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  1. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 10 hours ago

    Once again, so far, this isn’t in the list of works, by this artist, in Mr. Melcher’s blog. A somewhat enlarged image can be found here (Notes there has details).

    A Baptism isn’t, per se, shown online by its current-location. A detail image of it is used for the current-location’s banner, and several images of it are in a Danish current-location document, which no doubt has a detailed description if you can read Danish (too long for Google or Bing to translate). This image, found here, shows its size.

    It is described, starting at the bottom of a page of an online book preview, continuing here for a couple pages.

    The artist is at the far left, and his wife, Anna — Google translated German Wikipedia page has more about her), is holding their daughter, Helga. All 3 were also in a painting, maybe 3 years later, featured in an earlier strip. That painting’s artist is 4th from the left in this painting.

    It is also shown here, along with several other works by this artist. His Wikipedia page and collection (more under Subcategories at each level).

    Earlier work, by this artist, used in a strip (2 total), that also appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog.

  2. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless about 12 hours ago

    Another work by this artist can be found here.

  3. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 1 day ago

    A modestly enlarged image can be found at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry (yesterday); it has been cropped. A slightly-different-coloration, click-to-enlarge image, of the full painting, can be found here.

    It is privately owned. It was purchased under the title Dear Polly, December 3, 1982, for $24,000, and sold with the title The Letter, for $22,500, March 1, 2012 (maybe they should have kept the first title).

    Since the dimensions are different, though not much, as well as the title listed in two sale notices, I first thought the artist did more than one version; but, then I saw the Saleroom Notice in the full sold (lists prior purchase, click different coloration image there for interactive enlargement) notice.

    This similar-to-that-coloration, somewhat enlarged image, found here, bears the first title, but dimensions closer to the sale with the second title. It lists the auction house that held both auctions as the source. I’m not sure what to trust anymore.

    Again, the full painting is also shown here, along with several other works by this artist. His Wikipedia page and collection.

    Third, of the 3 works, by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here (4 total).

  4. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 1 day ago

    Another work by this artist can be found here.

  5. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 2 days ago

    Though he hasn’t shown it here, early in his blog, he used a Picasso. So far, nothing by the other two though, either in the blog, or here.

  6. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 2 days ago

    Once again, so far, this isn’t in the list of works, attributed to this artist, in Mr. Melcher’s blog. A slightly-different-coloration, click-to-enlarge image can be found here (Bing translated).

    Portrait of Zaporozhian Cossack (link shows descriptive Wikipedia page) isn’t, as far as I can tell, shown online by its current-location (Google translated).

    The attributed artist’s Wikipedia page (Bing translated Russian Wikipedia page has more) and collection (more under Subcategories).

    Third, of the other 3 works (list link above), attributed to this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here (4 total).

    But, this is actually by Konstantin Makovsky (note the K, not W, in the signature at painting’s top right); his Wikipedia page and collection (more under Subcategories at each level).

    Perhaps Mr. Melcher was overly influenced by this current mis-attribution.

    Funny thing, that website used to have it correct; but, that page apparently got moved to the current URL. Maybe it’ll be moved back when you see this.

    Wikimedia currently has it correct. So far, no work by him has appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog.

  7. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 2 days ago

    Another work attributed to this artist can be found here.

  8. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 3 days ago

    A modestly enlarged image can be found at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry (yesterday). A slightly-different-coloration, click-to-enlarge image can be found here.

    The Bed Time Story (link shows Wikipedia page) or A Bedtime Story is privately owned (has purchase details and slightly-different-coloration, click-to-humongous image).

    It was part of a recent exhibition (has a different coloration, click-to-enlarge image; slide-show image found in a visitor’s blog).

    As the description in 2 pages of an online book preview, starting here, states, it is another version of an earlier work by this artist, titled Story of Golden Locks (click for click-to-enlarge)


    found here.

    Both are shown here, along with several other works by this artist. His Wikipedia page and collection.

    Second, of the 2 works, by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here (3 total).

  9. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on That is Priceless 3 days ago

    Another work by this artist can be found here.

  10. mabrndt GoComics Pro Member commented on Cul de Sac 4 days ago

    If you’re wondering about the candy/stomachache guesses, in 2009, this originally ran the day after Halloween.