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Old oil painting

 
 
Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2016 07:55 am
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about this old oil painting of mine (age, origin, etc.)?

I can't tell much about it asides the fact that it's definitely an oil painting and I'd guess quite old. There's no signature that I can see. It seems to have been restored by a professional quite recently as the wood of the canvas is new but the fabric itself is visibly a fair bit older.

https://s31.postimg.org/ci1ufh1mj/P1070500.jpg
https://s32.postimg.org/egfwtawn9/P1070501.jpg

Thanks,
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2016 09:07 am
@Eraofart,
first things first. Get a UV light (black light) and shine it onto the whites. Modern Titanium based whites will flouresce a bright bluish -white. (Same crap they put into toothpaste to make you think your teeth are whiter.)

If it flouresces, its no older than the 1920's
Then we can go further.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 06:48 am
@Eraofart,
Because of the blue background and the energetic strokes, I'm seeing 1890-1920's
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usmanbin
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 10:02 pm
It was rather good actually!
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 05:35 am
@Eraofart,
The more I look at it I see a fragment mounted on a very studentish "stretcher". It seems a secondary figure off of a much larger canvass or maybe a canvas wall covering. The canvas seems to be mounted on a later twentieth century board maybe Masonite.
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amirmohtashemi
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2019 01:44 am
@farmerman,
That's a good point..
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