Monday, May 25, 2009

Calling All Bostonians!

I stumbled upon an art historian in need on Craigslist, and you can help! The historian in question needs someone to go to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (a fabulous museum) and check out a certain 18th century portrait and take notes on specific details in the painting. Although he/she may have been swamped with emails already I thought I'd post it on here as a fun project for anyone close to the museum. You can check out the details here.

7 comments:

Eliza Ward said...

Oh, I love that painting! I had it as my desktop wallpaper when I lived in Salem. I didn't think it was on display though. They must have just put it up (uh, within the last year.. I guess that's not all that recent). I wish I could go look at it!!

I'm not having the problems seeing your site anymore :)

Heather Carroll said...

I don't think that's the painting in question I just put it up because I liked it. See, great minds think alike!

I'm glad you can see it again. I think the culprit was my follower widgit..which blogger produces so...they should get their act together.

Eliza Ward said...

Hmm, yeah, I just took a look at the posting, and my guess would be he's talking about the portrait of John Hancock, which shows his record book (you can just barely read it), or Sam Adams, which shows a document (the Mass constitution maybe? I forget). But actually, you're not allowed to take photos in the museum, so I don't think that's going to work out!

Heather Carroll said...

You aren't allowed to in the Louvre either but that didn't stop the massive onslaught of tourist from totally disregarding that very appropriate of rules!

Maybe a sneaky non-flash one

Polonaise said...

I really like this picture and love finding new portraits to use as wallpaper. (Guess I'll have to move ol' Coussmaker out....)

Huh. I was at the Louvre a couple months ago and pictures were certainly allowed, without flash. I have about 150 to prove it! (Love that Holbein Anne of Cleves.) However, they don't seem to care in Versailles if one was taking forbidden photos. The Court Pomp show was strictly no photos allowed. And nerdy girl that I am, I took no photos. Everyone else there was happily clicking away, I was grinding my teeth at flash users and the guards didn't say a word. Not fair!

Heather Carroll said...

That's how I was too. I wanted to take them, but that would mean contributing to the decay of awesome paintings. So I only sneaked two photos...one of a statue mold I recognized from Chatsworth and the original model for Marie de Medici's tomb since Lauren was hunting for it (somewhere else in the Louvre). She never found it, so it was totally worth it.

Side note: Lauren and I went with 2 other art historians (contemporary and renaissance) we knew it was just best to split up and go it alone or else we'd never get anything done! ;)

Amber said...

Hello everybody, I really like the painting and may I ask who painted it and what is the name of the painting?