Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Govaert Flinck, Dutch

"Great Moments in Phallic Portraiture" (Page 225), 1645

Oil on canvas


  1. If you don't already know, Google (and perhaps other search engines) can also do an image search.

    Once you've chosen the image you want to search for, right-click the image on a PC, or Ctrl-click (hold down the Ctrl key while clicking) the image on a Mac, to open the drop down menu, and click Copy Image Address (or words to that effect).

    Then, click the camera icon in the search box here, and paste (Ctrl-V on a PC, ⌘-V on a Mac) the image address into the box that appears, and then the Search button.

    Google will then list webpages containing approximate, if not identical, matches to the image.

    Using that, I found the date for this painting to be ca. 1654, in the auction page I posted in today's GoComics strip (for some reason, pointing to it directly here was rejected by the comment software here), in under 5 minutes.

    I don't see the strip painting before looking at it here (I don't have some catalog or whatever to use and no art expertise).

    Anyway, from my prior posts here, it seems you sometimes just guess at the date. So, I thought I would provide you with a recipe for something more concrete.

  2. Thanks, mabrndt! That's pretty cool. I'll try it in the future.