After that Christmas orgy of William Merritt Chase, I can’t resist adding just a few more paintings by his contemporaries for your viewing pleasure this New Year’s Eve…

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

La Princess du Pays de la Porcelain

Purple and Rose The Lang Leizen of the Six Marks

Symphony in White, No. 2 The Little White Girl

The Balcony, 1864

The Artist's Studio, c. 1865

James Jacques Tissot (1836-1902)

The Fan

Young Woman Looking at Japanese Objects

Gustave Leonard de Jonghe (1829-1893)

The Japanese Fan

Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862-1938)

Cutting Origami

Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911)

The Language of the Fan

Roberto Fontano (1844-1907)

A Young Girl Holding a Fan

When I was a child, my mom and I would always play “pick your favorite” about any decorative item, whether it was a painting in a museum or a ballet costume in a performance. So my end of year question: If you could choose 1 painting to own, from this post or any of the others this month (check hereherehere and here), which would it be and why? Please leave me a comment!

Happy New Year all!! Here’s to 2011!!!