18th Century Watercolors of Castles/ Signature identification

Discussion in 'Art' started by Rdvlvic, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Rdvlvic

    Rdvlvic New Member

    Prints are typically more my style, but I picked these up because of how beautiful they are.

    Can you identify the artist?
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    This one is an etching, although it may be handcolored. Not a watercolor.

    I only see one picture although there also appear to be closeup snipets showing the signature. Sig seems to be Renaud or Renard?
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Do you mean the subject is 18th century or you think your pieces are from the 1700s? (That doesn't appear to be a castle as it isn't fortified.)

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  4. Rdvlvic

    Rdvlvic New Member

  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    What does that listing have to do with your piece? Not even close to similar I'm afraid.
  6. Rdvlvic

    Rdvlvic New Member

    Bakersgma, thanks for your opinion but I will have to disagree.
  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I am doubtful your pieces date to the 19th century but it would be helpful if you posted better quality photographs, including the back, as Full Image so they're easier for all to see.

  8. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    In the trade, in my neck of the woods, we call these etchings "fretchings" They are usually Belgian or occasionally French and are always produced in the same colour palette. They vary in size, some quite large and some artists are known but usually not.

    They are 20thc things BTW.
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  10. Van_Poperin

    Van_Poperin Well-Known Member

    Is that not Chateau de Chambord? Perhaps we could reverse engineer the situation, ask who might have drawn French palaces?
  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    It does appear to that palace.
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  12. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    funny...i just had a slug of Chambord !!!

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  14. Rdvlvic

    Rdvlvic New Member

    You are spot on! Thanks for noting the location. And yes I think reverse engineering might be a good idea. I may just open up the back of the frame to see any evidence on the back.
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