View Full Version : What is this painting???

04-28-2011, 12:54 AM
Okay, this is driving me nuts.... can anybody help me identify this very well-known painting? I want to say it's late 19th century.... I can actually picture it... a mother and child are sitting on the grass, and the mother's holding an apple. The style is kind of realistic romanticism. It's located in the Portland (OR) art museum. I can even picture the exact location and where it's hanging on the wall!! Help!!!! Don't tell me that I actually have to go back to the museum to figure this out. ;)

Eyebrows 0f Doom
04-28-2011, 01:59 AM
I thought perhaps this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:William-Adolphe_Bouguereau_(1825-1905)_-_Temptation_(1880).png), but that's at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, not in Portland.

04-28-2011, 05:29 AM
You can search their collection online, but I can't see anything that matches what you describe.

Baal Houtham
04-28-2011, 07:20 AM
This doesn't fit your description, :) but maybe Baby Reaching For An Apple by Mary Cassatt?

Here. (http://www.marycassatt.org/Baby-Reaching-For-An-Apple-Aka-Child-Picking-Fruit.html)

04-28-2011, 09:08 AM
Temptation (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/William-Adolphe_Bouguereau_%281825-1905%29_-_Temptation_%281880%29.png) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

It's in Minneapolis.

04-28-2011, 09:37 PM
Oh dear. I was so sure it was in the Portland museum.... but yes, that's the one. The next time I go to a free Friday, I'm going to have to figure out how this confusion came to be. Anyway, yes, that's it. Thanks everyone! :)

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