Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903)

Sophie Gengembre Anderson


I thought you would enjoy some background information on the beautiful image I use
by artist Sophie Anderson
and to share some more of her incredible works with you.


A painting by Sophie Gengembre Anderson
French, 1823 – 1903

The full title of this painting is: "Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things" (Charles Ede)
Genre, landscape and portrait painter. Born in Paris where she studied under Steuben. Her father being French, her early years were spent in France, but with the outbreak of the 1848 Revolution, she and her family left for America. There she established herself as a successful portrait painter and married an English artist, Walter Anderson.
In 1854 they came to England, and in 1855 she began to exhibit genre pictures at the Royal Academy. Around 1871 she moved to Capri because of ill-health. Eventually she returned to England and lived in Falmouth. Died in 1903.
Here are more of her incredible paintings.
To see the name of the painting do a mouse over the picture.
The Turtle Dove Wait For Me! A Spring Beauty
A New Friend Far Away Thoughts Dinner
No Walk Today Love In A Mist Foundling Girls In Their School Dresses At Prayer In The Chapel
Picking Honeysuckle Peek-A-Boo!
Sing For Your Supperh Picking Honeysuckle
Head Of A Nymph Windfalls
Touch And Go, To Laugh Or No Young Girl In An Armchair

6 responses

  1. Wow… Helga, these take my breath away.. I am always amazed at the talent of such artists. The light upon their faces captured beautifully,
    I love the Maiden picking flowers and both the girls with the birds.. well all of them.. the image of the Fairy painting too…
    Thank you for sharing them and the history of Sophie… when you dabble with paints like myself, I truly appreciate what goes into a creation such as these.. Wonderful
    Have a relaxing Week.. x

    2011/01/05 at 10:54 pm

    • Dear Sue

      I was very excited when I saw these pictures. I feel absolutely lucky when I see such pictures. And I’m glad if I can share such feelings. Thank you dear Sue for your wonderful words and the same feelings. This feels so good to me …..Good night…..

      2011/01/06 at 12:04 am

  2. Hallo liebe Helga,das sind wunderschöne Bilder,liebe Grüße Erika

    2011/01/05 at 4:43 pm

    • Danke liebe Erika, ich bin immer froh, Maler/innen des 18.+19. Jahrhunderts kennen zu lernen. Es gibt so viele schöne Bilder von begnadeten Künstler. Allen voran liebe ich auch die Impressionisten. Ich freue mich immer, wenn ich auf liebe Freunde stoße, die meine Begeisterung teilen. Vielen Dank für deinen Besuch. Liebe Grüße Helga

      2011/01/05 at 9:34 pm

  3. Freddy

    Hello Helga, is always showing beautiful images, works of art!
    I loved to see! 🙂 kiss

    2011/01/05 at 1:03 am

    • Thank you dear Freddy,I am very pleased with your visit, hugs Helga 🙂

      2011/01/05 at 1:28 am