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"Snowbound Homes", oil painting by Hedley Waycott circa 1919

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    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:

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      very nice. not too naive either! really captures the light nicely.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 5 years ago
      Agree. The longer that I look at it, the more it seems to be the work of a serious artist.
    3. Artpot Artpot, 5 years ago
      Where did you find this (what state)?
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      This is as close to snow as I want to get !!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 5 years ago
      Found it in Peoria Heights, IL. It has a label from a frame shop in Springfield, IL, the One Horse Framing Company.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 5 years ago
      Peoria not Peoria Heights..
    7. Artpot Artpot, 5 years ago
      Sort of reminiscent of Cecil Vezin Grant- but he painted mostly in Vermont.
    8. kwqd kwqd, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the comment Artpot. I looked at Grant's work and I don't see a strong similarity, personally. Grant seems to put much more detail and realism into his work. When I first saw this painting Alex Poplaski came to mind. He tended to paint country scenes, often of clustered farm buildings. He was a bit later than this painting, though. It could be by an earlier artist from the Old Lyme School of artists, of which Poplaski was a later member and student of several artists in the group. I can't quite decide if there are wooded hills with mountains in the background or just wooded hills. It could be an Illinois scene along the bluffs of the Illinois or Mississippi rivers. I'm going to call the framer today and see if the recall this work. Slim chance, I am guessing.
    9. kwqd kwqd, 5 years ago
      The Old Lyme group of artists was associated with Old Lyme, CT. Childe Hassam was in that group...
    10. kwqd kwqd, 5 years ago
      Got in contact with the framing shop. The framer says that the frame was made by Hedley William Waycott 1865-1938 a prominent regional painter in Central Illinois. He says the painting looks like his work, but he has never seen one that was not signed. The framer says he has reframed many of Waycott's works for his brother, who collects them, and for another major collector of his work who lives in Peoria, where I found this painting. He is sending images to his brother and getting contact information of the major collector for me. Hopefully I will soon know if this is likely Waycott's work or be able to eliminate him as the artist.
    11. kwqd kwqd, 5 years ago
      I was able to prove that this painting is indeed by Hedley Waycott 1865-1928. It appears in a book that was published to accompany a museum's retrospective exhibition of his work in 2006-2007. It is worth about 100 times what I paid for it!
    12. kwqd kwqd, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the comments ho2cultcha, Artpot and blunderbuss2! I love snow, but also love hot dry and hot humid. Just love being out of doors!

      Thanks for the loves

    13. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Hedley Waycott painting Collectables59!

      It would be nice if notifications started working again so responses could be more timely!

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