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Re: Does this location of a painting look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 14 June 05 03:04 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,

I'm so excited, tommorrow morning I am off to see the "Art Historian" to show him one of the watercolour paintings.  Turns out he has even been on the BBC Antiques Roadshow. 

Will let you know how I make out, good or bad!

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Re: Does this location of a painting look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 14 June 05 03:11 BST (UK) »
Wow,Karen,

That is exciting! good luck and do keep us posted.

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Re: Does this location of a painting look familiar to anyone?
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 14 June 05 21:40 BST (UK) »
Well the mystery is somewhat solved.  Seems the painting that I brought to him is dated between 1835 & 1850.  So, no chance my gr-grandfather did them as he was born in 1876.  It is from a sketch book and that explains why there are no signatures or dates on them.  I guess the artists would go to a spot and do a "rough" drawing of the scene and then take it back to their studio as a reference for a larger picture.  It wasn't the worst he seen, but obviously not the best, somewhere in the middle.  Nothing stood out to him that would say for eg. "That is a Turner painting".  Perhaps like someonr else had said they were from an appreciative employer upon his leave to come to Canada.   I was quite pleased with the outcome.  He also said that they were not all one artist.  The people in the pictures are viewed from the back, because who ever did them at that time was not talented enough to paint faces.  Everything he said made perfect sense to me.


Thanks everyone for all your input!
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Re: Does this location of a painting look familiar to anyone? - Solved!
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 14 June 05 23:09 BST (UK) »
Hi

Did he give any opinion on locations ?

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Re: Does this location of a painting look familiar to anyone? - Solved!
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 15 June 05 08:44 BST (UK) »





I wanted to know too - if it really was Liverpool Castle - that was my choice!!

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Re: Does this location of a painting look familiar to anyone? - Solved!
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 15 June 05 14:57 BST (UK) »
I showed him the one that we thought might be Liverpool Castle and I also mentioned that perhaps it was the Round House, but he didn't say yes, and he really didn't say no.  He just went on to say how it was a different artist altogether that had done that one.  My Aunt has sent me a few more copies of some other paintings, I can't remember what they look like.  Even though he didn't do them, I think (being here on the other side of the pond) it's nice to know what they are of.

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Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

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