Nesbit’s new husband shot dead the acclaimed architect Stanford White in Madison Square Garden, in a fit of insane jealousy.
By 1901, he was fast approaching his fifties and rather staid. This portrait of Evelyn Nesbit was quite out of character, and nearly got him killed later.
More gorges from Edward Lear, Frederic Church, Signac, Thoma, Hodler and others, from the Alps to Iran.
Staffage – people, animals, birds, carts and ships – make a big difference to many landscape paintings. Have you met the Wanderer too?
From Church’s view of Niagara, Bierstadt in the Sierra Nevada, to two early landscape views of Ferdinand Hodler.
Trained in Düsseldorf, he undertook two major trips to the Rocky Mountains, in 1859 and 1863, and painted awe-inspiring views of the peaks and valleys.
His ‘Heart of the Andes’ was viewed by more than 12,000 when shown in New York. Many of them brought opera glasses to see its fine details.
His working methods were traditional, in making copious drawings and oil sketches in front of the motif, then composing those into large finished oil paintings.
Edward Lear paints his visits to Palestine, Greece, Albania, and India, including a breathtaking view of Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling.
After a series of family tragedies, she decided to travel the world painting its plants. Now one of the most celebrated woman artists of the age.