CHRISTMAS DETAILS: RESULTS AND ANSWERS

Was it a Monet or a Manet, a Degas or a Delacroix? If you've been worrying all Christmas, it's time to relax - here are the answers
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The Theme was diagonals: 16 details, each bisected at an angle of more or less 45 degrees. There were 50 fully correct entries, and rather more incorrect ones. As well as the titles printed above, most of the paintings have alternative names, which were of course allowed.

The most obscure details proved to be the ones by Velazquez, Rembrandt and Stubbs, especially the Rembrandt (identified variously as a Carracci, Ribera, Gericault and Cezanne, among others). And the Stubbs was hard to adjudicate. An almost identical detail can be found in another Stubbs painting, The Rubbing Down House, Newmarket Heath. Given the imperfections of reproduction, that title was also allowed as correct. Other Stubbs pictures of Newmarket Heath (eg Eclipse and Gimcrack) were not accepted: similar, but not similar enough.

The overall winner of Christmas Details (and a case of champagne) is Rosemary Winsor of Gasforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The three runners up (a bottle each) are: Jonathan Nevitt of London SW18; Bernadette Devlin of Pinner, Middlesex; and Hilary and Lewis Davies of London E11. Congratulations to all.

1

Degas: `The Orchestra of the Opera'

2

Chardin: `The Skate' or `The Ray'

3

Giorgione: `The Dresden Venus'

4

Velazquez: `Old Woman Cooking Eggs'

5

Rembrandt: Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels

6

Stubbs: `Turf, With Jockey Up, Newmarket'

7

Monet: `Haystacks in Winter'

8

Bosch: `The Bearing of the Cross'

9

Piero della Francesca: `The Flagellation'

10

Titian: `Flora`

11

Uccello: `Battle of San Romano'

12

Caravaggio: `Amor Vincit Omnia'

13

Delacroix: `Liberty Leading the People'

14

Caillebotte: `Pont de L'Europe'

15

Edouard Manet: `Olympia'

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16

Blake: `The Ancient of Days'

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