To Ellen

This blog is made to the honor of my grandmother Ellen Elisabeth Thomsen who was a modern woman .
She was born in Randers in Denmark 1895 and died in Copenhagen 1976.
She had long salmon red hair down to her hips. It was braided and put up with lots of hairpins to make it look short.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Request for more redhaired male portraits

Fernand Hodler

                                            Love this artist he is so powerful and so skilled!

Glyn Philpot
Portrait of Gerald Heard


Was Strindberg redhaired? I checked on other portraits, but it is hard to tell.
With a little goodwill he could look redhaired here!

Also Christian Krogh's portrait makes him look redhaired.

Christian Krogh
Portrait of Strindberg

Edward Hopper's selfportrait

Dutch painter Unknown

Edward Munch
Portrait of Gunnar Heiberg

Forgot where I found this portrait and who made it


A fairly unknown portrait by Gaugauin

Vuillard's selfportrait


Vilmos Aba-Novak

Aba -Novak

Claude Monet
Portrait of the painter Bordighera
Reblogged from Painting ,
who vandalises all pictures with their Watermarks

Henry Tolouse Lautrex
Portrait of Van Gogh
Found in  Painting Mania

Eduard Manet
Portrait of Antonin Proust

Albrecht Dürer


Karoly Ferenzcy

Fantin- Latour
Portrait of Alphonse Legros

Giovanni di Orioli
Portrait of Leonellis Marehio Este

But it seems to be a bad copi it is added for sale in a Hungarian artdealers homepage.
The real picture looks like this:

Karoly Ferenzcy

Now the background gets clear it's pinetrees and not just some blur.
The proportions and coloration in the face are accurate and all together it is painted and not smeared like
the amateur copy abowe, where the unskilled painter kill the color by to much mixing and pulling.

Duncan Grant
Lytton Strachey

Vanessa Bell
Lytton Stratchey

Vanessa Bell
Portrait of Lytton Strathey
Remember him from an earlier Posting of Redhaired men?
If not, here it comes again.

Giles Lytton Strachey by Dora Carrington 1916

You can find more portraits of him at Wikipedia,
 he was the creater of  the Bloomsberry group see also

The Bloomsberry group is very interesting, many fine painters.

Henry Lamb
Lytton Strachey
It seems like a sketch for the portrait of Lytton Strachey underneath.

Henry lamb
Lytton Strachey

All the different painters catch the seemingly boneless  limbs of Lytton.
Here he  is almost sliding out of the chair and down to the floor,just like the blanket. 

Bartholomeo Veneto

One could get the feeling that this man also was sitting for Marco Basaiti

Marco Basaiti

                                          The whole picture is to be found at

Marco Basaiti
Greek living in Venice

Michael Hussar

Alma Tadema
Portrait of Ignacy Jan Paderewsky

Portrait of Leon Bakst

Portrait of Shakespeare
Even he had red beard

Johannes Bellinis selfportrait

Augustus John
Portrait of Dylan Thomas

Another portrait of Dylan Thomas by Augustus John
AugustusJohn painted many wonderful pictures of Redheads

                                                          Also this one is Augustus John's

Henry Lamb


Portrait of George Moore

George Catlin
Portrait of Theodor Burr Catlin in Indian Costume

George Catlin, a lawyer turned painter, traveled thousands of miles from 1830 to 1836 following the trail of the Lewis and Clark expedition.  Catlin visited 50 tribes living west of the Mississippi River from present-day North Dakota to Oklahoma, studying their habits, customs, and mode of life and painting their portraits and landscape.  His fieldwork culminated in published journals and more than five hundred oil paintings.  Catlin later became a showman, entrepreneur, and writer in America and in Europe.
rebloged from Campfire the educational program about Catlin.

George Catlin painted many exelent portraits of American Indians please look at Campfire:


  1. Always great selection !
    The reference for the painting subtitled "Dutch painter Unknown" : Michiel Sittow (1469-1526). "Portrait of Diego de Guevara" (
    and Edouard Manet painted the Portrait of Antonin Proust (not Marcel).

  2. Dear Dsata
    Thanks You, soo good to have a friend who helps You are very kind!!!
    Today I found new photograps of my grandmother. Marvelous pictures and I look foreward to show them! She almost look like she could have modeled for many of the worlds famous 19oo paintings.