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    Posted 6 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    My "Madonna and Child" painting seemed appropriate to repost along with my seasons greetings. Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year full of great finds and treasures galore !

    Previously posted 7/15/2014

    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 execution reminds me more of the holy cards I received as a child than a great masterpiece but still quite nice. 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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    Comments

    1. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      May be - Mario MARESCA Italian (1877-1959)
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks aghcollect :) ...it's quite possible. I'll check into it further
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank You Patsea :)
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Hi
      mikelv85
      I sincerely believe you find quite a nice valuable artwork.
      You have all the criteria, nail, stetchers, sudjet, really nice frame, all untouch.
      Don't rush anything here, I will make best to help you,if you don't mind.
      I am registered to few artwork web site, and look around for you.
      Take care and thanks sharing your great find.
      Regards
      Alan
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much Alan :) I always appreciate help from any fellow CW members. I know a little about a lot but not an expert by any means. -Mike-
    6. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      Is an adorable post, a treasure! Merry Christmas to you!!!
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you Virginia.vintage :)
    8. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      Have a great Holiday Mike!!!
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks pops52 :)
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      merry Christmas mikelv85 !! very beautiful!!
    11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you Sean :) Have a great holiday !
    12. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Merry Christmas mikelv85!

      Michael
    13. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      Merry Christmas Mike!
    14. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you everyone..... officialfuel , walksoftly, and Phil :)
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      All the best to YOU & YOURS over the Festive Season !!!!!!
    16. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you vetraio50 :)
    17. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      She is a lovely Madonna Mike.

      Thanks for all of your great posts and info this year, and here's to a relaxing Christmas and successful 2015!
    18. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the compliment Karen. I try to do my best. :) Hope we all continue to find our special treasures in the coming new year. -Mike-
    19. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:)
    20. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      What an interesting painting, I hope you find out more about it. Like Alan, I also think this may be a significant minor work. I'm no expert, of course, but just note the difference in the two halos, and the infant holding an Easter lily, as example.
    21. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Happy New Year to you as well Trey :) ...Thanks Katherine for the comment and the insight, it is one of my favorite pieces. :)

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