Saturday, June 22, 2013

Who painted this? #32?

Given I've been preoccupied by portraits all week, I thought that a suitable painting for "Who painted this?" would be - a portrait.

Who painted this? #32
So here we have a lady of indeterminate age and provenance playing a stringed instrument.

All you have to do is work out what that instrument is and then you should get the painting and the painter and the rest of the details that I ask for.  Don't forget to right click the pic to see a larger version.

How to participate in "Who painted this? #32"

PLEASE make sure you read the rules before posting a comment - and ONLY POST ON THIS BLOG what you think is the answer.
Click this link to read THE RULES for participating in this challenge (this saves having to copy them out for each post!).

In short:
  • use your brains not software to find the answer
  • search using words only on a database of images
  • leave your answer as a comment on this blog
  • if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer
  • if wrong it will be published
  • do not leave the answer on Facebook!
  • 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 #31 - The Answer

Ramsgate Sands (Life at the seaside)
Royal Collection
[right CLICK and open in a new tab to see a larger image]
Frith has been described as the "greatest British painter of the social scene since Hogarth".

This is one of Frith's pencil sketches for this painting

His personal life and marital affairs make for interesting reading!

Who guessed correct?

Alyson Champ (The Chronicle of Wasted Timegot the correct answer first.  I loved this contribution she found en route to locating this painting
Interesting to note that this panoramic seaside painting took 3 years to complete and contains over 100 figures (yikes!). Queen Victoria fell in love with it and bought it from Frith for a thousand pounds. A princely sum for the time!
Others who guessed correctly (or very nearly so) were:
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 of the requirements is to say how you found it, you can see the various ways people get to the answer.