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
Art in "The Goldfinch"
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"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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Carel Fabritius, Het Puttertje (The Goldfinch), 1654, in the Mauritshuis art gallery in The Hague, Netherlands. He was a student of Rembrandt and was probably an influence on Vermeer. He used cool colors and light, luminous backgrounds. He died at 32 when the Delft gunpowder magazine exploded.
The Goldfinch | The Frick Collection by Carel Fabritius - Dutch 1622 -1654
Carel Fabritius (1622-1654), The Goldfinch, 1654. Oil on panel. Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. Fabritius uses a minimum of quick strokes to portray the house pet’s downy body. Such expert manipulation of paint to suggest form and texture may have been assimilated from Rembrandt, with whom he studied. Whatever the panel’s initial purpose, the little bird chained to his feed box is a masterpiece of trompe l’oeil illusionism. --Commentary from an exhibit at the Frick Collection
The painting that the books story revolves around., -Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch, 1654 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
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Flowers in a Crystal Vase, Edouard Manet, ca. 1882, p.754. ("One -- flowers in a glass -- I dimly recognized as a Manet." One of a few flowers-in-glasses by Manet.)
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Edouard Manet flower painting
Edouard Manet, Flowers in a Crystal Vase, c. 1882 Oil On Canvas 12 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. 32.7 x 24.5 cm National Gallery of Art Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection 1970.17.37
Édouard Manet, Flowers in a Crystal Vase, ca. 1882. Oil on canvas, 12-7/8 x 9-5/8 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.17.37.
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.)
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photos of vintage samplers Alice Mather
Mid-18th century Schoolgirl embroidery at the Litchfield Female Academy, Connecticut - "The reclining shepherdess figure was popular on canvaswork pieces in Boston in the mid-18C and the palm tree became a signature characteristic on later work stitched at the Misses Pattens' school in Hartford. Silk on linen with a printed chintz border."
Alice Mather included a scenic panel with the unusual addition of a floral chintz border. The stitched black background appeared in Norwich in the 1760s, as did a Greek key pattern. The blue house is found on earlier Norwich canvaswork and the same verse (Proverbs31:10) is found on a sampler worked by Naby Lord of Norwich in 1765.The reclining shepherdess was popular on canvaswork in Boston and the palm tree characteristic of later work from the Misses Pattens' school in Hartford.
Alice Mather antique sampler from Carol & Stephen Huber
Florence Griswold Museum | Home of American Impressionism
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.
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Rembrandt van Rijn - A Lady and Gentleman in Black - 1633, oil on canvas, 131.6 x 109 cm | STOLEN in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
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.
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REMBRANDT VAN RIJN, CHRIST IN THE STORM ON THE SEA OF GALILEE, 1633 The FBI announced it believes it knows who was responsible for one of the most significant art heists in the United States - the 1990 theft of 13 precious works, once valued at $500 million, from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The FBI are offering a $5 MIllion Reward for information leading to their recovery. If you have a tip, call 800-CALL-FBI.
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee The Storm on the Sea of Galilee is a painting from 1633 by the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn that was in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, prior to being stolen on March 18, 1990.
Strand von Scheveningen bei stürmischen Wetter, Vincent Van Gogh, 1882, p.741. This is probably the Van Gogh seashore that is recovered through Boris's tip. Stolen in 2002 and has not resurfaced.
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Vincent van Gogh : View of the Sea at Scheveningen .. In December 2002, two thieves used a ladder to climb to the roof and break in to the Vincent Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In just a few minutes the thieves stole two paintings: Van Gogh’s View of the Sea at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, valued at $30 million. Dutch police convicted two men in December 2003, but did not recover the paintings.
View Of The Sea At Scheveningen by Vincent Van Gogh | Fine Art Prints | GalleryDirect
"Scheveningen Beach In Stormy Weather" -- 1882 -- Vincent van Gogh -- Dutch -- Oil on cardboard on canvas -- Stolen from The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on 07 December 2002. Whereabouts unknown.
White Duck, Jean Baptiste Oudry, 1753, p.741, stolen in 1992; has not resurfaced. Perhaps the painting of a "dead duck" recovered by Boris's tip.
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Still Life with Hare, Duck, Loaf of Bread, Cheese and Flasks of Wine - Jean-Baptiste Oudry - WikiPaintings.org
stolen from Houghton Hall in 1992. This oil painting The White Duck by Jean-Baptiste Oudry File:Cholmondeley Oudry White Duck.jpg
Jean Baptiste Oudry 1686-1755 The white Duck 1753
This artwork was stolen from Houghton Hall in 1992. The White Duck by Jean-Baptiste Oudry was valued at ₤5-million; and it has not re-surfaced. Date 1753 Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686–1755)
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.)
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Italian Landscape with Mountain Plateau, Nicolaes Berchem, 1655, 13"x17", p. 577-8 ("Still, the Berchem is very good ... this is lovely ... Italy, 1655 ..... the ochres beautiful, no?")
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BERCHEM, Nicolaes (b. 1620, Haarlem, d. 1683, Amsterdam) Click! Italian Landscape with Mountain Plateau 1655 Oil on panel, 33 x 44 cm Royal Collection, Windsor Nicolaes Berchem probably was in Italy between 1653 and 1655. It is however clear that this Italian landscape was influenced by the Italianate painter Jan Asselyn.
Vanitas, Pieter Claesz, 1625, p.577 ("the Claesz and Berchem are for sale if you're interested ... Pieter ... the reflection of the flame here? and the edge of the table, the drapery?")
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Vanitas - Still Life - Pieter Claesz, 1625 #skull #art
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Tapestry from Amiens, ca. 1650, p.572 & 582 (an example; "a tapestry, a good one too, eighteenth century or older, the near twin of an Amiens I'd seen at auction [for 40,000 pounds] ... [with a mythological subject].")
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.")
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Jesus Teaches the Disciples. BIBLE SCRIPTURE: Luke 12:22, "And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on." - http://access-jesus.com/Luke/Luke_12.html
The Hundred Guilder Print (Christ Preaching; Bring Thy Little Children unto Me), c. 1649. Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (active Leiden and Amsterdam), 1606 1669. Etching, engraving, and drypoint on paper, Plate: 11 x 15 1/2 inches (28 x 39.3 cm). Framed: 16 x 21 inches (40.6 x 53.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929.
Etching by Rembrandt van Rijn "Jesus Healing the Sick" commonly known as "The Hundred Guilder Print" absolutely one of my favorite etchings I've ever seen. Absolutely incredible.
Still Life of Flowers, Fruit, Shells, and Insects by Balthasar van der Ast, 1629, p.498 (example; "and two loaned van der Asts")
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"Still Life of Flowers, Fruit, Shells, and Insects." Balthasar van der Ast, Dutch, (1593/4 - 1657). Oil on oak panel. About 1629. Painting. Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
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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.")
Queen Anne, Drake Front Queen
Queen Anne Highboy, ca. 1770 on Antiques Roadshow
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 --")
Portrait of Mary Clarke, John Singleton Copley, late 1700s, p.446 ("or the John Singleton Copley -- you know, the oval portrait, the tiny one, girl in the bonnet?")
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Still Life with Cake, Raphaelle Peale, ca. 1822, p.446 (example; "my Raphaelle Peale")
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Still Life with Cake by Raphaelle Peale, 1822, (Wikimedia Commons)
It's About Time: A few Still Lifes by Raphaelle Peale (American artist, 1774-1825)
Starlight in Harbor, Fitz Henry Lane, ca.1855, p.446 (example; "my Fitz Henry Lane")
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Star Light Harbor, huile sur toile de Fitz Hugh Lane (1804-1865, United States)
Starlight in Harbor, by Fitz Henry Lane (I must assume Starlight is the name of the ship)
Twilight in the Wilderness, Frederic Church, 1860, p.446 (example; "The Frederic Church landscape ...")
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Frederick Edwin Church, Twilight in the Wilderness (1860). Church, like most second generation Hudson River School painters, used extraordinary detail, romanticism, and luminism in his paintings.
Frederic Church, Twilight in the Wilderness, 1860
frederick church artist | Frederic Edwin Church, Dawn in the Wilderness , 1860
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Twilight in the Wilderness by Frederic Edwin Church, oil painting, 1860.
Card table, unknown artist originally attributed to Duncan Phyfe, 1810-20, p.444 ("A mahogany games table that from where I stood looked like it might be Duncan Phyfe")
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Duncan Phyfe Furniture | DP1.jpg
Rest on the Flight into Egypt, School of Rembrandt, 1620-69, p.443 ("nine or ten Old Master drawings: the flight into Egypt ... circle of Rembrandt mostly")
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Rest on the Flight into Egypt School of Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam) Former Attribution:
Christ washing the feet of his disciples, Rembrandt, 1665, p.443 ("there was a tiny pen-and-brown-ink of Christ washing the feet of St. Peter that was so deftly done ... it might have been from Rembrandt's own hand.")
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Rembrandt van Rijn: Drawings CHRIST WASHING THE FEET OF HIS DISCIPLES c. 1655 157 x 221 mm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Two Studies of a Baby with a Bottle, Rembrandt van Rijn
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.")
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Herman Doomer (born about 1595, died 1650), 1640 Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, 1606–1669) Oil on wood The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Herman Doomer (born about 1595, died 1650) Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) This well preserved portrait of exceptional quality depicts the Amsterdam ebony worker Herman Doomer, who made fine cabinets and chests. His widow's will of 1654 leaves this painting and a companion portrait of her to their son Lambert (Rembrandt's pupil, about 1640–44), provided that he paint copies for his brothers and sisters. Especially remarkable in this work are the textures suggested in the head and linen collar.
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.")