1 Antonella da Messina: St Jerome in his Study (1475), National Gallery, London 2 Jacopo de' Barbari: Portrait of Luca Pacioli (1495), Museo di Capodimonte, Naples 3 Juan Snchez-Cotn: Still Life with Game, Fruit & Vegetables (1602), Prado, Madrid 4 Fra Bartolommeo: Portrait of Savonarola (1497), Museo di San Marco, Florence 5 Guido Cagnacci: The Death of Lucretia (1640), Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyons 6 Manet: White Peonies with Secateurs (1864), Musee d'Orsay, Paris 7 Velzquez: Old Woman Cooking Eggs (1620), National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh 8 Jacques-Louis David: The Oath of the Horatii (1785), Louvre, Paris 9 Cezanne: The Black Clock (1870), Niarchos Collection, Paris 10 Goya: Portrait of Bartolome Sureda (1806), National Gallery of Art, Washington 11 Magritte: The Key of Dreams (1935), Collection Jasper Johns 12 Caravaggio: Narcissus (1598), Galleria del Arte Antica, Rome 13 Georges de la Tour: A Boy Blowing on a Firebrand (1650), Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo 14 Ingres: Portrait of Monsieur Bertin (1832), Louvre, but showing in National Gallery, London 15 Wright of Derby: Two Boys Fighting over a Bladder (1770), Private Collection 16 Picasso: Guernica (1937), Prado, MadridReuse content
The 1998 Christmas Details showed 16 points of light shining out of a surrounding darkness. Which paintings were they from? Many entries came close to identifying them all, but one devilish detail defeated all but a few: number 5, The Death of Lucretia, by that proto-photo-realist of the Baroque, Guido Cagnacci. It was variously guessed as Correggio, Leonardo, Etty, Courbet and GF Watts - but mostly as "?". Only 10 entrants got it, and they got all the others right as well. A case of champagne goes to Lilian and David Petty of Stockport; and a bottle each to A McKeegan of St Paul's Cray, Kent; Suzy Croft of London, SW11; and William Gallagher of Dublin.