Painting - baroque style portrait - (not old) signed on frame - Any info on artist?

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  1. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Here's another piece where I have a name - but no info on the artist. Perhaps there just isn't any to find. I think the frame age about matches the date that's written in sharpie on the frame - which is 1974 - along with the name Sylvia Nakamura. Also written is "Rembrant" - which - this doesn't look like Rembrandt himself - and I don't think this is a copy of one of his -that I've found - maybe just "after the style of". Anyhow, another one of those too good/unique to pass up for 10 bucks.


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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Is the canvas signed Sylvia Nakamura or only the frame?

    Debora
     
  3. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Only the frame.
     
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Perhaps inspired by one of his many Portrait of a Bearded Man. I suspect Sylvia was the owner, not the artist, and that the painting is decorative. Looks like a Mexican frame.

    Debora

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  5. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Forgot dimensions - the painting itself is about 18x13 inches
     
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  6. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Thanks Debora!

     
  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Do wait for other opinions.

    Debora
     
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    This is likely your Sylvia.

    Debora

    SYLVIA NAKAMURA

    Sylvia Nakamura, 92, of Springfield, VA, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015. Sylvia was born on January 13, 1923, in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of the late Scibei and Ao Tanaka. At age three, the family moved to Japan, returning to the United States a few years later.
    Sylvia, a resident of the Greenspring retirement community, lived in Vienna, VA, for 44 years where she raised her family. She is survived by her devoted husband George Nakamura, three daughters, Joyce Barnekov of Oak Hill, VA, Patricia Martin of Hamilton, GA, and Linda Nakamura of Charles Town, WV; her sister, Bette Uchida of Los Angeles, CA; two granddaughters, Jenna Martin and Devon Barnekov; her grandson Garrett Martin and two great-grandchildren, Jolie and Ethan Martin. Her brothers, Koyoshi (George), Tom and Johnny Tanaka, her sister Ida Shintani, and her daughter, Diane Nakamura, preceded her in death.
     
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  9. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    To my eye the subject in my painting has more the hat and clothing of this Rembrandt self portrait:

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  10. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    I bought this perhaps a few months after her death date in a Salvation Army store about 5 miles from Springfield VA ....so you're probably right on with that.
     
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  11. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Rembrandt is spelled incorrectly on the stretcher (Rembrant).
     
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Maybe Sylvia thought it was after Rembrandt, which is why she wrote it on the frame.
    It reminds me more of Dürer. The style of painting, the solemn look of the sitter, the clothing and hat.
     
  13. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Or everyone has never gotten the hang of it.:D

    The painter turned the 'thing' that looks like a kashmir shawl into a fur collar. The mood of the painting and the physique and attitude of the sitter are more like Willem Drost paintings than Rembrandt's, imo. Willem Drost paintings are always more pensive. But wdik.
     
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  15. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Thanks Jivvy... you nailed it! I had done google image search a couple years ago on this one but I think the photo I used at the time wasn't up to snuff. Should have rerun it last night w the new pic!
     
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  16. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Google image search is also better than it was a couple of years ago. ;)
     
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  17. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Another good source for painting identification (if one knows the artist) is wikiart.org, the "visual art encyclopedia."

    https://www.wikiart.org

    Debora
     
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