March 23, 2010Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara Says “Help?”
Interesting art, Sara! Very cool find. And is your picture “before” you fixed the frame or “after”? I need to know! 🙂
I bought this picture a few weeks ago at Goodwill for $6. I don’t normally go for images like this, I am usually more into to the kitschy weird 50s pictures like ballerinas and bull fighters 🙂 – but I was really drawn to this picture. I thought it was so cute with all the cherub angel babies! I searched ALL over the web for any info I could find on the picture, but came up with nothing. Has anyone out there in blog-land ever seen this picture before, do you know anything about it? I know it is old, maybe 1930s or 1940s. It kind of reminds me of those old Atkinson Fox prints, but this one has a different look to it. I opened it up and there was no name anywhere so I am at a total loss. The frame is really unusual, it was covered in a plaster/chalkware and then painted to look like wood. The frame was REALLY damaged, you cannot tell in the picture but there were big chips along the sides of the frame and a huge crack in the bottom – along with a lot of scratches all over the wood grained surface, so I had to patch it and paint over it. If anyone can tell me anything about this picture I surely would appreciate it! Thanks in advance y’all!