Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nice Photo To Canvas photos

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NYC - Metropolitan Museum of Art: John Singleton Copley's Mrs. Jerathmael Bowers
photo to canvas
Image by wallyg
Mrs. Jerathmael Bowers
ca. 1763
John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)
American
Oil on canvas; 49 7/8 x 39 3/4 in. (126.7 x 101.1 cm)
Oil on canvas

Mary Sherburne (17351799) was the daughter of Joseph Sherburne (23.143) by his marriage to Mary Watson in 1734. As her father's sole heir, she received a substantial fortune. In 1763, she married Jerathmael Bowers, a wealthy and prominent Quaker living in Swansea, Massachusetts. They had one son and three daughters. This portrait is based on a British mezzotint by James McArdell, after a portrait of Lady Caroline Russell painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1759. Copley followed this model with precision, substituting the face of the sitter for that of Lady Russell. Tradition has it that the portrait was painted about the time of the sitter's marriage in 1763. The frame of the painting is thought to be the original.

Rogers Fund, 1915 (15.128)

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collection contains more than two million works of art from around the world. It opened its doors on February 20, 1872, housed in a building located at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Under their guidance of John Taylor Johnston and George Palmer Putnam, the Met's holdings, initially consisting of a Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 mostly European paintings, quickly outgrew the available space. In 1873, occasioned by the Met's purchase of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot antiquities, the museum decamped from Fifth Avenue and took up residence at the Douglas Mansion on West 14th Street. However, these new accommodations were temporary; after negotiations with the city of New York, the Met acquired land on the east side of Central Park, where it built its permanent home, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone "mausoleum" designed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold. As of 2006, the Met measures almost a quarter mile long and occupies more than two million square feet, more than 20 times the size of the original 1880 building.

In 2007, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was ranked #17 on the AIA 150 America's Favorite Architecture list.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1967. The interior was designated in 1977.

National Historic Register #86003556


O'ahu - Honolulu: Bishop Museum - View of Pearl Harbor
photo to canvas
Image by wallyg
View of Pearl Harbor, an oil on canvas painting by Joseph D. Strong in 1898.

Originally from Connecticut, Joseph Dwight Strong Jr. moved frequently in his youth as his father, a Congregationalist minister, was posted to different churches. One of these was the Fort Street Church in Honolulu, where Joseph spent part of his childhood. After his marriage, he returned to Honolulu in 1883, and was the artist on King Kalakaua's expedition to the South Pacific, when the king hoped to establish a union among Polynesian nations.

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, designated the Hawai'i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, located in the historic Kalihi district, is the largest museum in Hawai'i and home to the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural and scientific artifact. The museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last legal heir of the Kamehameha Dynasty. The museum was established to house the collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, but has since expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and photographs. Bishop built the Hawaiian Hall and Polynesian Hall, to the Richardsonian Romanesque design of architect William F. Smith, on the grounds of the original Kamehameha School for Boys in 1898. The Museum and School shared the Kapa-lama campus until 1940 when a new larger school complex was opened nearby, and the museum expanded.


O'ahu - Honolulu: Bishop Museum - View of Pearl Harbor
photo to canvas
Image by wallyg
View of Pearl Harbor, an oil on canvas painting by Joseph D. Strong in 1898.

Originally from Connecticut, Joseph Dwight Strong Jr. moved frequently in his youth as his father, a Congregationalist minister, was posted to different churches. One of these was the Fort Street Church in Honolulu, where Joseph spent part of his childhood. After his marriage, he returned to Honolulu in 1883, and was the artist on King Kalakaua's expedition to the South Pacific, when the king hoped to establish a union among Polynesian nations.

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, designated the Hawai'i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, located in the historic Kalihi district, is the largest museum in Hawai'i and home to the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural and scientific artifact. The museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last legal heir of the Kamehameha Dynasty. The museum was established to house the collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, but has since expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and photographs. Bishop built the Hawaiian Hall and Polynesian Hall, to the Richardsonian Romanesque design of architect William F. Smith, on the grounds of the original Kamehameha School for Boys in 1898. The Museum and School shared the Kapa-lama campus until 1940 when a new larger school complex was opened nearby, and the museum expanded.