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Have you ever wondered why many eighteenth-century paintings by different artists look so similar?
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It’s not just due to fashion or a prevailing style. In London and other cities, costumes were often painted by a “drapery painter” instead of the named portraitist, who focused in turn on faces and hands.
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Writing in 1743, the engraver and antiquarian George Vertue observed that the most skilled living drapery painter was Joseph van Aken:
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“Mr Van acken—whose draperys silks satins Velvets, gold & embroideryes which he dos paint for several of them painters extreamly well—and is a great addition to their
works and indeed puts them so much on a Level that its very difficult to know one hand from another.”
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This statement neatly summarizes the division of labour in the profession of painting in eighteenth-century London.
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Drapery painters were not just responsible for costume, but for pose, and contemporary accounts affirm the importance—and, in some cases, celebrity—of drapery painters.
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Frequently regarded as a master technician and artist with a status parallel to that of portraitists, the drapery painter Peter Toms, for example, was a founding member of the @royalacademyarts.
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The portrait above, executed by the painter with whom van Aken had the longest and most successful collaboration, Thomas Hudson, is therefore an important document for understanding the commercial and creative apparatus of eighteenth-century portrait studios.
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Engraved and published by John Faber, it also underlines Hudson’s abilities as a painter—of faces and hands, at least. 😉
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Fair Highlight: Thomas Hudson, Portrait of Joseph van Aken, Drapery Painter, c. 1745
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Courtesy of @libson_yarker
Manhattan, New York
Breaking: @lisa_frank might have been active in 18th-century Delft. 🤯
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We’re in love. 🐴🌼🐴🌼
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Fair Highlight: Pair of Delftware Petit Feu Polychrome and Gilded Figures of Horses, Delft, c. 1770
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Courtesy of @aronsondelftware
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Aronson of Amsterdam specializes in some of the earliest and rarest objects produced by the Delft factories in the 17th century, as well as a superb collection of 18th-century animals, figures, plaques, chargers, and other interesting wares.
Upper East Side
Imperial material culture: This Fabergé collar was worn by Bobtail, a French bulldog owned—and clearly loved—by Grand Duchess Olga, the youngest sibling of Russia’s last czar, Nicholas II.
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According to @evemkahn of the @nytimes, “Bulldogs were a favorite breed for the Romanovs. Grand Duchess Tatiana, Olga’s niece and Nicholas’s daughter, had her bulldog by her side when she and her family members were executed by the Bolsheviks. The dog was killed, too.”
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Swipe → to see Tatiana’s beloved pooch, Ortipo, in her own collar, studded with pearls.
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Fair Highlight: Fabergé Collar, courtesy of @alavieillerussie
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A La Vieille Russie specializes in European and American antique jewelry, Fabergé, gold snuffboxes and objets de vertu, Russian decorative and fine arts, including porcelain, glass, furniture, silver, paintings, and icons.
Upper East Side
We are delighted to announce that Victoria Hagan will serve as a Design Co-Chair for the 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee edition of The Winter Show. ⚡️
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Victoria is an award-winning designer whose iconic sensibility is so uniquely American that @archdigest has dubbed her “the environmental equivalent of Katherine Hepburn.”
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She has been awarded many of the country’s top design honors, including Architectural Digest’s AD100. Victoria has also been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. A graduate of @parsonsschoolofdesign, she serves on the school’s Board of Governors and has endowed a scholarship in its MFA program in Interior Design.
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Three Design Co-Chairs will support this year’s Show, lending their voices to advocate for the use of historic art and objects in contemporary interiors and highlighting the important work of the Show’s owner and beneficiary, @eastsidehouseinc, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.
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Victoria’s Co-Chairs will be announced tomorrow and Saturday. Stay tuned to hear who they are, and for more from our dazzling lineup of design luminaries!
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#thewintershow x #victoriahagan

2018

Fair Catalogue

Over 200 pages of fine art and antiques, architecture, interior design, luxury goods, and real estate, as well as essays on the 2018 loan exhibition and East Side House Settlement, the Fair’s beneficiary.

The Show is a … galaxy of colliding worlds. Nearly every booth provides a glimpse into some areas of visual culture, from Egyptian antiquities to American folk art to postwar Italian art glass.

The New York Times