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Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Calling All Art and History Lovers...


This is a watercolor I found in a thrift store.  I was so taken with the woman wearing the period dress and the old buildings.  What year do you think it is depicting?  1700's?  Where do you think it is?

I love the reflection of the golden sails of the boats and the glow in the window...It is so detailed with such a wonderful composition...

I really would appreciate any input in determining the artist, the period, the location...  The signature is covered by the matting.  It has brown paper sealing the back of the painting, so I would have to take the paper off and remove the matting from the framing....and I kind of hate to do that...if I can avoid it...

There is a sticker from Artistic Ways framing from Tampa, Florida.  When I called the phone number it was disconnected.

I have no idea of the title or the artist.  I have googled and googled and I cannot find an image matching the painting anywhere.  Does anyone recognize this painting?

13 comments:

DJan said...

Venice in the 1700s? That's my best guess. It is certainly lovely, though! Let me know what you find out, if anything. :-)

Pat said...

I don't recognize it, but I sure do like it! I, too, am drawn to the reflections in the water. Just beautiful!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Sorry, no idea either - but it is a wonderful painting.

Anna :o]

Donna B. said...

I got an email from a fellow blogger and she and her husband have the same print. He bought it before 1997. She told me the title was By The Bayside and the artist is E. W. Haslehust. When I tried to find it on google I did not have any luck. Then I found an image of it on an image search and it said the name of the print was Bayside. If this is a print, it sure is a good one. It is framed under glass so I may have to remove the frame to see if it is an original watercolor or a print.

On line, it said it was $15 unframed...so if it is a print...I got a deal.

I really like a lot of this artist's work as well as his illustrations in books. He was an English painter and lived from 1866 to 1949. Fascinating.

Thank you for everyone's input....I intend to keep on researching and will you know if it is an original.

Kerin said...

Hi Donna!
Cool picture!
I would have snagged it too!

Glad you were able to find out a bit more about it.
I'm so curious by nature, that I would have had to sleuth it out too~~~LOL!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

{{hugs}}
Kerin

Laoch of Chicago said...

It is nice looking.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

I recognize that it is now Yours :) Hi Donna, I missed you! I am back & better than ever, ok maybe not better than ever but definity finally found inner peace or maybe it found me. Forget which came first :) all I know that I remember clearly who was there for me during my darkest hour. And I want to thank you for all of your encouragment and love. I'm feeling more hopeful now. thank God! I'm going to be doing some catching up more reading than writing though I did write a new piece. I guess others will follow in due time. Love you! xoxoxo

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

My guess was British before I even saw your comment above, so pleased you have managed to track down some info.

Nancy said...

Donna, you found a treasure. The painting is lovely. It would be interesting to know the location of the scene. It appears the woman is wearing a Dutch hat. ? Thank you for visiting my blog A Joyful Cottage and leaving such a nice comment. I'm following you back. Warmest regards.

Nancy said...

Donna, you found a treasure. The painting is lovely. It would be interesting to know the location of the scene. It appears the woman is wearing a Dutch hat. ? Thank you for visiting my blog A Joyful Cottage and leaving such a nice comment. I'm following you back. Warmest regards.

Stafford Ray said...

Yes, looks Dutch. The sails are not a design we would expect to see in England. But for the light in the window to be so bright in daylight, she had better run inside and put out the fire!

Paul n Lise Robinson said...

Bought a cottage in 2012 and they left this painting behind ... It's one of favs

WMSPAS said...

The picture is called 'By the Quayside' (or also By the Bayside') and is by E W Haslehust a British artist died 1949.