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PostSubject: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:42 am

The Art History Mystery Challenge

Welcome to our totally disorganized art museum! The challenge is to help us identify all the masterworks in our virtual museum. We'll post a piece of the painting and one clue to get you started. Can you name the artist and the title of the painting?

Pieces of the painting and clues to the artist's identity will be added every 24 hours until we have a winner, then the next painting in our collection will be posted. Feel free to use any resources at your disposal to help in your search. Challenge winners will receive a shiny award badge that we will add below their profile image. You will retain this award until someone else wins the award.

The AHM Challenge is open to all forum members, not just ws oil painters, so join in and have some fun with us!

If you would like to host a AHM Challenge painting; please send a PM to the Challenge Moderator Callie to receive instructions and notice when to post your painting. Be prepared to check in frequently while hosting a challenge!



Clue = Nationality - English

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:42 pm

Oh Janet. I think I wil have to wait for more clues on this one
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:05 pm

Dale, I certainly agree their just isn't enough here yet to determine the artist and painting. The next clue should help. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:04 am



Clue= Born - 1850

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:07 pm

This is tough. I thought it might be Eakins, but wrong birth year.
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:36 pm

The Confession by John Collier
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:40 pm

John Maler Collier was from a talented and successful family. His grandfather, John Collier, was a Quaker merchant who became a Member of Parliament. His father (who was a Member of Parliament, Attorney General and, for many years, a full-time judge of the Privy Council) was created the first Lord Monkswell. He was also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists. John Collier's elder brother, the second Lord Monkswell, was Under-Secretary of State for War and Chairman of the London County Council.
In due course, Collier became an integral part of the family of Thomas Henry Huxley PC, sometime President of the Royal Society. Collier married two of Huxley's daughters and was "on terms of intimate friendship" with his son, the writer Leonard Huxley. Collier's first wife, in 1879, was Marian (Mady) Huxley. She was a painter who studied, like her husband, at the Slade and exhibited at the Royal Academy and elsewhere. After the birth of their only child, a daughter, she suffered severe post-natal depression and was taken to Paris for treatment where, however, she contracted pneumonia and died in 1887.
In 1889 Collier married Mady's younger sister Ethel Huxley. Until the Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act 1907 such a marriage was not possible in England, so the ceremony took place in Norway. Collier's daughter by his first marriage, Joyce, was a portrait miniaturist, and a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters. By his second wife he had a daughter and a son, Sir Laurence Collier KCMG, who was the British Ambassador to Norway 1941-51.
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:43 pm

cheers Dale, you've won back the title of AHM Champ! Good going! Thank you for the information. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:52 am

I came across Collier while hunting through pre-raphaelite artists, but not this painting Congrats, Dale!


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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:13 pm

This is stressful. You have no idea of how competitive I can be. it is dreadful.
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:16 pm

Dale, you're not alone! I was almost late for work the other morning because I just couldn't shut the computer ......one more link.....just one more lead.....
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:09 am

lol! I'm really finding it fun to see the different artists that I had never heard of. Monday we'll be starting a new one. I'm glad you're both getting into it. It makes it worth the effort when I see the friendly competitive spirit that it's generating. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:15 pm

Ah yes... friendly, competitive spirit!
Just kidding! But I wanted to use that smilie
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:48 pm

Ah Callie. Cute. And I honestly haven't been keeping track of who has found more.
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 10 John Collier - The Confession   Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:49 am

very funny The games are on! On to the next one. Smile

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