National Gallery of Art Revisited: Some Favorites

Facebook tells me that I posted pictures of my visit to the National Gallery of Art today six years ago. 2009 was a difficult year, but that visit to DC for July 4th was a bright spot.

Anyway, reviewing some of the photos reminds me of just what a treasure the NGA is. Here are some of my favorites:

  1. Pieter Pannemaker IThe Crucifixion c.1520.Pannemaker The Crucifixion
  2. Anon., often attr to Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun , Marie-Antoinette Marie Antoinette
  3. The famous Napoleon in his Study by DavidNapoleon by David , National Portrait Gallery
  4. Hubert Robert (French), The Ponte Salario c. 1775. I find this kind of landscape painting endlessly fascinating. Robert, The Old Bridge
  5. St. George and the Dragon, English 1370-1420St George and the Dragon
  6. Van DyckMarchesa Balbi, c. 1623. ExtraordinaryMarchesa Balbi
  7. Good old Hieronymus BoschDeath and the Miser, c.1485/1490. Note that he seems to have been a knight. Perhaps a multi-layered commentary not simply on the deadly sin of greed, but also un-knightly behavior?Bosch, Death and the Miser
  8. Saint-Gaudins, memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th, 1900Memorial to Shaw and the 54th
  9. CropseyThe Spirit of War, 1851. I want to know more about this painting.The Spirit of WAr
  10. Winslow HomerBreezing Up, 1873-1876, one of my all-time favorite paintings.Breezing Up