Featured Nautical Oil - Age and Signature... Period Costumes?

Discussion in 'Art' started by scoutshouse, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    This is just getting ready to pop right off the canvas, but mostly intact. Looking closely at the crew - are they wearing some kind of dusters?? With goggles? I'd think dusters would put it circa 1900?

    Nice details on sails and Flags, but somewhat clunky and primitive. Very dirty.

    Size 16" x 20"

    On signature I see John H Richards

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  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    I'm seeing James H Richards
  3. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    O, right - you are correct :)
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  4. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

  5. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I see James H. Ri??ar?s. :joyful:
  6. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Any opinions on age, subject or clothing on those creepy guys?
  7. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I guess "sailboat" would work better than "nautical"
  8. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    The back of the canvas looks newer than I would have guessed.

    guys make me think of:

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  9. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Right?? Very swarthy. I think not Mainliners...

    Two masted schooner?

    Don't know anything about boa... er, SHIPS :) I'll ask a friend.

    Looks old irl (canvas)

    Thanks, @Jivvy
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  10. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    The resident sailboat man guesses that the weird coats are a poor representation of foul weather gear.

    He also suggested that the artist had never been on a sailboat. :joyful:
  11. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Nor I, obviously lol

    I think dusters (of that era) were a kind of apron for physical or "athletic" escapades, like cycling or driving an auto-mobile..


    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both men and women wore dusters to protect their clothes when riding in open motorcars on the dirt roads of the day.[1] wiki

    Earlier they were used by cowboys on the range
  12. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Sorry, Scouts. I can’t make head nor tail of the figures. I think @Bakersgma knows a bit about ships.
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  13. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

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  14. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Not sure sig really matters... If I could figure out the locale, maybe.

    To me, this type of sailing would be a leasure activity, indulged in by people of means and time...
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  15. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Based on the letters you can make out, I agree with Houseful.
  16. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    I thought they seemed to be more casual boaters, but it’s hard to say.
  17. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I can agree with Jivvy's sailboat man. "Artist" was never on a sailboat - and can't draw or paint the human body either.
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  18. Gus Tuason

    Gus Tuason Well-Known Member

    They look like Cuban slickies running whiskey in the prohibition era!
  19. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Nice bit o' folk art - Naive school.
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  20. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks @blooey

    The lack of realism doesn't bother me, at all :)
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