Paintings of 1858

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American painter John Quidor has depicted a famous scene from the short story collection The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. The story is about a girl who is sought by two men. The ill-hearted person doesn’t get the girl at the end and on the return to his hometown, he gets persuaded by a ghost of a headless horseman in the haunted jungle on the road. The painting above is the representation of the moment when the person sees the headless horseman for the first time, gets frightened by the sight and tries to pace away on his horse. The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane Analysis The physical size of the canvas is near to 3 x 2 feet. The large canvas allows […]

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Kyobashi Bridge Takegashi Wharf (Bamboo Yards, Kyōbashi Bridge in English) is a woodblock print by the famous Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige. It is a part of the famous series called “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” by the same artist. Out of the hundred pieces divided between seasons, this painting ranks at 76th number and falls under the section of ‘autumn’.  It is a Ukiyo-e painting, meaning the art of the floating world. Although, Hiroshige completed most of the paintings, after his death some leftover works were completed by Hiroshige II (student and adopted son of Hiroshige). The bridge shown in the painting is called Kyobashi (Capital Bridge in English) and was the only way of transportation over the Kyobashi River. It connected Nowadays the area […]

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