Friday, July 12, 2013

Who painted this? #35

Who painted this? #35

It's worth mulling over that there's very often a connection between the painting I choose and what I've been writing about in the last week.

I can't tell you how many incredibly boring battle and war paintings I looked at before deciding to try a different tack!

How to participate in "Who painted this? #35"

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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  • if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer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 #34 - The Answer

In the Jungle, Florida, (1904) 
by Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910)
Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor 
over graphite on off-white, 
moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper
13 7/8 x 19 11/16 in. (35.2 x 50cm)
Brooklyn Museum
Museum Collection Fund and Special Subscription, 11.547
  • Title of the artworkIn the Jungle, Florida
  • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Winslow Homer
  • Date it was created: 1904
  • Media used: transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor over graphite on off-white, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper, 35.2 × 50 cm (13.9 × 19.7 in)
  • Where it lives now: Brooklyn Museum American Art collection , not on view
The Brooklyn Museum says this about the painting
An avid sportsman, Winslow Homer often combined his hunting and painting excursions, traveling to remote destinations such as the Adirondacks and Canada in the summer and Florida and Bermuda in the winter. This tropical landscape epitomizes his extraordinary range and facility in the watercolor medium. In addition to wet and dry washes, Homer deployed more experimental techniques such as blotting areas of pigment and rubbing the paper (to create texture with dislodged paper fibers), as seen in the whitish fronds in the center of the picture.

Who guessed correct?

Who painted this #34? Congratulations to Alyson Champ (The Chronicle of Wasted Time) - again! :)

Others who also got it right - in order - are:
I'm afraid one of the participants missed the instructions and didn't realise that the name of the artist is not enough!

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.

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!


  1. Hi Katherine,
    It's been a while since I have gotten one, and I've tried, so no problem on the inadvertent removal.
    You mention it here and this is all for fun!
    We do learn a little bit more which each search and that's the real point.

  2. Artist.....Roger Eliot Fry
    Title....Still life with coffee pot
    Medium......Oil, body colour and collage on cardboard
    Where it is....The Courtauld Institute
    How I found it ...I thought it was by one of the artists in the Dulwich Gallery show so after some fruitless searching of them by name I tried the words Bloomsbury group, still life and got the image but no location, a bit more searching and I found the location.
    Bernadette Madden

  3. Hello Katherine,

    The Who Painted This? #35 is
    called Still life with coffee pot
    and was painted by Roger Eliot Fry
    in 1915.
    It's an oil, bodycolour and collage on cardboard.
    Dimensions: 50 cm x 37 cm

    Diamand, Pamela (Mrs.); gift; 1958
    It's held at the The Courtauld Gallery in London (part of The Samuel Courtauld Trust).

    I initially searched for still life with banana and then searched for still life with coffee pot and found it. Then I had to find out where it was kept. I went to Courtauld Gallery Site that directed me to

  4. Who Painted This #35

    Still life with coffee pot


    Fry, Roger Eliot [1866 - 1934]

    Oil, bodycolour and collage on cardboard

    height: 50 cm; width: 37 cm [19.6 x
    14.6 inches]

    Diamand, Pamela (Mrs.); gift; 1958

    The Courtauld Gallery, London

    I did not know who did this but recognized it as a Bloomsbury Group.
    Search Google for Bloomsbury Group Still life and got the answer.

    Patrick Connors

  5. Searching "still life on a tray" yielded the artist immediately, but it took a while to finally fill in all the details. Complete info turned up on BBC site.
    "Still Life with Coffee Pot"
    Roger Eliot Fry
    oil, bodycolour (gouache) and collage on cardboard
    50 cm X 37 cm
    The Courtauld Gallery, London, UK

  6. I finally found this painting simply by browsing through all the still life paintings on wikipaintings.Further details I found at BBC Your paintings.

    Artist Name-Roger Eliot Fry
    Artwork title-Still life with coffee Pot
    Medium-Oil, bodycolour & collage on cardboard,
    Size-50 x 37 cm
    Collection-The Courtauld Gallery

  7. Roger Eliot Fry
    Still Life With Coffee Pot 1915
    Oil, gouache, and collage on cardboard
    The Courtauld Gallery London UK

    Worked from the perspective that. it was either pre or post cubist. Found it on Still life Quick Heart.

    Barbara Jackson

  8. Roger Eliot Fry
    Still Life With Coffee Pot 1915
    Oil, gouache, and collage on cardboard
    The Courtauld Gallery London UK

    Worked from the perspective that. it was either pre or post cubist. Found it on Still life Quick Heart.

    Barbara Jackson

    Sorry if I sent this again.


  9. Fry, Roger (1866-1934)
    Still Life with Coffee Pot
    Date: 1915
    Movement: Bloomsbury Group
    Theme: Still Life
    Technique: Mixed techniques using
    collage, gouache, oil on cardboard
    Museum: Courtauld Institute of Art
    Location: London, UK

    I googled Bloomsbury group and Still life after a few wild goose chases after 'banana'
    That banana looks past its use by date.



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