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Monday, January 20, 2014

Favorite Paintings

Playtime

I have a love for old Victorian paintings, in particular paintings that depict scenes of children with their pets in playful settings.
The popular work of English artist Sir Arthur Elsley ( 1860-1952 ) being one of my most favorites.

All of his paintings feature children with animals, dogs, horses, kittens and puppies, and are true to life situations.

His works were so popular during his lifetime that many of his paintings were reproduced as prints, and were often used in calendars, advertisements, books and magazines.


Hard Pressed Time To Get Up

A Helping Hand


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8 comments:

donna baker said...

Yes, I love all the old paintings with animals, especially the ones with dogs, cats and farm animals.

L. D. said...

They are all wonderful paintings. The warmth in the story telling of each painting makes them great to relate to in the era that they were painted.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

An interesting post with some lovely paintings. I love animals.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Merlesworld said...

Were these paintings of the same child maybe his daughter, they are wonderful.
Merle...................

DeniseinVA said...

They are a wonderful collection Jo, I have seen them and have enjoyed them immensely over the years. What a marvelous artist he was, and still bringing so much pleasure to us all.

Nellie said...

I love these, Jo!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow- they are so beautiful!
love
tweedles

Janneke said...

Old Victorian paintings are so beautiful and especially the ones of Arthur Elsley. You show us a lovely collection. I have a reproduction in my library of a fox and hounds running through an open door into a schoolclass, quite hilarious.