Painting on mattress ticking?

Discussion in 'Art' started by Bear Mom, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Bear Mom

    Bear Mom Member

    I apologize that I do not have a picture of a painting my parents have. It is in storage and they do not know exactly where it is.

    I am searching for artist names who painted on mattress ticking and did not sign their work. If anyone has a recommendation I can research to see if the styles are similar.

    it is a portrait of a woman and is probably 30 inches or more in height with a very ornate frame. There is no signature. I would guess it was painted at least early 20th century or late 19th. I do not know art well enough to describe the style.

    We are in the Dallas, Texas area - in case it was a local artist.
     
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  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    We would need to see the painting.
    Photos of the sides and back will help too.

    Welcome BearMom!! :cat:
     
  3. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    If anyone has a recommendation I can research to see if the styles are similar.

    Have you seen it ?
     
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  5. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Welcome Bear Mom:)
    With such a succint description and no photo... :rolleyes: Nobody can even have a guess:(
     
  6. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Bearmom!

    Welcome to Antiquers.............
     
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  7. Figtree3

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

    Nice links, @wiscbirddog -- So, even Degas painted on mattress ticking when nothing else was available? Wow!

    And welcome to Antiquers, @Bear Mom .
     
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  8. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    Degas' story is VERY cool!!!! Hi and WELCOME to ANTIQUERS @Bear Mom!!!:):):)
     
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  9. MikeMerak

    MikeMerak Member

    I assume mattress ticking was linen back then but probably of a lower grade. Apart from commercially available pre primed and unprimed linen, I have used aircraft fabric linen which is very light weight. I hope the original poster can put up a photo of the piece.
     
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  10. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I remember back in 1977 having mattress ticking made into slip covers for my sofa and Queen Anne chairs. They were tossed into the washing machine and washed every season. I used them in the summer when sweat and tanning polish was an everyday occurance. They lasted for years.
    greg
     
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  11. Bear Mom

    Bear Mom Member

    Thank you everyone. I didn’t realize the material was so common. I hope to find the painting soon. They had the house remodeled a few years ago and packed it away. I had photos once before but I cannot find them. I will repost when I do find it.
     
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