Friday, May 10, 2013

Who painted this? #27

Apologies for the lack of a Who Painted this? last week - but last Friday was the day after my eye surgery and I needed a break (see Normal vision will be resumed as soon as possible) because it wasn't very to look at the screen.  This post takes quite a long time to set up as I seem to look at an awful lot of images before settling on one - so I decided to skip a week - and a few days of posting!

Anyway, I have a very nice image for you this week.  Not your usual sort of painting - but then you wouldn't expect anything too easy would you?

I suspect this will be either a "get it straight away" or "lots of searches and blind allies - and lots of learning about art history" - which is of course why I do this!  You might also learn a bit about dogs on the way! ;)
Who painted this? #27

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In short:
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  • search using words only on a database of images
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  • the winner - who gets a mention and a link on/from this blog - is the first person to give me a completely correct answer for ALL the things I want to know
Self Portrait attributed to
Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Who Painted This #26 - The Answer


  • Title of the artwork: Self Portrait
  • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Date it was created: c.1630
  • Media used: chalk on paper 21.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Where it lives nowAshmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

Who guessed correct?

A lot of you fell into my artistic "mantrap".  Yes - he did indeed look very much as if he might be Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez - but in reality this answer was the wrong country and wrong man - but very much the right sort of time.

This self-portrait drawing by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 – 1680) was done in Italy whereas Velasquez (1599 – 1660) was born in Spain.  Maybe the moustache and haircut were both a style of the time?

You can see self portraits by the two artists on Wikimedia - these are Bernini's self-portraits and these are Velasquez self portraits

Congratulations to Barbara Jackson (Painting with Pencil) who got the complete correct answer first.

Others who also got the correct answer were:
Ilaria Rosselli del Turco and Treeshark both got the name of the artist right.

16 comments:

Colours and Textures said...

Lion: A Newfoundland Dog

Object:
Oil painting

Place of origin:
Great Britain, UK (probably, painted)

Date:
1824 (painted)

Artist
Edwin Landseer, born 1802 - died 1873 (artist)

Materials and Techniques:
oil on canvas

I googled Scottish Landscape Artists large dog and there it was.

Mark said...

Hi Katherine,

I’m glad you are recovering.

Title of the artwork: Lion: A Newfoundland Dog
Name of the artist who created this artwork: Edwin Landseer
Date it was created: 1824
Media used: Oil on canvas
Where it lives now: Victoria and Albert
How I know all this: I was looking at The Monarch of the Glen last week and this seemed similar in style. I checked Landseer on Google Art Project and there it was. The details came from the V&A website

All the best,

Mark

bmcmadden said...

NO. 27
Title:Lion, a Newfoundland dog
Medium: Oil
Painter: Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
When: 1824
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum
How: I have a very old book of Landseer drawings and thought the painting looked familiar, so I looked up Landseer and there it was!

Sandra Robinson said...

Yes, quite easy this one recognised it as a Newfoundland straight away and that Landseer painted them, and that a variety of the breed was named after him.

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
Lion: A Newfoundland Dog
1824
Oil Painting
Victoria and Albert Museum

BeanKitty Studio said...

Title: Lion, A Newfoundland Dog
by Sir Edwin Landseer
1824
oil on canvas
it is at the Victoria and Albert
museum- room 82 on the north wall

I happen to be a fan of Edwin Landseer, his stag and dog paintings continue to be an inspiration to me.

BeanKitty Studio said...

"Lion, a Newfoundland Dog"
by Sir Edwin Landseer
painted 1824
oil on canvas
currently at the Victoria and Albert
museum, room 82, North wall.

I happen to be a fan of Landseer, and have many of his stag and dog paintings in a personal folder in my puter.

~Susan Lewis, artist,
Beankitty Studio

David Hawson said...

The painting is: 'Lion -- A Newfoundland Dog'
By Sir Edwin Landseer
An oil painting
Painted in 1824 for W H de Merle, the dog's owner.
Now in The Victoria and Albert museum

DAVID HAWSON
davidhawson.com

David Hawson said...

The painting is: 'Lion -- A Newfoundland Dog'
By Sir Edwin Landseer
An oil painting
Painted in 1824 for W H de Merle, the dog's owner.
Now in The Victoria and Albert museum

DAVID HAWSON
davidhawson.com

David Hawson said...

The painting is: 'Lion -- A Newfoundland Dog'
By Sir Edwin Landseer
An oil painting
Painted in 1824 for W H de Merle, the dog's owner.
Now in The Victoria and Albert museum

DAVID HAWSON
davidhawson.com

Barbara Jackson said...

Lion:"A Newfoundland Dog"
Oil Painting
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
English
1824
Collection Victoria and Albert Museum
I knew what kind of dog it was. Have been to Newfoundland and got splashed by a very wet one of these. From there googled painting of Newfoundland dog...the painting came right up.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

If I had know exactly what type of dog this was it would have been quicker.Instead I spent most of my time researching different dog breeds.However once I found out that it was a Newfoundland dog it easier.
Title-Lion: A Newfoundland Dog'
Medium-Oil painting
Artist-Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
England
Date-1824
Located- Victoria and Albert Museum

Carol said...

I actually got this straight away. Newfoundland dog called Lion by Sir Edwin Landseer 1824, oil on canvas, Victoria & Albert Museum London.

Regards

Carol Carbin

Carol said...

I actually got this straight away. Newfoundland dog called Lion by Sir Edwin Landseer 1824, oil on canvas, Victoria & Albert Museum London.

Regards

Carol Carbin

kate wilson said...

I know this one.

We used to have a biscuit tin with a picture called "Dignity and Impudence" on the lid. Those velety paws are a dead giveaway and typical of Landseer- so it was easy to look him up.

It's an oil painting called "Lion: A Newfoundland Dog" by Edwin Landseer in 1824 and it's in the V&A museum in London

Kate

Gabriele said...

Sir Edward Landseer
Lion: A Newfoundland Dog
Painted in 1824, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Canada

Hello,
We had 2 Newfoundland Dogs, hence I read a lot about Sir Landseer up to now. Every owner of a Newfoundland knows him - I am at least convinced of that ;)

I "stumbled" upon your blog through Wetcanvas, and as I knew the answer I thought, I'd post it.

Thanks for all the effort you put into a blog like this with tons of useful information and inspiration!

Greetings from Germany,
Gaby

Gabriele said...

Sir Edward Landseer
Lion: A Newfoundland Dog
Painted in 1824, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Canada

Hello,
We had 2 Newfoundland Dogs, hence I read a lot about Sir Landseer up to now. Every owner of a Newfoundland knows him - I am at least convinced of that ;)

I "stumbled" upon your blog through Wetcanvas, and as I knew the answer I thought, I'd post it.

Thanks for all the effort you put into a blog like this with tons of useful information and inspiration!

Greetings from Germany,
Gaby

(there were several error-messages when I tried to send this comment. I really hope that you did not receive all tries - as I do not have the intention to spam!!! This will be my last try)

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