The Curator’s View: Thomas Bouckley Collection, An Art Perspective Part 2

This post comes from the desk of Sonya Jones, Curator of the Thomas Bouckley Collection.

While studying and reviewing the photographs in the Thomas Bouckley Collection, I’m always looking for new ways to re-contextualize and interpret the Collection. What’s refreshing is that no matter how well I think I know the collection, I’m always pleasantly surprised to discover something new, or see something in a different light. For example, in a blog posted in 2012, (click here to view) I put on art historical lenses and selected a number of images from the collection that reminded me of famous artworks.

Since then, I’ve discovered more images that have similarities to artworks, whether through subject, composition, or both. Just for fun, here are a few more examples:

Watteau (1)

Jean Antoine Watteau Mezzetin, c. 1718

Jimmy Jacques

Jimmy Jacques With A Williams Banjo, 1910

Holbein

Hans Holbein  The Ambassadors, 1533

White Brothers

William and Wilkie White, 1890

Lowry

L.S. Lowry The Fever Van, 1935

Traffic Signals

Traffic Signals at the Four Corners, 1920

Hopper

Edward Hopper Office at Night, 1940

Tax Office

Tax Office, City Hall, 1957

McLaughlin

Isabel McLaughlin Untitled, undated

Sand filter Plant

Sand Filter Plant, Oshawa Harbour, 1919

Interested in exploring the Thomas Bouckley Collection? You can browse the collection online through our website here.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi, it would be nice you followed up on your posts and checked out what others have to say in this region. It seems there’s not that much activity, RMG probably doesn’t interact with its blog followers.

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    1. Hi there, thank you for your message. In fact, we do reply to our blog followers, I am new to the gallery and am catching up! Happy to respond. I can’t seem to find your comments, please resend. Thank you for your interest!

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