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Offline louis665

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A sinature from a print
« on: Sunday 30 June 19 14:26 BST (UK) »
I have no idea about the artist,only information is the work is 1989s. The first image might be the title.

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Re: A sinature from a print
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 June 19 19:18 BST (UK) »
Some of the letter forms are reminiscent of the Cyrillic alphabet, as used in Russian, Bulgarian and other similar languages. However, I'm struggling to make any words/names out of it.

What is the subject of the print, and can you tell us anything about its provenance?

Is '1989s' a typo, and did you mean 1980s?
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Re: A sinature from a print
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 June 19 20:23 BST (UK) »
Thank you. The print is as attached. You re right,I meant 1980s

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Re: A sinature from a print
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 July 19 00:53 BST (UK) »
No help but...

Where was the print bought which may be a clue to location he lived?

Fish/Bird (Seagull)? in pic...may relate to his job e.g. Fishing/Navy/Sailor?

How sure are you it's 1980s & not 1880s as it looks older than 1980s?

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Re: A sinature from a print
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 July 19 04:49 BST (UK) »
It says '89' after what I think will be the artists name on the right hand side - prints like this usually have the 'title' on the left, and the artist's name on the right, but I don't expect it's set in stone.
I would have thought this was 1989.
Possibly not old enough for 1889.
The etching plate (I presume) has rounded corners - does that help date it?
The 'name' looks like a capital letter, then a long name. At first I thought it was a capital "S", but if you look at it very closely, it's not an 'S' - perhaps a 'b' (not a capital).

Best I can do with the 'surname' is Caryanne, or maybe 'baryanne' - without a capital letter, but it's a bit of a leap of faith!

It looks almost as if the original first letter (the one by itself) has been written over - perhaps they wrote a 'b', and then an 'S' over the top of it?
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Re: A sinature from a print
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 July 19 05:25 BST (UK) »
Definitely Cyrillic, looks to me like Б. Богданов/B. Bogdanov but the d is a bit sloppy if it's a d.

The title is Несебър/Nessebar which is a coastal town in Bulgaria.

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Re: A sinature from a print
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 July 19 16:24 BST (UK) »
Any help if the left title is firstly identified?Any idea about the language?
Definitely Cyrillic, looks to me like Б. Богданов/B. Bogdanov but the d is a bit sloppy if it's a d.

The title is Несебър/Nessebar which is a coastal town in Bulgaria.

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Re: A sinature from a print
« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 July 19 17:05 BST (UK) »
I agree with rlw254's reading.  With only a signature and a place name, you couldn't say for sure what the language is.

Possibly this artist - Bogdan Bogdanov, who lives in Nessebar (but doesn't say whether he's Russian or Bulgarian) - https://www.artfinder.com/artist/bogdanbogdanov/about/#/

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Re: A sinature from a print
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 July 19 19:47 BST (UK) »
Actually in this case, with the help of rlw254's invaluable transcription, it can be identified as Bulgarian.

The penultimate letter in the title/place name occurs in Bulgarian but not in modern Russian. Russian had it too until spelling was reformed in 1918, but that won't apply here.

Carol - good find about the artist. It doesn't look like any of the work on his website, but could his style have evolved from that over 30 years?
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Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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