Small Photograph - Trying to Identify Artist

Discussion in 'Art' started by Spudnik, Feb 26, 2024.

  1. Spudnik

    Spudnik Active Member

    Here's a small 4" X 8" black and white photograph. It has a signature lower right, along with the letters EA (which I understand to mean "Epreuve d'artist"). These appear to be signed on this print, not in the negative.

    The scene appears to be located in Montreal, with the Hotel Nelson in the background and two horse and carriage in the foreground.

    Despite the horse and carriage, I believe it is a contemporary photograph, since I believe I see a modern vehicle in the background. (The one way sign near the centre of the photo gives it away too I think).

    Has anyone seen the signature of this artist? There is some letters written on the back as well which you can see in one of the photos attached.




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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    yup , it's Old Montreal, with Caleche in the foreground...
    that truck?, looks vintage at best....
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  4. Spudnik

    Spudnik Active Member

    komokwa, thanks for the link. It would appear that the image in the photo is indeed earlier than I suspected :>)
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    can you get a close up of the truck........may help dating...somewhat??
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    city hall in the background...street signs.....all play a prt in dating this.....
    I'm still not confident in doing so ........... at the moment..
  7. Spudnik

    Spudnik Active Member

    Here's an enlargement of the area around the truck, which includes some people and a no parking sign.

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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!


    looks like an older armoured car...maybe Loomis....... 1980's...maybe 90's..?
  9. Spudnik

    Spudnik Active Member

    I agree it looks like an armored car. 1980s-1990s is a good guess.

    I've tried to decipher the writing on the back. Maybe VOGD? Google search brings up people with that surname, but I can't find anyone with that name with photos online that are similar to mine, or signatures/monograms similar to what is on the photo.
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The clothing of the people looks 1990s, imo.
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2024
  12. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

    Oops. The link you posted goes to the brass bulls in another thread.
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Oops indeed. Thank you so much for alerting me. (My bad.) Fixed it!

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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  15. Spudnik

    Spudnik Active Member

    Thanks guys. I suspect it is a photo targeting the Montreal tourist market.
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