Featured Does someone have info on this painter? Painting is striking and legibly signed.

Discussion in 'Art' started by Robert Walker, Oct 25, 2021.

  1. Robert Walker

    Robert Walker Love to learn...

    Dear all,

    I hope you are reading this in good health.

    The painting shown I’m putting up for sale for my elderly neighbor. I boasted -as it is well done, and legibly signed- I surely could find info on the artist. Uhm.. to no avail. I can’t find any info! So, help needed, please:)

    All I can tell you, it has been up on het wall for "year and years" and was bought at a Dutch auction house in the time (Haarlem). Due to age her memory isn't a sharp as it used to be...

    The signature looks to be: v. Mannick or Monnick. It is possibly a Dutch of Flemish name. Aa, the 'v' being 'Van', is a populair preposition in NL. But then again- i could be wrong, seen as I can't find info!;)

    Hope someone can provide info,

    All the best, take care, Robert.

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    v. Mannick.
    It is a good quality painting, but made solely to appeal to the market. In Dutch we would call van Mannick a 'broodschilder', a 'bread painter'. So not someone you would expect to find in Dutch painters lexicons.
  3. Robert Walker

    Robert Walker Love to learn...

    Thank you Any Jewelry. Mmm, would never have thought.
    I was aware of 'factory painters', but in a completely different style. I was wondering. Can you see it's a factory painting, because of the style, or material? Or is it, that the name is difficult te be traced? Or, even; is van Mannick known to be a 'broodschilder'?:) (Meaning it can't be a well known painter, or so...) Anyhow, I will stop searching hoping to find info and just try and sell it (on behalf...) as a 'nice' painting.

    Thanks again,

    All the best,

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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It does appear to be a decorative painting. Created to be an attractive and appealing accessory to a living room's decor. To my eye, it dates to the first half of the 20th century.

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  5. Elen Beattie

    Elen Beattie Well-Known Member

    Apologies, slightly off topic! I agree with age, I have a painting I believe could possibly be a British painter, early 20th century. My query is, do you know much about stretchers and whether they were imported into Europe around this time? The stretcher is the same as the painting I have, yet I have been told this type is typically of American origin, not European. Thoughts? :)
  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Elen. I know nothing about stretchers. Perhaps someone else who does will come along to answer your question.

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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    There are no lexicons of broodschilders, for obvious reasons.:playful:
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Stretchers weren't imported into Continental Europe in the early 20th century, so I doubt they would have been imported into the UK.
    Maybe it is a US painter after all?
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  9. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    I am not well versed in paintings, but I think it is lovely.
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