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  1. about 8 hours ago on That is Priceless

    Prince Don Carlos and the Duke of Alba

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:El_pr%C3%ADncipe_don_Carlos_y_el_duque_de_Alba_(Museo_del_Prado).jpg 

    (best viewed by Google Chrome, with Google Translate added to chrome://extensions, which can automatically translate most pages as necessary) has info and links that point to more info about this painting.

     

    http://www.palaciodemeres.com/en/monumento-art-3-en-asturias/ 

    https://www.equintanilla.com/documentos/miradas/index_html_archivos/uria.htm 

    http://el.tesorodeoviedo.es/index.php?title=Jos%C3%A9_Ur%C3%ADa_y_Ur%C3%ADa 

    https://www.museodelprado.es/recurso/uria-y-uria-jose/982050e0-1987-4539-8005-4d8d01ed0f2c 

    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist (again, Chrome can automatically translate as necessary), perhaps in addition to what’s pointed to by the title URL, which indirectly points to his Spanish Wikipedia page: 

    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Ur%C3%ADa_y_Ur%C3%ADa 

    (again, Chrome can automatically translate as necessay). First work by him used here.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2369 (January 23, 2020) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  2. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    The Artist’s Mother

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F%C3%A9lix_Vallotton,_1884_-_The_Artist%27s_Mother.jpg 

    has info and links that point to info about this roughly jumbo envelope size painting.

     

    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/vallotton_felix.html 

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=398 

    https://www.wikiart.org/en/felix-vallotton 

    https://www.wga.hu/bio_m/v/vallotto/biograph.html 

    http://impressionistsgallery.co.uk/artists/Artists/tuv/Vallotton/biography.html 

    http://www.all-art.org/symbolism/14.htm 

    https://www.askart.com/artist_bio/Felix_Edouard_Vallotton/11077201/Felix_Edouard_Vallotton.aspx 

    http://www.artnet.com/artists/f%C3%A9lix-edouard-vallotton/ 

    http://totallyhistory.com/felix-vallotton/ 

    https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2019/felix-vallotton-painter-disquiet/exhibition-galleries 

    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist (the last points to a current NYC exhibition ending Sunday, for any in the area who might wish to see it; again, the askart.com URL can be read in full for free on Fridays), perhaps in addition to than what’s pointed to by the title URL. So far, 2 works by him have been used here. 

    https://www.gocomics.com/that-is-priceless/2016/01/22?comments=visible 

    has the prior, which while my comment is still there, with the line breaks removed, its 18 hyperlinks remain inactive, ?&@#!#%&!, but the text may be informative.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2368 (January 22, 2020) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  3. 2 days ago on That is Priceless

    Thanks – included it with the other WC files for this artist, and made a few other edits.

  4. 2 days ago on That is Priceless

    Dinner at Haddo House

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?id=101230 

    has info and links that point to info about this roughly jumbo envelope size painting.

     

    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/emslie_alfred_edward.html 

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=5429 

    https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp06940/alfred-edward-emslie 

    https://www.whistler.arts.gla.ac.uk/correspondence/people/biog/?bid=Emsl_AE&initial=E 

    https://prabook.com/web/alfred.emslie/2567376 

    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist, perhaps in addition to what’s pointed to by the title URL. This is the first work by him used here.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2367 (January 21, 2020) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  5. 3 days ago on That is Priceless

    An Audience in Athens During Agamemnon by Aeschylus

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Blake_Richmond_-_An_Audience_in_Athens_During_Agamemnon_by_Aeschylus.jpg 

    has info and links that point to info about this huge painting. Other versions has strip coloration.

     

    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/richmond_sir_william_blake.html 

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=2834 

    http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/richmondwb/index.html 

    https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/personExtended/mp03782/sir-william-blake-richmond?tab=biography 

    https://www.artrenewal.org/Artist/Index/1901 

    https://www.radnorshire-fine-arts.co.uk/brand/richmond-sir-william-blake-1842-1921/ 

    http://www.avictorian.com/Richmond_William-Blake.html 

    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist, perhaps in addition to what’s pointed to by the title URL. This is the first work by him used here.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2366 (January 20, 2020) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  6. 4 days ago on That is Priceless

    Allegory of Painting and Sculpture or the Sister Arts

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Guercino_Allegoria_pittura_scultura.jpg 

    has info and links that point to info about this painting.

     

    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/guercino.html 

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=5949 

    https://www.wikiart.org/en/guercino 

    http://www.artnet.com/artists/guercino/ 

    https://www.wga.hu/bio_m/g/guercino/biograph.html 

    https://www.askart.com/artist_bio/Giovanni_Francesco_Guercino_Barbieri/11009429/Giovanni_Francesco_Guercino_Barbieri.aspx 

    http://www.all-art.org/baroque/guercino1.html 

    http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/880/giovanni-francesco-barbieri-called-il-guercino-‘the-squinter’-italian-1591-1666/ 

    https://thebiography.us/en/guercino-giovanni-francesco-barbieri 

    https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/guercino-journey-masterpiece/giovanni-francesco 

    https://www.artandobject.com/news/guercino-most-diverse-draftsman-italian-baroque-era 

    http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/old-masters/guercino.htm 

    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist (again, the askart.com can be read in full for free on Fridays), perhaps in addition to what’s pointed to by the title URL. So far, 5 works by him have been used here. 

    https://www.gocomics.com/that-is-priceless/2016/10/31?comments=visible 

    has the prior.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2365 (January 19, 2020) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  7. 7 days ago on That is Priceless

    The Merlin

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?id=181453 

    has info and links that point to info about this roughly jumbo envelope size painting.

     

    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/faed_john.html 

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=2361 

    http://www.askart.com/artist/John_Faed/11029793/John_Faed.aspx 

    http://www.avictorian.com/Faed_John.html 

    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist (again, the askart.com URL can be read in full for free on Fridays), perhaps in addition to than what’s pointed to by the title URL. So far, 2 works by him have been used here. 

    https://www.gocomics.com/that-is-priceless/2019/10/23?comments=visible 

    has the prior (my comment there included the same artist info URLs).

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2364 (January 16, 2020) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  8. 8 days ago on That is Priceless

    Two Kings of Spain or Kings of the Visigoths

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kings_of_the_Visigoths_by_Alonso_Cano.jpg 

    has info and links that point to info about this painting. Other versions has strip coloration.

     

    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/cano_alonso.html 

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=6052 

    https://www.wikiart.org/en/alonzo-cano 

    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alonso-Cano 

    https://www.wga.hu/bio_m/c/cano/biograph.html 

    http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/sculpture/alonso-cano.htm 

    https://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095546435 

    https://thebiography.us/en/cano-alonso 

    https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/artist/cano-alonso/850ee711-716e-4a02-8bda-cb0f3ed3b752 

    http://www.all-art.org/history252-23.html 

    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist, perhaps in addition to what’s pointed to by the title URL. So far, 2 works by him have been used here. 

    https://www.gocomics.com/that-is-priceless/2011/12/23?comments=visible 

    has the prior (the hyperlink in my one word comment – didn’t have such extensive comments back then – there is inactive; so, I added a slightly longer reply pointing to its title URL.).

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2363 (January 15, 2020) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  9. 8 days ago on That is Priceless

    A king of Spain:

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alonso_Cano_003.jpg

    See File history for strip coloration.

  10. 9 days ago on That is Priceless

    The Marriage Proposal

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Evert_Jan_Boks_The_Marriage_Proposal_1882.jpg 

    has info and links that point to info about this painting.

     

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=2168 

    has a link that points to info about this artist, also pointed to by the title URL. Other than that Wikipedia.org link and its other language versions (again, Google Chrome, with Google Translate added to chrome://extensions, can translate) and references cited by them, I couldn’t find other online info about him. This is the first work by him used here.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2362 (January 14, 2019) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.