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Madonna and Child Oil on Canvas 20 " x 24" /Ornate Gesso Frame /Signed Unknown/Circa 19th- 20th Century

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AmberRose's loves749 of 8469Interesting Painted Case for Something in Very Bad Condition, but still BeautifulAlexander Backer "Nymph"  Tinted Chalkware Plaque / Marked / Circa 20th Century
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I guess I caught the religious art bug from ho2cultcha because this was the first thing that caught my eye when I went back to the picture section at Volunteer's of America this morning. The 20" x 24" Madonna and Child oil on canvas was leaning against the wall with a bunch of other prints and pictures. It's rather crudely mount in the beautiful frame. Someone just slammed a couple of brads through the stretcher and into the back of the frame. At first I thought the painting had been cut down to fit the frame. It's tacked (not stapled "old"?) to the stretcher and the canvas edges are painted and kind of ragged. I didn't see a signature until I removed the frame so I figured the canvas was original and not cut. The signature was in the bottom right corner just out of view and covered by the frame. There is a tag on the top of the frame that says "DECE" No. 236 Kleur "LG" Meter 20 x 24 . The bottom has "Madonna" written in pencil on the wood. So the frame and canvas seem to have always been together and appear European in origin. As for the artist signature it's anyone's guess... Maresca or something like that. The canvas back and wood has darkened with age but I really don't know how old it could be. The painting is clear and bright with a few scrapes and a scuff and dent near the Madonna's chin. The frame tag is in Dutch "kleur" is "color" so that's a clue were it came from. The colors are very nice and it does grow on you after a while halos and all. -Mike-

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    1. MrsWarren MrsWarren, 7 years ago
      Mike, I love it! Excellent find.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thank you MrsWarren :) Love all your finds as well !

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