Monday, January 26, 2015

William Bourguereau Nymphs and Satyr

This magnificent expression in meerschaum is a representation of one of the myriad paintings of William Adolphe Bourguereau (1825-1905) 

Bourguereau, 1879

who loved to use his artistic talent in oil to illustrate, among other subjects, satyrs, nymphs, and nudes. 

Nymphs and Satyr, Bourguereau,1873, Clark Art Institute. Nymphs and Satyr was exhibited
1873 Paris Salon
1873 Paris Salon
at the 1873 Paris Salon, a year before the first Impressionist exhibition.

The size of this pipe is 3" h., 12" l.


From the Bruce Benjamin Collection.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wood Masterpiece Rothschild Colllection (8)

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Picasso and the Pipe

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), 

Picasso in 1909

was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.

In addition to being a pipe smoker, he regularly found inspiration in the subject of pipe smoking as reflected by the following selection of paintings from a prodigiously creative body of work that spans the first three quarters of the twentieth century.

Pablo Picasso, Garçon à la pipe, 1905, oil on canvas, 39.4 x 32.0”.

MAN WITH A PIPE, Pablo Picasso, 1911
© 2001 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso Violon, verre, pipe et encrier.1912
huile sur toile, période cubiste, 81 x 54 cm

Bottle, Guitar, and Pipe, Paris, autumn 1912. Oil, enamel, sand, and charcoal on canvas. 23 5/8 x 28 3/4 in. (60 x 73 cm). Museum Folkwang, Essen.

Student with a pipe, 1913, Museum of Modern Art,
New York

Pipe et Verre de Rhum, 1914

"Pipe, violon, bouteille de Bass". 1914


Pablo Picasso - Man with a Pipe, 1915 at the Art Institute of Chicago IL

Pablo Picasso,
Man with Pipe (L’homme à la pipe),
Paris, May 1923,
Oil, pencil, and india ink on canvas, 130 x 97 cm,
Private collection, Courtesy Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte

Musketeer With Pipe, inspired by Alexandre Dumas's novel The Three Musketeers, 1968

musketeer with pipe and flowers 1968

L'homme à la Pipe, 1969

MOUSQUETAIRE À LA PIPE; Signed Picasso (upper left); dated 5.3.69 II on the reverse
Oil on canvas: 76 7/8 by 51 1/4 in., 195 by 130 cm
Painted on March 5, 1969

Homme à la Pipe, 1971