AMERICAN GALLERY

Greatest American Painters

Anna Lea Merritt (1844 – 1930)

Posted by L. A. on June 21, 2013


Love Locked Out

Love Locked Out

Eve

Eve

War

War

Ophelia

Ophelia

A Duet

A Duet

Lamia, The Serpent Woman

Lamia, The Serpent Woman

Portrait Of A Young Lady

Portrait Of A Young Lady

Captain Sir Lambton Loraine, 11th Bt.

Captain Sir Lambton Loraine, 11th Bt.

Mrs. Stirling (Lady Hutton Gregory) As The Nurse

Mrs. Stirling (Lady Hutton Gregory) As The Nurse

The Four Children Of Thomas Agar-Robartes

The Four Children Of Thomas Agar-Robartes

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell

Mrs. Holman Hunt

Mrs. Holman Hunt

Portrait Of A Young Girl

Portrait Of A Young Girl

A Young Girl Holding A Posy Of Roses

A Young Girl Holding A Posy Of Roses

A Patrician Mother

A Patrician Mother

Cecilia Farrer

Cecilia Farrer

Minna Sophia Farrer Holding A Hare

Minna Sophia Farrer Holding A Hare

Miss Ethel D'Arcy Aged 6

Miss Ethel D’Arcy Aged 6

Lady Jane de Saumarez, née Jane Anne Broke

Lady Jane de Saumarez, née Jane Anne Broke

William Boxall

William Boxall

The Little Quakeress

The Little Quakeress

Dorothea Beale

Dorothea Beale

Dame Frederica

Dame Frederica

John Owen

John Owen

A Young Girl Collecting Rhodendron Flowers

A Young Girl Collecting Rhododendron Flowers

Warren de la Rue

Warren de la Rue

Mrs. Arnold Toynbee, Treasurer Of Lady Margaret Hall

Mrs. Arnold Toynbee, Treasurer Of Lady Margaret Hall

Right Reverend Talbot (after George Richmond)

Right Reverend Talbot (after George Richmond)

Henry Merritt (Artist's Husband)

Henry Merritt (Artist’s Husband)

6 Responses to “Anna Lea Merritt (1844 – 1930)”

  1. Bruce said

    Subtitle for “Love Locked Out”: “Can I at least have my clothes?!?”

    • Suzay Lamb said

      Behind this painting there’s a very sad story.

      • Bruce said

        Gosh, now I feel like a heel:

        “Cupid, the god of love, is shown here trying to force open the door of a mausoleum. Merrit made the picture in memory of her husband, who died within three months of their marriage. Both Merrit and Cupid face the task of conquering death, which they are bound to fail.”

        Ban me from your blog for making dumb wisecracks! I will understand. 😦

    • Suzay Lamb said

      The joke was good, but at the same time the hidden meaning of this painting is worthy of being known.

  2. Terry Bodiam said

    Bruce’s subtle interpretation of Anna Lea Merritt’s work may explain why she decided to settle in England.

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