Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mystery Artist

The first of you to name the artist who created this work gets a free deluxe map of Dinotopia and a 2-CD Audio Adventure of The World Beneath. One guess per person, please.

20 comments:

slflew said...

Hmmm...would it be James Gurney?

Erik Bongers said...

Carl Larsson ?
You have to be careful with the metadata contained in the picture.
By downloading the jpg file and looking at the properties I found out that the picture was made with an Olympus and edited in Photoshop CS3 Macintosh, focal lenght 17 mm, exposure time 1/13th second - quite long ! Not very usefull but still...it suggests a home-made photograph. Combined with the fact that the drawing looks like an original and not a print and that at the bottom I seem to recognize part of handwriting, I therefor conclude that...nothing.
So would James Gurney have an original Carl Larsson in his possession?
Hmmm...I don't think I have winner here.

James Gurney said...

Sflew: very flattering, but no.

Erik: Excellent guess, and impressive detective work. But also sorry, no.

Bowlin said...

Mary Emily Eaton?

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plog said...

John James Audubon?

James Gurney said...

Bowlin and Plog: Good guesses, but unfortunately not right.

Johann said...

Jeanette Gurney ?

Adam Paquette said...

hmmm the only one I know by name is Carolus Linnaeus, but this drawing looks a tad simple for his stuff... am I way way off?

Christine Walker said...

I'm saying Picasso

indiaartist said...

Marjorie Leggitt ?

Mark Heng said...

This is hard! I'm going to guess (I'm sure wrongly) Cicely Mary Barker.

Mivhael said...

This is a lovely and delicate watercolour that's hard to identify. Something tells me that it belongs to the era of 1850 to 1900 (maybe the times of Arthur Denison). And if I were to make an outrageous guess, I would say Queen Victoria who was known as an avid watercolour painter.

Jim Postier said...

Yeah, I'd go with Cicely Mary Barker.

Jim

Radikin said...

Wow...this is a tough one. Excellent guesses so far. I think it seems a bit heavy handed for her work, but I'm gonna throw out the guess anyway...

...Beatrix Potter?

James Gurney said...

These are wonderful guesses, but I'm sorry, the artist is not Picasso, Linnaeus, Queen Victoria, Jeanette G., Cicely Barker, or Marjorie Leggitt——though it would have been fun to have them all in the same room!

However, Radikin, you've got it! It was Beatrix Potter. Nice work. If you'd like to collect your prize, please email me with your address: jgurneyart@yahoo.com

Radikin said...

Woo hooo! That made my day. Always been a fan of her work. Thanks for doing this, was fun!

Sending email now! :)

Mark Heng said...

AAAAaaaarghghghg!!! Beatrix Potter was actually one of my top candidates!!! I was thrown off by the slightly heavy hand Radikin commented on. Congrats to Radikin!

Adam Paquette said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shame!!! me too! knowing nothing about botany, for some reason her name popped out to me. I googled her name in combination with all sorts of keywords relating to botany but i couldnt find this particular style. In the end it was the 'one guess' rule that psyched me out!! Great challenge :D