Friday, March 01, 2013

Who painted this? #18

OK after a spate of more difficult ones, I'm going to be kind!  So here are some white roses and I want to know who painted them - and a few other things. (see below)

Who painted this? #18
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Who Painted This #17 - The Answer
Who painted this? #17
View of Greenock by Robert Salmon

Thyssen-Bornemisza collection
Here's a short extract of what is written about this painting in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection on the Museum's website (it's a translation)
Before moving to America, Salmon had lived in the Scottish port of Greenock, where he painted this landscape in 1816. This seaport, located east of Glasgow on the River Clyde, was a very beautiful area with many attractions for tourists and artists. In the foreground, before the panoramic landscape, genre is a bucolic scene showing a group of Washerwomen performing daily chores Their amid a clearing in the path. The backdrop is the town of Greenock, miniaturist rendered in detail, with its smoking chimneys and several boats moored at the harbor or sailing across the estuary with sails unfurled
    The correct answers

    The one and only person to provide the correct answer was Alyson Chump (The Chronicle of Wasted Time).

    Lots of wails and gnashing of teeth though! :)

    What do we know about the artist Robert Salmon?
    • He was a maritime artist - and you can see some of his paintings on Wikimedia Commons
    • he painted nearly 1,000 paintings and is considered by some to be one of the most important maritime painters in art history
    • Born 1778 in Whitehaven in Cumbria
    • In the UK he painted mainly in Greenock, Liverpool and other ports.
    • He emigrated to the USA in 1828 and became a prosperous Boston seascape painter.  he stayed until 1842 when he left and travelled to Italy.  It's unclear when he died.
    • Some websites highlight him as being influential in the development of marine art in the USA.  He is characterised by some as the father of American Luminism - ie depicting calm, reflective water and a soft, hazy sky.  While other websites about Luminism say nothing about him.
    He is widely considered the father of American Luminism with a style of painting that was to influence the likes of Fitz H. Lane, William Bradford and many other young New England artists of the nineteenth century.Artnet

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    1. I think it is Henri Fantin-Latour, 1870's?, not sure where it lives, but I've seen one very similar in Boston at MFA.

    2. I could not get this one, #17.
      Seeing the answer I know I was not that close.

      It makes sense now though, with a name like Salmon he should be a maritime artist!

    3. Since you said that you are being kind and giving us an easy one I thought I could spare a few minutes to search.After searching Roses in glass vase I saw one painting which was of similar style by Henri,after searching this artist I found it.
      Medium-Oil painting Title- Vase des Roses Date- 1875, by Henri Fantin-Latour .Collection of Julian and Josie Robertson, New York.

    4. This one was definitely easier than #17. I initially thought they were peonies so I searched for still life paintings of peonies (there were lots) I saw a painting which had a similar style it was by Henri Fantin Latour but I didn't pursue the link as I thought it wasn't right. I then did a search for still life painters on Wikipedia and I saw his name again.

      Henri Fantin Latour
      Vase of Roses
      Private collection of Julian and Josie Robertson New York.

    5. I knew it was by Henri Fantin-Latour because my grandmother was a keen grower of roses and lover of rose paintings, his in particular and some of the first flower paintings I ever saw were by him. It was painted in 1875, oil on canvas. It took me awhile to work out that it belongs in a private collection and that it is promised as a gift to the Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand!

    6. Hi Katherine,

      Thank you. This was easier.

      Title of the artwork: Vase of roses

      Name of the artist who created this artwork: Henri Fantin-Latour

      Date it was created: 1875

      Media used: Oil on canvas

      Where it lives now: Private collection: Julian and Josie Robertson, New York, NY

      How do I know this: Luck. I searched for “Manet White Roses” in Google images. One of the results was White Roses by Henri Fantin-Latour which led via wikipiedia to this information. I found a reference to the picture in a review of an exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery.



    7. I would guess Henri Fantin-Latour
      French painter, 1800's. Anymore than that and I would have to find a book on him. As always this is Great Fun!
      Thank you.

    8. For those playing for the first time please note that if your answer contains at least some of the correct answer it will not be published until next Friday so that people can still enjoy trying to find the result without looking at the comments!

    9. Hi Katherine!
      1. Title for #18 is: Vase des roses or Vase of Peonies
      2. Artist: Henri Fantin-Latour
      3. Created: 1875
      4. Medium: oil
      5. Where it is: Well, Wiki says it is in the private collection of Julian and Josie Robertson but they may have given it to the Aukland Gallery in New Zealand.
      6. I had a hunch it was Fantin-Latour, so I googled him and found similar flower paintings...eventually ran upon the painting. Very confusing as it has two titles.
      This was fun and yes, much easier than several of the last ones. :o)

    10. I love Fantin Latour!

      Vase des Roses
      Fantin Latour
      oil on canvas
      could not find dimensions
      It seems to be in a private collection (Julian and Josie Robertson) in NY, but is a promised donation to the Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand

    11. Forgot to add how I found it. I already knew it was Fantin-Latour, so just Googled that plus roses and found it easily on Wiki.

    12. Ooh, this is the first one I think I know straight away. Is it Henri Fantin-Latour?

    13. "Who painted this? #18
      Hilary J Dunk, Surrey.
      Lovely,deliciously painted,fab!
      I knew straight away that I know & love this artist's work. I knew he was a 19th Century French artist and that this Genre was his forte.I thought his name began with L, so I searched under French 19th Century flower painters beginning with L. Came across various still-life sites
      and found the name I had only half remembered, Fantin-Latour ! Easy matter to locate a website confirming that this picture was one of his works.
      Title " Vase des Roses" 1875.
      Signed just Fantin, top RHS of picture.
      Size 300x240 cms
      Medium Oil on canvas.
      Where ? In the private collection of Julien & Josie Robertson, New York.
      Ignace Henri Jean Fantin-Latour (January 14, 1836 - August 25, 1904) was a French painter and lithographer. Born Henri Jean Theodore Fantin-Latour in Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is best known for his flower paintings and group portraits of his friends Parisian artists and writers. His work strongly influenced the symbolist movement of the late 19th Century.[citation needed]

      Whistler brought attention to Fantin in England. In addition to his paintings, Fantin-Latour created ingenious lithographs demonstrating the music of some of the great classical composers. In 1876, Henri Fantin-Latour married a fellow painter, Victoria Dubourg, after which he spent his summers on the country estate of his wife's family at Bure, Orne in Basse-Normandie, where he died of lyme disease. He was interred in the Cimetiere du Montparnasse, Paris, France. Today, his paintings can sell for as much as US$2.5 million each. (From Wikipedia)

    14. Vase des roses, 1875, by Henri Fantin-Latour, now in Auckland Gallery NZTyped "white roses painting" in Google, other roses by Fantin Latour came up though not this one, but they had "the look", so I checked out his complete works and found it!

    15. Vase des roses, 1875, by Henri Fantin-Latour, now in Auckland Gallery NZTyped "white roses painting" in Google, other roses by Fantin Latour came up though not this one, but they had "the look", so I checked out his complete works and found it!

    16. I'm sure I am no where near first on this one. I immediately recognized the painting but could not quite remember who painted it without searching.

      Henry Fantin-Latour
      Vase of Roses
      oil on canvas
      Private collection of Julian and Josie Robertson, New York, New York

    17. Henri Fantin-Latour
      Vases of Roses

      It is in New York owned by Julian and Josie Robertson

      Mr Coloursandtextures googled painting,white roses. vase, table, I thought it looked like an oil painting.

    18. I guess I'm late to the party but too much going on here to get on to this "Who Painted This? #18" mystery when it was posted. But all that being said, here is my answer.....It is a painting called "Vase of Peonies" by Henri Fontin Latour. It was painted in 1875 and is oil on canvas and is in a private collection. I fooled around with the phrase of "Still life roses in vase" in Google and got nothing but a lot of rose paintings and not this one. I changed the flower to "Peony" and again nothing but when I added "Impressionist painting of white roses" the image came up right away. I followed the image to WikiPaintings and found the rest of the info.

    19. PS Those white roses look pink to me.


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