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Source and artist of painting of Alexander, Bucephalus and Diogenes?[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference desk/Humanities#Source and artist of painting of Alexander, Bucephalus and Diogenes? -- Jeandré, 2011-06-02t17:38z

Greetings from GLAM-Wiki US[edit]

Invitation to join GLAM-Wiki US

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Peer review Museum de Oude Wolden[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Editør (talkcontribs) 12:19, 25 August 2013‎ (UTC)

Add DAAO record field to infobox[edit]

We'd like to provide links to high quality biographies of Australian artists via the Design and Art Australia Online project. The DAAO is an academic biography datastore funded by Australian universities and government. We propose adding the daao_record field as per the documentation page.

It has been suggested that we use the {{authority_control}} instead. However the NLA (National Library of Australia) is already a Wikipedia Authority control source. The NLA often prominently displays biographies from the DAAO.

For comparison please see our example record at Mike Parr. This uses the NLA authority control and links to the DAAO biography in the external links section. We'd like to see the DAAO link in the infobox.

Queen Victoria (talk) 12:52, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or should I just go ahead and submit a template edit request? Queen Victoria (talk) 12:23, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

The infobox is the wrong place for external links to other resources such as this. -- Netoholic @ 21:32, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

St. Jerome hoax?[edit]

I just had to clean up a number of obvious hoaxes committed by (talk · contribs · WHOIS). A number of his edits were to the article Francesco St Jerome, but even after I removed the obvious stuff, I was left with a nagging sensation that the whole article is itself a hoax. There are no proper references, only two external links, one of which hits a paywall while the other leads to a rather dodgy looking "official" page. The image at Commons, claiming to be by Palma il Giovane, has as its source the "Mark Lawrence Art Collection", a name which resembles one occurring in this contribution by the IP. My knowledge of art history is somewhat sketchy, so I ask the members of this project if you think the article and picture are bona fide or not. I have done a fair bit of image googling for various combinations of "Palma" and "Jerome"/"Girolamo", but to no avail. Oh, and to add to the confusion, there is the equally dubious File:Palmavecchio032.JPG which claims to be by Palma il Vecchio. Favonian (talk) 18:26, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

  • Good catch. I'd suggest AfD, and removing the image from the artist's biography. Whether or not this is for real, it's never been adequately sourced. At worst it's an attempt by the painting's owner or representative to promote it, complete with the unsourced estimated value. JNW (talk) 21:37, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
The story is fairly clear from the "press" page of the website, which reprints the Times story (it says) from 2008. It doesn't seem implausible to me, but how firm the attribution now is isn't clear. It doesn't seem to have been sold yet. The other picture was uploaded in Jan 2008, apparently before cleaning & reattribution. I agree all the German stuff looks hoaxy, but that came long after. Johnbod (talk) 00:22, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Change of heart, per Johnbod; the articles listed at the website's 'press' page can be verified through Google searches. JNW (talk) 00:57, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks ever so much for your input! I'll leave the article be, though I really wish the living person associated with the picture would not claim to be the Lord of Emborough or own the fifth version of The Scream. Favonian (talk) 20:00, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

@JNW, Johnbod: This is going to sound almost cloak-and-daggerish. I have received an anonymous hint drawing my attention to a couple of news items in the Reading Post and The Daily Telegraph. It would appear that Mark Lawrence, the happy owner of Francesco St Jerome and several other interesting paintings, has some problems with verifiability. The Jerome isn't mentioned, but the alleged fifth version of The Scream is. The IP referenced above and intimately associated with the Jerome article boasted about this painting and made unsubstantiated claims about a "Markus Saxe Albertine Wetten Lawrence Von Wettenberg", while, according to the Telegraph article, some of the pictures belonging to Mr. Lawrence of Reading come from "the Wetten family, who originated in the former Duchy of Saxony". All in all, I believe there's reason to believe that the IP editor is Mr. Lawrence and that the source quoted in the article may no longer be sufficient. There may well at some point be material for an article about the "affair", but there would be tricky BLP issues. Meanwhile, we have to figure out what to do with Jerome. I'm inclined to AfD it, but would like to hear your opinions. Favonian (talk) 21:07, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Hmmm. I take it we don't have articles on the other works? The Jerome should have been referenced & toned down a bit after the AFD really. You might just say "doubts have been cast" bla bla & reference the stories. The Jerome is small and very fiddly & not normally the sort of thing a modern forger would do, not to end up in Reading anyway. You could go for AFD, but arguably it is becoming more not less notable as the story develops. Johnbod (talk) 10:03, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom of Worship (painting)/archive1[edit]

Feel free to participate at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Freedom of Worship (painting)/archive1.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 14:53, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

I have a few comments about this project[edit]

I haven't bought into this before except to make a suggestion a few ymonths ago as to additions to Level four. Some of my additions were taken up. Now I see that I made the suggestion in the wrong place and should have made them at Level 3.

OK! Those who have been operating this added my suggestions to Level 4, without anyone who is familiar with how it works having the brilliant brainwave that would take the suggestions to the right place.

My general impression is that nobody has actually got an overview of this, and that things are added to different sections as suggested, rather than anyone actually looking for gaps in the lists, or formulating what they ought to contain. Amandajm (talk) 05:31, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

I added this under the mistaken impression that this was going specifically into a comment section pertaining to Level 3 article. It has ended up on a general talk page. I cannot even begin to understand how this works.

Everything below pertains to Level 3

Arts and culture (56 articles)[edit]