Introduction to Sofas - History of Sofas

History of sofas

The portrait is of Mrs. Hammersley, ne Mary Frances Grant (ca. 1863ca. 1902), who was the wife of a banker and a fashionable London hostess. In the portrait, she is delicately poised on a French sofa. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

"Her willowy form and candid expression suggest Sargent's ability to characterize and flatter simultaneously. Her gold-trimmed silk-velvet dress and the sumptuous setting announce his mastery of varied textures and patterns."The painting was well reviewed when it appeared at the New Gallery in London in 1893. The reviews it received there, and at the Salon of the Socit Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1894, appeared to forgive Sargent for his infamous Madame X in 1884. The painting is among the first of Sargent's series of images of glamorous English women that culminated in The Wyndham Sisters: Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant of 1899. Conservators at the Metropolitan note, "Sargents unabashedly modern portrayal of the daring and stylish Mrs. Hammersley is a superb demonstration of the artists confidence and skill as well that of his sitter."

ProvenanceAfter Mrs. Hammersley's death in 1902, her husband kept the painting until 1923, when financial troubles compelled him to sell the work. At the suggestion of Sargent, it was purchased by Charles Deering (18521927), an American whose portrait Sargent had painted in Newport, Rhode Island in 1876, and who collected Sargent's works.

The painting is currently owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Discography of sofas

Solo albumsWithin 'Mural' including Kim Myhr and Jim Denley2010: Nectars of Emergence (Sofa Records)

2011: Live at the Rothko Chapel (Rothko Chapel Productions)CollaborationsDuo with Ivar Grydeland2000: Visiting Ants (Sofa Records)

2004: You Should Have Seen Me Before We First Met (Sofa Records)

2011: Lady Lord (Sofa Records), live as Emo Albino at Kongsberg JazzfestivalDuo with Derek Bailey2000: Ilaer (Sofa), live at the Concert Stage BlWithin No Spaghetti Edition2001: Listen... And Tell Me What It Was (Sofa Records)

2002: Pasta Variations (Sofa Records)

2003: Real Time Satellite Data (Sofa Records)

2006: Sketches of a Fusion (Sofa Records), featuring Christian WallumrdWith Philipp Wachsmann, Charlotte Hug and Ivar Grydeland2002: Wazahugy (Sofa Records)Within HISS including with Tonny Kluften, Pat Thomas and Ivar Grydeland2003: Zahir (Rossbin Records)With Jaap Blonk and Ivar Grydeland2004: Improvisors (Kontrans Records)As Ivar Grydeland/Thomas Lehn/Ingar Zach trio2006: Szc Zcz Cze Zec Eci Cin (Musica Genera)Within Huntsville trio including with Ivar Grydeland and Tonny Kluften2006: For The Middle Class (Rune Grammofon)

2008: Eco, Arches & Eras (Rune Grammofon)

2011: For Flowers, Cars And Merry Wars (Hubro Music)

2011: Splashgirl/Huntsville (Hubro Music), together with Splashgirl

2013: Past Increasing, Future Receding (Hubro Records)Within Dans Les Arbres including with Ivar Grydeland, Xavier Charles and Christian Wallumrd2008: Dans Les Arbres (ECM Records)

2012: Canope (ECM Records)LabField2008: Fishforms (Bottrop-Boy)

2010: Collab (Hubro Music)

2014: Bucket Of Song (list of Hubro albums|Hubro Music)With Arve Henriksen2013: Places of Worship (Rune Grammofon)


Sturla rarson's Huldar saga of sofas

This medieval Huldar saga is mentioned in Sturlu ttr, a short tale about Sturla rarson that survives only in the version of Sturlunga saga attested in the manuscript Reykjafjararbk, indicating that it does not belong to the written archetype of the saga. It depicts Sturla winning the favour of King Magnus VI of Norway through his storytelling; in this, it is similar to many of the slendingattir. It is assumed that the saga was akin to the fornaldarsgur, but there is debate as to whether Sturla knew it only orally or whether it was ever written (before his time or after). It has been suggested that the eponymous Huld is identical to a character in Ynglinga saga, but this is not certain.:7778 The passage is noted as a rare account of medieval Icelandic saga-performance, composed only about thirty-five years after the event is claimed to have taken place. It also seems to witness the existence of a lost *Huldar saga.:98102

The context for the passage is that King Hkon IV of Norway is on campaign in Scotland. Learning that Hkon's son Magns is now ruling in Norway, an impoverished Sturla decides he needs to ingratiate himself with the new king. He sails to Bergen, but is not received warmly by Magns, who merely promises not to kill him. Magns then has Sturla accompany him and the court on a voyage southwards.


Background on Bullfighting of sofas

Each bullfight consists of 3 matadors and six bulls; each matador fights 2 bulls. Bullfights consist of 3 tercios, or parts. In the first part, the matador fights with a cape while the bull is provoked by the picador (a helper on horseback who holds a lance and pricks the muscles in the bulls neck. This is done to lowerer the bulls head so it is easier to handle The second part consists of placing banderillas or small flags with hooks on the end on the bull's back. Sometimes the matador himself will do this; however, usually it is done by the banderilleros. The purpose of the banderillas is to correct any defects of the bull's charge, such as excessive hooking to one side. During the third round, the matador returns with a cape and sword and kills the bull.

If the matador makes a good kill, the public asks the president of the ring to reward the matador by waving bandanas or small fans. The reward is cutting the ears and/or tail of the bull; earning the tail is more prestigious than earning the ears. A higher reward is that of exiting the plaza de toros (bullring) through the front doors, which are called puertas grandes.


His Cuadrilla of sofas

A cuadrilla is a bullfighters entourage. It is made up of the men who help him while in the ring and those who help with his public relations. Currently these men make up El Fandis cuadrilla:

Too Matilla (Agent)

Juan Carlos Prez Roldn. Carlos Chicote (Banderillero)

Oscar Padilla Bernal (Banderillero)

Basilio Martn Lpez (Banderillero)

The banderilleros help a fighter in the ring during the second stage of the fight. They are responsible for putting three sets of banderillas (sticks adorned with sashes) into the bulls back.

Jos Manuel Gonzalez Cruz (Picador, or Lancer)

Juan de Dios Quinta Caballero (Picador)

The picadors are the men who help the matador in the first stage of the bullfight. While the matador fights the bull with a cloak, the picadors use a lance while on horseback to test the bull and prepare him for the final performance.

Rodrigo Rufo del Castillo Monje (mozo de espadas, or sword page)

The mozo de espadas is the matadors assistant who helps him get dressed and hands him the cape and sword during the fight.

Juan lvaro Fandila Marn (Public Relations)

Pedro Fernndez Martnez (Chauffeur)


Murder of sofas

Jack Dobbins was a 30 year old chemical company executive at the Davidson Chemical Co. Division of W.R. Grace and Company at the time of his murder on November 1, 1958; his murder is believed to have occurred during the hours of 1:30 to 7:00am. According to friends of Dobbins, he had gone to a Halloween party with his roommate Edward Otey, a 25 year old student at the Medical University of South Carolina, and several other friends and is reported to have left the party at 2:00 am on November the 1st. When reporting to the home of Dobbins at 14 Queen Street, Elizabeth Bryant, Dobbins' maid, found him dead on his living room sofa unclothed. Bryant alerted Dobbins' housemate, Edward Otey, who had been asleep upstairs and Otey proceeded to call the police. The Charleston News and Courier reported Dobbins injuries saying that his "his head was bloodied from repeated blows near the left ear". The weapon believed to have used in the murder of Dobbins was a brass candlestick holder found in the arms of Jack Dobbins at the scene causing the assault to be referred to as the Candlestick murder. An autopsy of Dobbins indicated that he had been struck nine times resulting in the fracturing of his skull in three places. Coroner Jennings Cauthren stated that there were no signs of struggle to the attack which he said suggests that the attack was a surprise to Dobbins.


Works of sofas

Peter Nicolai Arbo The Wild Hunt of Odin

Arnold Bcklin Self-portrait with Death playing the fiddle

Caspar Buberl Fulton Memorial (New York City)

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes


The White Rocks

Gustave Dor illustrations to London: A Pilgrimage (published)

Frank Duveneck The Whistling Boy (Cincinnati Art Museum)

William Powell Frith The Fair Toxophilites

John Gast American Progress

Jean-Lon Grme Pollice Verso ("Thumbs Down")

Ivan Kramskoi

Christ in the Desert

Old Man with a crutch

douard Manet

Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets (Muse d'Orsay, Paris)

Berthe Morisot with a Fan (Muse d'Orsay, Paris)

Berthe Morisot (Private collection)

Le chemin de fer ("The Railroad") (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

Racecourse in the Bois de Boulogne (Private collection)

Claude Monet

Effet de Brouillard

Impression, Sunrise


Thomas Moran The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (first version)

Berthe Morisot

The Cradle (Muse d'Orsay, Paris)

On the Balcony

Vasily Perov

Portrait of Fyodor Dostoevsky

Portrait of Vladimir Dal

Illarion Pryanishnikov Empties

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Claude Monet Reading

Parisian Women in Algerian Costume (The Harem)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Beata Beatrix (replica, commissioned by William Graham)

Emil Jakob Schindler The Steamer station on the Danube opposite Kaisermhlen

Alfred Sisley

Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garonne

Footbridge at Argenteuil

James Tissot Bad News

Wilhelm Trbner Auf dem Kanapee ("On the Sofa") (Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Frederick Walker The Harbour of Refuge

James McNeill Whistler Arrangement in Gray: Portrait of the Painter

Mrten Eskil Winge Thor's Fight with the Giants


Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Scarsdale of sofas

Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Scarsdale (1726 5 December 1804) of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire was an English Tory politician and peer.

Curzon was the son of Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 4th Baronet of Kedleston, and his wife Mary Assheton, daughter of Sir Ralph Assheton, Bt of Middleton Lancashire.

Curzon was elected in 1747 as Member of Parliament for Clitheroe, holding the seat until 1754, when he took over his father's seat for Derbyshire. In 1758 he succeeded his father to the baronetcy and Kedleston Hall and in 1761 was created Lord Scarsdale. He later served as Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords.

Curzon had started work on the development of Kedleston Hall before he inherited, having employed the landscape gardener William Emes to replace the formal water features with natural lakes. In 1759 he commissioned the rebuilding of the house, designed in the Palladian style by the architects James Paine and Matthew Brettingham. Robert Adam was designing some garden temples to enhance the landscape of the park at the time and Curzon was so impressed with Adam's designs that Adam was quickly put in charge of the construction of the new mansion.

Curzon died in 1804. He had married, in 1751, Lady Carolina Colyear, daughter of Charles, Earl of Portmore, with whom he had 5 sons and 2 daughters. His eldest son, also Nathaniel, succeeded to the title and became the 2nd Lord Scarsdale.

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