Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Chalk original, very old - 20"x 24" Man of African American Descent

All items162315 of 224198Fabulous Black Velvet Edwardian Tricorn With Curled Ostrich FeatherTravel Chest Mystery!!
Love it
Like it

ManikinManikin loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 8 years ago

    (52 items)

    I picked up this charcoal drawing a few months back from a friend who previously owned a large antique warehouse. She had him in back room because she didn't know what to do with him and he is very old and fragile. She showed them to me and I was fascinated, I wanted to know everything - age, artist, history, etc. She didn't know and wasn't too concerned, that wasn't her passion, she saw it was mine though and gave him to me....
    He has been tucked away also with me because I'm almost afraid to move the paper, its brittle. There's no artist signature, but there is a stamp...I tried to read it...the bottom says "ARTIST" and I'm thinking the top is some sort of guild name...
    Is anyone familiar with this particular pressure stamp?

    Thank you,


    Mystery Solved


    1. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 8 years ago
      Strathmore Artists....They manufacture specialty paper, art supplies, and have programs offering grants, etc. to aspiring artists....
    2. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 8 years ago
      BTW, where is the category for original drawings, lol? This is actually a chalk drawing...I think its beautiful, and amazing.
    3. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 8 years ago
      Thanks Manikin! I kinda felt like I was talking to myself :)
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      I have seen that thistle mark before but don't believe it had to do with art. Have me curious now. Think I saw it on things made of metal but I have CRS.
    5. RhondaCorvallis RhondaCorvallis, 8 years ago
      Thanks blunderbuss2, I was able do darken the picture just so and read part of the name and found the company. It's always interesting to me researching anything vintage.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.