Thursday, 16 December 2010

Unfinished works and sketches, Part 1

"Sophie Arnould" by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805)

"Study of Legs" by Henry Lerolle (1848-1929)

"Study for the Raft of the Medusa" by Théodore Géricault (1791–1824)

"Autumn" by Paul Steck (1866-1924)

"Etude pour le portrait d'Henri Bergson" by Jacques Emile Blanche (1861-1942)

"Study for Endymion" by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767–1824)

"Head of a young woman" by Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin (1809–1864)

"Portrait of Nina Overbeck and son" by Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789-1869)

"Portrait of a lady" by George Romney (1734 - 1802)

"Head study of a woman" by Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)

"Head of John the Baptist" Italian School

"Angelique" by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780–1867)

"Jane" by Sir Gerald Festus Kelly (1879–1972)

"Marie Antoinette" Joseph Siffred Duplessis (1725-1802)

"Study for a nude in a landscape" Jean Jacques Henner (1829-1905)

"Portrait de la petite Caplain" by Eugène Anatole Carrière (1849–1906)

"Portrait de Mme Batillat" by Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner (1862-1939)

"Portrait head of a lady" by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830)

"Three men and a boy" by Antoine Le Nain (1610-1648)


Davidikus said...

Most of these painters are barely "inconnus". However, perhaps those works are "méconnues"?

Margarida Elias said...


curator said...

Hi David, the blog is not just about painters you have never heard of. It's about lesser seen aspects of well known works and artists too.

Michael Moeller said...

Why did they leave the easel? There are secret stories in these works. - Think, our life ist always not completed, just a sketch. Thanks for posting!

Elisabethbaysset said...

J'aime beaucoup votre billet , l'inachevé ... et vos choix de peintures pour illustrer.EB.

ana said...

Beautiful paintings, and "inconnus". Thanks!

katia weber said...

These unfinished paintings are a valuable source of information on the techniques and materials used by the artists such as: which kind of ground was used, if the priming was white or if it was added a colour to it (a very common practice on the second half of 18 c. and the beginning of 19 c.) as it can be seen on "Angelique" by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres; if the paint/colour were directly applied on the support or if it has be done a preparatory drawing as can be seen on "Study for the Raft of the Medusa" by Théodore Géricault.
That information, together with other historical sources and analytical methods, can help on: identifying, dating, authentication and on treatments of conservation and restoration of paintings. Thank you for the very interesting post!

Brian David MacNeil said...

I love seeing unfinished master paintings. You have a couple there that i have never seen before. Thanks for posting these.

Art By Erika said...

Thank you for acknowledging these beautiful unfinished pieces. I love being witness to the vulnerable stage of art!

tinoradman said...

One can learn a lot by studying unfinished pieces of the masters. Thanx for posting these jpgs.

jovana said...

wow. just thank you. nothing else.

Miguel Gómez Losada said...

Feliz año, happy new year 2011 Art Inconnu