Saturday, September 28, 2013

Who Painted This? #46

I've got a twist on "who painted this", this week.  Whose eyes are these and which artist painted them - plus all the other usual detail required.  Don't forget to tell me how you got to the answer.

Who painted this? #46
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In short:
  • use your brains not software to find the answer
  • 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

Who Painted This #45 - The Answer

The Kwaksalver / The Quack by Jan Steen
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Title of the artwork:  The Kwaksalver / The Quack
  • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Jan Havickszoon Steen (c.1626 – 1679) aka Jan Steen
  • Date it was created: between 1650 and 1660
  • Media used: oil on panel; Height 37.5 cm (14.8 in). Width: 52 cm (20.5 in)
  • Where it lives now: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
This is a translation (via Google) of the description on the Rijksmuseum website - I've tidied up the Google translation!
The quack. On a square is a quack on a platform under a large tree.  Hee shows the villagers the dial (or stone) that he has drawn from the man tied to a chair. At the feet of the man is a basket of eggs. On the table are all kinds of bottles and jars and a document with a seal.  On the right in the foreground a woman pushes a drunk man in a wheelbarrow. On the far right hangs a violin on a pole on which is perched a  monkey with a pipe.
The painting was stolen from the Franz Hals Museum where it was on loan in March 2002.  It was on loan from the Rijksmuseum.  The view at the time was that it was stolen to order.  It was subsequently recovered in 2008 and can now be seen on the website of the rejvenated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

If you look online you'll actually find a lot of artists painted the Kwaksalver - an unauthorised practitioner of medicine and dentistry. Quacks have existed over centuries. In general it's not so much that they're not qualified to practice so much as they're applying useless remedies or aim to deceive. An example of quackery today would be the "miracle diet".

Who guessed correct?

Who painted this #45? - Congratulations to Bernadette Madden  who got the name of the artist and all the other available details first.  Bernadette's getting rather good at being first!

I want to give a very special mention to the following two readers who not only got it correct but also solved the puzzle!  All I said was 
There's an interesting story behind this painting. I wonder if you can find out what it is.
To get from that to the correct details of its theft and recovery is no  small achievement because there was a theft of a similar painting at around about the same time.  So special Felicitations this week go to
Others who got the painter and other normal details correct are:
If you'd like to study how people get the correct answer try studying past challenges which are listed in the Page Who painted this? - at the the top of the Page. Since one of the requirements is to say how you found it, you can see the various ways people get to the answer if you review the comments.

Just for the record - anybody who leaves a comment on the page which lists all the "who painted this?" rather than the specific blog post is not counted. You have been warned!

19 comments:

Paschalis said...

These eyes belong to the self portrait of Albrecht Dürer found at Museum of Prado if I´m not wrong..

Paschalis Dougalis

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Paschalis - you need to read the rules and SUPPLY ALL THE INFORMATION.

Bernadette Madden said...

Artist ..Albrecht Durer
Title... Self portrait at 26
Date ....1498
Medium...oil on panel
Where it is..Prado Museum
How I found it...I tried a few artists such as Raphael and Van Eyck , felt I should know it , then thought that it might be a self portrait , looked them up and found it.

John O'Grady said...

Hi Katherine,
The Who Painted This? #46 is Albrecht Dürer Self Portrait or rather you are showing a portion of the Self Portrait, the eyes! This oil on panel was painted in 1498. Dimensions are 52 cm x 41 cm and it's on display at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. He was 26 years old. What an accomplishment.
I looked for Dürer portraits as the strong features, especially the nose was familiar and could not find it. Then I searched for Dürer's eyes and it came up on google images and on wikipedia. The hair and the way it was painted looked like northern early renaissance.
Best wishes,
John O'Grady

Angelique said...

This is by the painter Albrecht Durer, titled Self
Portrait, painted in oil on panel in 1498, located at the Museo del Prado.

I started by looking at 16th century paintings of faces but realized that was too late so I checked the 15th century and found Durer's many self portraits. Strangely, paintings from that period all seem to be looking at you from the other way.

Tina Collins said...

• the title of the artwork - self portrait at 26
• the name of the artist who created this artwork - Albrecht Durer
• the date it was created - 1498
• the media used - Oil on panel
• where it lives now - Museo del Prado
• how you know all this eg how did you do your search – half guessed and half kind of recognised him. The hair made me google Albrecht Durer then it was easy!

Tina Collins said...

• the title of the artwork - self portrait at 26
• the name of the artist who created this artwork - Albrecht Durer
• the date it was created - 1498
• the media used - Oil on panel
• where it lives now - Museo del Prado
• how you know all this eg how did you do your search – half guessed and half kind of recognised him. The hair made me google Albrecht Durer then it was easy!

Tina Collins said...

60• the title of the artwork - self portrait at 26
• the name of the artist who created this artwork - Albrecht Durer
• the date it was created - 1498
• the media used - Oil on panel
• where it lives now - Museo del Prado
• how you know all this eg how did you do your search – half guessed and half kind of recognised him. The hair made me google Albrecht Durer then it was easy!

Alyson Champ said...

The nose gave it away..
Albrecht Durer
Self-portrait
1498
oil/panel
102x82 cm Lives in the Prado, Madrid.

Interestingly, Wiki tells me that this painting once belonged to Charles I of England, and was acquired by Felipe of Spain at auction. Poor Charles lost both his head and his Durer.

jane said...

Pretty sure that's Durer, the self portrait in the Prado - the curls in the hair match up as does what looks like a patch of scleritis in the Left eye, but it seems much greener in your picture than any other image I can find.

It was painted in 1498, is oil on panel and art historians like to comment on how he was showing off his gentlemanly attributes - that is, the pose, the clothes, the background, not the nice bit of chest.

A little sadly, I would probably recognize Durer before one of my cousins, so knew it straight off. Also sadly I have never seen it - although I did go to the Prado several years ago, this particular painting was on loan elsewhere at the time - a big disappointment. But then I saw The Las Meninas and all was forgiven. Really should go back sometime soon . . . .

Patrick Connors said...

Who Painted This? #46

Title: Self-Portrait or Self-Portrait at 26

Artist: Albrecht Dürer (German: 21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528)

Date: 1498.

Location: Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Medium: Oil on wood panel.

Dimensions: 52 cm x 41 cm [20.5 x 16.1 inches].

This wonderfully enigmatic portrait
was instantly recognizable by just it eyes. Saw a reproduction of it as teen-ager, tried to do a self-portrait in the manner of it and failed. Dürer's image and so much of his work has stayed with me since [40 years later].The influence on his recent trip to Italy can be seen and felt.

Barbara Jackson said...

Albrect Durer
Self-Portrait at 26
also called Self Portrait with
Gloves
Oil
1498
Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid
Clues: angle of eyes indicated self-portrait, it was left facing
(so many portraits face right, fair complexion Northern European,
bump in nose was most prominent feature.

Paschalis said...

Sorry Katherine,
I was in hurry and didn`t noticed it...
So, here they are:
the title of the artwork: Self portrait
the name of the artist who created this artwork: Albrecht Dürer
the date it was created: 1498
the media used: oil on wooden panel
where it lives now: Museo del Prado, Madrid
how you know all this eg how did you do your search : I became aware of Dürers art looking at his etchings in religious books while in elementary school already.Meanwhile I own a couple of books about him and there is a lot of information available there.
I`ve been always fascinated by selfportraits, and I feel lucky to live in Munich where in the "Alte Pinakothek "I had more than once the chance to visit look at the other well known self portrait of his , the frontal one from 1500..

Paschalis

evelynoldroyd said...

Albrecht Durer - 1471-1528
Self-portrait at 26
Date - 1498
Medium -color on wood
Dimensions -104 × 82 cm (40.9 × 32.3 in)
Current location-Prado Museum

I noticed the wavey hair and began a search for old masters portraits, then renaissance portraits.

tessa coleman said...

The eyes are from Albrecht Durer's 'Self Portrait at 26', painted in 1498 in oil on wood panel, now living at the Museo Del Prado in Madrid.

Initially I thought it was a dutch painter because of the highlights in the pupils which looked like window reflections, but the curls, the corner his cap top right, and the hooked top of the nose made me rethink to durer. So I searched his paintings on google and there he was.

Tessa Coleman tessacoleman.co.uk

tessa coleman said...

Albrecht Durer's. Self Portrait at 26. Painted in 1498, oil on wood panel, now living at the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

Initially I thought it was a dutch painter (highlights in the eyes looked like windows) but the painting style, hawkish expression, hooked nose and curls made me rethink to Durer, so I googled his images and there he was.

Tessa Coleman
Tessa@tessacoleman.co.uk

Bairbre Duggan said...

Hi Katherine
When I was a teenager I began my love affair with art, and spent many hours studying and copying the work of Albrecht Durer. So when I saw those eyes I knew it was "Self Portrait at 26" by Albrecht Durer, painted in oil on wood panel and hanging in the Museo del Prado.

The tools I used were memory, with a bit of google and the website of the Prado for verification

Mark said...

Hi Katherine,

Tricky one. Thank you for the challenge.

Title of the artwork: Self-portrait
Name of the artist: Albrecht Dürer
Date it was created: 1498
Media used: Oil on panel
Where it lives now: Museo del Prado
How do I know all this: I'm kicking myself. I thought it was a Dürer self-portrait because of the nose and the style. It wasn't the painting I was thinking of so I gave up. Sunday evening I decided to have another look. I searched for "renaissance portrait" in Google images and there it is. The information comes from the Prado web site.

Cheers,

Mark

Pappersdraken said...

This is painted by the german artist Albrecht Durer ( sorry could not get the two dots over "u"). It has no title but it is know as a self-portrait, there is also a written inscription by the artist.It was painted in 1498 and the technoque is oil on panel. It is now in the Prado museum, Madrid, Spain

Than you for showing one of my favorite artists in the world! Nothing compares with his painting of a turf of grass!



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