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I need help figuring out the signature of my Painting.

 
 
Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2016 11:21 am
I just bought this wonderful painting of the Bavarian Alps (I think). I cannot figure out the signature. The canvas was attached with nails which I think it may make the age of my painting in the 19th Century.

Thanks for any help.

http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/OneTallGentleman/slideshow/
 
Onetallgentleman
 
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Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2016 02:07 pm
@Onetallgentleman,
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h336/OneTallGentleman/GermanPainting1_zpsdkcseqxl.jpeg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h336/OneTallGentleman/GermanPainting3_zpsnswivyss.jpeg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2016 02:26 pm
@Onetallgentleman,
Glad you got the photo to show up. That signature is quite a mystery. I made a few guesses to myself, but I don't believe any of them are near correct. On of my guesses was Rumbauer; another was Plumburry. Ha.. There may be a way to search on google images for subject matter, and then looking at styles and signatures of those pages/

The painting is rather pretty, and I don't mean that in a condescending way. I'm uncomfortable with the uniformity of the trees, but trees do have some uniform ways of branching sometimes. I've painted conifers myself, so have some sense of doing it.
Onetallgentleman
 
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Reply Thu 17 Mar, 2016 07:29 pm
@ossobuco,
Thanks , I have spent countless hours looking up Images from multiple websites and I still can't figure who signed my Painting.

Does anyone else have any ideas?
Onetallgentleman
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:13 pm
@Onetallgentleman,
Anyone?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:31 pm
There are a few people here who are pretty good at signatures but they don't post every day. Check back from time to time.
Onetallgentleman
 
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Reply Mon 21 Mar, 2016 11:01 am
@ossobuco,
Is there another Forum to help me figure this out?
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Mon 21 Mar, 2016 09:18 pm
The artist name is a tough one. I see .

The painting is done by a fine hand, it looks fifties, sixties. Its a little cloyish in its subject matter for some tastes but as fine art suitable for decoration its got to be worth $500 - $750.

I'm working on a similar painting now. It'll hit the thrift shop as soon as its done. Too sentimental for my tastes.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Mon 21 Mar, 2016 09:19 pm
The artist name is a tough one. I see Ph___tar_tt.

The painting is done by a fine hand, it looks fifties, sixties. Its a little cloyish in its subject matter for some tastes but as fine art suitable for decoration its got to be worth $500 - $750.

I'm working on a similar painting now. It'll hit the thrift shop as soon as its done. Too sentimental for my tastes.
Onetallgentleman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 08:55 am
@bobsal u1553115,
It's rather interesting since I had a Great-Great-Grandfather that came from Bavaria to the United States in 1861.

Thanks,
Dan
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 11:00 am
@Onetallgentleman,
I wish I could paint as well as your piece is executed. I'd hang it in my studio.
Onetallgentleman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 03:04 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
Thanks for the Complement , I do have to say I paid $22. for my Painting. Do you have a Website or something else that shows your Artwork?

-Dan
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2016 03:41 pm
@Onetallgentleman,
hmorehead on flickr shows my dye work.

I'm thinking the first letter is an "F" not a "P".
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ckdrew670
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 09:47 am
@Onetallgentleman,
Hi! If it is a German/Swiss painting then the name is possibly Germanic. It looks to me like it might end in -ardt (which is a common ending for Germanic surnames).
Onetallgentleman
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 10:16 pm
@ckdrew670,
Thanks..

-Dan
Onetallgentleman
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2016 12:48 pm
@Onetallgentleman,
I will send a $30 Gift Card to anyone who can Figure out the Artist that painted my painting.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2016 08:38 pm
@Onetallgentleman,
I think it will be very difficult without seeing the painting in hand. How about a photo of the back of the canvas in close up, a photo of any stickers and notes on the back. A photo that shows a corner detail of the frame, stretcher with canvas close enough to see the weave of the canvas.

If I can at least accurately date this thing it will make narrowing down the artist much easier. If I can do it and frankly I don't think it will be easy in light of the thousands of artists working, I would rather you make a donation of art supplies to a school or Boys and Girls club.

I went back over the painting and I don't think we'll find that painter. I really think its illustration art or painted specifically for the decorator market. Its done well enough and the quality of the paint itself shows that this is an experienced painter, but the pine trees closest and on the left just don't have the 'touch' I'd like to see. And, again, the subject and the painting style are very romantically executed.
ckdrew670
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 06:23 am
@Onetallgentleman,
I agree that it is difficult without any further information. Can you carefully take it out of the frame? Or take a picture of the back of the frame for us?

I am convinced that the first letter is an "R" because you can see a very faint connection with the stem of the letter where the artist hasn't quite pressed hard enough to make the 'tail' of the R. I feel that it therefore might say "Reinhardt" and a little research shows similar style in the work of August Friedrich Reinhardt (1831-1915) though I cannot find any signatures for him. I will try and upload a picture of a work by him that I think looks similar - the treatment of the mountains in the distance is v. similar but perhaps yours is a follower of Reinhardt (it's a common name).
ckdrew670
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 06:27 am
@Onetallgentleman,
Here's the pic mentioned in the previous post …

http://imgur.com/y0u1En4
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 06:30 am
@ckdrew670,
This is later than Reinhardt. And not so finely rendered. Reinhardt was a fine painter. This work has nowhere the detail or quality of finish of a Reinhardt.

https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=OIP.M2e9bf7418b5e7dd0e7e087d5257ede75o0&pid=15.1

https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M12e0252f9b80e0f04813775a74da595fo0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300

The signatures do not match at all.
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