Help identifying artist/year [Archive] - Artist Forum

: Help identifying artist/year


Kev4022
03-01-2016, 04:39 PM
Good Evening,

My family and I are currently trying to identify who painted the attached painting. It was recently discovered in a dead relatives attic and has caused a fair bit of bother as the reverse bears the Turner name!

Our painting is remarkably similar to one done by a Mr Henry Gastineau of the Llanelltyd Church in Wales, England 1830 (2nd pic attached).

Does anyone know this piece?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Regards

Kevin

Mel_Robertson
03-01-2016, 04:46 PM
This is the Llanelltyd Church, near Dolgellau, Merionethshire

Mel_Robertson
03-01-2016, 04:51 PM
You know what, to find out who painted this would be hard work for me as at this min I'm being so creative lol so I'll explain HOW to do it your self
1. open the image in paint or other editor
2. crop your hands out of the pic, leaving JUST the artwork
3. upload it HERE (https://imageshack.us)
4. copy & paste the link from imageshack HERE (https://www.tineye.com) (it will tell you exactly WHO painted it)
x

Kev4022
03-01-2016, 04:58 PM
Thank you for the tip, unfortunately though the result was nothing found :unhappy:

onizetsu666
03-01-2016, 05:07 PM
Hmm might I suggest this place: https://www.valuemystuff.com/us/categories/paintings
It seems legit and it might help you out.

Mel_Robertson
03-01-2016, 05:15 PM
I took the time to do the ABOVE and I found it, I know the artist but you need to take the time to follow the steps, it's a rare painting and probably worth a lot of money.
I'm out.

Kev4022
03-01-2016, 05:48 PM
I took the time to do the ABOVE and I found it, I know the artist but you need to take the time to follow the steps, it's a rare painting and probably worth a lot of money.
I'm out.

I have no idea what I'm doing wrong as I repeatedly get '0 Results'

Kev4022
03-02-2016, 03:23 PM
Apologies for the bump but i'm rapidly going bald searching for this artist, is there anyone who can help?

I've tried the above suggestion of an image search at least 40 times cropping adding filters etc with abosolutely no joy.

What I do know is that the Turner name on the reverse is misleading, in fact I'm not trusting anything written on the back mainly because the written location and actual location are 48 miles apart, surely the artist would've known where he/she was???

dickhutchings
03-02-2016, 03:28 PM
I took the time to do the ABOVE and I found it, I know the artist but you need to take the time to follow the steps, it's a rare painting and probably worth a lot of money.
I'm out.

I find that to be an odd response meli. I'm out?? I just don't understand.

leighann
03-02-2016, 03:43 PM
dickhutchings I think she means "I'm done" :laugh:

Mel_Robertson
03-02-2016, 03:49 PM
dickhutchings I think she means "I'm done" :laugh:

Roger that* Over* :biggrin:

dickhutchings
03-02-2016, 04:23 PM
Yes but I can't imagine why. Is this a stolen painting maybe?

Susan Mulno
03-02-2016, 04:26 PM
If meli has the info, I cannot understand why not share it? :plain:

FanKi is good at finding this stuff but he seems to have gone absent. He has no problem with helping.

Kev4022
03-02-2016, 04:33 PM
I hope it's not a stolen painting! It's been sat in my step mothers' parents house since at least the 1960s when her father passed away.

Mel_Robertson
03-02-2016, 04:39 PM
I took the time to do the ABOVE and I found it, I DON'T know the artist but you need to take the time to follow the steps, it's a rare painting and probably worth a lot of money.
I'm out.

I've skewed the painting and done a reverse image search with no avail, which is why I think it's worth a lot of money because its no where to be found online.
if I could help more I would I'll keep hunting - Over :smile:

Kev4022
03-02-2016, 04:43 PM
Thank you Meli

Mel_Robertson
03-02-2016, 04:54 PM
this might help...

http://artist1y57.weebly.com/uploads/4/6/7/7/46779931/8914757.jpg?960

http://artist1y57.weebly.com/uploads/4/6/7/7/46779931/2964309_orig.jpg

Kev4022
03-02-2016, 05:07 PM
Thank you...again!

I'm sure the reverse reads 'The Pass of Llanberis, Wales' which is strange because thats 48 miles away from the actual church in the painting.

I've also been trying to compare ours to the Henry Gastineau version (1830), the trees in ours look younger plus ours has that extra treep stump on the right. Do you think this could suggest ours was painted before?

Mel_Robertson
03-02-2016, 05:12 PM
no, because who ever painted it dated it 1863

Susan Mulno
03-02-2016, 05:16 PM
Sorry meli, I misunderstood I thought you had the info already.

Kev4022
03-02-2016, 05:26 PM
no, because who ever painted it dated it 1863

Surely though the artist woldn't have titled it 'The Pass of Llanberis' 48 miles away from the actual church?

That leads me to believe the reverse was written sometime after possibly at an auction by someone who didn't know the location.

Mel_Robertson
03-02-2016, 05:50 PM
Sorry meli, I misunderstood I thought you had the info already.

I wish I did! things like this play on my mind :biggrin: