Saturday, October 5, 2013

Petaled Pot and Petaled Paper

images 1 & 3
'ding' bowl
northern song dynasty (960-1270)
diameter 5 3/8 inches
fine chinese ceramics & works of art
19 march 2013-20 march 2013
lot 94

images 2 & 4
charles rennie mackintosh
sketchbook of travels in scotland and a tour to kent, 1895

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Singular Space

 little cat creates an interesting composition
anonymous photograph
circa 1920
4 1/2 x 3 inches

collection: mine
-ebay find-

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Peonies, Amon Carter

Joseph Stella

Peonies, circa 1919
metalpoint and crayon on prepared paper
23 1/8 x 18 1/2 inches
fort worth, texas

Monday, September 24, 2012

chinese stoneware

cizhou-type ware bottle
yuan dynasty
13th-14th century

image here

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hammershøi Interior

vilhelm hammershøi
(danish 1864-1916)
interior with two candles
oil on canvas
26 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches

image here
lot 31
european paintings

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Van Dyck

sir anthony van dyck
study of a young man in profile, circa 1617
oil on paper laid down on canvas
15 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches

Thursday, November 17, 2011


thomas eakins
grouse, 1872
oil on canvas

image here

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Charles Lang Freer

japanese satsuma ware
edo period, 18th century
decoration attributed to kano tangen
-collected by charles lang freer-
in his inventory notes, freer described the scenes depicted on these pots as 'whistlerian'

images from freer|sackler
The Peacock Room Comes to America

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Loyal Subject

gone but not forgotten feline
-positive image from glass negative-

image found on ebay

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Still Life

lucian freud
rabbit on a chair, 1944
pencil and crayon on paper
sold at christies sale no. 7977
jan mankes
stoel, 1913

image one here
image two here