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Old 07-06-2017, 04:52 AM
Maximus8888 Maximus8888 is offline
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Information sought on oil painting

Hello to Bohemians!
Can you help me to detrmine the approximate age of the painting, the technique, style?
And maybe, someone heard about author Walter Schmitz or any hints? Itís a pity, i havenít showed any interest earlier to the conditions and history of this canvas, when it was possible. But time waits for nobody. I would be pleased, if you could make an even brief an appraisal of subject or to direct me to a knowledge base (how to assess the paintings impartially).
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:20 AM
Cinelli Cinelli is offline
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Re: Information sought on oil painting

Looking at the stretchers I would give a very loose date guide of around 1910 or at least the first part of the 20th C. Mitered bars were used before this period but were uncommon, however after 1900 they become very common. The style reminds me of works I have seen from Nordic countries but could very well be German (because of the name on the tag and style/subject). Canvas appears to be linen. I have not heard of Water Schmitz, look very closely for a signature in the lower left or right of the painting - I think I can see a "W S"?
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:56 PM
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Re: Information sought on oil painting

Thank You Mike for your dare attempt to detrmine the approximate age. I completely aware of how difficult to assess subject just figuring out of small pictures. I attach photo of the bottom right with signature. Yes it's "W S".
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