Friday, August 02, 2013

Who painted this? #38

Who painted this? #38
(click the painting to see a larger version)
I've been thinking recently about the aspects of paintings which are not seen so often these days.  Last week I had a painting including a lot of people and this week I've chosen to focus on format.

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Who Painted This #37 - The Answer

Sunlight on the Piazzetta by Maurice Prendergast
I have to confess I'd never heard of Maurice Prendergast before I came across this piece. However I'm very taken with his work - with its patchwork /tapestry when using watercolour.  The simplicity might be taken for naivety without but they're nothing of the sort.

He's described as American, born in Canada(?) He was certainly born in St John, Newfoundland, who moved to Boston and became a Post-Impressionist artist who worked in oil, watercolour, and monotype.  This painting is part of a batch of watercolour paintings created during a year-long trip to Venice in 1898.

If you'd like to see some of his work up close, check out

Who guessed correct?



Who painted this #37? Congratulations to Bernadette Madden who has now got it right two weeks on the trot.

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18 comments:

  1. artist - Robert Campin the “Master of Flemalle

    Title - The Mérode Triptych
    Date- 1427–32
    Oil on oak
    The Metropolitan Museum, New York

    I failed hopelessly with last week's challenge, so as soon as I saw this I knew what to look for. A long long time ago I did my thesis on symbolism, Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait, The Ambassador by Holbein and The Donne Triptych by Hans Memling,(hand written, as no typewriter for a penniless art art student) so this image was very familiar to me. However, I have to confess, 33 yrs have past since then so the name was not on the tip of my tongue.

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  2. Title....Annunciation triptych (Merode Altarpiece)
    Artist...Robert Campin (workshop of )
    Medium.....Oil paint on oak
    Date ....1427-1432
    Where it is...Metropolitan Museum New York ( Cloisters)
    How I found it....I knew I`d seen this in New York , (thought it was by Van der Weyden, ), looked up the Metropolitan as a first guess on location and found it there.
    Bernadette Madden in Dublin

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  3. The Annunciation Triptych also known as Merode Altarpiece
    Robert Campin also known as the Master of Flemalle
    1427-1432
    Oil on wood
    Metropolitan museum of Art - Cloisters

    I recognised it Immediately as a Flemish altarpiece of the Annunciation and knew that I had seen it in a museum somewhere. My first thought was Roger Van de Weyden so looked that up on Google. Then looked up Flemish altarpieces of Annunciation and found it. I had seen it in NY and Van de Weyden is thought to have contributed to some of the painting - he would have been a young man.

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  4. Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece), ca. 1427–1432
    Artists(s) Workshop of Robert Campin
    Documents indicate that he hired at least two assistants, the young Rogier van der Weyden (about 1400–1464) and Jacques Daret (about 1404–1468).
    Cloisters Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
    Oil paint on oak

    Googled painting triptych annunciation
    No wild goose chases this week.

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  5. Merode Altarpiece, Annunciation Triptych by Netherlandish artist Robert Campin, or at least from his workshop, About 1425 to 1428. Lives in New York, the Cloisters. Is that in the Metropolitan Museum? I googled Dutch Triptych 15th century and up it came. Went on to Wikepedia, the Metropolitan museum files kept alarming my computer so I didn't look at their site.

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  6. the title of the artwork:Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece)
    the name of the artist who created this artwork: The Metropolitan Museum attribute it to Workshop of Robert Campin.
    the date it was created: c 1427-1432
    the media used: oil on Oak
    where it lives now: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    how you know all this: Used search terms - triptych with middle panel showing angel which led me to the website studyblue.com, from which I picked up the term Merode Altarpiece. Re-searching this led me to the Metroplitan Museum's site

    Alastair Fraser

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  7. Hi Katherine,


    "Who painted this? #38" is Annunciation triptych (Mérode Altarpiece) painted in 1425-1428 by Robert Campin known as Master of Flémalle.

    It's an oil on panel, dimensions: Overall (open): 25 3/8 x 46 3/8 in. (64.5 x 117.8 cm) Central panel: 25 1/4 x 24 7/8 in. (64.1 x 63.2 cm) each wing: 25 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (64.5 x 27.3 cm).
    It resides in the Cloisters collection at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. (http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/470304?rpp=20&pg=1&ft=campin&pos=9).

    First of all I searched for van den weyden triptych in google images and soon found Robert Campin's masterpiece.
    John

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  8. Merode Altarpiece
    Robert Campin (and assistant)
    1425-1428
    Oil
    Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
    The Cloisters

    I just searched for 15th century religous paintings.
    According to Wikipedia the female and servant in the left hand panel have been added at a later date,also there is another version of the central panel which may represent the original version by Campin.

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  9. Who painted this? #38
    Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece)

    Workshop of Robert Campin (Netherlandish, ca. 1375–1444 Tournai)

    Date: ca. 1427–32

    Oil on oak Dimensions: Overall (open): 25 3/8 x 46 3/8 in. (64.5 x 117.8 cm) Central panel: 25 1/4 x 24 7/8 in. (64.1 x 63.2 cm) each wing: 25 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (64.5 x 27.3 cm)

    The Cloisters Collection, New York City

    Recognized this immediately and "googled" it for the specific dimensions and date.

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  10. Hello Katherine,
    Still not sure if I'm leaving my response to "Who painted this ?" in the right place....Could we have a star or arrow to direct us? (very inexperienced in this blogging business)..Anyway here goes !
    Incidentally, I found this quite quickly by searching under Van Eyke Triptych (educated guess), in Google images.
    WHO PAINTED THIS ? #38
    Title " The Annunciation Triptych" (Merode Triptych).c.1425-30
    Artist Robert Campin (c. 1377-1444)
    and assistant (possibly Rogier Van de Weyden)
    Oil on wood panel, altarpiece 1045x534 cms.
    Now in Metropolitan Museum New York, in "The Cloisters".
    Thanks, Hilary J Dunk, Coulsdon, Surrey.

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  11. Hello Katherine,
    Still not sure if I'm leaving my response to "Who painted this ?" in the right place....Could we have a star or arrow to direct us? (very inexperienced in this blogging business)..Anyway here goes !
    Incidentally, I found this quite quickly by searching under Van Eyke Triptych (educated guess), in Google images.
    WHO PAINTED THIS ? #38
    Title " The Annunciation Triptych" (Merode Triptych).c.1425-30
    Artist Robert Campin (c. 1377-1444)
    and assistant (possibly Rogier Van de Weyden)
    Oil on wood panel, altarpiece 1045x534 cms.
    Now in Metropolitan Museum New York, in "The Cloisters".
    Thanks, Hilary J Dunk, Coulsdon, Surrey.

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  12. Hello Katherine,
    Still not sure if I'm leaving my response to "Who painted this ?" in the right place....Could we have a star or arrow to direct us? (very inexperienced in this blogging business)..Anyway here goes !
    Incidentally, I found this quite quickly by searching under Van Eyke Triptych (educated guess), in Google images.
    WHO PAINTED THIS ? #38
    Title " The Annunciation Triptych" (Merode Triptych).c.1425-30
    Artist Robert Campin (c. 1377-1444)
    and assistant (possibly Rogier Van de Weyden)
    Oil on wood panel, altarpiece 1045x534 cms.
    Now in Metropolitan Museum New York, in "The Cloisters".
    Thanks, Hilary J Dunk, Coulsdon, Surrey.

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  13. I knew this one because I have seen the work in question. Info from Wikipedia.

    The Mérode Altarpiece

    by Robert Campin and/or assistant

    oil on panel

    c 1425-28

    119.8 X 148.5 cm

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

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  14. Hello Katherine

    Haven't had a go at this for a little while!!


    Title of the artwork: The Me'rode Altarpiece (triptych)or Annunciation triptych
    Name of the artist who created this artwork: Robert Campin
    Date it was created: probably between 1425 and 1428 although may be up until 1432
    Media used: Oil on wood (oak) panels
    Where it lives now: It is at the Cloisters which is a branch of MoMA, and there is also a version of the central panel in Brussels.

    To find the answer I searched for the keywords "devotional painting, triptych, angel, Mary, Joseph" I didn't know what the first panel represented!

    Kindest regards
    Ka Gray


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  15. Robert Campin
    Melrose Alterpiece...The Annunciation Triptych
    Oil on Oak
    Thought to be painted after 1422 likely between 1425
    And 1428
    Metropolitan Museum of Art ...the Cloisters, NY USA
    Knew the title of the painting, so it was very easy.





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  16. Robert Campin (or his workshop), The Merode Alterpiece, At The Cloisters part of The Metropolitan Museum In New York.

    It was painted 1427-32 and is oils on oak. It is, clearly enough, a triptych.

    As mentioned last time I went to a residency, which was in New York. This was one of the works I saw there, so I recognised it immediately - it was the 24th May (my birthday) and we had a show of our work opening in the evening. I hate waiting for things to start, so decided to go up to the Cloisters (and the Hispanic Society) to pass the time. It was bucketing down, and as I was using public transport I got very wet indeed - it's quite a walk from the underground up to the museum.

    Still, one of the strongest memories of the trip :) (Oh, and this would be in the top 5 of paintings I say that day)




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  17. competition 38
    It is called the Merode Triptych
    The artist is The Master of Flemalle
    it was painted, using oils, a new medium at the time, around 1430.
    It lives in the Cloisters Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
    I know this because last night I listened to the first couple of chapters in a new 'Art to Hear'(text on CD) book about The Master of Flemalle and Rogier van der Weyden (one of my fave artists). This work was the one I 'read' about just before I went to sleep!

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  18. OK, it's already Wednesday so I'm sure there are plenty of people in ahead of me.

    I was sure it was a Jan van Eyck, which it is not but is still part of the flemish school along with Rogier van der Weyden and of course Jan van Eyke, according to Boundless.com, some kind of online text book site.

    I searched Jan van Eyke triptych and it came up.

    Their link took me to wikipedia.org which did not have all the info so I ended up on The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY for the rest.

    Artist: Robert Campin

    Title: Merode Altarpiece or Annunciation Triptych, Altarpiece

    Medium: oil paint on oak

    Date: ca, 1425, the met lists it as ca. 1427-1432

    Location: The Metroplitan Museum of Art, NY

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