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Guess Who (by artist's works!) > Under a spreading chestnut-tree (JMW Turner)

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message 1: by Dirk (new)

Dirk Van | 2698 comments Under a spreading chestnut-tree
The village smithy stands;
The smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands. 




message 2: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager (chrisinmaine) | 332 comments Gabriel Metsu - a wild guess.


message 3: by Dirk (new)

Dirk Van | 2698 comments Indeed pretty wild Chris ;-)
Wrong century and wrong nationality...


message 4: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager (chrisinmaine) | 332 comments Hmmm - must be 18th century then. How 'bout Constable?


message 5: by Dirk (new)

Dirk Van | 2698 comments No not Constable, but now you've got the right time period and the correct nationality...


message 6: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager (chrisinmaine) | 332 comments a matter of elimination then - Turner?


message 7: by Dirk (new)

Dirk Van | 2698 comments Damn, I shouldn't have given you these hints ;-)

Yes you've got it!

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851)


self portrait age 16


self portrait age 24

More Turners coming up in a moment ;-)


message 8: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager (chrisinmaine) | 332 comments Well ... I know your M. O. by now so I assumed that the painting was not in the best known style of the painter. So I took a shot.


message 9: by Dirk (new)

Dirk Van | 2698 comments Well indeed: if I posted one of these pics, almost every member of the group would have known it instantly ;-)


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message 10: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 1889 comments Indeed. Who else could we have turned to?


message 11: by Dirk (new)

Dirk Van | 2698 comments For more on Mr. Turner:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2473794/...

2014 Movie by Mike Leigh with Timothy Spall as Turner.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2473794/


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