Posted 3 years ago
I am trying to identify the artist of this pastel painting.
It is signed (which I cant decipher!) and dated 31 10 1945.
On the reverse of the paper is a stamp referring to the maker of the actual paper. It says they won a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelles - meaning top quality paper.
Also on the back frame is a stamp which I believe is a Belgian "Duty Paid" stamp..import tax ? (I found the painting in Brussels ).
I am guessing it is either French or Belgian -possibly Dutch.
If anyone can identify the signature or has any clues I would really appreciate your help.
To me it is a stunning painting - even more so when you consider it was painted only a few months after the war ended
p.s ADMINS - I cant flip the first picture to be the right way round... tried everything can you do it ? thank s