Posted 6 years ago
Challenge. First two photos: a watercolor signed Frederick Russell Bates, sold recently on Etsy. Second two photos: an oil painting I own ... no signature ... painting may have been cut down at some point in history ... in large penciled letters on reverse canvas "F R Bates, 1891, Boston Mass". CHALLENGE QUESTION: Comparing the two paintings (style, composition, strokes etc) do you think that these two paintings were done by the same artist? Weigh in your thoughts! Thanks!