Milwaukee Art Museum Acquires Copley Masterpiece

The Milwaukee Art Museum has acquired the portrait Alice Hooper, a major colonial American painting by John Singleton Copley (1738–1815). Copley is recognized as one of the great American artists of the day—and one of the first native-born painters to achieve success both at home and abroad. Alice Hooper, painted by Copley around 1763, depicts … Continue reading Milwaukee Art Museum Acquires Copley Masterpiece

Gilbert Stuart at Neapolitan Public Auction

An early 19th-century portrait attributed to Gilbert Stuart heads Auctions Neapolitan's sale July 25. Although the plaque identifies the subject as Cyrus Blake and is dated 1800, I have to suspect the reasoning of the article in liveauctioneers which claims that the frame is original. The heavily ornamental frame is more likely from after Stuart's active period. [Read More...]