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Discussion in 'Art' started by Shwikman, May 19, 2019.

  1. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    ....Ferryman

    So it’s a print obviously. I think it may actually be “Hailing the Ferry” by Danial Ridgeway Knight, and it’s in really sad shape.
    It says “from original” in the lower right margin and “painted by Ridgeway Knight” in the lower left. I found quite a few prints online but not this exact version. Despite the damages it’s a pretty stunning print, almost photographic in a way.
    I’m wondering how old is the print and whether it may be worth “stabilizing” or cleaning up just a bit.
    Opinions welcome and appreciated!
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    somebody painted that ???
    The gals look photographed.....WOW !!

    frame it ....over the border and put a brass plaque on the frame with the proper title..
     
  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Amazing. You're right it is almost photographic. I know nothing about restoration - can't help you there.
     
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Per the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, "Purchased by John H. Converse soon after its 1888 exhibition in Philadelphia, 'Hailing the Ferry' was widely reproduced as a popular print and textile design." Given condition -- tear, staining and foxing -- and fact unlikely to be rare, doubt if your print has much value.

    https://www.pafa.org/collection/hailing-ferry

    Debora

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  5. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    Certainly something I would NEVER try myself, more wondering if there’s any value that would warrant spending a few bucks having it cleaned-up. And I like @komokwa ‘s idea about framing/bordering it tight.
     
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  7. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

  8. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

  9. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    :):):):):):)
     
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