Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Newport Paintings

"Going to the Opera" by Seymour Joseph Guy
Early 1870s

"Elizabeth W. Drexel Lehr" by Giovanni Boldini

This week I'm on a vacation with my parents in Rhode Island, exploring the wonderful old mansions of Newport and the beautiful sea treasures along the rocky beaches near our house. I saw these great paintings - one a reproduction, the other an original - at the Newport mansions I toured and thought you might like them, too.

Sadly, this was the largest image that I could find of "Going to the Opera" - the dresses really were quite lovely when viewed in more detail.

I love the movement of the fabric in Boldini's representation of Elizabeth Drexel Lehr. Isn't it great?

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