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Re: Painting of William Leyland Hunter
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 06 October 20 06:37 BST (UK) »
Lovely painting - you are lucky to have it. I agree, old canvas on new Masonite. Seems to have worked well. You can probably get those chips fixed if you have a mind (and budget) to do so.

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Re: Painting of William Leyland Hunter
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 October 20 06:49 BST (UK) »
Yes, the keyword is "budget" :) I spoke to a restoration service today and sent off a few pics so hope they'll get back to me with an estimate. Even just cleaning is might be over my limit bit I'll wait and see. Would be nice to have it all done in case one of my children or grandchildren might eventually see it's heirloom value.
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Re: Painting of William Leyland Hunter
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 06 October 20 06:51 BST (UK) »
Itís probably worth spending some money on - good luck with it.  :)


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Re: Painting of William Leyland Hunter
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 15 October 20 17:12 BST (UK) »
Hi, I've just come across your post. I'm afraid I can't help you with identifying the subject of the painting but I was interested in your mention of Harry Valentine Shellard - he was my great uncle, my grandfather's brother. It could be by him but I doubt it as it seems much more smoothly painted than his other portraits, although I have only seen his miniatures (I'm an art historian). Somewhere I have a list of some of the people he painted whilst he was living in the US and I'll let you know if William Leyland Hunter is on it.


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Re: Painting of William Leyland Hunter
« Reply #13 on: Friday 16 October 20 03:52 BST (UK) »
Hi,
     Good to hear from you. As for my connection, Harry Shellard was married to Alice Hunter June 7 1917 in New York. She was an art teacher from the UK. She had a brother William Lionel Hunter who lived in Philadelphia. She would be a first cousin 2X removed to me. Her father was Edmund Southam Hunter of Manchester, a brother of the man in the painting. I've also seen a photo of one of his miniatures of a lady who bears a likeness to another of the Hunter women of that era. It seems Harry and Alice lived in NY for a time but later went to Morristown, New Jersey ( 1930 census ) They both eventually returned to England.
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Re: Painting of William Leyland Hunter
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 17 October 20 04:00 BST (UK) »
Sorry, I tried to answer by PM but for some reason it won't let me. It says I need to have posted two messages, but I have posted 338 according to the record so maybe a glitch or maybe it applies just to this posting. Seems maybe it applies to the recipient. Anyway, if the party with connections to Shellard wishes to contact me, I'm available.


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« Reply #15 on: Saturday 17 October 20 04:11 BST (UK) »
Brian, the person you are trying to send a message to needs to have made three posts, so hopefully she will return to make a couple more.  :)

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday 17 October 20 04:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks, I hope so. Sorry I misunderstood. Iíll be more diligent about the rules in the future.
This is such a great site and Iíve had amazing results with everyoneís help
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« Reply #17 on: Saturday 17 October 20 09:38 BST (UK) »
No worries Brian - itís an easy thing to miss. The three post rule is to prevent spamming and other abuses.  :) Good luck.