Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1497-1543), Margaret, Lady Elyot and Sir Thomas Elyot (c.1532-34), black and coloured chalks, white bodycolour, and pen and ink on pale pink prepared paper, 20.8 x 27.8 cm (each). Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, London, UK. Via Royal Collection Trust here and here.
Russian Ballet, Champs-Elysées: Les Sylphides (1932). Konstantin Andreevich Somov (Russian, 1869-1939). Bodycolour on linen. Ashmolean Museum.
Somov was affiliated with the Mir iskusstva. Born into a family of a major art historian and Hermitage Museum curator Andrey Ivanovich Somov, he became interested in the 18th-century art and music at an early age.
Sean Keating - On The Pier by Gandalf Via Flickr: This work relates closely to an oil painting by Keating titled Patrick Lynch’s Boat which was purchased from the artist by Victor Waddington, before being sold to Alfred Goodwin of the Goodwin Galleries in Limerick. It is likely that the present painting was a preparatory work or indeed a version of the oil painting. There are slight differences in the formation of the figure groups, although the characters remain the same as do the boat and pier wall. The work demonstrates Keating’s proficiency in watercolour as well as oil, and is a significant example of Keating’s Aran series, revealing the powerful influence that the Aran Islanders and their landscape had on his artistic career.
[Sotheby’s, London - Watercolour and bodycolour, 51 x 66 cm]