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Posted 5 years ago


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The first image is an old Arthur Rackham print i found in a 1916 magazine - 'The Studio'. The middle print is from an 1892 German newspaper and the third pic is another print from 'The Studio' by a famous Swedish illustrator whose name i forget. i LOVE the first frame - a beautiful example of an Arts/Crafts style frame. The third frame is also a very nice american mahogany frame from the turn of the 19th/20th century. The last print is a Rich Silk Brocade [Kara Nishiki] for curtains, designed by Jimbei Kawashima - printed around 1920. I love the frame on that one too. i painted the matte gold, which i think works really well.


  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, the third one is entitled "Playing Scales", and it's by Swedish Impressionist Carl Larsson. Here's a link to a page on the artist and his work.

    Wild about the second print and the fourth!
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    thank you mikkochristmas11! i had forgotten the name, but you got it right.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Love the carved frames.
  4. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    all good, but luv #4!
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    thanks hems303. i am liking the 2nd one more these days - the old cranes. i fixed up the frame - adding some gilding to it and the print looks very dark and ironic in it. i have so many really beautiful, old frames, but none of them have labels on them, so i've been unable to research them. i'd love to show them to an antique frame specialist.
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    hi mikkochristmas11 - a belated thank you for the info on carl larsson. strangely, this 1916 print calls this print 'Suzanne at the Piano'. ?? now that i have framed it in a nice, walnut frame, i'm going to give it to my mom - whose name is suzanne and who plays the piano beautifully.
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, ho2cultcha! Good to see you! Hope you're well. And, sir, you thanked me straight away, as your kind and courteous soul always does.

    That's very interesting! I'd take another look at that print, if I were you. I just found the painting once again referred to as "Playing Scales" in another source. Do you suppose that yours might be a special run print, or 'something'? Is there an artist's signature that has been added after printing? You could place an inquiry with the following organization about the discrepancy in titles.

    This sounds like a lovely birthday gift! Bravo! Perhaps she'll play something Edvard Grieg or Sibelius for you. (Wrong nation, I know, but the correct era and very beautiful.) Best wishes for a splendid birthday! miKKo
  8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, Bellin! You are so very kind, sir!!!!! Truly, you are kind. Ah, you have made my day, my friend. : D Best wishes for a splendid evening to a splendid soul!!!! Fondly, miKKo
  9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, ho2cultcha! Here's a suggestion for you. An excellent way to find the exact title of your work would be to consult the catalogue raisonné on Carl Larsson.

    Carl LARSSON
    Hjert, Bertil et al. Carl Larsson Grafiska Verk: En Complett Katalog, preface by Dr. Hans H. Brummer, Hjert & Hjert, Uppsala, Sweden 1983, 261 pp., cloth.
    The authoritative quadrilingual (Swedish, English, German, and French) catalogue raisonné of prints, profusely illustrated.

  10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    i've seen the same picture referred to as 'Playing Scales' as well, but this print was in Studio magazine and is titled 'Suzanne at the Piano' - one of my favorite sources for beautiful prints of the early 20th c. Maybe it's a mistake?

    my mom does play beautifully on a steinway - and although she loves sweden and has visited there often, she is much more likely to play beethoven, chopin or tchaikovsky. i've never even heard of Grieg or Sibelius, but have heard of a scandinavian composer named Nielsen or Nielson - and i think it was from her.

    thank you again for your thoughtful suggestions mikkochristmas11. you really are very kind and generous to respond with such tact and eloquence! and thank you bellin68 for reminding all of us of mikkochristmas11's splendid contribution here.

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