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I am interested to find out more about this antique oil painting that my mom used to say that it belonged to my grandparents and it was very old; however, I have no information of the period, history or details about the paint. I contacted one of my uncles to see if he could shed some light, but I have not heard from him as of yet. Based in what I could observe, the painting 28 x 50 – the frame in what I believe to be an egg and dart ornamental pattern, i.e., consisting of an egg and dart shape alternating. At least that is what I think it is. What I know about the design was often carved out of stone, wood, or plaster. This pattern is found in Ancient Greek architecture and was used by the Romans. I also know that this classical antiquity was commonly copied in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Then, it was revived again during the 19th century by the vogue of Gothicism. Please advise if you concur that the pattern is indeed an egg and dart. As for the painting itself, its oil on wood, it seems, not in canvas. I am attaching some pictures for you to review. I would great appreciate any info you could give to me about this painting. Much obliged! Maria

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Paintings
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium: 
wood, canvas
Size and dimensions of this item: 
28 x 50
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I am interested to find out more about this antique oil painting that my mom used to say that it belonged to my grandparents and it was very old; however, I have no information of the period, history or details about the paint. I contacted one of my uncles to see if he could shed some light, but I have not heard from him as of yet. Based in what I could observe, the painting 28 x 50 – the frame in what I believe to be an egg and dart ornamental pattern, i.e., consisting of an egg and dart shape alternating. At least that is what I think it is. What I know about the design was often carved out of stone, wood, or plaster. This pattern is found in Ancient Greek architecture and was used by the Romans. I also know that this classical antiquity was commonly copied in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Then, it was revived again during the 19th century by the vogue of Gothicism. Please advise if you concur that the pattern is indeed an egg and dart. As for the painting itself, its oil on wood, it seems, not in canvas. I am attaching some pictures for you to review. I would great appreciate any info you could give to me about this painting. Much obliged! Maria
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I think if you do a google search for “mid century painting ship and conquistador” you’ll find paintings similar to yours with various suggestions of who painted them or where they’re from such as vanguard studios, van gaard, Lee Reynolds, Tamir, Reynaldo, Stuart…
I’m not sure about value but posting on Instagram tagged mid century modern might get it seen by those who are interested.
Not antique but vintage and probably considered decorative art rather than fine art.

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