ID Help Please signed Mid Century French Naive Oil Painting any ideas?

Discussion in 'Art' started by RobS, May 1, 2019.

  1. RobS

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  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    It doesn't look like a "French" painting to me. Looks more like the row of apartment buildings on the west side across from Central Park in Manhattan. The shop label would seem to support a NYC location.

    Why do you think it is "French"?

    [edit : I meant to type "east" above, but I am dyslexic lol]
     
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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I'm going to (respectfully) disagree. Those appear to be mansard roofs. And the buildings around Central Park are taller (and have always been.) From other works found on the internet sold by Mrs. Ernest M. Weber, one can ascertain she did indeed deal in French art.

    Debora
     
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    16 East 98th Street in Carnegie Hill. A bit high but on the park.

    Debora
     
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  5. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I must defer to your knowledge of French mansard style roofs, Debora. I didn't realize those are mansard roofs in the painting.

    Still just all looks like fantasy art to me though.
     
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  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Looks like Mrs. Ernest M. Weber also sold trophies.
     
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The second label is a museum label -- The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, now the Columbus Museum of Art.

    Debora
     
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Actually, from the labels of other paintings she sold, the missing word is "graphics."

    Debora
     
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Work is very typical of the 1950s-ish.

    Debora
     
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  10. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    ok it definitely looks like an "e" and not a "c" but I am obviously too old and blind and going to stop trying now
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Don't know when Museum name changed but was Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts in the 1950s.

    Debora
     
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  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    No! No! Don't go! The more eyes, the more rigorous thinking.

    Debora
     
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  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Eyes. Thinking (brain.) That didn't make very good sense but... you know what I mean. (I hope.)

    Debora
     
  14. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    So... that number on the Museum label may be an accession number. May be worth a telephone call...

    Debora
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I am having a bit of trouble imagining those heavy chimneys and their position on the roof anywhere in France.:confused:
     
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  16. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Parisian roof scene. Not dissimilar.

    Debora

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  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Uhmmmmm.:confused: Maybe the artist had a chimney obsession which made him magnify those chimneys?
     
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  18. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    It’s difficult to tell which way the cars are facing? That could help to say European or American. But I can’t tell? That’s my only observation. :confused:
     
  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    We drive on the right hand side of the road in Continental Europe, just like in North America.:)
     
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  20. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    :facepalm: Oh, I did not know that. :joyful:
     
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