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  • How to find a painting without knowing artists name

    I'd like to try to find a painting that I found several years ago. I'd like to describe it in hopes that someone could help me identify the artist, era, etc.

    The painting was of two young children - a boy and a girl - sitting at a wooden table on stools. The girl was eating from a bowl and the boy was laughing and falling off his stool as several geese paraded into the (kitchen?) thru an open door (half-door perhaps). The geese were probably honking as they made their way through the room.

    I would guess that this was a farm kitchen the children were sitting in. Perhaps as found in a farmhouse. European kind of living in the 1800s I'd guess.

    It was a lovely painting. The children were beautiful. Blondish hair, fair skin, around the ages of 6 or 8 would be my guess.

    I hope someone out there could offer any kind of information.

    I thank you in advance.

    Elizabeth Moyers

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    A Painting That was Sold on the old Jim and Tammy Faye Banker Show PTL GOD,S HANDS COMING OUT OF THE CLOUDS HOLDING THE EARTH.

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    • #3
      I am looking for a painting that my mother had in our house when I was pre-teen (back in the mid 60's). I don't know the artist or the period... My description is that it was a woman and a young girl having tea either in a garden or on a patio... there might have even been some water in the background... They were dressed in their Sunday bests with hats and gloves as well as dresses.

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      • #4
        Hoping to find this painting or at least identify it. It's a painting of Wall Street in NYC where the roadway is a golf fairway. Please help! Thanks!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Guest View Post
          Hoping to find this painting or at least identify it. It's a painting of Wall Street in NYC where the roadway is a golf fairway. Please help! Thanks!
          No.17 Wall Street Golf & Cricket Club by Loyal H. Chapman - http://www.infamous18.com/catalog17.html

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          • #6
            Hi, I'm trying to locate the name / artist of a painting. It's a man running toward a cityscape, very dark / ominous colors. Many thanks if anyone can point me in the right direction!

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            • #7
              I'm trying to find a painting that I first saw in the 1980s; I believe the artist's first name is John or like it. The painting has a young girl in a library; she is writing (maybe a quill) with gold energy going from her writing up into a swirl above her head and out through a window into the night. The energy has things from the story like a sailing ship. Does this sound familiar?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ekblackwell View Post
                I'm trying to find a painting that I first saw in the 1980s; I believe the artist's first name is John or like it. The painting has a young girl in a library; she is writing (maybe a quill) with gold energy going from her writing up into a swirl above her head and out through a window into the night. The energy has things from the story like a sailing ship. Does this sound familiar?
                Perhaps Magical Daydreams of Christmas - attributed to Honor C. Appleton - Illustrator of children's books 1879 - 1951 http://www.artnet.com/artists/honor-...xvjZtOXfFK1HQ2

                Edit: Missed the part of the the swirl going into the night. Dickens in his study came to mind at first...with his stories up in the air. Something more modern I think.
                Last edited by Eirene; May 25th, 2018, 12:16 AM.

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                • #9
                  I seem to recall a painting similar to this showing a famous author at work, with his characters appearing all about him as he writes them into life. I can't find it as I can't remember the author involved. I tried a few reasonable guesses without success. There is a vaguely similar painting of Dickens, but this in not the work I have in mind.

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                  • #10
                    ... I might be thinking of this Hans Christian Andersen painting, but I'm not sure. Either way I am not describing a painting with a little girl in it.

                    https://fineartamerica.com/featured/...johnstone.html

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                    • #11
                      We had a thread regarding the Hans Christian Anderson painting. I was thinking that this one with the girl in the library is an illustration from a children's book. Thought perhaps by Arthur Rakham or one of the twins Anne or Janet Grahame Johnstone. No joy there. https://www.artconversation.com/foru...metal-etchings

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Eirene View Post

                        Perhaps Magical Daydreams of Christmas - attributed to Honor C. Appleton - Illustrator of children's books 1879 - 1951 http://www.artnet.com/artists/honor-...xvjZtOXfFK1HQ2

                        Edit: Missed the part of the the swirl going into the night. Dickens in his study came to mind at first...with his stories up in the air. Something more modern I think.
                        That's not it, but it's very nice.

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                        • #13
                          I am looking for a painting that was described to me but I have never seen. It is of a boy sitting on steps maybe in front of a house. He is spilling his drink and holding a hotdog in the other hand which his dog is trying to eat. I would love to see this painting and know its name if possible.
                          Thank you.

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                          • #14
                            I am looking for a painting that was on Cityline on May 17 around 9:40 am.
                            nancy

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                            • #15
                              I think we need more information on that one.

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