Identify 19th Century Signature Monogram
Interesting story behind this painting. It was sold in 1977 as a genuine Winston Churchill by Bell Galleries in Cheshire for £3500 (We have the receipt). However on further investigation it is quite clear this isn't a Churchill. It was inherited by my friend from his Grandma. Would be great to find out some more info about this painting.
We are now trying to identify the artist. There is a signature (see photo) but I have been through the website Artist Signatures and can't find it. From the date of the Canvas we are dating this to between 1860-1866, although if it was painted over it could be later than this?
The Canvas is by R Davis of 35 & 36 Chenies Mews and 10 Huntley St, Tottenham Court Road - so maybe an artist working in London?
Can anyone identify the signature monogram please? It looks as if it might say PX?
Thanks in advance.