Saturday, June 28, 2014

100 Years Ago Today, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg

Portrait of Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, pre-1910, artist unknown.  Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, born Sophie Maria Josephine Albina, Countess of Chotek of Chotkov and Wognin, Bohemian, Austria-Hungary, now Czech Republic, 1868-June 28, 1914.  Assassinated. Pastel on paper.

100 Years Ago Today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Portrait of Franz Ferdinand, Grand Duke of Austria, by Wilhelm Vita, Austrian, (Austria-Hungary) 1846- 1919.  Grand Duke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Throne of Austria-Hungary, 1863-June 28, 1914. Assassinated.  Oil on canvas.

100 Years Ago Today, Gavrilo Princip Under Arrest

 Gavrilo Princip (center) under arrest, 1914, from a newspaper, photographer unknown.  Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian Serb, 1894-1918. assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Movement, Bermuda

Movement, Bermuda, 1916, by Marsden Hartley, American, 1877-1943.  Oil on beaver board.

On the Boulevards, Paris

On the Boulevards, Paris, 1934, by Andre Kertesz, American, born Hungary (Austria-Hungary), 1894-1985.

Great Seneca Falls

A View of the Casconchiagan or Great Seneca Falls, 1766, by Thomas Davies, English, military officer, artist, naturalist, 1737-1812.  Water color on vellum.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

From Chavez Ravine

Portrait of a child from the Chavez Ravine series, 1948, by Don Normark, American, 1928-2014.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Major Taylor

Major Taylor, real name Marshall Walter Taylor, 1900, American, professional bicycle racer, 1878-1932.  Photographer unknown.

Rusted Metal

Rusted Metal, 1974, by Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975.  Polaroid.

Jaeger Le Coultre Compass Subminiture Camera

Le Coultre Compass Subminiture Camera, 1938, English, manufactured by Jaeger.  Designed by Noel Pemberton Billing, English, inventor, aviator, publisher, businessman, politician.

Young Woman In A Ball Gown

Young Woman In A Ball Gown, 1879, by Berthe Morisot, French, 1841-1895.  Oil on canvas.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Tanzbar, 1930, by Yva, real name Else Neulander-Simon, born Else Ernestine Neulander, German, 1900-1942.  (Sobibor)

The Musician

The Musician, 1929, by Tamara de Lempicka, born Maria Gorska, Polish (Russian Empire), 1898-1980.  Oil on canvas.


Propeller of the Ocean Liner Normandie, 1937, by Hugo P. Herdeg, Swiss, 1909-1953.  S. S. Normandie, ocean liner, owned by Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, launched 1932, capsized 1942, scrapped 1946.