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London - small bit of a larger artwork 19

this is about 1/300th of the painting

yes, the painting is large, but this area isn't that big at all yet has such incredible detail!

does anyone know who the painter is?
(I do, just wondering if we have any painting aficionados out there.)
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Colin Ashcroft said:

Well it caught my eye but my education is insufficient to answer your quiz.
2 months ago

raingirl replied to Colin Ashcroft:

Glad it caught your eye. Answer in a few days.
2 months ago

William Sutherland said:

Excellent fragment!

Admired in: www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
2 months ago ( translate )

raingirl replied to William Sutherland:

Thanks!
2 months ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Remarquable et excellemment partagée..le petit bout a bien été choisi.
Bonne et heureuse fin de semaine paisible et salutaire.
2 months ago ( translate )

raingirl replied to Malik Raoulda:

Merci beaucoup.
2 months ago ( translate )

RCW. said:

A wonderful detail!

Regarding the painter: I don't really know much about old painting (and only a bit more about modern art), but there are some hints:
1. The painting is in the National Gallery in London.
2. Given the naturalistic style and assuming it is a notable painting, it was probably painted sometime between 1350 and 1850.
3. It shows a scene with someone in a white garment sitting on a red cushion or armchair.
4. The garment doesn't look like fashion contemporary to the painter, so it is probably a historical, mythical, or biblical scene.

Moving the mouse pointer over the links in the "collection highlights" section in the Wikipedia article (it is easier in the German version as the list is smaller), there is a picture with a white garment with golden edges (it took me a second look because I was expecting smaller figures)...

So I guess the painter is Sandro Botticelli. ;-)
2 months ago

raingirl replied to RCW.:

I like your detective work! Your middle name doesn't happen to be "Holmes", does it?

Did you discover it was in the National Gallery via the map feature? I would say you are now have much more knowledge about old paintings, having checked out so many in the wikipedia article.

I will reveal the truth and the painting's title in a few days.
2 months ago

Günter Klaus said:

Das ist ja ein toller Bildausschnitt von diesen Gemälde liebe Laura :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,liebe Grüße Güni :))
2 months ago ( translate )

raingirl replied to Günter Klaus:

Glad you like it! Thank you.
2 months ago

Don Sutherland said:

Outstanding detail.
2 months ago ( translate )

raingirl replied to Don Sutherland:

Thanks so much. Glad you like it. This style painter is so incredible to me, even the details are paintings in and of themselves.
2 months ago

Giorgio Bree said:

Sandro Botticelli
2 months ago ( translate )

Jean Paul Capdeville said:

Giorgo a peut être raison.. J'ai d'abord pensé à la "dame à l'hermine" de Leonard de Vinci...mais non.peut être Raphaël ou Jean Bournichon. Mais il y avait tellement d'artistes fabuleux en ces temps là que le choix est bien grand
2 months ago ( translate )

Giorgio Bree replied to Jean Paul Capdeville:

Sandro Botticelli, Venere e Marte, circa 1485
National Gallery, London, UK

it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venere_e_Marte
2 months ago ( translate )