Posted 5 years ago
Oil painting, ca 1920s, 10" x 16" oil on card. When I saw this painting, I was immediately captured by the color palette and freshness of the work. It appears to have been "recently" framed/reframed and backed and I thought it might be a recent piece, meant to deceive as an older piece, since it is in such good shape.
I have around 2000 paintings in my collection and seldom add new works as I just don't have room to hang anything new so they go into "the pile". But I am an art tragic, so there you are. I sliced the dust cover on back on three sides, hoping to find a signature and title verso, but it is blank. There is not enough room under the frame for a signature or monogram, so probably by a mystery advanced amateur artist. I really like the artist's brush strokes. The card is quite old, and might even predate the 1920s. I also love winter scenes and thinly painted oils. $7.99 thrift shop find. I was goner. Enjoy!
Proved to be by artist Hedley William Waycott 1865-1938. The frame was made by him and is a signature of his work. A link to more information about him: