Featured Unknown Artist of Interesting Painting – Can Anyone Help?

Discussion in 'Art' started by Andrew79, Feb 17, 2023.

  1. Andrew79

    Andrew79 Member

    Hi all,

    I wonder if anyone could help me identity the artist of this painting.

    The painting is an oil on board and it appears to have some age to it. The artist’s initials appear on the lower left of the picture but unfortunately, I’ve been unable to identify who he or she might be. On the back of the picture there is a label which reads (I think) as follows:

    “‘Orbed Sundown – Westing Broad Atlantic Swells’

    Aboard R.M.S Queen Mary

    Final Voyage

    To New York x Southampton”

    There is also a framer’s label on the back.

    Would anyone have any suggestions or ideas? I feel that there are potential clues there but unfortunately, to-date, my own research hasn’t revealed the artist’s identity.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your time and any help.


    Main v.2 (ed).jpg SIgnature v.2 (ed).jpg Back v.2 (ed).jpg Info v.2 (ed).jpg Frame Info v.2 (ed).jpg
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  2. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    I really like that piece like MCM VanGogh.Very confident and bold work.As far as what it's worth & who it's by,I hope you get lucky.Post it on every Art Board you can find.
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Very nice painting.
    Her final voyage was in 1967. It looks like the painter was aboard and painted this from the deck. There should be a passenger list which you can check.
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  4. Andrew79

    Andrew79 Member

    Thanks Bosko69, fingers-crossed someone recognises the artist.
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  5. Andrew79

    Andrew79 Member

    Good idea, thanks Any Jewelry, I'll try and dig it out.
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  6. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed a Passenger's Manifest.
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  7. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    The poor thing is filthy but I love it nonetheless.Can you imagine how those colors would pop if it were cleaned ?
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  8. Andrew79

    Andrew79 Member

    It could definitely do with some TLC!
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  10. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Wonder if it is a full surname, Mair.
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Now that's an idea. I do see it's a Devonshire surname.

  12. Andrew79

    Andrew79 Member

    Thanks Debora, I'll make contact with them and see if they can help.
  13. Andrew79

    Andrew79 Member

    That's a very interesting suggestion, I had also thought that it was three letters of the artist's initials but now that I look at it again you might be right. Certainly worth following up on. Thanks
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  14. mirana

    mirana Well-Known Member

    Lovely painting.
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