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PostSubject: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:48 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 - American

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:29 am

Piece of cake -
At least there weren't nearly as many American painters as Dutch painters way back when
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:29 am

I figured you'd like that first piece. Beyond vague. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:34 am



Clue = born in 1816

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:36 am

Just to clarify - if someone is considered an American artist, is it possible that he was born elsewhere?
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:41 pm

Could it be Daniel Huntington's "Study in a Wood"?
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:15 am

Good going Callie! Again your retain the award. I'm amazed you were able to find the rite painting with so little to go on. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:15 am

Congrats Callie. I didn't find it but had fun looking at other art
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:31 am

It was an odd one to look for because the canvas shape is typical for portraits, but the corner looked like trees - something about it made me think Pre-Raphaelite, but it was American Dale - I was thinking like you, maybe born in America but settled somewhere else. No luck with that idea, but I was looking for portraits in the right time frame

Here's a good bio:

http://www.fineoldart.com/browse_by_essay.html?essay=495

Seems he spent some time traveling/painting in Europe and was in England during the Pre-Raphaelite years - even painting a portrait of Charles Eastlake
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Eastlake) - so maybe he took a little inspiration from them.

From the above bio:
Although his work encompasses a wide variety of subjects, Huntington
was best known for his portraiture. A prolific artist, he produced some
twelve hundred works, of which he is credited with over a thousand
portraits. His early works in this genre are firmly painted and reflect
the style of his mentors Morse and Inman. " He did not have to struggle
through long years of neglect and isolation to perfect himself," Samuel
Isham noted, " he only had to produce as rapidly as possible" (The
History of American Painting [1905], p. 286).

Dale - sometimes I get so wrapped up in looking at all the paintings that grab my attention, I forget what I was doing in the first place
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 16 Daniel Huntington - Study in a Wood   Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:02 am

Thank you for the bio Callie! Smile

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