Featured Circus painting ... Signature?

Discussion in 'Art' started by verybrad, Mar 27, 2023.

  1. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Picked this up at the thrift the other day. Not really my thing and I would typically hate this frame. Think it really works well with this painting. Anyway, thought it had some merit overall. Can't find the painter. I see Silett. Anyone see something different? Circa 1970?

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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Normally I loathe clowns but this painting would be the exception to the rule. That signature is a nightmare ! 1st letter might be Y or X .
     
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  3. silverbell

    silverbell Well-Known Member

    I too loathe clowns, find the signature a mess, and that frame! Ouch!!!

    But it does all go together, and the "horsie" is sweet. Child's bedroom, fer schure. :)
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    To my eye, it's a tad earlier. 1950s. I can see its appeal and agree re frame.

    Debora
     
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  5. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    It’s certainly charming. Wish I could help but that scratch mark signature is really something else.
     
  6. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    I am also not a clown person, beyond that I can not add anything since this is out of my wheel house.
     
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  7. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    When I see signatures scrawled like that it makes me think it could be factory art. However name could be Yuell
     
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