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PostSubject: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:21 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!



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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:16 am



Clue = born in 1785

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:55 am

Rats, have to get off the computer and go do some errands....
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:16 am



Clue = died in 1851

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:48 am

Is it Going to the Derby by
Artist :Alken , Henry
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:39 pm

Congratulations Dale! cheers You're our champ again. Good going!


Here's what the whole painting looks like:


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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:04 pm

Let me know if that medal gets too heavy, Dale!
I guess I need to stop letting this work stuff interfere with my forum time
Will Google Henry Alken since I've never heard of him.
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:10 pm

A quick look turned this up - I have seen this before but never knew who painted it:

Seems that Alken was known for scenes of sporting events.
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:43 pm

Oh Callie - I guess you must have built up extra stamina and strength carrying the medal for so long. Seems so heavy to me
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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:28 am

I can't believe I researched Henry Aiken but when all I saw were horse pictures like Callie showed, I stopped looking. Oh Well. Congrats to you. Judy

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:19 am

Those horses necks look a little long to me. Maybe exaggerated on purpose. Even in going to the derby one the horses that are pulling the carriage the necks seem too long but the others look fine.

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PostSubject: Re: The Art History Mystery Challenge No. 23 - Henry Alken - Going to the Derby   Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:21 pm

The exaggerated proportions make the racing picture look more modern to me - I would have guessed it was done around 1910 - 1930
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