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Old September 8th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #1
Saskia
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Default Can someone help me identify this painting ?

I am working at a clients house and she is trying to find out the artist of the attached painting. There is no signature that we can see on the painting.
Anyone have any ideas ?
Thank you. I am new to this site.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Saskia
I am working at a clients house and she is trying to find out the artist of the attached painting. There is no signature that we can see on the painting.
Anyone have any ideas ?
Thank you. I am new to this site.
Any ideas as to it's age? Is it on canvas, masonite panel, wood? If it's on canvas, are the stretchers the manufactured type or were they home made? And if canvas, is it secured with tacks or staples?
If you can come up with a reasonable guess as to it's age that would be a good start. If it's recent, say early to mid 20th century it might very well be a book illustration of some kind. Pilgrims for a history book maybe? That would explain the lack of any signature. If an artist was commissioned to do illustrations of that type they may very well have left off their signature thinking that it wouldn't really matter, as the paintings may have become the property of the book's publishers. Or the signature may have ended up underneath the rabbit of the frame. If you can, get some closer pictures, better yet, take it down off the wall and thoroughly inspect it.
(And I am new to the site also, nice to meet you.)

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Old October 9th, 2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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Beautiful painting obviously done in Brittany (France) in the country of Concarneau at the end of the 19th cent. I would give it to the swedish Gustav Theodor Wallen.
http://www.concarneau-peintres.fr/et...ois/wallen.htm

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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #4
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oh my goodness. i totally forgot to log back in until now ! i received an email from someone in sweden who also thinks its a Wallen. I will continue with the search. In regards to the questions of the backing/canvas. It is oil on canvas, see attached pic. looks very old.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #5
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I bought this painting at an estate sale.I did't know I had until I found it in some drawing papers.It's a portriat of a beautiful girl with blue eyes and a red band in her hair.It appears to be very old.Can you help me!
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Old July 29th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #6
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The painting looks like a Mueller, he was known for his realistic portraits of still life, there are many online examples and it might be worth checking out.
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