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    Posted 4 years ago

    BHock45
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    Hi everyone. I've been meaning to post for this for a few days now. I found it at an antique store, along with other older oil paintings. I have not been able to locate a signature, and don't know enough to date it. I have to think it is pre-1800 with the stretcher construction, but I am guessing.

    There were clearly repairs done to the painting, I see some newer staples and a possible repair to the canvas. The only clue is written on the middle stretcher in old soapstone marker the name, "Brand". Over that is, "C3". I did find a few artists with the last name Brand, dating back to the early 1700's, but I cannot be sure. Please feel free to comment on the listing. Thanks for looking!

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    1. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      The backing looks new, so it was probably re-lined. Re-lining often hides clues.
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      Yeah I agree. I can feel that it probably has been glued down. Also it looks like it was restapled to the stretcher.
    3. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      Hi Brunswick. Thank you for the comment. I thought the same about Mary and baby Jesus. but who is the other child in the picture? I couldn't figure that out. Thanks again!
    4. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      thanks for the loves moon spirit brunswick, mrs, aura, vetraio, dl, fort, agram, mike
    5. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      thanks newfld for the love
    6. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      radegunder and nuts thanks for the loves.
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      I see a painting in a frame mounted inside another frame. As for Mary and Jesus, look for a moment at their clothing. Don't get tunnel vision.
    8. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      fhr, yes I see what you are saying as far as the clothing I actually did think of that. Dutch or German? As far as the frame, I think the frame was modified so that the painting could fit inside. I guess either is possible.
    9. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      What are your thoughts on the stretcher construction?
    10. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      The more I look at the painting I enjoy it even more. I like how the children are draped across the mother. Together they form a continuous flowing curve starting with the mother's curled right arm and flowing down with the ripples/pleats in her dress.

      I also see the fear in the older child's eyes. A concern or even jealous look. Very cool.
    11. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      I also have a strong feeling there is a signature in the lower corner. I am a little nervous to remove it from the frame to look through.
    12. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
      thanks mattress cop

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