Wood panel painting id help

Discussion in 'Art' started by SUPERJUNK1970, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 New Member

    I purchased in san Francisco flea market. I found the sad little girl in commentary subject interesting..
    Some of the painting was starting to flake so I applied a light coat of varnish. While doing this I noticed the girls hand up in the air FOR NO reason, it wasn holding anything, then I realized the girl was at her mother's tomb and the mothers ghost was holding her hand..
    I loved the way the artist walk me thru a very emotional sad event for anyone but made it even sadder by making the mourner a child.
    Now I want to know what I own but I have no real clue.
    I know panel paintings were popular until around the 1700, the little girl is dressed like a doll , the world been doing that since the beginning of time, so it's hard to date by clothing.
    I dont know if its italian , English, or dutch.. the panel is bowed but i dont know if its due to time or was intended that way. I see no signature. I googled little mourner painting and nothing close to this subject came up. Some baroque painting are made in a similar style but not with this subject.
    Any help to correctly identify would be appropriated.
     

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That's a pretty fanciful interpretation. I see her sitting on a wooden fence. Is that an animal she's feeding to the left? Clothing is turn of the century-ish (20th.)

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  3. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    That's an understatement Debora! :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Two ducks?
     
  5. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 New Member

    She is sitting on a bench.
    You can see the tombstones of other grave right behind . She has a dress or hat on her lap in one hand and other hand is just floating in air.. I'll post closer pics.
     
  6. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 New Member

    Closer PICTURES
     

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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You do realise she is not wearing mourning dress, don't you? In mourning she would be wearing black, or at least a dark colour. No flowers on her hat either, what would the neighbours think.;)

    I see a goose in this one, lower right:

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    She is smiling sweetly at the goose:

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  8. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 New Member

    Here a close up of floating hand.
     

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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That is a 'come an get it' hand, as she is looking at the goose.
     
  10. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 New Member

    I see your point of the dress but it doesnt have to be the the day the mother died and she's alone. I see sad eyes.
    I realized art is subject to interpretation but I like it just really want to point DATE and country of origin if possible. I have seen paintings with ghost , spirits , angels or spiritual
    Subject, i just dont know what the classification and time PERIOD.
    Ps: i see the blurry ducks, one on right bottom corner and two by her dress.
    The painting could be dirty or in my interpretation, ghost ducks. She is in a cemetery.
     
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  11. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 New Member

    Behind floating HAND, see the grave stone with cross.
     
  12. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Imagination is a wonderful thing. I hope to see a few ghost ducks this Halloween.
     
  13. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 New Member

    Lol. It's not the first time , I been told I see pink elephants. That's why having an impartial and brutal honest opinion keeps me from becoming a hoarder and I learn a little every time.
    Thanks.
    My next post may be even more of a one in a million but if you dont look for treasures you'll never find them.
     
  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Ah yes...& if you're treasure hunting there are always those willing to separate you from your hard earned cash..................;)
     
  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    In many parts of Europe mourning dress was worn for a long time. There were regional differences, but if it was for a close family member, it could be as long as seven years.
     
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