Help with Signature - Old Parrot Paintings on Board

Discussion in 'Art' started by Graymich64, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Graymich64

    Graymich64 Active Member

    I found these two beautiful old parrot paintings. They are painted on a board and the frames are wood. Not sure of the age, but look to be fairly old. Can anyone make out the signature? Thank you, and any guesses on age would be appreciated IMG_3374.JPG IMG_3375.JPG IMG_3376.JPG IMG_3377.JPG IMG_3378.JPG .
    Christmasjoy and Any Jewelry like this.
  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    There’s a Catherine Kline a painter who painted parrots. Sorry, just had a search and the signature doesn’t match though and sometimes it’s spelled Klein. The surface looks a bit granular, is it oil paint or maybe some sort of print on a bumpy surface?
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Signature looks like CK Pine, although you'd think there should be a second period (full stop) after the K that isn't there.

    20s or 30s would be my WAG.
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Ohhhhh. Quite an odd way to make an l, though.
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    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  6. moontymes

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  8. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I too would go with C Kline......That's at 4X.....nice vintage parrots....sorry, Macaws!!

  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Agree re dates. Decorative. They would have come out of a furniture store.

  10. Graymich64

    Graymich64 Active Member

    They are painted, but on a textured board. The signature looks similar to C.Klein's, but not the same. Strange because some of the parrot designs on C.Kleins postcards look the same as the parrots.
  11. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

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  13. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    I wonder how they know it's American?
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