A lovely seascape by Vernet 1754.
beautiful paintings by Greuze 1750’s…lovely skin tones, expressions and that lovely auburn hair, mmmmm.
Where did he get these models from?
And this is the other famous mistress, Emma, Lady Hamilton, who stole the heart of Nelson. She is really nice…
Some nice Arab scenes by Vernet…very nice.
Here are just some of the paintings that I liked and photographed and turned out to be nice. It is indeed a beautiful place, well worth spending an afternoon just gazing at the wonderful works of art. Talking about works of art, the next essay talks about some objects of art.