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Posters and Prints1427 of 2359Lithograph print from Japan.Marilyn Monroe 50's poster original
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Posted 5 years ago


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At a recent garage sale this frame caught my eye, in it was the image of Queen Elizabeth with Prince Andrew & the new born Prince Edward. When we got home we opened it up to find this copy of a painting by Frank H. Desch hidden behind the Queen.
It is a wonderful image, very old & fragile, somewhat yellow but still in reasonably good shape.
Frank H Desch was an American Impressionist Painter, 1873-1934, I've done some research but have been unable to find this exact image or the date it was painted.
It was produced by the The Knapp Co., Inc., NY.

9.5" wide X 11.5" high

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  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Gotta love hidden treasure !!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Beautiful ! Love it walksoft and what a great surprise to find it :-)
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Hidden treasure & surprises are always fun & your'e right I do see a bit of Princess Di.
    Thanks for the comments & the love Hedge, Mani, & eye4beauty.
    Thanks for checking out the post & showing some love, musikchoo & Mattsdad.
  4. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    This caught my eye in the thumbnails because it reminded me of the work of Hamilton King that was an illustrator during the same period. It is gorgeous! Funny, I have a Hamilton King Coke Chromolithograph on here that was found in the exact same manner.. as a filler behind another piece of art. I think that should be a lesson to everyone to always check what is behind the item under the glass, don't you? I collect art of this type in all forms and think you have an incredible piece. I'll have to be on the lookout for other works by your artist. Thanks for sharing your find!
    And eye4beauty, I can see it too!
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    @chinablue, I was going to ask you about Chromolithograph but went to your post & found your link. After examining it I would say this was produced in the same manner.
    We feel very fortunate to have bought a frame for $1, & then find this beauty that has been hiding since 1964.
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the info, the comment & the love, chinablue.

    Thanks for the love, eye4beauty & scandi.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Here is on that is similar Walksoft dated 1910 . He must have loved big hats and also this was in a Canada post :-) His paintings do remind me of a English lady at the Famous horse show that slips my mind but always wearing huge hats .
  8. bratjdd bratjdd, 5 years ago
    Great find!!! walksoftly I have to picture that i bought and have not open the back,maybe just maybe I too might find hidden treasure. Thank for sharing.
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks mani, she is nice, he really had a thing for big hats.

    This is another nice one of his;
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Always glad to share bratjjd, thanks for stopping by for a look & the comment.
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks jimborasco, for stopping by & loving her!
  12. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Kathycat, & Bellin.
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love, mosk.
  14. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    your find may be valuable, but the mystery & story is PRICELESS. This is what "pickers" DREAM about at night.
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love, mikie & kerrie.
    Thanks for the comment as well mikie, I never would have got it for a buck if the sellers knew that she was hiding in there!
  16. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Too funny BELLIN :-)
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love kerry, smiata, moon & lundy.

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