Monday, February 28, 2011

Miss Eliza Jane and Snowball


I have been looking at old folk art from the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of the portraits are simply titled with the subjects name. Often, the subject is sitting next to a window with a beautiful view. I wonder if they really had such views from their homes or if it was made up. Of course, the people who could afford to have their portrait painted may have lived in some wonderful mansions!

I find it comical how they painted the children like miniature adults. Sometimes they were depicted so strangely that they looked like dolls standing next to the adults. They were so out of proportion!

This portrait looks really lovely in an antique look frame. I will be listing it tonight on Ebay. The link is at the top of this page.

4 comments:

MyBlueHeaven said...

Love that painting and all those earrings.

Theanne and Baron said...

I'm fascinated by what you painted outside of Miss Eliza Jane's window! I'd like to be down near the water!
Children often do look like minature adults in old, old paintings!

Pease Porridge said...

I love how flowing the curtains are. I bet it does look so neat in those gold frames you have.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I reckon it would look lovely in an antique look frame too!

Loving this painting and thank you so much for commenting on my blog the other day too! ♥