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lovely9 of 145Silver Fountain Pen hallmarked 1912Sterling Silver Deco Vase
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Posted 5 years ago


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sorry about the quality of the photo. i took it w/ my iphone and i keep forgetting to bring my good camera w/ me when i visit back east.

This is a very large painting - about 65" wide. I'd love to know who painted it, but would be satisfied if i could find out where the actual place is in the painting. It was purchased by my dad at an auction in New Hampshire many years ago. That's a covered bridge over the river in the center. Any/all help and comments appreciated!

[i can't find a category for paintings?? am i blind?]

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, beautiful painting!...First, you're not blind - folk painting is the closest category. I have listed the paintings I'm posting to Show and Tell under 'general' because they were painted by a professional artist and are not folk paintings.

    Secondly, I won't be able to help with this painting since I'm still working on Doniphan. I have been furiously busy within the last 10 days, and am swamped! (I almost despair, but the beauty of his painting calls me forth.) However, I will make the following comments....

    Perhaps you could get better photos. (Can someone back East take a good snap for you?) I can see no signature. Is it signed? Where? What is the exact signature, please? From an irregularity in the canvas, I judge that this perhaps has some age. Any indication that this is the original frame? Any markings on the frame? At which auction was it purchased, and when? If you find a signature, you might check the artist in Any other information you have could only help.

    It is an accomplished piece, and I think it is very beautiful. I hope that someone can help you soon! : ) Regards, miKKo
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    thanks mikko.

    no it isn't signed and yes, it is old. i think it's 1880s-90s, but that's just a guess based on other paintings we have. i don't think that the frame is original, but am not certain. it never looked like it went w/ the painting in the opinions of my dad and i as well as a good friend of his who was a well-known dealer in paintings. i'll ask my dad about the auction where he purchased it. he's had it for many years - i'm guessing around 40 yrs. i don't think anyone there can get a good photo, but i'll get one next time i go there. he has some other really nice paintings too. i'll post a photo of a george inness in his collection. i think that this one is by Champney, but that's a guess. i have no idea why it isn't signed.

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