Friday, December 07, 2012

Who Painted This? #7

This is the seventh "Who Painted This?" - except this week it's not a painting, it's a drawing.  Please read The Rules (below) for how to submit your answer.

Since you're all getting so good at googling words I thought I'd make it a bit more of a challenge by making the words rather more commonplace.  Which means looking at the mark-making and thinking about where you've seen this before!

I've no doubt somebody will get this one quickly - however it'll be interesting to see how many other people also get it and how they get there.

There is one big clue - but I'm not giving you that yet!

Who Drew This?

How to Participate in "Who Painted This? #7"

I'm very pleased to hear all about how much you're enjoying the hunt and how much you're finding out en route.  That was always one of the intentions behind this challenge - firstly, to find out more about artists and artworks and secondly, to enjoy the process as well as find the answer.

PLEASE make sure you read the rules before posting a comment - and ONLY POST ON THIS BLOG what you think is the answer.

THE RULES for participating in this challenge are as follows:


This is about using brains not technology - so please do not "cheat".  This is what you can and cannot do to search for the answer online
    • PLEASE do NOT use any of the "image matching" technology which exists(eg Chrome or Tineye) - that's just plain lazy and not the point of the challenge! My suspicions will be raised by those who appear to know the answer a bit too quickly and/or fail to identify themselves!
    • You can use search enquiries - using WORDS ONLY to search on Google or any other search engine or to interrogate databases of images
    • You can look at as many books or online art databases as you like!
  1. Do NOT leave the answer as a comment on Facebook.  If you do I will delete the comment and you will NOT be declared the winner.
  2. Leave your answer as a comment on this blog. (IF CORRECT IT WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED until just before the next challenge) 
    • You can leave a guess - and if I don't publish the name you know you're on the right lines even if you don't yet have all the details
    • Howls of frustration can also be left while you try and work it out....... 
  3. In your comment, for #7 you must tell me ALL of the following:
    • the title of the drawing
    • the name of the artist who drew this picture
    • the date it was created
    • the media used
    • where it lives now
    • how you know all this eg how did you do your search 
  4. The Winner! The first identifiable person (ie no anonymous guesses) who, in my judgement, is the first person to get to the answer by fair means will get a mention and a link to their website or blog (or both) in:
    • my very popular weekly blog post "Who's made a mark this week?"
    • the post with next week's challenge.
Clues: I will leave a clue - as a comment on the post - if you're not not getting anywhere in the first 24 hours.

Publication - and non-publication - of answers / comments: Here's how the comments work:
  • All comments are moderated and I read ALL the comments prior to publication 
  • I do NOT publish the correct answers (in full or part) until a week later - assuming somebody actually gets the answer!  Which means if your comment is not published you know you could be on the right lines.  Plus it also means others can have the enjoyment of the challenge even if they are probably too late to win.
  • The comments are also published in the order they were left not the order that I open them - which means you can all see who got the right answer first and provided all the details.
  • Hence AFTER publication of this post and BEFORE the day of the publication of the next post (i.e. next Friday) I ONLY publish all the incorrect answers and all the howls of frustration! 

Who Painted This #6 - The Answer

A Cabbage Garden by Arthur Melville
The person who posted the correct answer first to Who painted this? #6 is Caroline in Adelaide, Australia who is into spinning and fibre crafts (Spinning down under)


Here are all the details I was after in the answer (except for those in brackets)
  1. Title of the artwork - A Cabbage Garden
  2. Name of the artist - Arthur Melville
  3. Date it was created: 1877
  4. Media used: Oil on canvas. Size 45.50 x 30.50 cm (Framed: 67.90 x 52.80 x 7.60 cm)
  5. Current Home:  Scottish National Gallery
This is what it says on the National Gallery page
In 1878, Melville he made his debut at the Royal Academy in London with ‘A Cabbage Garden’. This pioneering composition is believed to have inspired Guthrie’s ‘A Hind’s Daughter’ of 1883 (NG 2142). Melville’s painting also illustrates his awareness of other artistic groups in Europe such as the Barbizon and Hague school artists. The sale of Melville’s picture to the Lasswade paper manufacturer James Hunter Annandale partially financed the artist’s studies in Paris from 1878 to 1880.
I'm guessing that a lot of people may have started looking in the direction of Scotland having remembered a famous Glasgow Boys painting "A Hind's daughter' of a small girl standing in a field of cabbages.  However that painting was by Sir James Guthrie

Melville is the most superb watercolourist who first came to me attention in the exhibition at the Royal Academy Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys 1880 – 1900 30 October 2010—23 January 2011. You can see more works by Arthur Melville in The Atheneaum database

Others who also got the answer correct in all respects are as follows - note the international flavour! 
I've decided to note the anonymous people who get it right - but you only get a link if you have a real live website or blog with content!

34 comments:

Rose Welty said...

THis is "Study of Hands" by da Vinci, done in 1474. It's silverpoint and white highlights on pink paper. It's in the Royal Library at Windsor. I just read a book on daVinci, can't mistake those marks - although I hadn't seen this before, I knew the mark-making straight away.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

This is the first (Who painted it, that I immediately knew) ,Leonardo da Vinci has always fascinated me with his drawings of the human anatomy ,as well as future inventions, and contraptions. So I search for Leonardo da Vinci, drawing of hands which gave me the rest of the details.
Title -Study of hands. Date -1474 .Medium - Silverpoint and white highlight on pink prepared Height: Dimensions- 214 mm (8.43 in). Width: 150 mm (5.91 in).paper. Location-Royal Library of Windsor

~im just only me~ said...

Title: Study of Hands
Artist: Leonardo DaVinci
Creation: c. 1474
Media: Silverpoint and white on prepared paper
Residence: Windsor Castle
How: Recognized it as Da Vinci immediately... it's just the color and the hands resembling those of his Mona Lisa, no? Google searched "da vinci hands" to find the dates, residence and complete media info.

Maureen Nathan said...

I've enjoyed watching this from the sidelines after a guess at the first one. I'm going to try and do this one following the rules and looking at this I think it's a Botticelli. Now I'm going to look at the Uffizi catalogue I have....

Janna Kumi said...

the title of the drawing: Study of Hands
the name of the artist who drew this picture: Leonardo daVinci
the date it was created: around 1485
the media used: Silverpoint
where it lives now: Windsor Castle
how you know all this eg how did you do your search: I just KNOW it was a daVinci (I have trouble drawing hands, I've copied this drawing in the past), so I google images of Leonardo's hands, and there is was.

Judy said...

I googled a little and found: Study of female hands by Leonardo da Vinci. What a beautiful work, isn't it!

Sophie said...

Leonardo da Vinci, study of Hands, circa 1474, siliverpoint and white hightlights on pink prepared paper, Royal Library Windsor.

I wasn't totally sure it was Leonardo or Raphael or any of the other guys but first guess what Leonardo, so googled him and hey presto.

Thanks for the mention last week, I like 'A Dutch painter in Gloucestershire' might steal that line!

David Clinch said...

Who drew this number seven. Easy this time!! The sketch was done by a left handed artist (angle of shading gives it away) From then on it is easy to track it down as "study of hands" by Leonardo Da Vinci, circa 1474, done in silverpoint and white highlights on pink prepared paper and it is in the Royal Library Windsor. Keep it up Katherine, only problem I have with all this is that it takes up too much valuable painting time!! Cheers - David Clinch

Sue said...

This is Leonardo da Vinci, Study of hands, metal point and chalk, c 1474, now lives in the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle. I have copy of Drawing by Janet Allen which contains a reproduction of this beautiful piece and of course it also was included in the National Gallery exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, in 2011.

Vandy said...

So thrilled to have got this. I saw an exhibition of his drawings a couple of years ago in London. It was mind-blowing.

How I confirmed this. Was pretty sure is was a Da Vince sketch when I saw it. So googled "leonardo da vinci hands drawings"

Title: Study of Hands
Artist: Leonardo Da Vince
Date it was created: c.1474
Media used: Silverpoint with white highlights on pink tones paper
Current home: Royal Library, Windsor

Thanks for the challenge. Good fun.

bosveldr said...

Number 7:

Study of arms and hands

Leonardo da Vinci

c1474

The Royal Collection (British Royal Family)

I did a google search on Leonardo da Vinci, two hands, because it looked like his work.

Silverpoint heightened with white on pink prepared paper

CrimsonLeaves said...

This one was easy for me as I've done a bit of studying on my favorite artist. This is Leonardo da Vinci, silverpoint w/white highlights on pink-toned paper. Done c. 1474 and now housed at the Royal Library, in Windsor.

Meera Rao said...

'Hands' ( or study of Hands) by Leonardo da Vinci (1474) in Silver point metal and white (metal point and ink) on paper 21.4 x5 cm . royal library, Windsor (royal collection, Windsor castle, London. )
I know this piece well because I did a study on it myself and blogged about it on April 15, 2009 - http://artbymeera.blogspot.com/2009/04/like-well-filled-day.html. I have two slightly different titles and materials and location because one I got from a book I love - Drawing Lessons from the great masters by Robert Beverly Hale and other from googling hands by Leonardo da Vinci and coming across a picture and details from wiki. I did this to check if there was more than one piece.

Thanks for fun posts !

Rohit Kulkarni said...

- "Study of hands"
- Leonardo da Vinci
-1474 AD
- Metalpoint and white highlight on paper
- Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, London, UK
- I found a strong resemblance between this sketch and a cartoon(I think they called preliminary sketches cartoons) of "the Virgin of the Rocks" by this great master that I once saw at the National Gallery and so searched for studies by him for other paintings..

Colours and Textures said...

Leonardo da Vinci Study of Hands
c.1485
Silverpoint
8½ x 6" (21.6 x 15.2 cm)
Royal Library, Windsor Castle

I googled hands by Leonardo da Vinci

jd said...

Hi Katherine,
That one's easy! It's Da Vinci, c. 1474. The drawing is at Windsor Castle (you're lucky -- you can get to see it in person). It's done in silverpoint with white chalk on pink prepared paper. The title now is "Study of Arms and Hands." Since I knew it was Da Vinci, the rest was easy. I found the title on a website with the drawings of Leonardo and then with the title, Google found the full description in a book by Taschen.
That was fun,
Janis

Teri said...

I began with the painting A Hind's Daughter too, but was bamboozled while looking for other artist's paintings of cabbages. Couldn't get anywhere. I love this "game" Katherine!

Teri said...

Hi Katherine!
1. Title is "Study of Hands"
2. Leonardo da Vinci is the artist
3. circa 1474
4. Silverpoint and white highlights on pink prepared paper
5. It lives at the Royal Library at Windsor Castle
6. I recognized the drawing as one of da Vinci's, so I googled "da Vinci's drawings" and it popped right up!

Alastair Fraser said...

Who painted this #7
the title of the drawing:Study of hands
the name of the artist who drew this picture:Leonardo da Vinci
the date it was created:c.1474
the media used:Silverpoint with white highlights on pink toned paper
where it lives now:Royal Library, Windsor Castle
how you know all this eg how did you do your search : I thought I recognised it as a Leonardo da Vinci work having used examples of his work while undertaking a course in Drawing and Painting at Insight Art http://www.insight-art.co.uk and a vague recollection of seeing the work at the exhibition of his works at the National Gallery. From that information I used the search term 'Leonardo da Vinci hands drawing' which led me to the answers.

I don't have a blog and I'm not worried about appearing in any list, just pleased to have been able to answer the question having failed miserably with no. 6!

Irene said...

Hello, this drawing is by DaVinci. It is a pre-drawing of the Mona Lisa. I believe that the drawing is kept at the Louvre as is the painting. The drawing is done in red chalk and was done around 1503 as the time frame for the painting is 1503-1519. I recognized the style as Da Vinci's but had to do a bit of googling to find out the details.

bonne destination said...

Hello Katherine,

First, the business part ...
Study of Hands
c.1485
Silverpoint

Royal Library, Windsor Castle by the Master, Leonardo da Vinci

I recognised the style and googled da Vinci and "hands" and there it was.
I am an amateur late-comer to art and take Adult Education classes in Oils and Acrylics, Life Drawing and Watercolour (not all at the same time!)I pore over books of Renaissance artists' work.

I have a blog johannapinxit at blogspot but it is not for public access, simply for me to find more of an objective way of looking at my paintings than propping them up against the wall and to record the process.

But the most important thing is to say Thank you, Katherine, for your knowledgeable, inspirational, wide-ranging blog. I check in every day to learn more about all aspects of art.

Joan

Kimberly Santini said...

I think this is Leonardo da Vinci, but I don't know where the drawing might currently be or what it's titled - this would have been a cartoon or study for another painting. You can see how he practiced the anatomy of the hands/fingers in whole, with the ultimate intent of nesting or spooning them together on a figure.

studiobluesea said...

The title of the drawing is 'a Study of a Woman's Hands'.
The name of the artist who drew this picture is Leonardo da Vinci.
The date it was created is 1490.
The media used is metalpoint with white heightening over charcoal on pale buff prepared paper.
Where it lives now is the Royal Library, Windsor Castle.
How you know all this eg how did you do your search. We saw the 'Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci' exhibition in Exeter in 2006 and recognised it straight away. We have the exhibition catalogue so very simple to get the details.
Thanks for posting such a great drawing and for your excellent blog.
Miles and Pippa, Studio Blue Sea

13ea1a30-07d6-11e2-9364-000bcdcb471e said...

the title of the drawing - Study of Hands
the name of the artist who drew this picture - Leonardo da Vinci
the date it was created - 1474
the media used - Silverpoint and white highlights on pink prepared paper
where it lives now - Windsor Castle Royal Collection
how you know all this eg how did you do your search - I instantly knew that this was a Leonardo da Vinci work as I always like to look at his work, usually every day!

Ka Gray

SpinningDownUnder said...

hi Kathryn, Its a Da Vinci, study of arms and Hands, believed to be that of Ginevra de Benci, and I'm 95% sure I saw it in the Queens Collection at Buckingham Palace about 40 years ago, so I presume its still there. The date of the drawing is around 1474. That exhibition made a very strong impression on the very young me, so it was a matter of finding out the details of when and who on Google, not that any reference I found mentioned where the drawing actually was or who owned it, just where it is being exhibited! I visited the Queen's Gallery down Buckingham Palace Road only a short time before I left the UK for good. Opening the Queen's private art collection to the public was unheard of at that time. I hope my memory has not let me down!

Candys Home Patch said...

#7 Study of Hands by Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1474, Silverpoint and white highlights on pink prepared paper
Royal Library, Windsor Castle, England
I thought it might be a Raphael, as I have a book - which I couldn't find. I could see the number, the face in the background (self portrait?) and the partial / signature? What I found was a drawing by someone practicing their drawing by copying the masters - Michaelangelo & Raphael - so I learner a lot about red chalk and white highlights looking around. I also took a good look at Albrecht Durer. In the end about to give up I just searched Hands and there it was as a repost on Pinterest! I didn't cheat, and I am educated!!!

Candys Home Patch said...

#7 Study of Hands by Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1474, Silverpoint and white highlights on pink prepared paper
Royal Library, Windsor Castle, England
I thought it might be a Raphael, as I have a book - which I couldn't find. I could see the number, the face in the background (self portrait?) and the partial / signature? What I found was a drawing by someone practicing their drawing by copying the masters - Michaelangelo & Raphael - so I learner a lot about red chalk and white highlights looking around. I also took a good look at Albrecht Durer. In the end about to give up I just searched Hands and there it was as a repost on Pinterest! I didn't cheat, and I am educated!!!

Candys Home Patch said...

#7 Study of Hands, Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1474. Medium Silverpoint and white highlights on pink prepared paper
Height: 214 mm (8.43 in). Width: 150 mm (5.91 in).
Royal Library, Windsor Castle, England.
I thought it might be Raphael as I have a book - which I couldn't find. I could see the face in the background, self portrait ? Also the number and the partial mark/ signature? Google provided a picture by someone practicing their drawing by copying the masters and noting Michelangelo and Raphael. A red herring. A thorough search has taught me lots about red chalk and white highlights. In the end with no result I searched 'Hands' and there it was as a repost on Pinterest. I didn't cheat and learned heaps...I maintain www.saquilters.org.au..and my sister is an artist - Michelle Jones, bmgart.com.au

Mark said...

Hi Katherine,

I bet a lot of people solve this one.

The title of the drawing: A study of a woman's hands
The name of the artist who drew this picture: Leonardo da Vinci
The date it was created: c.1490
The media used: Metalpoint with white heightening over charcoal on pale buff prepared paper
Where it lives now: Royal Collection, Royal Library, Windsor Castle

How you know all this eg how did you do your search: It looks like a sheet of drawings by one of the greats from the Renaissance. I spent ages looking at Michelangelo and then typed “Da Vinci Hands” in to google.

Thanks again for these challenges. I’m learning a lot

All the best,

Mark

Irene said...

Hello again. After much more searching I have come up with an updated answer to "Who painted this? #7" It is drawn by Da Vinci in silverpoint and white chalk or paint in 1474. It is called "Study of Arms and Hands" and thought to be a study for the painting called "Lady with an Ermine". It is now in the Royal Collection. Research has shown me that there is more than one answer to the same question while searching the internet. Hope this second answer is allowed. If I continue to search I just may find a third :>)

Michael Gage said...

"A study of a woman's hands" by Leonardo da Vinci; silverpoint, charcoal, and white; c 1490; Royal Library, Windsor.

Bit of coincidence: I recognised the style as Renaisssance (by the drawing and highlighting on coloured paper, and those strong gestures)... which reminded me that I wanted a book of Raphael drawings, as we'd been talking about him in my life drawing group yesterday... which took me to Amazon, found "Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters" by Robert Beverly Hale... opened the Look Inside feature, and found the drawing illustrated on page 192 and 193!

Michael Whynot said...

Who Painted This #7: This was really easy. I knew the artist was Da Vinci Immediately. I just typed his name and "hands into google and it sent me to Wikipaintings
Study of Hands
Date completed: c. 1474
Technique: metalpoint, ink
Material: paper
Dimensions: 21.4 x 15 cm
Gallery: Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, London, UK
My blog is: And The Splendor Is Without End -http://andthesplendoriswithoutend,blogspot.com
Thanks,
Michael Whynot

Doone said...

Title of the artwork - Study of Hands
Name of the artist - Leonardo da Vinci
Date it was created: c. 1490
Media used: chalk and metalpoint on paper
Current Home: Royal Library, Windsor

A little more mainstream, this time. :)
I immediately recognized this as a Leonardo study, but probably due to the layout of whatever book I studied long ago, I associated the hands with the painting of St.Anne (and virgin, and child, and St.John the Baptist) in the grotto. A quick Google image search on "Leonardo St.Anne cartoon" brought me to an article that fortuitously mentions both: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/ra-magazine/autumn-2011/amazing-grace,286,RAMA.html
and that was it.

Doone said...

Title of the artwork - Study of Hands
Name of the artist - Leonardo da Vinci
Date it was created: c. 1490
Media used: chalk and metalpoint on paper
Current Home: Royal Library, Windsor

A little more mainstream, this time. :)
I immediately recognized this as a Leonardo study, but probably due to the layout of whatever book I studied long ago, I associated the hands with the painting of St.Anne (and virgin, and child, and St.John the Baptist) in the grotto. A quick Google image search on "Leonardo St.Anne cartoon" brought me to an article that fortuitously mentions both: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/ra-magazine/autumn-2011/amazing-grace,286,RAMA.html
and that was it.

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