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Ramsés Cabrera Olivares
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Sep 12, 2013

Dear colleagues,

I'm in the middle of an investigation task, and I have to find out the name of a painter that I don't know. He must be a renowned British painter who probably made most of his work during the 20th century. Two of his most famous paintings represent a man wearing what looks like a green round helmet and a feathery or furry, black-and-white coat, and a short-haired woman sitting on a chair with her hands on her lap and wearing a flat hat and a green coat from the military.

Thank you for your help.

Yours,
Ramsés.


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Ramsés Cabrera Olivares
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The man is wearing a brodie helmet.

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philgoddard
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. Sep 13, 2013

A Brodie helmet is a metal army helmet.
Why don't you post the pictures here?
Also, what exactly is this "investigation task"?


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Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
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Yes, that would be a big help. Sep 13, 2013

philgoddard wrote:


Why don't you post the pictures here?



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Marie-Helene Dubois  Identity Verified
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first one sounds like Sep 13, 2013

"self-portrait in helmet" by Sir William Orpen.

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Daniela Zambrini  Identity Verified
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wow Marie-Helene, brava!! Sep 13, 2013

Marie-Helene Dubois wrote:

"self-portrait in helmet" by Sir William Orpen.


following your indication I found this site:

http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=54262

Picture 54262 [Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan Sir William Orpen, R.A., R.H.A] sounds like the second one!

You have excellent investigation skills!

Daniela


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Tom in London
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Very impressed Sep 13, 2013

Daniela Zambrini wrote:

Marie-Helene Dubois wrote:

"self-portrait in helmet" by Sir William Orpen.


following your indication I found this site:

http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=54262

Picture 54262 [Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan Sir William Orpen, R.A., R.H.A] sounds like the second one!

You have excellent investigation skills!

Daniela


I, too, am very impressed. And here's the other painting that was mentioned:

http://www.fineart-china.com/htmlimg/image-26497.html#

By the way, William Orpen was an Irish (not a British) painter.

[Edited at 2013-09-13 14:27 GMT]


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Marie-Helene Dubois  Identity Verified
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Grazie :) Sep 16, 2013

I never knew translators would be called upon to investigate things like this but it stands to reason really as we need to have sharp research skills to translate (I sometimes feel as though part of my job consists of detective work).
Glad to have been of help!
MH


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