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Posted - Nov 22 2019 :  10:56:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We recently acquired this older oil painting from an estate (canvas, 46x29cm) with what seemed like a legible signature but we have been unable to identify the artist. The artistic ability, technique and frame quality would suggest that we should have found something about the artist. Every variation of the name is coming up empty.

If someone out there recognizes the signature we would greatly appreciate the help.


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Posted - Nov 22 2019 :  11:21:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks like a signature which is added at a later time. It sticks out like a sore thumb!

So the name is probably made up. "arb" might chime in here, but I don't think an apostrophe would find its way into the name Hal(')s - between L and S.


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Edited by - Vietato on Nov 22 2019 12:04:15
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Posted - Nov 23 2019 :  08:13:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vietato is quite right. This signatur is totally impossible for that and a few more reasons I better not elaborate on. It is not a Dutch painting either, it is German. You can tell by the strokes of light on path and water, all converging in some invisible point on the horizon, typical for the Düsseldorfer School. A dirty, brownish sail also points in a German direction.
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Posted - Nov 25 2019 :  12:43:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much for your information! It is much appreciated. I'll sell it on as what it is... a lovely older European painting by an unknown artist.
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