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The artist painting on Exmoor (c.1944). Sir Alfred James Munnings (English, 1878-1959). Oil on board. The artist painting on Exmoor is a rare self portrait of Munnings at work, epitomising his love of plein air painting. Yet it was executed soon after he had been elected President of the Royal Academy and he wryly captioned the illustration of it in his autobiography: “Back on Exmoor I was working again, not able to realise what I had taken on.”

The artist painting on Exmoor (c.1944). Sir Alfred James Munnings (English, 1878-1959). Oil on board. The artist painting on Exmoor is a rare self portrait of Munnings at work, epitomising his love of plein air painting. Yet it was executed soon after he had been elected President of the Royal Academy and he wryly captioned the illustration of it in his autobiography: “Back on Exmoor I was working again, not able to realise what I had taken on.”

Girl in a White Blouse (c.1912). Roderic O'Conor (Irish, 1860-1940). Oil on artist board, reinforced.

Girl in a White Blouse Roderic O'Conor (Irish, Oil on artist board, reinforced. O’Conor had the ability to reflect the mood of a painting through his choice of colours.

Books and Art: Arrangement in Black: Girl Reading (c.1880-1890)....

Arrangement in Black: Girl Reading James McNeill Whistler (American, Oil on wood. The woman reading is likely Maud Franklin, Whistler’s model and mistress.

Books and Art: Portrait of Marie-Adrienne Rousseau (born c.1754),...

Books and Art: Portrait of Marie-Adrienne Rousseau (born

Interior with a Woman (1909-1910). Karl Harald Alfred Broge (Danish, 1870–1955). Oil on canvas.

Interior with a Woman Karl Harald Alfred Broge (Danish, Oil on canvas. As with fellow Danish artists Carl Vilhelm Holsøe and Vilhelm Hammershøi, Broge painted simple domestic.

The Café (c.1910). Georges Bertin Scott (French, 1873-1942). Oil on panel. Leighton Fine Art. An exquisite pre-war painting of men in black reading and conversing in a café. Charismatic in its composition and brushed superbly. Scott was taught by Edouard Detaille. During World War I he was a war painter. He exhibited in Paris, at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he was a member from 1897.

The Café (c.1910). Georges Bertin Scott (French, 1873-1942). Oil on panel. Leighton Fine Art. An exquisite pre-war painting of men in black reading and conversing in a café. Charismatic in its composition and brushed superbly. Scott was taught by Edouard Detaille. During World War I he was a war painter. He exhibited in Paris, at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he was a member from 1897.

Lady in Black Velvet (Portrait of Eulabee Dix Becker) - (1911) by Robert Henri (1865-1929), American - leading figure of the Ashcan School (books0977)

Lady in Black Velvet (Portrait of Eulabee Dix Becker) - by Robert Henri American - leading figure of the Ashcan School

From my Studio Window (c.1910). Pauline Palmer (American, 1867-1938). Oil on canvas.    Palmer’s work m

From my Studio Window Pauline Palmer (American, Oil on canvas. Palmer’s work matured from a dark, tonal, academic approach to a conservative impressionism in which forms are suggested by distinct brushstrokes of brilliant color.

The Painter and His Model (1874). Jean Bertou. On Models: “And, since the model he faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture, since the picture is going to be there on its own, it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model.” Quote source: “Some Thoughts on Painting” by Lucian Freud in Encounter, vol 3 no 1, July 1954, page 23.

Jean Bertou - The Painter and His Model, 1874 - nationality?

A colorist (1880). James Ensor (Belgian, 1860-1949). Oil on canvas. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Ensor is not only an exceptionally talented colourist, but also one of the great 19th-century Realists. From 1876 to 1884 he was a radical, adherent to the plein air movement that was predominant in Europe-Realism, free from aesthetic, literary and moral conventions. His nearly pure pictorial importance appeared from the virtuoso manner in which he applied paint with the palette…

A colorist James Ensor (Belgian, Oil on canvas. Ensor is not only an exceptionally talented colourist, but also one of the great.

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