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  1. 2 days ago on That is Priceless

    A Musician

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Wilmer_Dewing_-_A_Musician.jpg 

    has info and links that point to info about this roughly B4 paper size painting.

     

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

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=1727 

    https://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/48519.html 

    https://www.wikiart.org/en/thomas-dewing 

    https://www.wga.hu/bio_m/d/dewing/biograph.html 

    https://americanart.si.edu/artist/thomas-wilmer-dewing-1247 

    http://www.artnet.com/artists/thomas-wilmer-dewing/biography 

    https://www.msfineart.com/artists/thomas-wilmer-dewing-2/ 

    https://collection.crystalbridges.org/people/31/thomas-wilmer-dewing 

    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist, perhaps in addition to than 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 #2344 (December 5, 2019) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  2. 3 days ago on That is Priceless

    Dr William Newman (1773–1835), Principal of Stepney Academy (1811–1826)

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Henry_Boughton_-_Dr_William_Newman_(1773%E2%80%931835),_Principal_of_Stepney_Academy_(1811%E2%80%931826).jpg 

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

     

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

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=741 

    https://www.askart.com/artist/George_Henry_Boughton/21075/George_Henry_Boughton.aspx 

    https://books.google.com/books?id=CDSD-jBIExkC&pg=PA144#v=onepage&q&f=false 

    http://victorian-era.org/biography-of-george-h-boughton.html 

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

    https://books.google.com/books?id=bMkcAQAAIAAJ&q=1833&pg=PA197#v=onepage&q=1833&f=false 

    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. 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 #2343 (December 4, 2019) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  3. 3 days ago on That is Priceless

    What long vacation?? I made an edit there concerning another JG Brown painting

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Greatest_Show_on_Earth,_by_John_George_Brown,_1800s,_oil_on_canvas_-_C%C3%A0_d%27Zan_-_John_and_Mable_Ringling_Museum_of_Art_-_Sarasota,_FL_-_DSC00362.jpg

    before posting my comment here (P.T. Barnum poster at upper right of the strip’s painting led me to it).

    My title URL says The Passing Show is a Private Collection painting. But, I could find no post 1980 auction of it listed online, and this artist’s biographical note

    https://theodora.com/encyclopedia/b2/john_george_brown.html

    in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica specifically mentions the strip painting. That makes me wonder if it might not be privately owned (seems odd a 1911 encyclopedia would mention a privately owned painting); so, I contacted the other painting’s museum to see if this might also be there (because of the Barnum connection). It isn’t. Maybe it is privately owned; but, I could find no independent confirmation of that; so, I didn’t post it to WC, if that’s what your reply is about.

  4. 4 days ago on That is Priceless

    The Passing Show

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=44399 

    has info about this roughly jumbo envelope size painting.

     

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

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=533 

    http://www.artnet.com/artists/john-george-brown/ 

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32252308/john-george-brown 

    https://chrysler.emuseum.com/objects/15524/pull-for-the-shore 

    https://books.google.com/books?id=sPGdBxzaWj0C&pg=PA346#v=onepage&q&f=false 

    http://www.all-art.org/DICTIONARY_of_Art/b/Brown_John1.htm 

    https://books.google.com/books?id=js1ZCAAAQBAJ&pg=PT2#v=onepage&q&f=false 

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

    http://hoocher.com/John_George_Brown/John_George_Brown.htm 

    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, 5 works by him have been used here. 

    https://www.gocomics.com/that-is-priceless/2019/11/26?comments=visible 

    has the prior (I’ve added an artist info URL to what my comment there had).

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #2342 (December 3, 2019) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  5. 4 days ago on Ballard Street

    I think the long hexadecimal string before .jpg is unique each time the image is viewed. If you have a second browser, look at the image in that and see if the URL changes, or just try to view the image using the URL you posted here in the second browser. That’s one way to check it.

    I didn’t expand the replies, other than your post when it failed for me, before posting mine. Sorry.

  6. 5 days ago on Ballard Street

    Potential human version:

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1057/4964/products/butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid-vintage-movie-poster-original-3-sheet-41x81-2485_600x.jpg

    Kudos, again on the names, artwork, etc., StelBel!!

  7. 5 days ago on That is Priceless

    Bathers

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=262404 

    has info and links that point to info about this roughly B1 paper size painting.

     

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=5731 

    https://www.askart.com/artist/Jules_Scalbert/11067998/Jules_Scalbert.aspx 

    both have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist (again, if the bio at the last is truncated, it can be read in full for free on Fridays), 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 #2341 (December 2, 2019) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  8. 6 days ago on That is Priceless

    Game of Leap Frog

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?id=232033 

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

     

    https://www.the-athenaeum.org/people/detail.php?ID=2142 

    https://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=84676 

    https://www.askart.com/artist/Raffaello_Sorbi/11071675/Raffaello_Sorbi.aspx 

    all have info, or links that point to more info, about this artist (again, the last can be read in full for free on Fridays), 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 #2340 (December 1, 2019) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment.

  9. 9 days ago on Doonesbury

    This arc was written in 1991. I don’t know what Quayle did or didn’t do; but, had the arc been written 1996, or later, the content may have changed:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Kimberlin#Dan_Quayle_marijuana_charges

  10. 10 days ago on That is Priceless

    Steve sent me a note that he’s taking tomorrow off (next strip will be Monday).