Pauline Auzou, "Two Women Making Music," ca.  1796.  Oil on Canvas.  SBMA, Gift of Mrs.  Hugh N.  Kirkland.

Crosscurrents: The Painted Portrait in America, Britain, and France, 1750-1850

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California

Before the invention of photography, painted portraits were the most coveted means of commemorating important members of society. This exhibition, drawn exclusively from the permanent collection, explores the dynamic dialogue that took place over the course of around a century between American, British and French portraitists from the Colonial period through the Industrial Revolution. Despite political antipathies, whether between the Revolutionary colonialists and the British (1775-1783) or the French and the British during the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), these artists maintained open channels of communication.  American artists, such as Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Rembrandt Peale, and Thomas Sully traveled great distances to study abroad in Italy, often choosing to reside in London, where portraiture had gained the heights of refinement as the dominant genre of the 18th century.

Upcoming Events

  • July 12 - September 27, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Farm Stand at Winterthur

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/exhibitions-events/events/garden-programs/

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  • July 12-26, 2018
  • SACRAMENTO, California
  • July 15 - September 4, 2018
  • Port Clyde, Maine
Palais Plate for Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria
  • July 19-22, 2018
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom

Rare Royal Ceramics at Major UK Antiques Fair

Clarion Events

National Exhibition Centre
NEC
Birmingham, United Kingdom

www.antiquesforeveryone.co.uk

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Nicola Adams by Anita Corbin
  • July 20 - August 22, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

Anita Corbin: First Women UK

Dyson Gallery
1 Hester Road
London, United Kingdom

www.1stwomenuk.co.uk

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Original oil painting by Marie Madeleine Seebold Molinary (New Orleans, 1886-1948), signed lower left (est.  $4,000-$6,000).
  • July 21-22, 2018
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

Crescent City Auction Gallery, July 21-22

Crescent City Auction Gallery
1330 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana

http://www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com

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  • July 24 - October 14, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Winterthur Library Exhibit: Happy Campers!

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/visit/calendar/#/?i=10

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  • July 24, 2018
Julie Buffalohead (Ponca), A Little Medicine and Magic, 2018.  Oil paint on canvas; 52 x 72 in.  Courtesy of Julie Buffalohead and Bockley Gallery.
  • July 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019

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Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1958, oil on canvas, 94" x 69.5"
Ernest Briggs | "Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism"
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
April 19 - June 15, 2018
New York, New York
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