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Eye Candy for Today: Holman Hunt’s Dovecot

Eye Candy for Today: Holman Hunt’s Dovecot

The Festival of St Swithin (The Dovecot), William Holman Hunt Link is to a larger version on The Athenaeum, original is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The version on the Ashmolean site is likely more accurate, I’ve lightened the slightly larger version from the Athenaeum to match it in value. I usually like to have higher resolution images for these Eye Candy posts, but this is the largest I could find for this work, and ... Read More »

Eye Candy for Today: Ingres pencil portrait of Adolphe-Marcellin Defresne

Eye Candy for Today: Ingres pencil portrait of Adolphe-Marcellin Defresne

Portrait of Adolphe-Marcellin Defresne, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres Graphite pencil on paper, roughly 17×12 inches (43×29 cm). Original is in the Morgan Library and Museum. Here is another of Ingres’s wonderful pencil portraits, with his trademark combination of exacting portraiture, and loose, almost casual rendering of the figure. The Morgan Library’s page offers both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image, though the zoomable is a bit larger. Note the “full screen” icon at the right ... Read More »

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