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    Posted 10 years ago

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    This painting was passed down from my grandmother. I know she purchased it overseas about 40 years ago. The artist's signature shows W.C. Rip (not sure if that is just part of a last name?) and the date 78 (1878). Can anyone confirm who the artist is?


    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      WILLEM C. RIP DUTCH 1856-1922
    2. SMD SMD, 10 years ago
      Thanks! Any idea what the writing is between his name and the date?
    3. SMD SMD, 10 years ago
      I found my painting online!! Forward the slideshow 9 times to get to it. I wonder where the image they have comes from? It says "This website is an initiative of a far relative of Willem Cornelis Rip. Made with the cooperation of the Rip-collector Mark Rijkaart."
    4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      Well you could have a copy, BUT read the description and it states that the size is unknown that tell me they do not have it, so I would email them a picture of yours to see if you have the original. Dave
    5. SMD SMD, 10 years ago
      I strongly believe it's the original. I sent an email earlier this morning, not sure if it's still an active email account but am hoping so.
    6. SMD SMD, 10 years ago
      I received a response! I did redact some of the information provided (by using asteriks). Here it is:

      Dear Sarah,

      This is an really early work of Willem. He was only 22 years old when he made this.
      It is amazing what quality he had on this age since Watercolors are more difficult to make then oils.
      The title is most often on the back of the paper . But in this case you do not have to look.
      Because I almost know for certain this is a view on the city of Steenbergen.
      It is a city near to Rotterdam were he used to live.
      The church you see is not there any more.It was broken down in 1911.
      The frame is original witch you do not see very often.
      As for the value It should be around **** to ****dollar in auction.
      Insurance-value is around **** dollar.

      If you have any more questions please ask.

      Kind regards,
      Mark Rijkaart
    7. SMD SMD, 10 years ago
      Just found another email from earlier today from the woman in the Nertherlands who forwarded my email on to the "expert" in Rip paintings. She said she found a photo of it on the internet and that's the one on their website. Likely it's one I posted a few years ago when first I inherited it, I cannot where I posted it but I do recall I received no response about it at that time. I am happy to now know more about it. She also asked for the measurements, which I provided, so they can update their information.
    8. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 10 years ago
      Way to go!! Now hang that Puppy up and ENJOY!!!! Dave
    9. cis2you cis2you, 9 years ago
      very, very, nice.

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