Someone found this picture at the one of the museums of Irkutsk (Russia)
"Death of Angelly (Sorrow)", artist Witold Pruszkowsk, 1846
DO YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND IT’S A MID-XIX CENTURY TENTH DOCTOR FANART TELL ME HE REALLY LOOKS LIKE HIM OR IT’S JUST ME
also, there is sort of weeping angel so it’s beginning to be more complicated each time i look at that picture
Except “Witold Pruszkowsk” doesn’t exist (neither does the original v.prushkovskyy), however a “Wiltold Pruszkowski" does exist and yes he does fit in the time frame of this original painting, in fact he was born the same year it was painted, so either that’s one very talented baby or it wasn’t him (for reference the earliest actual painting on Wikipedia was 1876). Well maybe it was the wrong artist I thought to myself, so I looked up "death of angelly (sorrow)" and this painting didn’t show up. So I used google chrome to look up this painting and lo and behold it seems all of the posts are blogs with this on, however this pinterest caught my eye; the image was painted by the same non existent v.prushkovskyy, however the title has changed to “Death of Angelia (sorrow)” which still does not exist. I’m sorry to say this entire story is a fake. The big question is: who painted the image. But wait, there’s more, a handful or Russian blogs also report this story, however all the results were just an image of a Russian tweet which, from the mushy translation thanks to google chrome, the artist has changed once again to B. Prushkovskogo, who - once again - does not exist. Unfortunately, unless I have missed something, this is a lie. Once again, it would be great if the true artist were to step forward because the painting is quite good.
hi! it was me who started all that shit here, on tumblr, so let me explain myself)
so, right, there is VK - Russian site simular to fb, and I found that picture there, got very impressed, and put it right here. alas, I made a stupid mistake and spelled “Angelia” instead of “Angelly”. later I corrected myself, but it was reposted several times before, so the mistake just slipped to the depths of tumblr, and I’m really sorry for that. as for spelling of artist’s name - ok, I just translated his name from Russian, which is lame, I know, but I have no idea, who was that person who changed it to his real polish name, and who also made a few mistakes in there .____.
but then I learned that something else wrong with that picture too - dates were wrong, as you already said. it’s not just you who found this out, so everyone went to check. that is what we found:
1. an article from some Russian site, where we can see the date the painting was made - 1846, also they say that it was made on the base of Y. Slovackii poem “Angelly”, that it became a symbol of faith of Syberia exiles, and that it’s currently in Irkutsk Art Museum (gifted by F. Vishnevskii in 1963). Probably that was this article which started that mess with dates.
2. Here, in Russian version of Wiki, we see the same misunderstanding with the date of his birth, in both cases - was he born 36 or 46 - it’s weird - he couldn’t paint the picture neither the year he was born, nor when he was ten
3. But here they say he painted it in 1879, that makes more sense. Also we can find here that he was studying in Munchen Academy of Art in 1868-1872, that sounds ok as well to me
4. have no information about it, apart from that apparently the photo was made in Irkutsk museum, I can judge it only by walls colour and stuff - the second photo I took from the official site of that museum
5. the last thing - it’s also the official site of Irkutsk Art Museum, and the year of painting is - 1879.
that’s it so far. I live lots of miles from Irkutsk, so, sadly, I can’t just go and check it. but some people say it definitely was there in 2005, but it’s not there now) at least, I almost sure it exists, it was made by Pruszkowski (maybe this time i spelled it correct) and it was made in XIX, all the same, it’s just not so popular to be everywhere in web.
I hope it helps. anyway, I’m really sorry for this mess, and more than sorry for my English, which is far from perfect, as you can see .______.