Featured Help with amazing watercolor.

Discussion in 'Art' started by mdlock, Oct 30, 2021.

  1. mdlock

    mdlock Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure the last name is Macnab. I got at an estate sale in Maryland. 20211030_131325_resize_70.jpg 20211030_131317_resize_64.jpg 20211030_131258_resize_42.jpg 20211030_131243_resize_92.jpg 20211030_131438_resize_44.jpg 20211030_131418_resize_16.jpg 20211030_131407_resize_7.jpg 20211030_131335_resize_85.jpg
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  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Looks more like a U than a C in the last name.
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    And a K at the end?
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  4. mdlock

    mdlock Well-Known Member

    I have been looking at everything.
  5. mdlock

    mdlock Well-Known Member

    I also think the black mark after whatever is first letter was a drip as the next one is same color as signature. It was also signed in a strange spot to me. Might be his or her thing.
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  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I think the darker period is a period indeed. It is the nature of watercolor paints to pool at the tip of the brush, so I do not think it's a drip. I think the initials are "I and E" with periods after each.
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  7. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    The location of the signature is completely ordinary, but the positioning of the painting on the paper was not well thought out.
    Appears to have been painted from a picture of a black girl, rather than from an actual posed model.
    The paper appears to have a lot of foxing, so perhaps not done on quality watercolor paper.

    IMHO, I don't think this was done by a professional painter, really just appears to have been painted because someone considered the subject matter to be "en vogue" / "in style" ..
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I see I.E. too. I very much like how the artist took so much care with the fabrics. And the way her hat forms a nimbus. Someone thought enough of it to have it professionally framed. I suggest you open it up and see if additional information can be found inside. It would also be helpful to know what type of paper it's done on. Could well be a student work. 1950s I'd think what with pinafore and pigtails.

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  9. mdlock

    mdlock Well-Known Member

    20211101_191611_resize_92.jpg 20211101_191620_resize_26.jpg 20211101_191627_resize_36.jpg 20211101_191644_resize_42.jpg I did take out of frame. Appears to be glued to other piece. I can imagine how it would look without stains.
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