Posted - Jul 03 2019 : 01:11:31
| Dear members,
This is another mystery! I have had this watercolor, ink, hieghtened in white, artwork, executed, probably in the 19th century.
It is signed, "OUIDA". Searching the internet (Google", I find that there was a famous controversial writer, by the name of, "Marie Louise De La Ramee", who also was known as an artist. She studied with, and was friends with a few noted artists.
I have owned this unusual piece for forty years. I am just beginning a search to find attribution for some of my collection. Learning more about the internet, I have opened my mind to discoveries in my "stuff. I am almost 80, and I am so curious!
I purchased this painting from an estate auction in Palm Beach, Florida, in the early 1960s. As I remember, it was 100 years old , at that time. I was in my twenties.
The size - unframed - 9 1/2" x 14". It was unframed in a non-acidic, newer, artist folder.
It was accompanied by a small, Italian, hand-written description (extremely old, as well), it was written in English, on an Italian Hotel stationary, from 1918. It may be hidden in one of my warehouses. I will continue to search for it.
The coincidences of the name, "OUIDA", it's origin in Italy, coming from a huge estate in Florida, "Ouida", the writer of, "A Dog In Flanders", similarity of signatures, a listed painting attributed to her is of her likeness, might add up to an attribution of "Marie Louise De La Ramee' - "Ouida".
I'm looking for some of Ramee's.latest books, to see if her paintings are included. It is noted, on the internet, that her paintings and drawings are included in some of her later books.
Note the signature, shown on the internet, of "Ouida", and compare it to mine (the distance between the "I", and the "D"). Even the photo on the net looks like the woman in my drawing. I, absolutely love these mysteries. Perhaps, you can help me.
Again, thanks for your time and knowledge. I welcome the many friends who I have met on this forum. They have helped me, so much, in the past.