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Helps needed for deciphering faint handwriting
« on: Saturday 23 December 17 22:48 GMT (UK) »
The painter's signature is heavily faint due to time. Has anyone could hints on this nearly hopeless task, or any comments on how to take a more informative picture? Thank you.

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Re: Helps needed for deciphering faint handwriting
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 December 17 22:55 GMT (UK) »
Another condition to take the picture.

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Re: Helps needed for deciphering faint handwriting
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 December 17 00:02 GMT (UK) »
A couple more versions but, sorry, I can't read it.
Is it possible for you to post an image of the painting or a link to an image of it? And would you have an approximate age and country for the painting? That way various painters' names could be tried against the posted signature.
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Re: Helps needed for deciphering faint handwriting
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 December 17 09:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Peter. The painting attached.

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Re: Helps needed for deciphering faint handwriting
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 December 17 09:22 GMT (UK) »
I was looking at this last night and thought the first part, at least, might be a title rather than a signature. The first letter could be a Q written in the old way- but no u following.
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Re: Helps needed for deciphering faint handwriting
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 December 17 09:41 GMT (UK) »
From the image at reply one, I'm reading " David Rob..... "
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Re: Helps needed for deciphering faint handwriting
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 December 17 09:48 GMT (UK) »
In which country was the painting found? This could make a huge difference.
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Re: Helps needed for deciphering faint handwriting
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 December 17 10:17 GMT (UK) »
Could the first word be Donegal ?

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Re: Helps needed for deciphering faint handwriting
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 December 17 10:48 GMT (UK) »
I was looking at this last night and thought the first part, at least, might be a title rather than a signature. The first letter could be a Q written in the old way- but no u following.

I agree it is more like a title. As the attached, two lines can been seen, and the lower one might be signature.