East Coast 2014
We first flew from San Diego to Washington, DC, where we met Nancy who had taken the train there from Williamsburg. We spent the first day at the National Gallery of Art beginning with a Rembrandt Man with a tall Hat
A Rembrandt self-portrait
Vermeer's Woman Holding Balance
Vermeer's Girl in Red Hat
Berckhyde's Haarlem Grote Kerk
Saenredam's Cathedral of St John's
Frans Hals Portrait of Member of Haarlem Civic Guard
There was an excellent exhibit at the Freer Sackler on Whistler and the Thames, covering many of his drawings and paintings in London. One example was Whistler's Battersea Bridge
Whistler's Putney Bridge
On another day we returned to the National Gallery for an exhibit on Wyeth, with some examples such as Wyeth's Wind From the Sea
Wyeth's Rod and Reel
Wyeth's Evening at Keuners
The National Gallery also had a special exhibit on Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt.
One example of their interaction is Cassatt's Little Girl in a Blue Armchair. Infrared phots showed that Cassatt had originally painted the back wall a straight line as shown in the dotted green line in the photo below. Degas had painted that wall with a corner, as shown by the red dotted line. This made it more interesting.
There were many other Degas and Cassat paintings as well as other interesting areas such as the Peacock Room in the Freer Sackler, but our time was limited and we wanted to go to New Jersey to visit Mary and her family.