Quiz: Find the Original

April 22 2020

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Picture: The Saleroom

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Following on from yesterday's challenge, here is another copy of a famous picture that was exhibited at the Royal Academy in the nineteenth century. It's coming up for sale in New Orleans catalogued as 'Attributed to Alfred W Thompson'. Can you find the original? A little tip - it's on display in a London Museum.

No prizes, just for fun.

Update - Congratulations to reader Bob Hawkins, who spotted that the above picture is in fact a copy of Edwin Landseer's Doubtful Crumbs at the Wallace Collection. Here is a fine video discussing the collection's other Landseer The Arab Tent. This painting cost Sir Richard Wallace £6,300 making it one of the most expensive paintings acquired by the museum's founders. In comparison, Frans Hals's Laughing Cavalier was bought for a mere £2,040 in 1865.


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