Le Village d’Éragny (The Village of Éragny)

Largely self-taught, Camille Pissarro was the only painter to exhibit work in all eight of the Impressionists exhibitions from 1874 to 1886. He knew and painted with the key members of the group, including Monet, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Gauguin, Sisley, and the Pointillist Signac. His work is significant for the balance it maintains between tradition and […]

Three For Five

J. G. Brown became famous for his numerous depictions of street urchins, including bootblacks, street musicians, and posy sellers. He found his young subjects on the streets of New York City. Intent upon depicting these ragamuffins as they appeared on the streets, Brown once complained, “They will change their dress, as though to show the […]

Prison Scene from J. Fenimore Cooper’s “The Pilot”: “Cecelia Howard and Katherine Plowden arousing the prisoner Edward Griffith from his slumber.”

The Philadelphia painter Thomas Sully is best known for his portraits, having painted approximately two thousand in his long career. However, in the late 1830s, with portrait commissions drying up, Sully began to produce works that appealed to popular tastes, including sentimental and literary subjects, which he referred to as his fancy pictures. Among the […]