Featured Help needed to Identify Artist

Discussion in 'Art' started by Andrew79, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. Andrew79

    Andrew79 Member

    Hi all,

    I wonder if anyone could please help me identity the artist of this painting.

    The painting is a small oil on board in an impressionist style and it appears to have some age to it. There is a signature on the bottom left of the picture but I can’t make any sense of it. On the back of the frame, it looks as if there had been a label or tag of some description but unfortunately this is no longer present.

    I bought the painting at an auction recently but no information was provided as to who the artist might be.

    Would anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your time and any help.

    Main Close (v.2).jpg Signature (v.2).jpg Back (v.2).jpg
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    The name is Rainz and the painting looks like it was done in the fog.
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    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  4. Andrew79

    Andrew79 Member

    Hi Bakersgma,

    Many thanks for your help and for the promising lead. I'll have a look at some of Malcolm Rains' works and see if I can match them to my own painting.

    Thanks again,

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  5. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Malcolm'z not your guy.
    When it Rainz it pourz.
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  7. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Ive got 2 theories.The first is someone thought it was by Malcom Rains and added the signature (I agree not his style) OR it was a Chinese work and someone misspelled the name. Its a lovely thing regardless. I always felt that Chinese artists are quite talented in their own right and the future will treat them more kindly,even though they are "factory" products.
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I would more likely suspect a talented local artist.

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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That big square spot on the back of the frame indicates to me this was sold or exhibited somewhere, and the information about the picture has gone missing.
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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's what I would think as well. Pity it's missing.

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  11. Andrew79

    Andrew79 Member

    Hi all,

    Thanks very much for all your suggestions and ideas.


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