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methisto
#1 Mar 24 2017 12:56am
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this is the picture-

the person i purchased it from provided the following information:

Original/Reproduction: Original Print
Subject: Fantasy
Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
Style: Vintage
Signed: Unsigned
Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30")
Edition Size: Print: Length: 18.50 in Width: 11.00 in
Date of Creation: 1900-1949
Print Type: Heliogravure, Photogravure

Centaur Presented to Venus - circa 1902 - Colour Photoengraving - Double Folio
CENTAUR PRESENTED TO VENUS: CIRCA 1902 COLOUR PHOTOENGRAVING (HELIOGRAVURE) DOUBLE FOLIO
GREEK MYTHOLOGY
CENTAURUS CHIRON THE WOUNDED HEALER

Measurements:

Frame: Length: 26.00 in Width: 18.00 in Height: 1.00 in
Print: Length: 18.50 in Width: 11.00 in


She came up with the title herself, and estimated the date of creation.
Other than the measurements there is no concrete info.
Anyone familiar with this piece? whos the artist? what book is it from?
To get the reward please cite your information.
Thanks.

-meth




Zhon
#2 Mar 24 2017 09:25am
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Sniffed around a little but didn't find much. It definitely looks like early 1900s American folk art (borrowed composition, flattened palette, lack of atmospheric perspective, compressed picture plane, uninteresting though correct anatomy, lack of a convincing light source... It has all the signs. Euro folk tends to be darker with different facial styles). If it is indeed American folk, you may be hard pressed to find the artist, so I wish you luck there. It doesn't look like the work of any such artists that I'm familiar with. Hope that helps in some way :huh:
Zhon
#3 Mar 24 2017 10:29am
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Sorry for dp, but also, I would attempt to contact the seller for further information, particularly where s/he acquired the print. It may not even be folk - just an amateur reproduction. Take note of...

The right hand of "venus", which is either magnetic or magical.
The head of "venus", which shows signs of being painted twice-removed (painting of a painting)
The head and raised arm of the woman leading the centaur, also looks twice-removed
The base of the pillar, which lacks detail amidst similar textures
... I could go on.

Of particular interest is the bottom left of the hanging tapestry and the back of the centaur. The foreground was clearly painted first, indicating a lack of knowledge/experience. This was either a folk artist's first or very early painting, or is a reproduction done by a student/apprentice/random. If the latter, it could be a reproduction possibly of a neoclassical artist, though my search was unfruitful in that vein.

This post was edited by Zhon on Mar 24 2017 10:30am
methisto
#4 Mar 24 2017 02:41pm
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Interesting interpretation, you seem to know quite a bit about art.
I appreciate your thoughts.
The seller told me she got it from the owner of an art store and he gave it to her when he closed it down.

Thanks for your words.

-meth
Zhon
#5 Mar 24 2017 07:05pm
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Quote (methisto @ Mar 24 2017 04:41pm)
Interesting interpretation, you seem to know quite a bit about art.
I appreciate your thoughts.
The seller told me she got it from the owner of an art store and he gave it to her when he closed it down.

Thanks for your words.

-meth


I did the schools

Not much of a lead there :( unless she happens to know his name, or the name/location of the store, so you can look it up.
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