Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Retroblogging: Chicago Trip 2012, Art Institute

 And you thought YOUR family was funny looking!

These characters just cracked me up.

William Bonnell was ahead of the anime crazy, but they totally would be adopted by some Japanese fans now.



William Bonham, March 4, 1825
Oil on panel
30.5 x 24.9 cm (12 x 9 13/16 in.)
Inscribed on reverse: "William Bonnell/Pin/March 4th/1825/Portrait of Wm Bonham/ Painted at the age of 38 years"

(Note: there may be an "x" after "Pin" but it is hard to see.)
Estate of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1980.739



 


Mrs. William Bonham (Ann Warford), March 6, 1825
Oil on panel
30.5 x 24.9 cm (12 x 9 13/16 in.)
Inscribed on reverse: "William Bonnell/Pinxt/March 6th 1825"
Estate of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1980.740
 


J. Ellis Bonham, March 5, 1825
Oil on panel
30.5 x 24.9 cm (12 x 9 13/16 in.)
Inscribed on reverse: "William Bonnell/Pinxt/March 5th 1825"

Also on back is a pencil sketch of the work painted on front.
Estate of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1980.741

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