Meindert Hobbema lost to Andō Hiroshige in his first try at the Tournament, but then beat Nicholas Hilliard in his second outing to regain some traction. Meanwhile, Edward Hicks beat Hilliard out of the gate, but then lost to Hiroshige in his second contest. So today's contestants already have a lot of shared Touranment history.
Francisco Goya leaves the Tournament this week. His well-known name failed to win him a large constituency among the Tournament voters, and in leaving he can only take comfort in that he piled up more votes for (34) than votes against (33). Interestingly, he shares his unusual final record of wins, losses, and ties -- 1-2-2 -- with only one other painter, also a well-known artist who left the Tournament earlier than one might have expected. That artist? Gauguin.
Also leaving us this week is Hans Hofmann, with a more prosaic record of 1-2, 14 vf, 19 va.
1638 - 1706
- Lost to Andō Hiroshige in Round 1.
- Dismissed Nicholas Hilliard in First Round Elimination.
- Snuck by Francisco Goya by a two-vote swing in the Left Bracket Second Round. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
1780 - 1849
- Beat Nicholas Hilliard in Round 1.
- Lost badly to Andō Hiroshige in Round 2.
- Swept right past Hans Hofmann in the Left Bracket Second Round by a wide margin.
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