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Tensor
2012-Jun-13, 05:28 PM
I got an e-mail this morning from the Smithsonian, which I found rather interesting. I sent in a query about a print my wife has. It's from the Knapp company. They put out thousands of prints in the 20s, 30s, and early 40s of pictures by artists or pictures who were well known at the time. I sent in the query about a month ago and have already gotten a reply telling me they couldn't find the TITLE that is on the print. I was told that not finding the title was not unusual as print companies, different galleries, and different collections may use different titles. They also said they would keep on looking and would be able to use image matching software.

Well, today, the e-mail tells me that they were not able to locate the image in their collections or files, nor in the collections or files in three other museums that have very extensive collections of this particular artist. They also looked in two private collections, one of which was know to contain a very large number of this artist's paintings. Still nothing. They will continue looking, and keep me updated on their search results. The artist was fairly well known at the turn of the century, but the locations of all his paintings, or even if the paintings are extant, are known.

Ara Pacis
2012-Jun-13, 05:38 PM
You could try looking online yourself using Tineye (http://www.tineye.com) image search or Google image search.

Tensor
2012-Jun-13, 05:42 PM
You could try looking online yourself using Tineye (http://www.tineye.com) image search or Google image search.

Did that, which is why I went to the Smithsonian. Actually, wrote to two other Art Museums, but hadn't heard from them. I realize that it's only a print. But, it intrigues me that, so far, the original can't be found.

Gillianren
2012-Jun-13, 06:53 PM
Neat! What artist?

Tensor
2012-Jun-13, 07:35 PM
Louis Moeller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Moeller). From the emails, I gather he was rather prolific, though I'd never heard of him. He must have been fairly decent, to be elected to the National Academy of Design.

Gillianren
2012-Jun-13, 09:10 PM
Interesting. That must be a nice print.

SeanF
2012-Jun-13, 09:29 PM
Louis Moeller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Moeller). From the emails, I gather he was rather prolific, though I'd never heard of him. He must have been fairly decent, to be elected to the National Academy of Design.
How's about a picture of the print? :)

Tobin Dax
2012-Jun-15, 12:46 AM
How's about a picture of the print? :)

I can just someone from the Smithsonian finding this thread after that and thinking, "Hey, I found something! Wait a minute--."

Tensor
2012-Jun-15, 02:05 AM
I can just someone from the Smithsonian finding this thread after that and thinking, "Hey, I found something! Wait a minute--."

LOL, yeah, I had that happen here before. I would be looking for something and what I thought would be a lead for more information for the thread, turns out to be a link to the thread itself.

Sean, as soon as I can cut it down enough to load it here or get it uploaded to a linkable site, I'll post the image or link.