HELP WITH SIGNATURE ON OLD HAITIAN PAINTING? IDEAS ON CLEANING IT?

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  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Bought this off a friend who found it in a storage auction he won. It looks like it's been left outside for awhile!
    It also looks like it may have a glaze? I've never seen a Haitian painting with that before - or is it just from the poor condition?
    Any tips on safely cleaning it?
    Also (more importantly if it's a listed artist) - can anyone make out the artist's signature?
    As always, I appreciate your help.
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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Carlata ? What in the world did they paint that on ? It looks like burlap!
     
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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Genuinely curious... How do you know it's Haitian?

    Debora
     
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  4. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    The many colors (that I suspect were once a lot brighter) & that it appears they are in what could be Haiti.
    I could be wrong with this one, what do you think it is?
     
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  5. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Carlito 73? Odd that the seven is a European style.
     
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Quite nice. But I can hardly see it. (Better photographs and close-ups would be helpful.) But I would think the Caribbean likely or Central America possibly. Do the men appear to be wearing guayaberas?

    Debora
     
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    "Carlito" looks right. Do you think it could be a "6" and not a "7?" 1963 would be more likely with clothing (full-skirted, shirtwaist dresses.)

    Debora
     
  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Could be Dom Rep.

    Debora
     
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  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Not at all. It's a francophone country that still does many things in the French manner.
    I actually thought it said 43.
     
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  10. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    A Haitian take on La Grande Jatte?
     
  11. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I thought it was 43 or 93
    It doesn't get mush brighter; it needs to be cleaned if any possibility of making it better
     
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  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    To my eye, does look like "73" which would make it contemporary with frame. And a crossed 7 for does provide a clue as to locale.

    Debora
     
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I like it.
    I don't see any people who are recognizably of African descent. But quite a few women with long straight hair. I'd say Latin America.
     
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  14. Caribou's House

    Caribou's House Well-Known Member

    There are a predominance of small boats without sails on the water which gives me a lake vibe more than an ocean in Haiti vibe. Maybe Guatamala or some other country with famous lake areas?
     
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  15. Debora

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  16. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    THAT was a great insight!
     
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  17. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    LOOK at the back of that painting......looks like "they" glued burlap over the front, but on the BACK you can see the form of what looks like a darkish nude kind of in a curled form.......and why the frame differences?? I DO realize canvases were used more than once though, so maybe that's all there is to that......

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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I saw a bowl of fruit with what looked like a grasshopper leg.:oops::bag:
     
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  19. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    Amazing what's in the eyes of the beholders!!!!!!!:smuggrin::smuggrin::joyful::joyful::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: Wonder what others might come up with!!!!!!
     
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