Art in "The Goldfinch"
Artworks mentioned in Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch." As this is Pinterest, read from the bottom up -- there may be MINOR SPOILERS in some of the descriptions. I am not an art history person and welcome any additions or corrections! Shoot me an e-mail at lpetelle at yahoo or visit me at laurapetelle.com
"It's there in the light-rinsed atmosphere, the brush strokes he permits us to see, up close, for exactly what they are -- hand worked flashes of pigment, the very passage of the bristles visible -- and then, at a distance, the miracle, or the joke as Horst called it, although really it's both, the slide of transubstantiation where paint is paint and yet also feather and bone." p.766
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Needlework sampler, Alice Mather, 1774, p.749. (Example of sampler similar to gift for Hobie: "a child's needlework sampler, vine-curled alphabet and numerals, stylized farm animals worked in crewel, Marry Sturtevant Her Sample-r Aged 11 1779." This appears to be cross-stitch, not crewel-work.)
A Lady and Gentleman in Black, Rembrandt, 1633, p.741. Perhaps the Rembrandt recovered by Boris's tip ("people in a dark room"), stolen in the same heist as the Rembrandt seascape in 1990. Has not resurfaced.
Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee, Rembrandt, 1633, p.741. This is the painting that Theo hopes has been recovered ("One was a Rembrandt." "Not a seascape?" "No -- people in a dark room."). Stolen in 1990, still missing; one of the most famous and valuable missing artworks in the world.
A view of the Maas with Dordrecht beyond, Jan van Goyen, 1640, p.580 (example; "I much prefer the van Goyen there ... many amusing details up close -- tiny hunter, barking dog. Also -- quite typical -- signed on the stern of the boat." This painting is signed on the rowboat.)
NOORDELIJKE NEDERLANDEN Bijbels tafereel -------------- - Rembrandt van Rijn - Christus geneest de zieken (de Honderdguldenprent) - 1646 - 1650 - Noord Nederland - Eerst baseerde Rembrandt vaak zijn schilderijen op het Oude Testament, maar hier kan je zien dat het op het Nieuwe Testament te zien is.
The Hundred Guilder Print, Rembrandt, 1646-50, p.569 ("the Hundred Guilder Print as it was called: the price that Rembrandt himself, according to legend, had been forced to pay to buy it back.")
Drake-Front Queen Anne Highboy, New England, antique but refinished, appraised $200,000 intact, $30,000 refinished, p.496 ("We had an important drake-front highboy, Queen Anne, that during the lean days I'd tried despairingly to sell at the correct price, which on the low end was somewhere in the two hundred thousand range.")
Thomas Affleck Chest-on-Chest, sold at auction for $882,500; Theo passed off Hobie's work as an Affleck chest-on-chest to Lucius Reeve, for $75,000, p.492 ("if he thought that chest was an Affleck, he has more money than sense. To pay seventy-five thousand --")
Twilight in the Wilderness, Frederic Church, 1860, p.446 (example; "The Frederic Church landscape ...")
Herman Doomer, Rembrandt, 1640, p.402 (example; in the current Met holdings for Rembrandt; "Police, acting on a tip, had recovered three paintings -- a George van der Mijn; a Wybrand Hendriks; and a Rembrandt, all missing from the museum since the explosion -- from a Bronx home.")
Wernerus Köhne met zijn knecht Jan Bosch, Wybrand Hendriks, 1787, p.402 (example; "Police, acting on a tip, had recovered three paintings -- a George van der Mijn; a Wybrand Hendriks; and a Rembrandt, all missing from the museum since the explosion -- from a Bronx home.")